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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


Turlock teen hoping to hit the right notes for national anthem contest

Although Turlock High School sophomore Felisha Dias has already stolen the spotlights of smaller stages and athletic arenas throughout the region with her stellar rendition of the national anthem, she now has her sights set on a much bigger venue: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

December 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City employees gift 200 children with Walmart shopping trip

For the last 20 years, City of Turlock employees have been funding and participating in what they call the Turlock Community Charities Shopping Tour.

December 11, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


In Service

U.S. Army Pvt. Miguel A. Loreto has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

December 11, 2015 | | Local


Golf Road resident spreads joy with light display

Every year at this time, the town of Turlock is little bit brighter as many residents go all out with holiday light displays. Turlock is home to many stand-out homes, but one in particular is a must-see this season.

December 11, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Travelers advised to take precautions against mosquito bites

With an uptick in mosquito-borne illnesses occurring in different parts of the world, the California Department of Public Health is urging travelers to be cautious as they venture out over the holiday season and beyond.

December 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Sacramento branch is currently taking applications from high school juniors for their Spring 2016 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy.

January 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


High school soap maker turns hobby into loving business

When 16-year-old Turlock Christian High School student Hailey Kellstrom made her first batch of cucumber melon soap three years ago, she admitted that it was ...

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alliance Worknet makes transition from public to private sector

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, signed into law in 2014, has resulted in a big change for Alliance Worknet of Stanislaus County, but one ...

January 29, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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