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Agency on Aging seeks outstanding seniors

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is looking for a few good men and women. Every year the Agency on Aging asks the community to nominate those senior citizens who have gone the extra mile through service, humanitarianism, leadership, political advocacy or by just being a good neighbor.

January 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bronco nears ‘zero waste’ facility goal

Bronco Winery has a goal of soon diverting all of its waste away from the landfill.

January 19, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Help make wishes come true at annual benefit ball

Not all wishes are out of reach and the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada are pulling together to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions through the 16th Annual Wishmakers Ball in Modesto.

January 15, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


County literacy program looks to recruit more volunteer tutors

An 18-year-old man who reads at a third grade level that wants to become a lawyer, a 56-year-old woman who wants to improve her reading and writing skills to study phlebotomy, a 30-year-old man who speaks fluent French, but wants to enhance his understanding of the English language to go to college-these are just three students waiting to be tutored in LearningQuest's Adult Literacy program.

January 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Book sale returns to benefit Turlock library

Area book lovers have cause to rejoice with the upcoming return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale.

January 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unique boutique with environmentally friendly products

Name of Business: M & C Kouture

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Bronco nears ‘zero waste’ facility goal

Bronco Winery of Ceres has a goal of soon diverting all of its waste away from the landfill.

January 14, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


New ag supply website simplifies shopping for farmers

Trips to multiple farming goods stores are a thing of the past following last month's launch of Fence Post Ag, an online site that provides farm hardware and supplies to the agricultural community.

January 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Soroptimists seek volunteers

Turlock is looking to charter a club that seeks to help women and girls globally with over 32,000 members in 20 different countries and territories, Soroptimist International.

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Fun run will serve as Turlock woman’s legacy

Kayla Bernardi, a beloved student and graduate of Turlock High School, passed away last winter after a brave fight with leukemia and the Kayla Bernardi Memorial Bee Positive Foundation now stands in her honor.

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Milk board brings home Rose Parade trophy

The California Milk Advisory Board rang in 2016 with its first ever Rose Parade trophy at the 127th parade on New Year's Day. The CMAB's "Adventures in Real Food" float entry from builder Fiesta Parade Floats was recognized with the Tournament Special Trophy, honoring "Exceptional Merit in Multiple Classifications." The trophy is one of 24 presented to the parade's 44 float entries each year, recognizing such elements as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation, and dramatic impact.

January 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State gas prices remain unpredictable

California drivers are once again paying for the most expensive gas in the nation and will continue to experience price swings in the near future, due to statewide refinery issues. According to the latest AAA Fuel Gauge Report, pump prices are up $0.17 with the average price of unleaded regular at $2.85 per gallon as of Tuesday.

January 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former Mayor joins Stanislaus Community Foundation Board

Former Turlock Mayor John Lazar will use his decades of public service expertise for philanthropic endeavors as he recently joined the Stanislaus Community Foundation Board of Directors.

January 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Channel your inner fun at Spirit Festival

A unique spiritual experience is coming to Turlock on Saturday, as the Spirit Festival returns to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for its biannual event.

January 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Eastside Water District moves forward with groundwater recharge plan

A groundwater recharge project expected to cost Eastside Water District landowners approximately $6 million over a ten year period is slated to go before the Board of Directors next month for final consideration.

January 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Valentine’s crafts and more during February events at local libraries

As the start of the New Year has come and gone, events at the local Stanislaus County Libraries are seeking to keep the excitement fresh ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


New business driven by community

Name of Business: Price Ford

January 28, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


City, Merced College partner to enrich customer service skills

The City of Turlock is looking to better serve customers internally and externally following Turlock City Council's recent decision to partner with Merced College ...

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Zika virus prompts travel concerns

The centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert to Americans considering travel to regions south of the border as more infections ...

January 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local school districts hope to offset teacher deficiency

After years of disseminating pink slips to teachers, California is now scrambling to hire more teachers in the face of an emerging teacher shortage.

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City considers W. Main renovation

The drive from Highway 99 into town on W. Main Street may soon be safer and less bumpy, however, some of Turlock's oldest Sycamore ...

January 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikhs hold awareness day event in Ceres

Just days after a fight broke out at the Turlock Sikh Temple, the annual Sikh American Awareness Event was held at the Ceres Community Center ...

January 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Assyrian American Civic Club welcomes new executive board

The Assyrian American Civic Club held its installation dinner to start the 2016 term Friday night at with roughly 500 people in attendance.

January 26, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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