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Classic tales come to life during annual Christmas parade

The Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade made its way down Main Street for the 39th time Friday night, with floats fit for a fairy tale taking front and center stage as the city erupted with holiday cheer.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Steven Nascimento

Born and raised in Turlock, Steven Nascimento served on the Turlock City Council from 2012-2016. Prior to joining the Council, Nascimento spent his career working as an urban planner and served as the District Director for Congressman Dennis Cardoza and State Senator Anthony Cannella. The son of Portuguese immigrants, Nascimento is the founder of the non-profit California Portuguese American Coalition, and serves as a member of the board for the Center for Portuguese Studies at California State University, Stanislaus.

December 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Survey: Big opportunities and profound challenges ahead for farmers

Farmers over the age of 65 now outnumber farmers under 35 by a margin of six to one, and U.S. farmland is overwhelmingly concentrated in the hands of older farmers, according to the National Young Farmer Survey.

December 01, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Family pets die in Turlock blaze

A Turlock family lost two of their pets after a fire raced through their home Wednesday morning.

November 30, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A cut above: Barber Club prides itself on gallantry

Name of business: Barber Club

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Golfing for a good cause

The inaugural golf tournament benefiting Jessica's House took place on Oct. 9, and the event's planning committee was hoping to raise at least $20,000 for the grief support center. On Monday, Michael Everett, Mark Kirkes, Jim Heller, Dianna Bettencourt, Susan Quigley, Robin Swartz and Kenny Fisher were able to present the center's executive director Erin Nelson and EMC Health CEO Linda Stuhmer with a certificate representing more than double that amount. The event, sponsored by Hilmar Cheese, raised $41,104.90 for Jessica's House, and according to Nelson, will be used for a variety of ...

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Libraries spark imagination with December literary, crafting events

Children, teens and adults can take part in free programs at the Turlock Library this December, beginning with the month-long Find the Grinch program. Throughout the month, children are invited to find the Grinch hiding in the library's children's room for a chance to win a small prize. Find the Grinch is sponsored by the Friends of the Turlock Library.

November 28, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Annual breakfast helps provide for families in need

For 35 years, the Turlock Christmas CanTree Project has reinforced the giving spirit associated with the holiday season, contributing to the city's efforts of making a difference for those in need through its annual breakfast fundraiser.

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock siblings killed in Jamestown crash

A pair of Turlock siblings were killed Sunday in a single vehicle collision in Jamestown.

November 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock’s Emanuel Cancer Center advances treatment options for patients

Typically, the 10-year anniversary is celebrated with something made of tin, but the partnership between Emanuel Medical Center and Stanford Health Care opted to go for something with a bit more heft to it.

November 24, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

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

November 24, 2017 | | Local


Furnishing former foster youths

Jenna Sanchez was spiraling into a vortex of depression and hopelessness. She worried about things no teenager should have to brood over.

November 24, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Report: Regional action needed to grow Valley economy

The North San Joaquin Valley – consisting of adjoining counties San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced – exceeded the California state average in job growth this past year, according to the Center for Business and Policy Research at University of the Pacific, but still has plenty of work to do if the agricultural region hopes to be taken seriously by neighboring political and business communities.

November 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


A volunteer for the ages

For the past five and a half years, 91- year-old Marshall Lazar has been volunteering at the United Samaritans Foundation in Turlock.

November 24, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment drops again in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a slight decrease in the month of October, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

November 24, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


Know Your Neighbor: Toni Cordell

Toni Cordell has been employed as Staff Services Technician in the Regulatory Affairs Division of the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department for the last ...

February 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Conservation is key for cannabis cultivators

As the Central Valley nears the end of yet another dry winter, farmers around the region have water on the mind with irrigation season looming ...

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Irrigation season to begin in March

After an unexpected influx of wet weather put a stop to what would have been an early irrigation period for Turlock Irrigation District water customers ...

February 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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