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Sheriff’s deputy, community service officer killed in collision

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department announced earlier today that a sheriff's deputy and a community service officer were killed in a collision while in route to a burglary call in Modesto.

May 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife care center plans baby animal shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will celebrate spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower, allowing the public to see some animals up close and personal.

May 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Wet winter contributes to increased almond crops

The rainy weather that pummeled California for much of winter and into the spring was not only beneficial to the state's nearly-empty rivers and lakes, but to almond orchards as well.

May 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Remembering mom: Mother’s Day brings joy, sorrow for those grieving

Most people have no trouble recalling a fond memory of the person they grew up calling "mom." For Jenna Zaleski, that memory is of her hard-working single mother making the time to take her and her sister on day trips to the coast.

May 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock native captures community’s memories one photo at a time

Name of business: Marilyn Days Photography

May 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair brings back empowHER Lounge

In the hopes of embarking on a new tradition of building confidence and leadership skills in the region's young women, the Stanislaus County Fair will once again host the award-winning empowHER Lounge.

May 11, 2017 | | Local


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program returns to Turlock

Senior citizens on a limited budget can once again receive assistance to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

May 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Superheroes take over Turlock

Bad guys didn't have a chance on Saturday as superheroes of all kinds gathered in Turlock to run a mile or two for a good cause. The Advancing Children of Turlock club hosted its 2nd Annual Act Like a Superhero Fun Run at Donnelly Park, allowing comic book fans of all ages (and species as there was a doggie dash too) to display their inner hero. Proceeds from the run will go to fund ACT's annual shopping spree for kids in need, as well as a number of local nonprofits serving children.

May 09, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock athletes shine at Special Olympics

The 44th annual Regional Special Olympics held Saturday at John F. Kennedy School in Modesto was an exciting event for all of the athletes who competed, but for Ellie Brown it was an especially meaningful day. The 26-year-old Turlock resident and key athlete of the Stanislaus team celebrated a major milestone - her 10th year participating in the Special Olympics program.

May 09, 2017 | BY OSCAR COPLAND Turlock Journal | Local


Healthcare Hero: Betty Lopez

In healthcare, when you find someone who is incredibly competent and smart, cares deeply about her patients and places their well-being above all else, you know you have found a very special person indeed. That is Dr. Betty Lopez, the Chief Nurse Executive at Sutter Memorial in Modesto.

May 05, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Under new ownership, Vintage Lounge to transform into wine bar

In downtown Turlock, visitors can find plenty of country music, cold beer, dancing and cocktails, but where can they go to find a nice glass of Merlot? Noticing this missing piece in the city's nightlife, The Udder Place owners Jerry Powell and Shayne Heine recently purchased Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar, hoping to bring a bit of wine country to Main Street with their new bar, Grand Cru.

May 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fallen officers remembered at annual ceremony

One year ago, 15 names of Stanislaus County peace officers who died while on duty were etched in the granite memorial at Lakewood Memorial Park. When the annual Peace Officers Memorial ceremony was held on Wednesday, there was a 16th name – that of slain Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Wallace added to the ranks.

May 04, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Valley Business Forecast: Rising wages, employment rates to end in 2017

The newly released San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Report finds that Stanislaus County, and the entire Valley, had a banner year in 2016 - however, that trend is likely to end in 2017.

May 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Central Park Evening Market brought vendors and patrons alike to Downtown Turlock during its grand opening Thursday night. As local band The Nines performed in the middle of Central Park, shoppers like Darci Viss stocked up on fresh strawberries. In addition to fruits and vegetables, there were also items such as wine, preservatives and jewelry available for purchase along with food trucks for hungry patrons. The market also provided entertainment for children in the form of a bounce house and a cookie decorating station, where Turlockers Aubree Carillo and Leona DeLeon passed the time.

May 04, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TYPA ready to return to the stage

It wasn't very long ago that the future of the Turlock Youth Performing Arts was in serious jeopardy, but now, thanks to an active board and dedicated parents, volunteers, and young performers, the curtain will once again rise for the organization.

May 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and ...

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Storage fire poses threat to Turlock apartment complex

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a large blaze at an outside storage unit that was rapidly threatening to spread to the adjoining apartment.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dryer fire starts blaze in garage

A fire that started in a clothes dryer ignited a detached garage and was threatening to spread to the residence before Turlock firefighters were able ...

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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