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Know Your Neighbor: Valeria Jimenez

After spending some time away from Turlock in big cities like Los Angeles and Tulsa, Oklahoma, local artisan Valeria Jimenez has returned to her roots moving back to Turlock to be with her family. Now, she mixes the worlds of fashion and health through her certification as a health coach and passion for making jewelry, and also serves as the manager for downtown Turlock's Central Park Evening Market.

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Heat wave brings excess water

Yes, you read the headline right. The heat wave that has hit the state this week is drying out everything in the Valley, but up in the mountains the high temperatures are causing a different problem: rapidly melting snowpack.

June 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City to honor Vietnam veterans at July 2 ceremony

The City of Turlock, along with its Vietnam War Commemorative Partners, will host an event honoring those who served in Vietnam/ Vietnam Era July 2 at the Turlock VFW Post 5059.

June 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


New Dairy Princess crowned

Makayla Toste of Newman was selected as the 2017 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 280 dairy industry members and their families and friends on Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

June 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Weather service issues Excessive Heat Warning; Flex Alert called

The triple-digit temperatures seen throughout California this week have put the state's power grid at risk, prompting the California Independent System Operator to call for a Flex Alert in an effort to avoid outages. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, as temperatures are expected to hit 108 degrees in Turlock and up to 112 degrees in other parts of the Valley.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Grant will help TGM open doors

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expecting its year-round shelter to be open and operating by the time the temperature drops for winter, thanks to an affordable housing grant that will fund the remaining construction costs.

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A friend indeed: Fundraising dinner planned for Turlock transplant families

Isela Scroggins, a hairstylist at Suddenly Perfect hair salon, is buoyant, bubbly and there is no way to tell, other than her laborious rising from a high-seated chair, that just two weeks ago she received one of her best friend's kidneys.

June 20, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Swimming in canal proves deadly for area resident

A Turlock man died Monday night after being found trapped underwater in a canal in a rural area of Turlock.

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fruit becomes indulgent treat thanks to The Apple Chick

Name of business: The Apple Chick

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell again, posting a new low for the area not seen in recent years.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chris Essary: Forming lasting connections with youth in need

For many boys who have walked through the doors of Turlock's Excell Center, "father" can be a word that has little to no meaning – a faceless term shrouded in doubt, only to be brought to the surface once a year during an annual holiday celebrated by those who have a dad. Chris Essary has encountered thousands of young boys and men through his work at the center, bringing value to the term once again and serving as a leader, a mentor, a friend and, most importantly, a father figure.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Balswick’s continues 70-year family tradition

Balswick's Auto Service has been passed down from father to son, beginning first with Orville Balswick in 1945. Today, however, Orville's grandson Brett Balswick owns and operates the shop's Golden State Boulevard location with the help of his three daughters, Candice, Catherine and Cassie Balswick, changing the tune of the family's history while having a ton of fun along the way.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Like father, like sons

Machado and Sons, Inc., a construction company established in Turlock, formulated from the will and drive of patriarch Manuel Machado, and run in conjunction with his sons Jason, Michael and Matthew, is the epitome of an American success story.

June 16, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses.

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Adrenna Alkhas

Adrenna Alkhas is one of Turlock's busiest women. The mother of three balances her job as Stanislaus County Fair Marketing and Communications Director with the responsibility of teaching students at Modesto Junior College as an adjunct professor and also volunteers her time promoting the Assyrian Festival. As an Assyrian, she is passionate about her culture and strives to bring awareness to the community about her heritage. Alkhas' hard work over the years has paid off, having received several accolades, the most recent being "Publicist of the Year" from PR News. When she isn't hard at work, she, her ...

June 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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House fire injures one in Turlock

A fire Sunday night at a two-story residence in Turlock sent one man to the hospital with burn injuries, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

July 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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