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Chamber to honor Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize these noteworthy citizens through the Best of Turlock awards. This year will mark the 48th anniversary of the awards and Chamber President and CEO Karin Moss is hoping the entire community will join in with honoring these outstanding leaders.

September 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Barn Bash to raise funds for equine rescue

The Oakdale Equine Rescue has saved more than 360 horses since its inception in 2010. What started with just six horses only six years ago has evolved into the Oakdale based non-profit organization whose mission is to rehabilitate, foster and find homes for each horse they accept.

September 16, 2016 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local

Don Pedro to increase fees in 2017

Don Pedro Recreation Agency will implement an 8.5 percent increase on average across all proposed fees in 2017.. Fee increases will range from just $2 more per night for tent camping in season to $50 more for an annual private houseboat permit with a non-discount renewal.

September 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

County unemployment rate falls in August

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued on a downward trend for the month of August, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Gospel mission welcomes new director

As the days inch closer to November the Turlock Gospel Mission is moving forward with plans to open their emergency cold weather shelter and this year it will be under the helm of a new executive director.

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Needful Things provides unique gifts

Type of business: Gift shop

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob R. Alansalon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 15, 2016 | | Local

Air District seeks student art for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2017 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Legacy Health Endowment welcomes first CEO

The board of trustees of Legacy Health Endowment announced the hiring of Jeffrey R. Lewis as the newly-formed health care philanthropy's first president and chief executive officer. Founded in 2014, the Turlock-based LHE was created as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center, Inc. to Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, Inc., which is affiliated with Tenet Health. The Endowment will provide funding and technical support for nonprofit health care facilities to create health care solutions within Stanislaus and Merced counties through programs that provide medical services, health screenings and testing, health education, preventative health care services, medical ...

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Beacon for brewery

Those traveling down Highway 99 will have no trouble finding Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new brewhouse and taproom, as a giant neon sign now adorns the roof of the Fulkerth Road facility.

September 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Skate park rules discussed at community meeting

In response to a number of safety concerns at the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park, the Turlock Police Department hosted a community meeting Thursday informing local skaters and their parents on the park's rules and regulations.

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Celebrity chef to teach Turlock healthy cooking

Cooking healthy meals at home is an essential part of living a wholesome lifestyle, but many don't know where to start. Celebrity chef Mark Anthony hopes to help the Turlock community learn how to cook a variety of healthy menu items when he visits the city in October, sharing the secrets that helped him transform his life.

September 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

TID begins 2017 budget discussions

Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors engaged in preliminary budget talks Tuesday by examining a proposal that would not include any rate increases for the district's for the second consecutive year.

September 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Young Eagles take to the skies at annual airport event

When Richelle Moths decided to participate in the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, she thought she was simply fulfilling a school project requirement. Instead, Moths participated in the opportunity of a lifetime as she took in a bird's eye view of Turlock from the cockpit of a Cessna 152 II airplane.

September 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Police seek to curb problems at new skate park

A number of safety issues at the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park, located in Donnelly Park, has prompted the Turlock Police Department to host two community meetings in an effort to educate local skaters and their parents on the park's rules and regulations.

September 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Search continues in Delhi for missing toddler

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is concentrating their search for a missing 3-year-old boy in a canal behind the toddler's grandmother's house ...

October 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Woman’s Symposium aims to connect female business professionals

Women in business will unite under one roof on Nov. 3, as the Small Business Development Center and the Stanislaus Business Alliance host the second ...

October 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

County records drop in unemployment despite job losses in farming, manufacturing

The unemployment rate continued to decline in Stanislaus County for another month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

October 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

A touching touchdown

For the past three years, 5-year-old Julian Ruelas has watched his brothers play for the Denair Lions youth football team from the sidelines. Last Saturday ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Pitman alum starts up unique greeting card business

Type of business: Greeting card pop-up shop

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Annual event celebrates bravery, hope for cancer survivors

Hundreds of cancer survivors, friends and family united under one roof Tuesday evening at the 19th annual Emanuel Cancer Center's Women's Cancer Awareness ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Denair Gaslight hopes to revive theatre tradition with 'Sleepy Hollow's Legend'

On Friday the curtain will once again rise up at the historic Denair theater, with organizers hoping it is the start of a new era ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Update on collision outside Turlock school

A student hit by a vehicle outside Turlock Junior High School Friday afternoon sustained a serious though non-life threatening injury and is said to be ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

National anthem contest seeks youth singers

Youth singers of the Central Valley looking for their chance to shine will have an opportunity to serenade a crowd of 70,000 people thanks ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock Together gearing up for holiday season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, Turlock Together is preparing for another season of providing families in need with food and toys for Christmas. Turlock Together ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Weekend storm propels rain totals past historical October average

The 2016 precipitation year is off to good start following this weekend's storm, which brought in nearly 3 inches of rain, an amount that ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock 'Dancing' stars deliver donations

The Dancing with the Turlock Stars cast and board members visited Jessica's House Friday to deliver a $50,000 check from funds raised during ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Town hall to discuss library future

The Stanislaus County library system is casting an eye toward the future and what role the 13 branches will play in the lives of the ...

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock women’s group promotes well-being, breast cancer awareness

Turlock's Summerfaire Park was colored pink Friday morning as over 60 women from Turlock Promotoras came together to promote breast cancer awareness through physical ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Longtime farmers market vendors say 'aloha'

After providing the Turlock community with fresh, organic produce for years, Ellie and Charley Fernandez of Ellie and Charley's Natural Garden are leaving their ...

October 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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