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Seniors go head-to-head in cycling challenge

Seniors at Covenant Village of Turlock were off to the races Monday as the retirement community kicked off the Tour de CRC, a five-day CyberCycle challenge meant to promote healthy competition and physical well-being.

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Sweet time promised at Oakdale Chocolate Festival

Whether you just want to visit a few favorite chocolate booths, find some unique artwork, get some kettle korn or listen to some tunes, there won't be any shortage of things to do this weekend at the annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock students vie for Dairy Princess title

Three local women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held June 16 at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate drops in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County saw a decline in the number of unemployed individuals during the month of April, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus State welcomes actors to spur voter registration

Students at Stanislaus State were star struck Wednesday as the university hosted actors Kendrick Sampson of "The Vampire Diaries," "Gracepoint," and "How to Get Away with Murder" and Max Carver from "Desperate House Wives," "Teen Wolf," and "The Leftovers" in an effort to encourage students to register to vote in the upcoming election.

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Save Mart holds annual peanut butter drive

Giving back is now as simple as purchasing a jar of peanut butter or jelly thanks to Save Mart Supermarkets' "Peanut Butter Roundup," which raises both awareness and donations for the struggles that many families face during the summer when their children have no access to school meals.

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID continues fish passage discussions on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts held a meeting on Thursday to discuss a number of fish passage field studies planned in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Renewed effort to remind people to buckle up for safety

Local law enforcement will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign with an increased focus on motorists that fail to buckle up while on area roadways.

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Water control board hands conservation efforts over to local districts

The efforts to keep water usage at a reasonable level will now be the responsibility of individual water districts as the State Water Resources Control Board voted Wednesday to replace the percentage based reductions with local conservation goals.

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Giant sequoias' namesake park deserves a visit

Grand as they are, it's easy to overlook giant sequoias, even for those who visit the Sierra Nevada range often. Tahoe skiers and Yosemite climbers don't even pass close to the biggest clusters of the world's largest trees in Sequoia National Park.

May 17, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Annual farm and river festival returns to Livingston

Valley dwellers will have the opportunity to pick, taste and learn first-hand about the local ecosystem when the Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms and Merced River Fair roll into Livingston on June 4 and 5.

May 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Honey bees still declining, finds survey

The number of honey bee colonies in the United States experienced an 8 percent decline in 2015, according to a recently released study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Father, son monster truck duo compete together for the first time

The 2016 Budweiser Monster Truck Spring Nationals are taking place this weekend at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, but for Jeff Souza of Denair, the event is especially significant. Souza has been actively participating in monster truck competitions for a few years now, but this weekend marks the first time that he will compete alongside his son, Hunter Souza.

May 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildlife center to hold animal baby shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is hosting a baby shower this Saturday, but be sure to leave your diapers, toys and formula at home. The 2016 Baby Animal Shower is a way for the community to help out young animals in need and enjoy a day learning about wildlife.

May 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair’s new lounge looks to inspire young women

The Stanislaus County Fair has partnered with Vintage Faire Mall and Yonan's Jewelers to bring guests a contemporary and inspirational lounge for young women, ages 16 to 25, to enjoy. The empowHER Lounge will be a lounge geared towards inspiring young girls to be great leaders in our community.

May 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Local retailer set to train with DIY guru

Considered by many to be the leading authority on color, decorative paint and DIY makeovers, Annie Sloan is the woman who started the painted furniture ...

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Survey shows California among worst states for small business

When it comes to small business friendliness, California is among the worst states in the country according to a recent survey by Thumbtack, which gave ...

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


South Turlock fire destroys outbuildings, vehicles

A large vegetation fire at a property between Hilmar and Turlock drew out multiple fire agencies Thursday night as crews tried to stop the flames ...

June 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Distracted driver injures Turlock family in chain reaction crash

A Turlock family is starting on a long road of recovery after their minivan was hit from behind by a distracted driver, according to the ...

June 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hospitals sponsor CPR lessons, baby care center at Stanislaus County Fair

Visitors at the Stanislaus County Fair can learn to help save a life or just grab a few precious minutes of relaxation with their children ...

June 23, 2016 | | Local


Fair’s Kids Club featuring Disneyland getaway

The Stanislaus County Fair is offering a chance to extend the fun with a trip to Disneyland for four.

June 23, 2016 | | Local


Inspirations Salon finds success at new location

Type of business: Salon

June 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


National charity to hold fundraising race in Turlock

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, consists of many disaster-torn communities and poverty-stricken residents. Without help from non-profit organizations like ...

June 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar festival celebrates dairy industry, community

For over three decades the community of Hilmar has gathered at the end of June to pay homage to the community's agricultural lifeblood - dairy ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man behind wheel in fatal crash

The California Highway patrol is investigating a collision where a Waterford teenager was killed when a Turlock man ran a red light.

June 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID approves plans for new substation project

On Tuesday the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors took a step forward in constructing a new electrical substation to be built off Washington Road.

June 23, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock Transit coming soon

Public transportation around Turlock is set to start making major changes starting in January with the City Council's approval of a new short range ...

June 23, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Study: Parking limits, not lots needed in downtown

Downtown business owners and those looking to spend a night out on Turlock's Main Street may think that there is a lack of parking ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Syrian refugee resettlement coming to California

The California Endowment announced they would grant the International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles (IRC) $306,344 to assist with the relocation of Syrian refugees ...

June 21, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bakers, grillers, decorators wanted for special fair contests

With the Stanislaus County Fair just around the corner, residents of the 209 are growing more and more anxious for all the fun and entertainment ...

June 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


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