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FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Sacramento branch is currently taking applications from high school juniors for their Spring 2016 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy.

January 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


High school soap maker turns hobby into loving business

When 16-year-old Turlock Christian High School student Hailey Kellstrom made her first batch of cucumber melon soap three years ago, she admitted that it was horrible.

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alliance Worknet makes transition from public to private sector

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, signed into law in 2014, has resulted in a big change for Alliance Worknet of Stanislaus County, but one that CEO David White says the organization is excited about.

January 29, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Animal testing lab looks to construct new Turlock facility

A Turlock-based veterinary research service that works with the animal health industry to develop veterinary drugs is hoping to move to a new location in town as soon as the end of this year.

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Dwight Yoakam to perform at Fair

Country superstar Dwight Yoakam is set to bring his rhinestone- bedazzled, honky- tonk show to the Stanislaus County Fair.

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Valentine’s crafts and more during February events at local libraries

As the start of the New Year has come and gone, events at the local Stanislaus County Libraries are seeking to keep the excitement fresh for 2016.

January 28, 2016 | | Local


New business driven by community

Name of Business: Price Ford

January 28, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


City, Merced College partner to enrich customer service skills

The City of Turlock is looking to better serve customers internally and externally following Turlock City Council's recent decision to partner with Merced College as a host site sponsor for the Customer Service Academy offered by the campus' Workplace Learning Resource Center.

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Zika virus prompts travel concerns

The centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert to Americans considering travel to regions south of the border as more infections from the Zika virus are reported.

January 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local school districts hope to offset teacher deficiency

After years of disseminating pink slips to teachers, California is now scrambling to hire more teachers in the face of an emerging teacher shortage.

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City considers W. Main renovation

The drive from Highway 99 into town on W. Main Street may soon be safer and less bumpy, however, some of Turlock's oldest Sycamore trees may not survive the renovation project.

January 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikhs hold awareness day event in Ceres

Just days after a fight broke out at the Turlock Sikh Temple, the annual Sikh American Awareness Event was held at the Ceres Community Center in an effort to educate members of law enforcement and the community at large about the Sikh religion.

January 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Assyrian American Civic Club welcomes new executive board

The Assyrian American Civic Club held its installation dinner to start the 2016 term Friday night at with roughly 500 people in attendance.

January 26, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


VFW Commander-in-Chief comes to Turlock

Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief John Biedrzycki visited with local veterans on Wednesday evening after Turlock Post 5059-which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its establishment-was chosen by its District Commander to host him for dinner. Biedrzycki said that he enjoyed the opportunity to "meet those people who are the fabric of American society and who make a difference every day." He added, "Nobody does more for veterans than the VFW and its auxiliary."

January 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID lays groundwork for enlarged water-savings project

Graders and scrapers are busy conducting earthwork on a sandy parcel in Hilmar in hopes of completing Turlock Irrigation District's Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir Expansion Project before the 2016 irrigation season begins.

January 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | 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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