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Turlock Chamber charts new path for future

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is ringing in the new year with a host of changes aimed at refining the organization's focus to bring the most benefit to its members.

January 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New café to open in downtown with Turkish coffee and exotic pastries

The beautification of downtown Turlock is accompanied by the growth and expansion of new businesses filling Main Street.

January 21, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Snowy destinations abound in Yosemite winter

As we gazed over Tuolumne Meadows and countless snowy pinnacles, we saw not a soul and scarcely a sign that people had ever been there. It was hard to believe we were in one of the world's most popular parks, visited by millions every year. Two friends and I carefully hiked the final steps over rock and ice to reach a patch of bare granite on the 9,450-foot summit of Lembert Dome. An amazing view from the peak rewarded our effort.

January 19, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Rainfall continues to surpass historical averages for region

Turlock residents are gladly adjusting to the downpour of rain throughout the area, with recent precipitation amounts exceeding the average rainfall amount since the 1930s and bringing much-needed relief to a drought-stricken region.

January 19, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Knights support pregnancy center

The Turlock Pregnancy Center shows off its new sonogram machine donated by the Knights of Columbus during tours of the facility given on Sunday. The Turlock, Hughson, Newman, Ceres and Patterson councils also provided the patient table, desk and chairs as well. The sonogram machine was donated on Aug. 12, 2015, and has since been used for patients and training. Sunday's event was an open house to celebrate the new equipment and the services the Turlock Pregnancy Center has to offer including free diapers, clothing, formula and other baby items, along with support for women facing crisis pregnancies.

January 19, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Summit to explore mentoring impacts in Central Valley

With over 20 school-aged children currently taking advantage of mentoring programs at Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, the organization is hoping to increase that number following a summit on Friday that will raise awareness and advocate for the importance of mentoring throughout the region.

January 19, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Agency on Aging seeks outstanding seniors

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is looking for a few good men and women. Every year the Agency on Aging asks the community to nominate those senior citizens who have gone the extra mile through service, humanitarianism, leadership, political advocacy or by just being a good neighbor.

January 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bronco nears ‘zero waste’ facility goal

Bronco Winery has a goal of soon diverting all of its waste away from the landfill.

January 19, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Help make wishes come true at annual benefit ball

Not all wishes are out of reach and the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada are pulling together to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions through the 16th Annual Wishmakers Ball in Modesto.

January 15, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


County literacy program looks to recruit more volunteer tutors

An 18-year-old man who reads at a third grade level that wants to become a lawyer, a 56-year-old woman who wants to improve her reading and writing skills to study phlebotomy, a 30-year-old man who speaks fluent French, but wants to enhance his understanding of the English language to go to college-these are just three students waiting to be tutored in LearningQuest's Adult Literacy program.

January 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Book sale returns to benefit Turlock library

Area book lovers have cause to rejoice with the upcoming return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale.

January 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unique boutique with environmentally friendly products

Name of Business: M & C Kouture

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Bronco nears ‘zero waste’ facility goal

Bronco Winery of Ceres has a goal of soon diverting all of its waste away from the landfill.

January 14, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


New ag supply website simplifies shopping for farmers

Trips to multiple farming goods stores are a thing of the past following last month's launch of Fence Post Ag, an online site that provides farm hardware and supplies to the agricultural community.

January 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Soroptimists seek volunteers

Turlock is looking to charter a club that seeks to help women and girls globally with over 32,000 members in 20 different countries and territories, Soroptimist International.

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | 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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