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Carnegie set to host second annual book fair

Contemporary authors and illustrators from throughout Northern and Central California will be on hand to promote their books for children, teens, and young adults at the Carnegie's second annual Book Fair on Nov. 5.

October 27, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Hughson to dedicate veterans memorial

The Hughson Unified School District, in partnership with the city of Hughson, Hughson Sports and Fitness Complex Steering Committee and Scranton and Hughson Post 872 of the American Legion, will cut the ribbon to the Veterans Memorial Wall at the Hughson Sports and Fitness Complex.

October 27, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Celebrating Baha’i in Turlock

On Oct. 10, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and the City Council proclaimed Oct. 22 would honor the 200th bicentenary of the founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah. Erika Bennet, Ken Allen, Mary Allen, Sara Martinez and Elvira Ghardashem were on hand to receive the proclamation, and on Oct. 22, a celebration was held by the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Turlock, joining more than 6 million Baha'is from 240 countries around the world in observance of the bicentennial event.

October 27, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Frighteningly-good deals, giveaways abound this Halloween

There's nothing scary about free food and saving money, but some businesses around town are offering deals, giveaways and special promotions for customers in the spirit of Halloween that are sure to make wallets scream with joy. While some bargains require costume-clad customers and others look to make trick-or-treating safer, all are guaranteed to make the holiday just a bit sweeter.

October 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock native sets sights on innovating the agriculture industry

There is a drastic shift underway in how the food and agriculture industries will conduct their operations as they adopt burgeoning technologies that can be beneficial to all aspects of agriculture-from saving farmers water in drought seasons to cutting costs for producers to providing better transparency to consumers.

October 27, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Nominations sought for ‘Outstanding Women’ awards

The Stanislaus County Commission for Women is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Women Awards.

October 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Rockies Rustic Designs creates custom gifts

Name of business: Rockies Rustic Designs

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


How to choose the right Halloween candy

Halloween is arriving soon. It's a fun-filled holiday that children really enjoy, especially after going around their neighborhood trick-or-treating, then arriving home to cherish their large assortment of candy.

October 24, 2017 | BY DR. JOHN LUTHER Special to the Journal | Local


Spooktacular holiday happenings

Halloween events at the library: The Hilmar Library will hold a Halloween Story Time at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. today at 2001 W. Falke Rd. Costumes are welcome.

October 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


California Statewide Fire Summary

More than 4,300 firefighters remain on the frontlines of nine active wildfires around California, many of which are projected to be fully contained by the end of the week. Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and perform fire suppression repair work.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Foster Farms seeks local singer for college bowl game

Last year, Turlock teen Felisha Dias won the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest and sung the national anthem in front of thousands of football fans, while also helping to deliver thousands of pounds of food for those in need. Foster Farms is once again looking for a local singing sensation to perform in front of 70,000 football fans before the Bowl game at Levi's Stadium on Dec. 27.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Farmers soak up benefits of wet winter

The acres of almond, walnut and other crops surrounding Turlock have benefitted immensely from the surplus of irrigation water provided to them this year, with such conditions coming as a result of one of the wettest years on record for the Tuolumne River Watershed.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Police investigate train fatality in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train early Saturday morning.

October 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate falls in Turlock, Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to decline in September, according to the latest data from the Employment Development Department.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State records first flu-related death for the season

The California Department of Public Health received the first report of an influenza-associated fatality in a person under the age of 65 for the 2017-2018 flu season on Thursday. The person had chronic conditions and the death occurred in Yolo County.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Freezing weather hinders almond pollination

Mid-February is typically a busy time for the honey bees tasked with pollinating the Central Valley's almond orchards, but this week's freezing temperatures ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dance troupe takes home Tam-Tam’s top prize

It's been just over three weeks since they took the stage, but dance troupe Lost and Found is still reveling in their first-place finish ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock musician sets up shop in Hilmar

Name of business: Chris's Music

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flu cases continue, but peak may have passed

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the most virulent health officials have seen in a decade and has been responsible for a high ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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