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Swimming in canal proves deadly for area resident

A Turlock man died Monday night after being found trapped underwater in a canal in a rural area of Turlock.

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fruit becomes indulgent treat thanks to The Apple Chick

Name of business: The Apple Chick

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell again, posting a new low for the area not seen in recent years.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chris Essary: Forming lasting connections with youth in need

For many boys who have walked through the doors of Turlock's Excell Center, "father" can be a word that has little to no meaning – a faceless term shrouded in doubt, only to be brought to the surface once a year during an annual holiday celebrated by those who have a dad. Chris Essary has encountered thousands of young boys and men through his work at the center, bringing value to the term once again and serving as a leader, a mentor, a friend and, most importantly, a father figure.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Balswick’s continues 70-year family tradition

Balswick's Auto Service has been passed down from father to son, beginning first with Orville Balswick in 1945. Today, however, Orville's grandson Brett Balswick owns and operates the shop's Golden State Boulevard location with the help of his three daughters, Candice, Catherine and Cassie Balswick, changing the tune of the family's history while having a ton of fun along the way.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Like father, like sons

Machado and Sons, Inc., a construction company established in Turlock, formulated from the will and drive of patriarch Manuel Machado, and run in conjunction with his sons Jason, Michael and Matthew, is the epitome of an American success story.

June 16, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses.

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Adrenna Alkhas

Adrenna Alkhas is one of Turlock's busiest women. The mother of three balances her job as Stanislaus County Fair Marketing and Communications Director with the responsibility of teaching students at Modesto Junior College as an adjunct professor and also volunteers her time promoting the Assyrian Festival. As an Assyrian, she is passionate about her culture and strives to bring awareness to the community about her heritage. Alkhas' hard work over the years has paid off, having received several accolades, the most recent being "Publicist of the Year" from PR News. When she isn't hard at work, she, her ...

June 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


GOH Fitness ups the intensity one class at a time

Name of business: GOH Fitness

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus Community Foundation awards largest amount of scholarships in organization’s history

Thanks to the generous contributions of scholarship donors and a grant from College Futures Foundation, 175 local students will receive scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year totaling $229,500. That's more than double the amount of scholarship dollars distributed by Stanislaus Community Foundation in 2016.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and engagement.

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Storage fire poses threat to Turlock apartment complex

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a large blaze at an outside storage unit that was rapidly threatening to spread to the adjoining apartment.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dryer fire starts blaze in garage

A fire that started in a clothes dryer ignited a detached garage and was threatening to spread to the residence before Turlock firefighters were able to bring it under control.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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May Day Nursery spreads love for plants at farmers market

Type of business: Wholesale nursery

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jinmo Kim graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2017 | | Local


EMC nurses vote to join national labor group

Registered nurses at Emanuel Medical Center voted nearly unanimously last week to join California's largest RN union and professional association, the California Nurses Association ...

August 15, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Cowboys ride again

The .45s are loaded. Old Dusty Hills sits atop his galloping horse Rio, ready to shoot. With a swift sweeping motion, he pulls a revolver ...

August 15, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Man dies in solo motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a solo vehicle crash Monday afternoon along the outskirts of Turlock.

August 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Central Park gathering promotes unity over hate

Honking cars, waving people and shouts of encouragement could be heard and seen from Turlock's Central Park Monday evening as 130 community members peacefully ...

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Ryan Tribble

Ryan Tribble is a fourth-generation Turlocker, but many around town know him for the role he plays at Turlock High School teaching Psychology. After earning ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Bank of Stockton celebrates 150 years

The Bank of Stockton celebrated its 150th anniversary with cake, candles and gifts on Friday, and while the bank has seen many technological advances over ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair student organizes relief for Mariposa fire victims

The high schools in Denair and Mariposa may be Southern League rivals on the sports field, but when DHS student Drew Pritchard heard news of ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Fever cases spiking across state, locally

The number of Valley Fever cases in California and the Central Valley has been on the rise since last year, prompting health officials to undertake ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police honor heroics shown during fiery crash

The Turlock Police Department took time Thursday to honor the heroism of one of its own and three other citizens, who all played a role ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abused collie, found in Ceres, rapidly improving

A collie left for dead on the side of Mitchell Road near the Highway 99 onramp is doing much better thanks to the efforts of ...

August 08, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock’s Stars and Stripes

Mayor Gary Soiseth laid down the gauntlet on Turlock's patriotism during his State of the City address in March and the community has responded.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mosquito-borne virus reemerges in Stanislaus County after 40-year absence

For those already concerned about the spread of West Nile Virus, health officials have added another reason to avoid mosquito bites with the announcement that ...

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Collision on Highway 165 claims Turlock man’s life

A 27-year-old Turlock man was killed in a suspected drunk driving collision on Highway 165 on Saturday night.

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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