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Hilmar student stands tall as National Rodeo President

While the President of the United States may have been inaugurated just two short months ago in Washington, D.C., the small town of Hilmar is home to a president as well. Hilmar Middle School eighth grader Londyn Brazil was elected to the office by her peers at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, and is preparing for the competition as it quickly approaches again this summer.

March 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Supporters rally behind Turlock man convicted of shooting trespasser

Community members familiar with the criminal case against Robin Boyer are banding together to assist the Turlock man's family with expenses related to his legal bills and money to help his family stay in their home.

March 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chaplaincy to host annual Fun Run

Running is the perfect way to squeeze some exercise into your day, but it's even better when you are running for a good cause. The Turlock Chaplaincy will soon be hosting their annual Fun Run, giving the community an opportunity to not only convene with friends for a healthy activity, but also raise funds for the chaplaincy program.

March 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


County sees drop in unemployment

While 2017 started with an increase in unemployment, February has seen those numbers slightly fall.

March 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Still a free agent, Kaepernick’s job hunt influenced by the President

Turlock native and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been no stranger to headlines over the course of the past year, from refusing to stand for the national anthem during National Football League games to his involvement with the Black Lives Matter Movement, and now, the activist is currently on the hunt for a new job within the NFL – something that has caught the attention of not only football fans and players, but also the President of the United States.

March 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers Market gets early start on season

Those looking forward to the fresh fruits and vegetables, locally made meats, cheeses and bakery treats found at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market won't have to wait as long this year for the market season to start. The TCFM will open on April 22 this year, two weeks earlier than previous seasons, and close in mid-October.

March 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Deli Delicious serves up fresh sandwiches

Type of business: Sandwich shop

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar, Turlock to come together for Relay for Life

It's time once again for community members to relay for a cure, as the internationally-known nonprofit American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for Life, will soon be held in Turlock to generate cash for cancer research.

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Radio station fundraiser to benefit Salvation Army gym

While Salvation Army Advisory Board member Kristin Bettencourt's birthday is Friday, she isn't expecting any presents - at least for herself.

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City to commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day

The City of Turlock will pay tribute to area Vietnam veterans with a special ceremony March 29 at the historic war cannon in Central Park. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

March 23, 2017 | | Local


Exchange program looking for families to host international students

Modesto resident Carol Berger thinks that the best way to learn about other cultures is to actually live with someone from another culture and foster a long-lasting relationship in the process. As a local representative for Cultural Homestay International, Berger and her family are looking to provide this opportunity through the longstanding nonprofit cultural exchange organization, which is currently seeking families to invite a foreign exchange student to live with them in their home during the upcoming school year.

March 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County lags in tobacco prevention efforts

Turlock and the other cities in Stanislaus County continue to score poorly in the American Lung Association's annual report measuring the state of tobacco control.

March 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New banquet hall in the works

A desire to bring an elegant, affordable banquet hall to the west side of Turlock inspired Raja Singh to begin plans for Mirage Banquet Hall – a 43,515 square foot event center that will go before the Planning Commission in April.

March 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID to provide plenty of water for local growers this year

After five years of severe drought conditions, the Tuolumne River Watershed is in the midst of one of the wettest years on record. What this means for local growers is plenty of water this irrigation season, which Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to begin at the end of this month.

March 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Tornado scare rolls through Turlock

Springtime in the Central Valley is no stranger to rain, but Tuesday afternoon Turlock residents were on the lookout for a different force of Mother Nature. Warm, spring air combined with a cold, heavy thunderstorm and caused the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning for Turlock and the surrounding Stanislaus County.

March 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

May 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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