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Calafia: Welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade

Downtown Turlock has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 years. Once a quiet area of town that housed mostly professional services, today downtown Turlock is one of the hottest night spots in the area and shoppers flock to the unique retail boutiques and restaurants during the daytime. Throughout all the changes one thing has remained a constant - Calafia welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock.

April 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


CHP focus on motorcycle safety

With warmer weather on the way, motorcycle riders will be gearing up and taking to California's roadways. The month of May is recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety will work together all month long to help reduce the number of motorcycle fatal and injury collisions and to promote roadway safety through education and awareness.

April 27, 2017 | | Local


Red-heeled walkers ready for fundraiser

Men and boys from around the area will be teetering and tottering through downtown Modesto on bright red high-heeled shoes on Saturday as they attempt to complete the Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus County's fourth annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event.

April 27, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New salon brings ‘flawless’ beauty to downtown

Name of business: Flawless Studio of Beauty

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


PEACE DEDICATION

California State University, Stanislaus unveiled their Peace Pole Thursday morning during a campus ceremony that featured a presentation from Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

April 27, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Truck fire along highway

A vehicle fire prompted a closure of a highway off-ramp Monday afternoon in Turlock as fire crews worked quickly to keep it from spreading to the surrounding vegetation.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Library gears up for Summer Reading Program with May events

Celebrations of Children's Book Week and Litterbug Story Times will highlight May events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library, along with monthly book club meetings. The end of May will see the library launch its Summer Reading Program, in an effort to motivate readers of all ages to pick up their favorite reads over the hot summer months.

April 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Career Resource Center to reopen in Turlock

Prior to its closure in 2013, the Alliance Worknet operated a Career Resource Center in Turlock where annually nearly 3,000 customers were able to receive assistance conducting job search activities. In the four years since the center closed its doors, Turlock residents have had to travel out of town to receive such services – until now. In collaboration with the City of Turlock, Alliance Worknet is expected to open the doors of a new Career Resource Center in early 2018, offering employment services free of charge to the community.

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Market opening day

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market opened for its eighth season Saturday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Visitors were greeted by the musical entertainment of Red Pony as they entered the market. Vendors provided samples of cheeses, barbecue sauces, jams, candies, produce and more. The market included activities for kids such as face painting and games. Aside from the market's edible offerings, vendors sold custom wood work, handmade bows and children's accessories and succulents. The Turlock Certified Farmers Market will run from 8 am. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 14, with the exception of July 15 and ...

April 25, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Event aims to train activists, organizers for 2018 election

With the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee looking to unseat over 60 Republicans in the not-so-distant 2018 elections – seven of which are Californians – local organizations like the Democratic Women's Club of Stanislaus County are focused on training volunteers to help flip districts from red to blue.

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock apartment damaged in kitchen fire

An unattended cooking fire on a stove ignited a blaze that charred the kitchen of a Turlock residence.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Getting to know the neighbors

Kart Raggi, Harleen Maitla and Harry Atwal delivered pizza to their neighbor Jose Corrales Friday evening during the second day of the Know Your Neighbor event. About 75 high school students and college students who are a part of the Jakara Movement, gathered at the Sikh Temple Turlock on Friday evening to go door to door and deliver pizzas to their neighbors. The event allowed the Sikh community to get to know their neighbors and others to learn about their culture.

April 21, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock’s Colin Kaepernick named Time 100 Icon

Time Magazine has published its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world - the Time 100 - for 18 years. Over that time the magazine has recognized a wide range of individuals as titans, pioneers, artists, leaders and icons for enacting change in the world, good or bad.

April 21, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Volunteer opportunities abound in Turlock

Americans across the country will join forces in the coming days for National Volunteer Week, which kicks off on April 23, and in Turlock, there are plenty of local opportunities for residents to support a cause, serve their community and make a difference.

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unhealthy air continues to be the bane of the region

The air that Stanislaus County residents breathe in continues to be some of the worst in the country, according to the latest findings from the American Lung Association's State of the Air report for 2017.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Fire chars home in Turlock

One person was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in a Turlock residence.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock collision injures four

A motorist headed the wrong way on a freeway exit in Turlock collided head-on with another vehicle, sending four to area hospitals.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warmer weather will bring out mosquitoes

As the weather takes a turn from pleasant days to sweltering, health officials are advising residents to get rid of any standing water that may ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Veterans Commission meeting

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This month's meeting will occur on ...

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bring the family to share sweets, treats in Oakdale

Truffles to chocolate dipped apples, toffee to chocolate covered almonds, the namesake of the Oakdale Chocolate Festival is prominently on display along Chocolate Avenue.

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Three years and thousands of miles later, missing dog is found in Turlock

If dogs could sing, 13-year-old Trixie very well might belt out "My Old Kentucky Home."

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Funeral services set for fallen deputy, CSO

The funeral services for the two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees killed in a fiery collision will be open to the community.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel toasts cancer survivors with ice cream

Cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates are all invited to join Emanuel Cancer Center and Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day ...

May 18, 2017 | | Local


Make beer at home with the help of Renegade Brewing Supplies

Type of business: Homebrew shop

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Free child car seat safety check in Turlock

The Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free car seat safety inspection event from 9 a.m. to 12 p ...

May 18, 2017 | | Local


Area fires create hazy skyline

Two grassfires west of Turlock sent thick plumes of smoke into the sky Wednesday afternoon.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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