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More pickle at Crane Park

Local pickle ball players converged at Crane Park Wednesday to help City of Turlock employees paint lines for two new pickle ball courts. Since Crane Park provides better lighting than the other courts many players go to at Columbia Park, Colin Homer said the intent of the project was to provide an area for local pickle ball players to play during the evening hours. Homer said he and other players have been working with the city for over a year to bring this project to fruition

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

A sharing of cultures

Iqbinder Randhawa danced with residents during Main West Post Acute Care's Cultural Day. What began as a way for Main West's Indian employees to share their heritage with residents has grown to encompass all of the cultures found at the convalescent home, including Mexican, Spanish, Assyrian, Portuguese and many others.

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Spooky crafts, musical story times and Star Wars all part of October library events

There will be plenty of pumpkins, ghosts and monsters at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in October, in the form of special story times, activities and craft activities. Other October highlights include visits from the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and "Python Ron" McGee to the Turlock Library.

September 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Local fright factory provides up-close experience with undead

My story begins in the Snelling woods near the banks of the Merced River. My coworkers and I were faced with a terrifying situation: a zombie apocalypse had occurred, and as part of an extraction team it was up to us to help find a cure for the outbreak and save humanity.

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Local farm applauds update to state organic program

Julie Moreno of Rancho Piccolo Organic Farm is looking forward to reduced costs and paperwork associated with being an organic producer after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Organic Food and Farming Act, a historic update to the state's organic program.

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

The Habit Burger Grill coming to Turlock

The hot, juicy Charburger of The Habit Burger Grill will soon be cooked up in Turlock, as the restaurant chain is the latest to add its name to the Monte Vista Crossings expansion.

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

New program helps families with wandering Alzheimer's patients

A national company with a local branch is launching a free networking system to help families deal with wandering family members suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

September 29, 2016 | | Local

GK Mongolian BBQ grills up in Turlock

Type of business: Mongolian restaurant

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Winds prompt health concern for Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is warning residents with health problems, particularly those with respiratory issues that a forecast of higher wind speeds could create health concerns.

September 29, 2016 | | Local

Knitting group stitches hope for breast cancer patients

According to, about one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year alone. A group in Turlock has joined together to help the thousands of women affected by the terrible disease through the creation of Knitted Knockers – special, handmade breast prosthetics for women who have undergone mastectomies as a result of their cancer battles.

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Marine recruits pay tribute to heroic veterans

Future members of the United States Marine Corps got a firsthand look Saturday at what life in boot camp will be like, participating in a series of workouts which paid homage to three Marines who went above and beyond during their time in service.

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Event to help local organizations

Three nonprofits will join together with the United States Marines Corps Thursday for the Lifeline Event, a fundraising endeavor that will give the community the ability to donate to a clothing, food and blood drive - all in one building.

September 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

First responders offer virtual ride-along

Several area public safety agencies are offering the public a chance to experience what it is like to be a first responder with a virtual ride-along set for Friday.

September 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Skate park celebrates grand opening

The City of Turlock celebrated the grand opening of the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony that remembered Koch's legacy as a tremendous skateboarder and friend to the community.

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

New bar in the works for former Al’s Billiards location

For years, Turlockers have known the address at 128 S. Center St. as Al's Billiards, but soon the community will welcome a new bar into the downtown location.

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

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Pitman alum starts up unique greeting card business

Type of business: Greeting card pop-up shop

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Annual event celebrates bravery, hope for cancer survivors

Hundreds of cancer survivors, friends and family united under one roof Tuesday evening at the 19th annual Emanuel Cancer Center's Women's Cancer Awareness ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Denair Gaslight hopes to revive theatre tradition with 'Sleepy Hollow's Legend'

On Friday the curtain will once again rise up at the historic Denair theater, with organizers hoping it is the start of a new era ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Update on collision outside Turlock school

A student hit by a vehicle outside Turlock Junior High School Friday afternoon sustained a serious though non-life threatening injury and is said to be ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

National anthem contest seeks youth singers

Youth singers of the Central Valley looking for their chance to shine will have an opportunity to serenade a crowd of 70,000 people thanks ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock Together gearing up for holiday season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, Turlock Together is preparing for another season of providing families in need with food and toys for Christmas. Turlock Together ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Weekend storm propels rain totals past historical October average

The 2016 precipitation year is off to good start following this weekend's storm, which brought in nearly 3 inches of rain, an amount that ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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