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Jobless rate remains unchanged for second month in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate for Stanislaus County stayed steady in November, remaining unchanged from the month prior, but still below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

December 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Health department issues warning on Zika virus

Even though the weather has turned colder and there are fewer mosquitos flying around, the Zika virus remains a serious public health concern in California.

December 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Southwestern chain howls into Turlock

Name of business: Dos Coyotes Border Café

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Church program helps with overcoming grief

The grief of losing a loved one comes in many forms, but for some, sharing that pain with others who have gone through similar experiences can help ease the heartache. For the past 10 years, Hilmar Covenant Church has provided a safe space where those who may be grieving can share their stories through GriefShare – a 13-week program for adults mourning the loss of someone close to them.

December 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pounding in the New Year

Every December, the Livingston United Methodist Church brings in hundreds of community members and volunteers for its annual Mochi Tsuki ceremony, a Japanese New Year's tradition that requires many hours of physical labor for the pounding of rice cakes.

December 22, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock comes together

Turlock Together's trademark blue barrels slowly disappeared from their locations at schools, fire stations and businesses around the city over the past week, as hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly to sort, package and prepare for today's big event: distribution day.

December 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock soldier dies in Iraq

A 20-year-old Turlock man serving in the U.S. Army died Wednesday in Iraq, according to the news release from the Department of Defense.

December 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man dies after falling from moving vehicle

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a Hilmar man who died in Turlock Thursday night after falling from a moving vehicle.

December 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Victim identified in fatal collision

Authorities have identified the 29-year-old man who lost his life Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Golden State Boulevard.

December 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


104 years young

Frances Stewart celebrated her 104th birthday on Friday at Main West Nursing and Rehab Center. Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth stopped by to wish her happy birthday and give her flowers. Stewart was born in Arkansas and moved to California when she was 54 years old. Her family first settled in Indo, and later moved to Delhi. She and her husband have seven children and several grandchildren. She has out lived her husband, whom she lost 45 years ago. She has also outlived two of her children. She attributes her longevity to working hard and not worrying. Frances attended school through ...

December 19, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Dance studio icon recognized for achievements

For over 30 years, local dance company Backstage Academy of Dance has brought the classic Christmas tale of "The Nutcracker" to life, with dancers of all ages performing what has become a holiday tradition in Turlock. Following the final performance of this year's production on Sunday, Backstage Director Kristi Garcia was presented with certificates of recognition from local legislators for her decades of commitment to teaching youth the art of dance.

December 19, 2017 | | Local


Festival of Lights shines in Turlock

Downtown Turlock once again played host to a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting on Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock to hold homeless persons memorial

Members of the Turlock community will gather on Thursday - the longest night of the year - to memorialize those who have passed away while homeless.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Christmas train returns to Oxford Court

The Oxford Court Christmas Train is back in town after a two-year hiatus, giving longtime fans of Turlock's beloved holiday tradition reason to celebrate.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


SHERIFF CANDIDATE GIVES BACK

Stanislaus County sheriff candidate Juan Alanis, his daughter Kayla Yager and wife Barbara Alanis collected toys for Turlock Together and Jessica's House at Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop on Monday night. The toy drive was the second such event Alanis has hosted during his campaign; the group was able to collect about 80 toys for the Modesto Family Justice Center recently as well.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Community bids farewell to fallen soldier

A mother wearing her son's final Mother's Day present to her. A young widow recalling her husband's penchant for hot Cheetos and ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar man escapes fiery crash with minor injuries

A Hilmar man was able to scramble out of his overturned and crumpled dump truck before it went up in flames, escaping the fiery scene ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wet weather postpones early irrigation season

An unexpected influx of wet weather this week has put a stop to Turlock Irrigation District's pre-planned early irrigation period.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man dies in multi-vehicle collision on I-5

A chain-reaction collision on a rain-slick freeway claimed the life of a Turlock man and injured several others Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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