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Turlock’s ‘favorite son’ Colin Kaepernick receives key to the city at Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Hundreds of Turlockers sat down for breakfast on Friday morning to commune together at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, but attendees were more focused on the stage before them at Larsa Hall than their plates as they tuned in to the words of Turlock native turned professional football player Colin Kaepernick.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ice rink expansion approved with conditions

Ice skating is set to carry on as a winter pastime for Turlock families attending the R.A.M. Farms Christmas Tree Lot later this year, as the Planning Commission unanimously approved not only the continued operation of the facility's adjacent ice rink, but an expansion of the seasonal project to nearly double in size as well.

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock day spa recognized by leading skincare company

Name: The Spa of Turlock

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local racing fans prepare for Kentucky Derby

It's called the greatest 2 minutes in sports. For the Turlock Turf Club, however, the Kentucky Derby is a whole day event.

May 01, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Special needs prom magical night for local students

Prom is a special event for many high school students, but for the 200 individuals who will be attending the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults' 3rd annual Special Needs Prom, it is close to magical.

May 01, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County detention centers earn health accreditation

The health care services at the Stanislaus County adult detention facilities and juvenile hall have both been awarded two-year accreditations by the Institute for Medical Quality for meeting medical and mental health standards for corrections and detentions health care.

May 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Record high temps expected this week

Break out the flip-flops and sun block, summer has come early. Significant warming will take place across the region over the next couple of days as strong high pressure builds, according to the National Weather Service.

April 29, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Report: Progress made towards clean air

Overall the quality of air Californians have been breathing has seen a marked improvement in the last few years, but air pollution officials are concerned the effects of climate change could negate all the strides made, according to a new report from the California Air Pollution Control Officers' Association.

April 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar Relay for Life raises over $130,000

Hilmar may be a small town, but through an enormous community wide effort, the town raised funds worth six figures for cancer research: $130,361.11 to be exact.

April 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Central Valley Brewfest brings best suds to town

Ales, lagers, stouts, porters, ciders. When it comes to beer, there is something for everyone. The upcoming Central Valley Brewfest aims to cater to veteran beer drinkers and new tasters alike with a variety of classic beers, as well as new ones - like the special release "Shame and Desperation," a joint venture of radio station Rock 96.7 and Dust Bowl Brewery.

April 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ode to Arbor Day: Community gathers to plant trees

Joining together at Walnut Elementary for the City of Turlock's National Arbor Day Celebration, students, community members and city officials helped plant trees at the nearby storm basin while also celebrating Walnut's recent accomplishment of winning first place in a national video contest.

April 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Improvement districts, retiree on TID agenda

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider a variety of proposed actions for several local improvement districts on Tuesday, in addition to recognizing a long term TID employee entering retirement after years of dedicated service.

April 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Roadwork near CSUS continuing through Tuesday

Locals driving near California State University, Stanislaus have been experiencing delays over the past week due to the City of Turlock's rehabilitation of Monte Vista Avenue Project that was scheduled to be completed over the university's Spring Break. However, due to the rain and cool weather, paving has been delayed and the project has been extended until Tuesday.

April 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock restaurant owner receives Golden Arch Award

Turlocker Dennis Graspointner is being recognized for not only his business acumen, but also his philanthropic efforts throughout the Central Valley.

April 25, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: The City of Turlock’s current and planned water conservation efforts and progra

• A Water Conservation Task Force Committee has recently been established to focus efforts on water conservation strategies through operational efficiency improvements and by enhancing public education and outreach.

April 25, 2014 | | Local


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Community rallies to find missing tortoise

Tortoises aren't known for their speed, but one Turlock tortoise seems to have made a quick getaway. George the California desert tortoise has been ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New downtown eatery donates $8,500 to local athletic programs

The opening of Hauck's earlier this month generated a lot of buzz from Turlockers excited to see the historic downtown building and one-time pharmacy ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Education Foundation seeks public’s help in shipping books to Ghana

In the villages of Ghana, West Africa, school books are hard to come by. Over the past ten years, Books and More Education Foundation has ...

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Seniors go head-to-head in cycling challenge

Seniors at Covenant Village of Turlock were off to the races Monday as the retirement community kicked off the Tour de CRC, a five-day CyberCycle ...

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Sweet time promised at Oakdale Chocolate Festival

Whether you just want to visit a few favorite chocolate booths, find some unique artwork, get some kettle korn or listen to some tunes, there ...

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock students vie for Dairy Princess title

Three local women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event ...

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate drops in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County saw a decline in the number of unemployed individuals during the month of April, according to the latest report from the Employment Development ...

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus State welcomes actors to spur voter registration

Students at Stanislaus State were star struck Wednesday as the university hosted actors Kendrick Sampson of "The Vampire Diaries," "Gracepoint," and "How to Get Away ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Save Mart holds annual peanut butter drive

Giving back is now as simple as purchasing a jar of peanut butter or jelly thanks to Save Mart Supermarkets' "Peanut Butter Roundup," which raises ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID continues fish passage discussions on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts held a meeting on Thursday to discuss a number of fish passage field studies planned in the Tuolumne River as part of ...

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Renewed effort to remind people to buckle up for safety

Local law enforcement will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign with an increased focus on motorists that fail to buckle up ...

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Water control board hands conservation efforts over to local districts

The efforts to keep water usage at a reasonable level will now be the responsibility of individual water districts as the State Water Resources Control ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Giant sequoias' namesake park deserves a visit

Grand as they are, it's easy to overlook giant sequoias, even for those who visit the Sierra Nevada range often. Tahoe skiers and Yosemite ...

May 17, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Annual farm and river festival returns to Livingston

Valley dwellers will have the opportunity to pick, taste and learn first-hand about the local ecosystem when the Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms and ...

May 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Honey bees still declining, finds survey

The number of honey bee colonies in the United States experienced an 8 percent decline in 2015, according to a recently released study from the ...

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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