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Hilmar dreamer seeks worldly experience through video contest

Spending time traveling may be a common item on the average bucket list, but Hilmar resident Justin Morris has his sights set much, much further.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Stewart & Jasper Orchards president receives Almond Board’s highest award

When Stewart & Jasper Orchards president Jim Jasper was asked to attend the Almond Conference Gala Dinner to celebrate the retirement of his company's marketing manager Marguerite Bradley, he had no idea that he would also be recognized that same night with the Almond Board of California's most distinguished honor, the Almond Achievement Award.

December 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Westside Ministries feels the sting of donations decline

An hour before Westside Ministries opened the gates for their annual coat drive there was a long line of parents and children snaking around the block eager to bundle themselves up into a nice warm winter jacket. Inside the facility volunteers were bustling about making sure the meal would be ready to serve when the doors opened and upstairs a host of children were partaking in activities as part of the afterschool program.

December 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local church keeps Japanese tradition alive

For any culture, the start of a new year is more than just the earth completing another journey around the sun. It marks a new vision, new goals and for those of Japanese descent it brings about an old tradition.

December 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Christmas charity provides over 700 students and their families with gifts, food

While Santa Claus was missing his signature red suit and white beard for 100 students at Wakefield Elementary School and their families on Friday afternoon, his giving spirit was apparent as he delivered presents and a Christmas dinner during the seventh annual Letters to Santa Charity distribution event.

December 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate climbs in Turlock, county

Stanislaus County and Turlock both saw a slight increase in unemployment in November, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

December 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock comes together to provide for those in need

Approximately 1,600 families will receive boxes of food and new toys today, making their holidays a little bit brighter, thanks to the hard work and generosity of the community through the Turlock Together program.

December 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Leadership club hosts holiday event for kids at Hometown Buffet

New Leaders, More service, Real change (NMR) hosted their Holiday Reading Night on Thursday at Hometown Buffet, where kids were able to join them for stories, games and crafts.

December 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


A wet month for Christmas?

The 2016 precipitation year is off to a promising start with slightly above average precipitation, however, prior to any celebration, Turlock Irrigation District utility analyst Jason Carkeet was quick to point out that there is "still a lot of year left."

December 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Record number of Californians expected to travel this holiday

Californians are expected to travel in droves as more than 12.2 million state residents plan to travel for this Christmas and New Year's holiday season combined, according to the latest travel survey from AAA Northern California.

December 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock singer's Levi's Stadium dreams cut short

The competition was stiff and Turlock High sophomore Felisha Dias had a great audition, but the Maria Carrillo High School Jazz Choir from Santa Rosa, California was named the winner of the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest and will have the honor of singing the national anthem before kickoff at the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl.

December 17, 2015 | | Local


A century of life, love and Turlock

Viola Soderstrom, a Turlock native born Dec. 20, 1915, can arguably say she's seen it all.

December 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Local student recognized for artwork in 2016 Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District asked local students to help get the message out about Healthy Air Living, and their efforts - including a drawing from a Turlock second grader -can be seen in the District's 2016 calendar.

December 15, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


TID approves 2016 budget

After nearly three months of reviewing reports from each department, Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors passed the final budget on Tuesday with no rate increases or major changes.

December 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'The Force Awakens' in Turlock

The newest generation of "Stars Wars" fans gathered at the Turlock Public Library on Tuesday for a special themed arts and crafts day in expectation of the release of "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens" on Friday.

December 15, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Goals scored and goals met

Turlock Express' Soccer Pals and special guest Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth take a group photo after their certificate ceremony Monday. The program's six-week session ...

March 28, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Hilmar student stands tall as National Rodeo President

While the President of the United States may have been inaugurated just two short months ago in Washington, D.C., the small town of Hilmar ...

March 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Supporters rally behind Turlock man convicted of shooting trespasser

Community members familiar with the criminal case against Robin Boyer are banding together to assist the Turlock man's family with expenses related to his ...

March 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chaplaincy to host annual Fun Run

Running is the perfect way to squeeze some exercise into your day, but it's even better when you are running for a good cause ...

March 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


County sees drop in unemployment

While 2017 started with an increase in unemployment, February has seen those numbers slightly fall.

March 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Still a free agent, Kaepernick’s job hunt influenced by the President

Turlock native and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been no stranger to headlines over the course of the past year, from refusing ...

March 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers Market gets early start on season

Those looking forward to the fresh fruits and vegetables, locally made meats, cheeses and bakery treats found at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market won't ...

March 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Deli Delicious serves up fresh sandwiches

Type of business: Sandwich shop

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar, Turlock to come together for Relay for Life

It's time once again for community members to relay for a cure, as the internationally-known nonprofit American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for ...

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Radio station fundraiser to benefit Salvation Army gym

While Salvation Army Advisory Board member Kristin Bettencourt's birthday is Friday, she isn't expecting any presents - at least for herself.

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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