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City to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day

The City of Turlock will pay tribute to area Vietnam veterans with a special ceremony March 29 at the historic war cannon in Central Park. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

March 23, 2017 | | Local


Exchange program looking for families to host international students

Modesto resident Carol Berger thinks that the best way to learn about other cultures is to actually live with someone from another culture and foster a long-lasting relationship in the process. As a local representative for Cultural Homestay International, Berger and her family are looking to provide this opportunity through the longstanding nonprofit cultural exchange organization, which is currently seeking families to invite a foreign exchange student to live with them in their home during the upcoming school year.

March 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County lags in tobacco prevention efforts

Turlock and the other cities in Stanislaus County continue to score poorly in the American Lung Association's annual report measuring the state of tobacco control.

March 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New banquet hall in the works

A desire to bring an elegant, affordable banquet hall to the west side of Turlock inspired Raja Singh to begin plans for Mirage Banquet Hall – a 43,515 square foot event center that will go before the Planning Commission in April.

March 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID to provide plenty of water for local growers this year

After five years of severe drought conditions, the Tuolumne River Watershed is in the midst of one of the wettest years on record. What this means for local growers is plenty of water this irrigation season, which Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to begin at the end of this month.

March 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Tornado scare rolls through Turlock

Springtime in the Central Valley is no stranger to rain, but Tuesday afternoon Turlock residents were on the lookout for a different force of Mother Nature. Warm, spring air combined with a cold, heavy thunderstorm and caused the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning for Turlock and the surrounding Stanislaus County.

March 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown farmers market under new leadership, moving to Thursday nights

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is starting the 2017 season under a new name-Central Park Market Turlock - along with a new operator and is looking to move from Saturday mornings to Thursday nights.

March 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pacheco State Park celebrates Wildflower Day

Pacheco State Park invites all those looking to welcome the colors of spring to come celebrate the 14th Annual Wildflower Day.

March 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Gas prices continue to climb

California's gas prices are steadily on the rise, and Turlock residents are digging deep into their pockets to get from point A to point B.

March 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock family hopes to raise awareness about Down syndrome

Many parents look forward to the moment their child reaches an important milestone - whether it's taking their first steps or uttering their first word. For longtime Turlock resident Yadira Contreras, these milestones might take a little longer to come across for her daughter Estrella, who was born with Down syndrome. However, Contreras still beams with unmistakable pride as she looks at her one-year-old daughter, and she wants the community to know that Estrella - and every other child with Down syndrome - is worth waiting for.

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Funding extended for car seat safety program

Stanislaus County's Health Services Agency has received a second year of funding to support the car seat safety effort Keep Baby Safe Program.

March 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


AAA offers free ride home on St. Patrick’s Day

An automotive club wants St. Patrick's Day revelers to get home safely and is offering a free ride home to those who partake of a little too much Irish cheer this weekend.

March 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Agave Azul serves up authentic Mexican dishes

Type of business: Mexican restaurant

March 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock’s most outstanding woman: Ferrari to be honored at AAUW event

The name Jeani Ferarri is well-known around Turlock, and the long-time champion of goodwill is being recognized for her contributions to the community as the Turlock/Modesto Branch of the American Association of University Women's Outstanding Woman of the Year.

March 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man dies after being hit by train in Keyes

A Turlock truck driver making a delivery to a Keyes factory was struck and killed by a train Thursday morning, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

March 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock apartment damaged in kitchen fire

An unattended cooking fire on a stove ignited a blaze that charred the kitchen of a Turlock residence.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Getting to know the neighbors

Kart Raggi, Harleen Maitla and Harry Atwal delivered pizza to their neighbor Jose Corrales Friday evening during the second day of the Know Your Neighbor ...

April 21, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock’s Colin Kaepernick named Time 100 Icon

Time Magazine has published its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world - the Time 100 - for 18 years. Over that time ...

April 21, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Volunteer opportunities abound in Turlock

Americans across the country will join forces in the coming days for National Volunteer Week, which kicks off on April 23, and in Turlock, there ...

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unhealthy air continues to be the bane of the region

The air that Stanislaus County residents breathe in continues to be some of the worst in the country, according to the latest findings from the ...

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County’s unemployment rate moves slightly upward

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose just slightly in March, but remains below the rate set a year ago, according to the latest report ...

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Spring homebuyers face lack of listings in Turlock, statewide

Spring is the season of new beginnings, but while there may be fresh flowers blooming around the city, new home listings in Turlock and around ...

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


STRUMMING THE DAY AWAY

The grass is green and the music is blue out at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds where the California Bluegrass Association is holding their spring campout ...

April 20, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Filipino cuisine rolls into Turlock

Name of business: Rolls on Wheels

April 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California, nation fall short on Infrastructure Report Card

Although many Californians are decrying the legislature for passing a transportation plan that includes new gas taxes and vehicle fees, there's no argument that ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Marathon moms run race in honor of late husbands

It rained, it poured and then it rained some more, but at the Big D Marathon in Dallas, Texas, Amy Harmon, Jessica MacDavid and Kari ...

April 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Fire adds new engines to fleet

The Turlock Fire Department held the official dedication Thursday morning for the Rosenbauer Engines 32 and 34, becoming the most state-of-the-art firefighting engines to join ...

April 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market season is here

The area's agricultural bounty and craftsmanship will soon be on display as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market opens for its eighth consecutive season on ...

April 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock residents chosen for Almond Board leadership program

Three Turlockers were selected to be a part of the 2017 Almond Leadership class, preparing them to become leaders not just within the California almond ...

April 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock prepares to ‘love’ community

Every year, volunteers with the city's best interests in mind head out into the Turlock community for a day of service known as Love ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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