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Church program helps with overcoming grief

The grief of losing a loved one comes in many forms, but for some, sharing that pain with others who have gone through similar experiences can help ease the heartache. For the past 10 years, Hilmar Covenant Church has provided a safe space where those who may be grieving can share their stories through GriefShare – a 13-week program for adults mourning the loss of someone close to them.

December 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Pounding in the New Year

Every December, the Livingston United Methodist Church brings in hundreds of community members and volunteers for its annual Mochi Tsuki ceremony, a Japanese New Year's tradition that requires many hours of physical labor for the pounding of rice cakes.

December 22, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock comes together

Turlock Together's trademark blue barrels slowly disappeared from their locations at schools, fire stations and businesses around the city over the past week, as hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly to sort, package and prepare for today's big event: distribution day.

December 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock soldier dies in Iraq

A 20-year-old Turlock man serving in the U.S. Army died Wednesday in Iraq, according to the news release from the Department of Defense.

December 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Man dies after falling from moving vehicle

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a Hilmar man who died in Turlock Thursday night after falling from a moving vehicle.

December 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Victim identified in fatal collision

Authorities have identified the 29-year-old man who lost his life Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Golden State Boulevard.

December 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local

104 years young

Frances Stewart celebrated her 104th birthday on Friday at Main West Nursing and Rehab Center. Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth stopped by to wish her happy birthday and give her flowers. Stewart was born in Arkansas and moved to California when she was 54 years old. Her family first settled in Indo, and later moved to Delhi. She and her husband have seven children and several grandchildren. She has out lived her husband, whom she lost 45 years ago. She has also outlived two of her children. She attributes her longevity to working hard and not worrying. Frances attended school through ...

December 19, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local

Dance studio icon recognized for achievements

For over 30 years, local dance company Backstage Academy of Dance has brought the classic Christmas tale of "The Nutcracker" to life, with dancers of all ages performing what has become a holiday tradition in Turlock. Following the final performance of this year's production on Sunday, Backstage Director Kristi Garcia was presented with certificates of recognition from local legislators for her decades of commitment to teaching youth the art of dance.

December 19, 2017 | | Local

Festival of Lights shines in Turlock

Downtown Turlock once again played host to a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting on Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock to hold homeless persons memorial

Members of the Turlock community will gather on Thursday - the longest night of the year - to memorialize those who have passed away while homeless.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Christmas train returns to Oxford Court

The Oxford Court Christmas Train is back in town after a two-year hiatus, giving longtime fans of Turlock's beloved holiday tradition reason to celebrate.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus County sheriff candidate Juan Alanis, his daughter Kayla Yager and wife Barbara Alanis collected toys for Turlock Together and Jessica's House at Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop on Monday night. The toy drive was the second such event Alanis has hosted during his campaign; the group was able to collect about 80 toys for the Modesto Family Justice Center recently as well.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Meshy Me Wreaths helps locals customize their doors

Name of business: Meshy Me Wreaths

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Hilmar man, unborn baby killed in Golden State Boulevard collision

An early morning collision Tuesday on the outskirts of Turlock resulted in the death of a 29-year-old Hilmar man and an unborn baby, the California Highway Patrol reported.

December 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Dec. 20, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair hiring for positions in Turlock and Modesto.

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

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Modern meets rustic at A Home Décor

Name of business: A Home Décor

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

AAUW honors women leaders of the past

Groundbreaking female leaders of the past will be brought to life in a program aimed at celebrating Women's History Month.

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Assyrian community set to ring in New Year

Turlock's Assyrian community will celebrate its culture's 6,768th New Year this weekend, highlighting the rich history of a population that has provided ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

New playground equipment coming to Summerfaire Park

A Turlock park will soon be home to brand new playground equipment, thanks to a matching grant awarded to the City as part of the ...

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

March miracle brings ample rainfall

After a disappointing winter in terms of rainfall, this month's wet weather was a cause for celebration at Turlock Irrigation District's Board of ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Family, pets displaced by Turlock blaze

Four people, one dog, and two birds escaped serious injury Saturday night when flames spread from their attached garage to their home.

March 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Zumbathon to benefit Salvation Army

The RAIZ Promotora Program at Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center strengthens the well-being of the local Latino community through family-friendly activities – one of which ...

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Search continues for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is still seeking a missing man who was supposed to return to his Turlock home earlier this month after a trip ...

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Chamber Ag Committee awards $35,000 in scholarships

Hilmar High School senior David Edwards has devoted the past four years to his school's FFA program, showing dairy cattle, competing in dairy products ...

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Get head-to-toe style at Glam Boutique

Name of business: Glam Boutique

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Unemployment rate inches upward in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County climbed upward in January, as nearly all sectors but one recorded job declines or no growth for the month ...

March 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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