Shifu David King, head instructor at Moore's Martial Arts in Turlock, isn't just a third degree black belt in Shou Shu. He's a master of three animal-based styles of combat, able to invoke the force of the bear, tiger, or mongoose to defeat his opponents.
As the number of unemployed residents in the county increases - approximately 41,000 as of November, according to the Economic Development Department -and the number of open positions decrease, a feeling of hopelessness can overwhelm job seekers.
A fire inside a recreational vehicle parked in a Turlock neighborhood displaced a 66-year-old man.
The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens' Police Academy starting Feb. 24. The program is designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Turlock Police Department and the criminal justice system. The program consists of a series of 11 classes and discussions held once a week, on Thursday evenings typically from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls.
The Turlock Police Department, in partnership with California State University, Stanislaus, is continuing to provide Rape Aggression Defense training to the community.
Pregnancy and childbirth are very special times in life of parents. The Turlock Journal is looking for local expectant or new parents who would like to share their stories with our readers. The Journal will be publishing a special section on Jan. 29 titled "It's a New World Baby!" that will include personal experiences, along with stories about medical advances, technology, education and sports.
Turlock-grown model Amazon Eve has gotten used to looking down at others, literally. But her towering 6 feet, 8 inches of height, making her the tallest model in the world, didn't make her life very easy with others looking down at her, metaphorically.
Rob and Kristen Santos are starting the new year - and new decade - out right. They are striving to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the planet, and to begin living that goal they leased the very first Chevrolet Volt electric hybrid car available in Turlock.
Many welcomed the new year as a fresh start, a time to make major life changes. For two Turlock couples, the changes came hours after ringing in 2011 with the birth of their New Year's babies.
Most believe in good luck charms and four leaf clovers, but the Japanese people believe in making mochi rice balls for the New Year as a sign of good luck.
Despite all the rain recently, there is no need to build an ark just yet. Turlock Irrigation District representatives have said the dam will hold and even though there is a huge supply of water, there is no fear of flooding.
James and Monica Woods were faced with a parents' worst nightmare. Their beautiful baby boy was born with health problems - and not just one or two problems, but a list of abnormalities that affect his ability to pump blood through his body.
Everyone knows the American Red Cross responds to disasters, providing emergency shelter, food and medical services to those in need. But few know the Red Cross is also a key support organization for America's servicemen and women and their families.
Beginning in January, all City of Turlock utility customers will be billed for water based on actual water consumption, as indicated by their water meter.
Since 1911, the Stanislaus County Fair, formerly known as the Turlock Melon Carnival, has highlighted the county's agricultural heritage while providing traditional family fun throughout its 10-day run. In July, the fair will not only bring sweet summer relief with its cornucopia of events, but also a special celebration in honor of the fair's 100-year anniversary.
The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.
Emanuel Medical Center will be offering free health screenings at their Path to Health Fair, set for Jan. 31. Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel's health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit. To register, phone 250-5355.
Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.
In the past two months bright yellow signs have cropped up along West Main Street with two bold words: "Uneven Sidewalk."
The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.
Robots are usually reserved for children's imaginations, but at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Patterson they are very much a reality.
Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.
The Turlock Police Department is rolling out a new crime prevention and information tool for the public and it's right at your fingertips.
As the 114th United States Congress settles into session, the Family Farm Alliance aims to guide the steps legislators should take towards securing the agricultural future of family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in the 17 Western states.