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Turlock, county continue to lag in tobacco control

While California leads the nation in tobacco control policies, Turlock and most of Stanislaus County are still not making the grade according to the American Lung Association's annual report.

January 29, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Oscar Avila

Turlock resident Oscar Avila has been involved in the city's grocery scene for the past 40 years, the last 21 of which he has spent at Cost Less Market on West Main Street. As store manager, he has helped the community find groceries while contributing to a thriving downtown economy. Along with being an active member of the business community, Avila prides himself in civic participation and attends every Turlock City Council meeting.

January 29, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Family, community mourn loss of inspirational student

Kenley Montes, the young Turlock girl who inspired her peers and the community at large by her determination to live a full life despite dealing with a rare genetic disorder, died on Friday. She was 13 years old.

January 26, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police Department honors service of employees, volunteers

The Turlock Police Department recognized the service and commitment shown by their officers, employees, and volunteers by handing out a bevy of awards, honors and medals at their annual police department awards breakfast on Thursday.

January 26, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Salt-N-Pepa to spice up Stanislaus County Fair

Salt-N-Pepa, the pioneering female hip-hop act, will be coming to town on July 19 to perform at the Stanislaus County Fair.

January 25, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Glow Red promotes heart health for women

In an ongoing effort to promote heart disease awareness among women, the Tenet hospitals in the area will be hosting two Glow Red events with celebrity chef Daniel Green.

January 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community marches against hate

Four months after the Coalition Against Hate gave the Turlock City Council a standing ovation, the group marched on City Hall, frustrated that the town's government hasn't adequately enforced an anti-hate resolution adopted in September.

January 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock duo turns passion for photography into business

Name of business: MKL Photography

January 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


New Bishop appointed to Diocese of Stockton

The Diocese of Stockton will soon be guided by a new bishop who has roots in Merced County.

January 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire chars Turlock duplex

A cooking fire on a stove accidentally ignited a fire that damaged a Turlock duplex and displaced one resident, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

January 22, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jerry Powell

Central Valley born and raised, Turlock resident Jerry Powell has made a name for himself in the city through his work in real estate, construction and development and thanks to downtown nightlife destinations The Udder Place and The Grand Cru, which he co-owns. The businessman served in the Marine Corps from 1988 to 1992, and is a Stanislaus State alum. Powell also gives back to the community through his work on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, where he has served for close to 20 years.

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment rate rises in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight rise in December, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlocker heads effort to fight African illiteracy

In the villages throughout West Africa, school books are hard to come by, and over the past decade, Books and More Education Foundation has sent numerous shipments of books to those in Ghana who need them most. In an effort to both break the area's cycle of poverty and increase the quality of life through education, the foundation is now preparing to ship a massive haul of books out of Turlock and into Nigeria – the culmination of an effort years in the making.

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Lions help kids see the future

Within seconds, Turlock Lions Club member Leroy Knapp was able to identify possible vision problems for students at Cunningham Elementary School Wednesday morning – part of the annual free vision screenings hosted by the club at elementary sites throughout the city.

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | 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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