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Foster Farms named 2016 Processor of the Year

Foster Farms has been selected as the 2016 Processor of the Year by The National Provisioner, a leading meat and poultry trade publication that has been around for 125 years.

June 10, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Local jeweler offers scholarship to be awarded at fair

Yonan's Jewelers will be giving away a $1,000 scholarship at the Stanislaus County Fair in connection with this year's empowHER Lounge, a series of workshops and other activities meant to inspire young girls to become great leaders in their community.

June 10, 2016 | | Local


Turlock Fire Department adds Division Chief

A position in the Turlock Fire Department that has been vacant since the recession was filled Friday when the department promoted long-time employee Gary Carlson to Division Chief of Operations.

June 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lifeguards perfect their skills at regional training

As pools around the valley begin to open for the summer, local lifeguards were able to perfect their life-saving skills Friday morning at the fifth annual California Park and Recreation Society's Aquatic Training for District Five lifeguards. Around 120 lifeguards gathered at the Johansen High School pool in Modesto to work on their ability to prevent and save swimmers from drowning, as well as their capability to work efficiently with emergency responders in crisis situations.

June 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pho 7 Anh provides diners with authentic cultured cuisine

Type of business: Vietnamese, Thai and Lao restaurant

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blood bank has urgent need for local donors

Delta Blood Bank has an emergency need for blood donors.

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Fair hopes to spellbind audiences with returning act

The Stanislaus County Fair is bringing back crowd favorite Suzy Haner the Hypnotist for a series of performances during the 10-day run.

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Turlock boys’ lemonade stand fundraiser a success

When life handed their neighbors lemons, Wesley and Colvin Hamel took it upon themselves to make lemonade – and plenty of cash.

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Low survey return results in planning of second study for Turlock facilities

The Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission received results Wednesday from the Sports and Recreation Facilities Prioritization and Feasibility Study that was conducted in order to assess the opinions regarding the need and support for recreation facilities in Turlock.

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Harding Kids Camp offers summer fitness fun

School is out for the summer, and that means that kids now have a lot of free time on their hands. Fitness instructor Anthony Harding is hoping to make that free time count by offering a fun way for kids to stay active through Harding Kids Camp.

June 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


State sees improved reductions in water usage

Californians recorded a water conservation rate in April that surpassed state standards, according to the latest numbers from the State Water Resources Control Board.

June 07, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel’s cereal drive to benefit area food pantry

Emanuel Medical Center, along with Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca, are leading a campaign to ensure Central Valley residents are well-fed this summer by starting a cereal drive.

June 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic Turlock home prepares for new owner

Rosemont Manor, the vast estate that sits proudly on the corner of West Main Street and Grant Avenue in Turlock, held an estate sale Friday, allowing community members to walk through the historic home and purchase items ranging from mantle place knick knacks to trading cards.

June 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus State coach kick starts fitness bootcamp

Type of business: Fitness bootcamp

June 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Vacation fun for the Valley

As temperatures rise and classrooms across the Valley empty, the beginning of summer vacation has finally arrived. While many will opt for the traditional weekend barbeques or visits to the lake, the City of Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department will be offering all kinds of activities, camps, classes and programs that promise fun for all ages.

June 02, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


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Antique military vehicle a fixture of Turlock parade

When Turlock resident Russell Lanini goes out for a drive people stop and take notice. Of course, it would be hard to not notice the ...

July 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fire Department advises residents to think safety first when celebrating Independence Day

Come Monday night the warm July sky will sparkle and twinkle with fireworks all around Turlock neighborhoods, and the Turlock Fire Department wants to remind ...

July 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Monte Vista Crossings expansion underway

Turlock residents driving along Countryside Drive may have noticed the assemblage of buildings that are being constructed as part of the latest Monte Vista Crossings ...

July 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Holiday travel plans reaching record levels

From coast-to-coast, people from all over the United States will be celebrating the coming holiday with friends, family and of course lots of fireworks. This ...

July 01, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Activities abound at local libraries in July

As temperatures in the Valley reach triple digits this month, the local public libraries are a perfect place to cool down and have fun. The ...

July 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Births June 23-June 29

• Jennifer Souza of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound 15-ounce boy born June 23 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 01, 2016 | | Local


Assemblymember Olsen honors veteran

Wednesday, at the ninth annual Veteran of the Year Recognition Luncheon, Michael Sneed was honored as the 12th Assembly District 2016 Veteran of the Year ...

July 01, 2016 | | Local


TID seeks use of city storm basin

The Turlock City Council approved a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday between the Turlock Irrigation District and the City of Turlock to allow TID use ...

July 01, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock dines at dusk

A crowd of hungry Turlock community members braved the heat and took over Main Street Thursday evening at the first annual Dinner at Dusk farm ...

June 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


First Lady Permanente helps Turlock save lives

Type of business: Safety training center

June 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Acclaimed poet to speak in Turlock

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will be giving a special poetry reading and lecture at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock in September.

June 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple to usher in patriotic celebration

Lawrence and Vera Cahill have travelled all around the globe, from Japan to Germany and almost everywhere in between. This Independence Day, however, the couple ...

June 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Locals rally for gun sales background checks

Local supporters of the Brady Campaign protested outside Congressman Jeff Denham's office in Modesto on Monday. The Brady Campaign's goal is to create ...

June 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


How hot is it?

It's so hot that Turlock is expected to break its record high temperature of 103 degrees on Wednesday, set in 1999, by three degrees ...

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes boy drowns during Modesto Reservoir outing

The community is rallying around a Keyes family whose 11-year-old son drowned during a Modesto Reservoir camp outing with $9,820 raised for his burial ...

June 28, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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