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Warm up with good books, craft programs at local libraries in January

The Turlock Library will offer free programs for children, teens and adults in January, beginning with the "Add Some Color to Your World: Coloring for Grown Ups" program from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 3. Adults can relax with a day of coloring and conversation at the library. Colored pencils, crayons, and coloring sheets will be provided.

December 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Student artists, videographers wanted for annual Arbor Week contest

As one of California's most valuable natural resources and an essential part of its climate, trees can be considered an overlooked superhero in cities and neighborhoods throughout the state. However, California ReLeaf, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the California Community Forests Foundation are hoping to give credit where its due with the annual statewide Arbor Week poster and video contest.

December 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California top volunteer-producing state for Peace Corps

Since its establishment in 1961, the Peace Corps has sent Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities, creating lasting change. Of those volunteers, 30,418 California residents have served since the agency's founding and there are 916 volunteers from the state currently serving worldwide, making California the top state when it comes to those with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers.

December 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock's Blaker Brewing to open taproom in Ceres

Tom Lucas is excited about plans to open a tap room to promote his family's fledgling craft brewery.

December 27, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Fire burns through garage of Turlock home

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a blaze Friday night that destroyed a garage and charred other parts of the home, forcing the family to find other accommodations during the holiday.

December 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Japanese tradition continues in Livingston

Since the 1980s, Livingston United Methodist Church has kept the Japanese tradition of making mochi rice balls for the New Year alive and well through its annual Mochi Tsuki event.

December 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blue Santa spreads holiday cheer in Turlock

Members of the Turlock Police Department are making their way around town armed with a list, but this time it's those on the "nice" side and not the "naughty" that they are seeking.

December 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NORAD ready to track Santa on yuletide journey across the world

With Christmas just hours away, it is too difficult a task for many children to patiently wait until Santa Claus arrives with present in white-gloved hand. To help pass the time as he and his reindeer make their way across the world to every rooftop on Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has come to the rescue for over 60 years with their NORAD Tracks Santa program.

December 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Charity provides Christmas hope for children in need

Among the countless organizations that have made it their mission to better the lives of the less fortunate this holiday season is a new charity, Live for Hope, which completed its first successful toy drive on Friday.

December 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Public invited to Chanukah celebration in Turlock

Congregation Beth Shalom will celebrate the fifth night of Chanukah with a public lighting ceremony of the Chanukah Menorah in downtown Turlock, which will mark the second year the City has been the site of a public celebration of the Jewish holiday.

December 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Handmaid Rosaries combines faith and fashion

Type of business: Devotional jewelry

December 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus County one of the fast growing populations in the state

Stanislaus County is the fifth fastest growing county in California.

December 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced County Sheriff Posse selected for inauguration procession

The Merced County Sheriff Posse will prance down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. come January, as the group was selected to be part of the Inauguration Parade for Donald Trump.

December 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Program searches for best companies in the county

A brand new program is hoping to recognize companies who have proven to be the most desirable workplaces within the county. Developed by Opportunity Stanislaus and Prime Shine Car Wash, Best Places to Work: Central Valley aims to separate and celebrate top employers through a survey and recognition program.

December 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


The weather outside may be frightful

A winter storm is expected to hit the Central Valley today, causing havoc for holiday travelers.

December 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Flames bring down former Almond Tree restaurant in Turlock

The thick, acrid smoke that swirled and billowed over parts of Turlock Tuesday came from a fire that burned down one of the city's ...

February 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


75 years later: A look back at the Turlock Assembly Center

Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of a time in America many would rather forget and hope to never repeat.

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to ...

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Don Pedro Reservoir nears max capacity with more rain on the way

While the latest winter storm to hit Turlock left the city with a number of toppled trees and several power outages Friday, the precipitation forecast ...

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kiwi Woodworks provides custom cabinetry

Type of business: Fine custom cabinetry

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


State Water Board extends water conservation regulations

Although Turlock and surrounding reservoirs have readily welcomed recent rainfall, the State Water Resources Control Board made a decision earlier this month to continue existing ...

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Wellness programs first to reap benefits from Legacy

Legacy Health Endowment, the health care philanthropy created in 2014 as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Health, announced its ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Registry seeks high-speed rail vendors

In an effort to boost economic development throughout the state, the California High-Speed Rail Authority recently launched ConnectHSR, a free, online vendor registry that will ...

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual prayer breakfast to feature World Series champion

This year's annual Turlock Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be a morning of "giant" proportions, as the city will welcome former San Francisco Giants ...

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock resident rescued from smoky home

Firefighters pulled a 68-year-old man out of as his Turlock residence Sunday afternoon as his home filled with smoke from a stove fire.

February 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Miracle League accepting signups for spring season

Disabled children and teens will soon get their chance to do what was previously thought impossible: play a game of baseball. This feat, which would ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock animal hospital mourns loss of beloved cockatoo

It is not often that a bird leaves an impression quite as significant as Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital's beloved 24-year-old cockatoo and unofficial ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Couples tie the knot at Valentine’s Day wedding extravaganza

If you were to ask Modesto resident Vanessa Martinez what Valentine's Day meant to her prior to Tuesday, she likely would have said that ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock IRC office helps family separated by travel ban

Just three weeks ago, Nael Abdulqader was unsure if he would ever see his family again. He was permitted into the United States as a ...

February 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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