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Victim identified in fatal collision

Authorities have identified the 29-year-old man who lost his life Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Golden State Boulevard.

December 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


104 years young

Frances Stewart celebrated her 104th birthday on Friday at Main West Nursing and Rehab Center. Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth stopped by to wish her happy birthday and give her flowers. Stewart was born in Arkansas and moved to California when she was 54 years old. Her family first settled in Indo, and later moved to Delhi. She and her husband have seven children and several grandchildren. She has out lived her husband, whom she lost 45 years ago. She has also outlived two of her children. She attributes her longevity to working hard and not worrying. Frances attended school through ...

December 19, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Dance studio icon recognized for achievements

For over 30 years, local dance company Backstage Academy of Dance has brought the classic Christmas tale of "The Nutcracker" to life, with dancers of all ages performing what has become a holiday tradition in Turlock. Following the final performance of this year's production on Sunday, Backstage Director Kristi Garcia was presented with certificates of recognition from local legislators for her decades of commitment to teaching youth the art of dance.

December 19, 2017 | | Local


Festival of Lights shines in Turlock

Downtown Turlock once again played host to a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting on Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock to hold homeless persons memorial

Members of the Turlock community will gather on Thursday - the longest night of the year - to memorialize those who have passed away while homeless.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Christmas train returns to Oxford Court

The Oxford Court Christmas Train is back in town after a two-year hiatus, giving longtime fans of Turlock's beloved holiday tradition reason to celebrate.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


SHERIFF CANDIDATE GIVES BACK

Stanislaus County sheriff candidate Juan Alanis, his daughter Kayla Yager and wife Barbara Alanis collected toys for Turlock Together and Jessica's House at Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop on Monday night. The toy drive was the second such event Alanis has hosted during his campaign; the group was able to collect about 80 toys for the Modesto Family Justice Center recently as well.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Meshy Me Wreaths helps locals customize their doors

Name of business: Meshy Me Wreaths

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar man, unborn baby killed in Golden State Boulevard collision

An early morning collision Tuesday on the outskirts of Turlock resulted in the death of a 29-year-old Hilmar man and an unborn baby, the California Highway Patrol reported.

December 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Dec. 20, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair hiring for positions in Turlock and Modesto.

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Middle Eastern cuisine a family affair at Nami-No

Name of business: Nami-No

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire at vacant home

The cause of a fire in a Turlock vacant home remains under investigation.

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Record 129 million dead trees in California

The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number of trees that have died due to drought and bark beetles to an historic 129 million on 8.9 million acres.

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Coats 4 Kids

Westside Ministries is once again aiming to keep Turlock children warm and dry this winter season through the Coats 4 Kids program.

December 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Giving tree honors memories of lost loved ones

Debbie Murdock couldn't stand seeing children go without toys during the holidays. Every year, no matter how tough times were, she would make sure to pull tags from one of the many giving trees around town, purchasing toys from children's wish lists for the Salvation Army's annual toy giveaway.

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jerry Powell

Central Valley born and raised, Turlock resident Jerry Powell has made a name for himself in the city through his work in real estate, construction ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment rate rises in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight rise in December, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlocker heads effort to fight African illiteracy

In the villages throughout West Africa, school books are hard to come by, and over the past decade, Books and More Education Foundation has sent ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Lions help kids see the future

Within seconds, Turlock Lions Club member Leroy Knapp was able to identify possible vision problems for students at Cunningham Elementary School Wednesday morning – part of ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Town Center sees new life

Before Monte Vista Crossings became Turlock's go-to retail hub, the Turlock Town Center served as one of the community's largest, most-frequented shopping pads ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man killed in Highway 108 crash

A Turlock man died in a head-on collision with a flatbed truck Thursday morning while driving on Highway 108 in Knights Ferry.

January 18, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man finds cannonball on roadside

Plenty of people find interesting little trinkets and treasure alongside roadways, but what makes Mark Wendell's story of interest is that his find had ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local Las Vegas shooting survivors to run in remembrance

For several years Turlock resident Christie Marriott and Ceres resident Mary Sylvester have enjoyed the physical benefits of running, but over the last year they ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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