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Emanuel’s cereal drive to benefit area food pantry

Emanuel Medical Center, along with Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca, are leading a campaign to ensure Central Valley residents are well-fed this summer by starting a cereal drive.

June 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic Turlock home prepares for new owner

Rosemont Manor, the vast estate that sits proudly on the corner of West Main Street and Grant Avenue in Turlock, held an estate sale Friday, allowing community members to walk through the historic home and purchase items ranging from mantle place knick knacks to trading cards.

June 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus State coach kick starts fitness bootcamp

Type of business: Fitness bootcamp

June 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Vacation fun for the Valley

As temperatures rise and classrooms across the Valley empty, the beginning of summer vacation has finally arrived. While many will opt for the traditional weekend barbeques or visits to the lake, the City of Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department will be offering all kinds of activities, camps, classes and programs that promise fun for all ages.

June 02, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock boys to hold lemonade stand fundraiser for sick neighbor

Big hearts come in small packages, and that's especially true for Colvin and Wesley Hamel.

June 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Kids can earn Slurpee coupons from police

The Turlock Police Department and 7-Eleven stores are partnering up for the summer to reward good behavior from some of the city's youngest residents.

June 02, 2016 | | Local


Pigs, pirates and Gaming Expo coming to fair

The Stanislaus County Fair is introducing three new features at the 2016 event: an interactive Gaming Expo, the spectacular High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean, and the adorably entertaining Pig Races.

May 31, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock fire fighters come to the rescue of trapped kittens

Typically it is a Dalmatian that is associated with fire houses, but in the case of the Turlock Fire Department a kitten might be a more suitable house pet.

May 31, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Temperatures on the rise with early heat wave

The calendar may not signify the official beginning of summer for a few more weeks, but the temperatures are another matter.

May 31, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Library offers prizes for readers, host of June activities

Batman, Deadpool and "Star Wars" characters Kylo Ren and Rey were on hand at the Turlock Public Library on Saturday to help kick off the annual Summer Reading Program, which helps students sharpen their reading skills while on break from school. Amid the games, obstacle courses and superheroes that filled the lawn was an opportunity for parents to sign themselves or their children up for the program.

May 31, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Senior nutrition program to distribute farmers market coupons

Stanislaus County Agency on Aging manager Jill Erickson described the senior farmers market coupon program as a "win-win" for all involved.

May 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Historic railroad depot commemorates centennial year

Nearly 100 years ago, construction on the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. train depot was completed. After persistent demands from the citizens of Turlock, the city finally had a brand new depot intended specifically to accommodate passengers, rather than the goods and merchandise the site formerly shipped. June 7 will mark the depot's centennial celebration, and since its construction the building has seen almost all of the history that Turlock has to offer.

May 31, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local organizations to hold summer arts camps

Summer is here and those looking to keep themselves or their children busy during the hotter months need to look no further than local arts organizations.

May 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock prepares to honor its fallen veterans

Those driving through Turlock Memorial Park this weekend will have no doubt that Turlock remembers the men and women who died in service of their country. Every Memorial Day, the Turlock cemetery turns into an Avenue of Flags, with thousands of stars and stripes flying in remembrance of the local veterans buried there and elsewhere.

May 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New program hopes to find year round opportunities for seasonal workers

A pilot program from the Stanislaus Business Alliance is hoping to take traditional seasonal workers, who often are unemployed for stretches of the year, into full time employment by creating a shared workforce among various industries.

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Kap 'puts things in perspective' at heart camp benefit event

Although he may be Turlock's most famous quarterback, for the past four years Colin Kaepernick has taken time away from the gridiron one day ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stanislaus County man contracts Zika after traveling to Caribbean

A Stanislaus County resident who recently traveled outside of the country is the first local to test positive for the Zika virus.

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fossil exhibit at Merced library

The Merced County Library is hosting a fossil exhibit through the summer courtesy of the State of California and Caltrans.

June 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State gas prices climbing once again

Summer is the season of sunny days, ice cold refreshments and, unfortunately for many Californians, rising prices at the pump. With a wallet-binding combination of ...

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock teen crowned District 6 Dairy Princess

Nicole Sanders of Turlock was crowned the District 6 Dairy Princess during ceremonies held Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock. Alexia Nunes ...

June 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock dads talk parenting, priorities and making every moment count

Fathers of Turlock are taking it upon themselves to be the next generation of doting dads. Although everyone has their own parenting style, most have ...

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County dropped to a new low for the year as the harvest season provides additional jobs for the area, according ...

June 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County libraries expand hours to Fridays

Library users around the county will soon be able to stroll into their local branch on a Friday and peruse all the books, periodicals, and ...

June 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legislature approves state budget with increased spending for welfare, education

The State Legislature approved a budget Wednesday that includes a $122.5 billion spending plan and raises vehicle registration fees by $10, generating $400 million.

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Free child seat inspection

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free child safety seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to ...

June 16, 2016 | | Local


Merced County Fair wraps up 125th year celebration

June 12 marked the end of the Merced County Fair after five days filled with entertainment, carnival rides and lots of fair food.

June 16, 2016 | | Local


The Beauty Bar keeps Turlock smiling

Type of business: Salon/Spa

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair CEO ready for first foray in Stanislaus County

With the Stanislaus County Fair just around the corner and residents from all over the Central Valley gearing up for twisting rides and fried foods ...

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


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