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Turlock hasn’t turned its back on Kap

The recent controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand during the playing of the national anthem has led a swarm of media personnel straight to Turlock's doorstep, painting a vivid picture of our city for the rest of the world to see, however, the image that has been portrayed isn't an accurate one.

September 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Soaring Over Ripon

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the Central Valley - Soaring Over Ripon - lifts off Saturday and Sunday at 6 a.m. from Mistlin Sports Park.

September 02, 2016 | BY VINCE REMBULAT Turlock Journal | Local


Drought continues to impact ag revenue, jobs

While rain did finally fall last winter, the economic and agricultural impact of the previous four years of drought are still being felt, especially in the Central Valley, according to a recent report by UC Davis researchers. Those impacts include the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, over 1,800 jobs and millions of acre feet in water supply.

September 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Workshop to discuss improving traffic safety in Turlock

A recent study found that Turlock has a higher rate of traffic incidents than many other similar sized cities in the state has prompted city officials to take a multi-pronged approach at making the roads in town safer for motorists and pedestrians, including an upcoming traffic safety public workshop.

September 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shop Joy Dravecky finds new downtown home

Type of Business: Boutique

September 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Racing fans receive reprieve from closure

Horse racing fans will have at least a few more weeks to place their bets as a planned closure of the Turlock Turf Club has been postponed.

September 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Udder Place expansion ready to opens its doors

After months of construction and anticipation, The Udder Place in downtown Turlock will be opening its doors to the "udder" side Friday, welcoming the community to sit down and enjoy a drink in the bar's recently completed expansion.

September 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock BBQ teams among winners at Ceres ‘Smoke on the River’ event

An estimated 3,000 enjoyed live music, barbecued meats with its irresistible smells, beer, great weather and conversation at Saturday's third annual "Smoke on the River" event at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center.

August 30, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turf improvement plan reached for Joe Debely Stadium

The Turlock Unified School District has reached an agreement with a turf manufacturer that could see area football players taking the field at Joe Debely Stadium much sooner than anticipated.

August 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kaepernick sits during national anthem, causes national discussion

San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Turlock native Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem until he sees improved race relations in the United States – something that has caused a wildfire of discussion both nationwide and locally.

August 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mystery book lovers, pirates welcome at local libraries in September

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities for all ages scheduled in September including a new Mystery Lovers Book Club in Turlock and Talk Like A Pirate Day crafts in Turlock, Keyes and Denair.

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Greenery to host first farm to fork dinner

The Greenery Nursery in Turlock is inviting the community to dine among their colorful array of flowers, plants and trees, all for a good cause. The Greenery's first Farm to Fork Harvest Dinner will feature a meal made from locally sourced ingredients, supporting the area's farmers and local nonprofit Jessica's House while bringing Turlockers together.

August 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair native finds calling in television production

Growing up in Denair, Emily Wynn had an early interest in live theatre and earned her college degree in business administration, so it may have seemed odd to her that she was making her living earlier this year by riding around in ambulances.

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County rolls out new commuter bus with Turlock service

Turlock residents who are used to driving six to 10 hours every day to get to their jobs in the Bay Area and back now have another transportation option - the Stanislaus Regional Transit commuter bus.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Square dance club hopes to teach community a few steps

For 63 years, the Turlock Steppin Pards have do-si-do'd around the city, keeping the American tradition of square dancing alive through exciting dance steps and fun outfits. The square dance club meets weekly to practice their calls and dancing, and is inviting the community to join them with new lessons beginning in September.

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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More pickle at Crane Park

Local pickle ball players converged at Crane Park Wednesday to help City of Turlock employees paint lines for two new pickle ball courts. Since Crane ...

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


A sharing of cultures

Iqbinder Randhawa danced with residents during Main West Post Acute Care's Cultural Day. What began as a way for Main West's Indian employees ...

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Spooky crafts, musical story times and Star Wars all part of October library events

There will be plenty of pumpkins, ghosts and monsters at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in October, in the form of special story ...

September 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local fright factory provides up-close experience with undead

My story begins in the Snelling woods near the banks of the Merced River. My coworkers and I were faced with a terrifying situation: a ...

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local farm applauds update to state organic program

Julie Moreno of Rancho Piccolo Organic Farm is looking forward to reduced costs and paperwork associated with being an organic producer after Gov. Jerry Brown ...

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The Habit Burger Grill coming to Turlock

The hot, juicy Charburger of The Habit Burger Grill will soon be cooked up in Turlock, as the restaurant chain is the latest to add ...

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


New program helps families with wandering Alzheimer's patients

A national company with a local branch is launching a free networking system to help families deal with wandering family members suffering from Alzheimer's ...

September 29, 2016 | | Local


GK Mongolian BBQ grills up in Turlock

Type of business: Mongolian restaurant

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Winds prompt health concern for Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is warning residents with health problems, particularly those with respiratory issues that a forecast of higher wind ...

September 29, 2016 | | Local


Knitting group stitches hope for breast cancer patients

According to BreastCancer.org, about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and an estimated 246 ...

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Marine recruits pay tribute to heroic veterans

Future members of the United States Marine Corps got a firsthand look Saturday at what life in boot camp will be like, participating in a ...

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Event to help local organizations

Three nonprofits will join together with the United States Marines Corps Thursday for the Lifeline Event, a fundraising endeavor that will give the community the ...

September 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


First responders offer virtual ride-along

Several area public safety agencies are offering the public a chance to experience what it is like to be a first responder with a virtual ...

September 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Skate park celebrates grand opening

The City of Turlock celebrated the grand opening of the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony that remembered ...

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


New bar in the works for former Al’s Billiards location

For years, Turlockers have known the address at 128 S. Center St. as Al's Billiards, but soon the community will welcome a new bar ...

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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