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Boucher’s Comfort Shoes celebrates golden anniversary

Turlock residents have walked around the city in comfort for 50 years thanks to Boucher's Shoes, which in February will celebrate half a century of business.

January 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Westside Ministries to hold 'Fancy' food giveaway

Some of the hottest names in the food industry are gathered in San Francisco this week for the Winter Fancy Food Show, and while there may be wonderful dishes prepared on the grill, the real magic happens behind the scenes after the event. The show donates a majority, if not all, of its leftover food to Westside Ministries of Turlock, giving the organization the opportunity to give away food baskets to those in need throughout the community.

January 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment creeps up in final month of 2016

Job declines in three separate sectors spurred an increase in the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County for the month of December, according to the latest release of data from the Employment Development Department.

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu activity on the rise in state, locally

One week after Stanislaus County recorded its first influenza-related death, local health officials announced the deaths of two more residents, while the California Department of Public Health reported flu activity has reached widespread status in the state and that the strains seen this year are more severe than the previous year.

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Second annual fun run to honor life of Turlock woman

The parents of Kayla Bernardi, a graduate of Turlock High School who passed away after her battle with leukemia in 2015, will continue to embrace their daughter's memory along with the community she loved during the second annual Bee Positive 5K Fun Run-Walk later this month.

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Save energy, water and money through efficiency programs

Turlock residents looking to save energy and conserve water with their next home improvement project may qualify for financing through the City of Turlock's partnership with the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy program.

January 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘American Pickers’ looking to film in area

Collectibles gathering dust and taking up space in attics and garages around the Valley could soon have new life, as the History Channel show "American Pickers" is searching for prospects in California.

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Study shows climate policies benefit Valley

Despite concerns regarding the economic and employment impacts of the state's climate policies, a new study says that the San Joaquin Valley is in fact benefiting economically from California's ambitious policies on global warming.

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local doctor provides outpatient surgery in Turlock

Type of business: Orthopedic surgery

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tune In and Tune Up set for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is holding a Tune In and Tune Up event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The first 525 drivers who come to the fairgrounds will receive free emissions tests. If the car doesn't pass the test, the owners receive a $500 voucher for smog repairs at a participating STAR certified smog shop.

January 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Awards program looks to honor area seniors

In an effort to recognize the county's most generous senior citizens, the Stanislaus County's 2017 Senior Awards are calling for nominations of those who have devoted their time to a number of areas, from community service to simply being a good neighbor.

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local hookah lounge comes to grips with new law

In June of last year, a new, statewide law increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old, hoping to produce healthier future generations. E-cigarettes are regulated under the law as well, which also includes hookah. Now, local lounges that offer the flavored tobacco are finding new ways to appeal to the demographic that once made up a large part of their clientele.

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Girl Scouts kick off a century of cookie sales

It's that time of year again - the time to empty your pockets and fill your stomachs with irresistibly delicious Girl Scout cookies.

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'The Cost of Raising a Child'

Raising a child is no easy task - or cheap. In a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is estimated that for a child born in 2015, the average American family will spend $233,610 on child-rearing expenses from birth through age 17.

January 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Diocese bankruptcy plan approved

The Diocese of Stockton announced this week that a judge has approved their bankruptcy plan, including the establishment of a $15 million trust for survivors of sexual abuse committed by church officials.

January 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


Tornado scare rolls through Turlock

Springtime in the Central Valley is no stranger to rain, but Tuesday afternoon Turlock residents were on the lookout for a different force of Mother ...

March 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown farmers market under new leadership, moving to Thursday nights

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is starting the 2017 season under a new name-Central Park Market Turlock - along with a new operator and is ...

March 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pacheco State Park celebrates Wildflower Day

Pacheco State Park invites all those looking to welcome the colors of spring to come celebrate the 14th Annual Wildflower Day.

March 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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