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City employees gift 200 children with Walmart shopping trip

For the last 20 years, City of Turlock employees have been funding and participating in what they call the Turlock Community Charities Shopping Tour.

December 11, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


In Service

U.S. Army Pvt. Miguel A. Loreto has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

December 11, 2015 | | Local


Golf Road resident spreads joy with light display

Every year at this time, the town of Turlock is little bit brighter as many residents go all out with holiday light displays. Turlock is home to many stand-out homes, but one in particular is a must-see this season.

December 11, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Travelers advised to take precautions against mosquito bites

With an uptick in mosquito-borne illnesses occurring in different parts of the world, the California Department of Public Health is urging travelers to be cautious as they venture out over the holiday season and beyond.

December 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City adopts process to address duplicate farmers’ market requests

There will definitely be a farmers' market in downtown Turlock come next season, however, the organization running it is still up in the air as City Council voted on Tuesday to implement a Request for Proposal process to see whether or not Turlock Certified Farmers' Market would carry on with its seventh season or if newcomer Golden State Farmers' Market Association would bring its farmers' market vision to life in downtown Turlock.

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Inaugural Chanukah ceremony in Turlock adds light, peace to holiday season

A small, but mighty gathering of Jewish community members brought both figurative and literal light to Stanislaus State and greater Turlock on Wednesday evening as they lit the candles of a five-foot menorah during the town's first-ever public Chanukah ceremony

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New thrift shop keeps funds local

Name of Business: Charity Thrift Store

December 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Theta Omega brightens Christmas for kids

Each year Theta Omega, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and a nonprofit women's group, raises money to help the Turlock community around Christmas time.

December 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


TWISTED HOLIDAY TRADITION

Backstage Academy of Dance has put their own twist on holiday classic "The Nutcracker Ballet."

December 08, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


ROLLOVER RESCUE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a vehicle rollover accident on Highway 99 Saturday night with one person trapped in the vehicle.

December 08, 2015 | | Local


Tour helps Afghan officials envision better water management

Despite the fact that they live on the other side of the world, a number of Afghanistan government officials took time during their tour of the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Visitor Center on Tuesday to remark that the California climate reminded them much of home.

December 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Air district rolls out new programs for schools

Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, the Central Valley acts as a pool for pollutants produced by the region's roughly 3.5 million residents-this results in some of the worst air quality in the United States.

December 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Mayors compete in Kettle Challenge

Sometimes a little competition can spur the giving spirit, at least when it comes to the Stanislaus County Mayors' Bell Ringing contest in support of The Salvation Army.

December 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Collision claims life of Stanislaus Sheriff’s sergeant, Modesto woman

A sergeant with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and a Modesto baker were killed Friday evening in a head-on collision in Hughson.

December 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands flock to downtown Turlock for annual parade

Maybe it was the array of lights on every float, person or car? Perhaps it was the funnel cakes, kettle corn or Santa up on the fire truck? Regardless the reason, roughly 30,000 people gathered in the heart of downtown Turlock Friday night for the 37th annual Downtown Christmas Parade, hosted by the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434.

December 04, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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