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The importance of reading aloud

Whether it was a mother or father or grandparent or older sibling or teacher who read to us, we probably all have memories of a special book shared with someone who brought it to life. We grew up listening to stories without anyone quoting evidence about why it was valuable, our parents didn't read the story to increase our vocabulary, and our teachers didn't plan on making us better test takers.

June 08, 2012 | BY SUSAN NEUFELD Community Contributor | Local


Church looks to provide school backpacks for kids in need

The Turlock Seventh-Day Adventist Church, is beginning its second year of fundraising and collection of donations for Project Backpack. The goal of Project Backpack is to distribute more than 500 backpacks to Turlock school children in need.

June 08, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock Chamber recognized by state organization

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce has yet again been recognized among California's best chambers, garnering a 2012 President's Circle award from the California Chamber of Commerce.

June 08, 2012 | | Local


Red Cross honors local community heroes

From individuals who stepped forward in a moment of crisis to those who have committed themselves to public service, the Red Cross deems them all heroes and paid tribute to them during the organization's annual awards ceremony.

June 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grass fire closes highway onramp

A small grass fire Sunday afternoon forced a temporary closure of the northbound Taylor Road onramp on Highway 99.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Library’s summer reading program begins

The Stanislaus County Library invites all kids to join the children's Summer Reading Program, "Dream Big! READ."

June 05, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Recruiters hope to take local dairy expertise out of state

The shortage of milk is fueling a dozen states to actively recruit California dairies to leave the state and make a move to better business climes.

June 05, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Increasing number of local homeless vets need help

Tim Guerino is passionate about helping local veterans. As director of the Homeless Assistance Ministry with the Turlock Gospel Mission and a veteran himself, he is concerned with the increasing number of veterans coming through the Turlock day center's doors seeking help getting back into society.

June 05, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Seniors to receive free coupon to purchase fruits and veggies at farmers market

Seniors living on a budget can eat farm-fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to the Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging and the Turlock Farmers Market.

June 04, 2012 | | Local


State, Central Valley failing small businesses, finds report

California is among the worst states in the country for small businesses, according to a new survey from the Kauffman Foundation and Thumbtack.com.

June 01, 2012 | | Local


In Service

Air Force Airman Mitchell A. Day graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 01, 2012 | | Local


Blistering hot temps to fall drastically, prompting alert

Break out the sunscreen for this weekend, but don't put away the umbrella just yet.

June 01, 2012 | | Local


West Nile virus confirmed in Stanislaus County

The presence of the West Nile virus has officially been detected in Stanislaus County as health officials reported a dead bird tested positive for the virus.

June 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID encourages safe swimming with free pool passes

Many Turlockers are turning to the summer pastime of swimming to ward away rising temperatures.

June 01, 2012 | | Local


If you build it, they will come

If everything flies straight, Turlock could have its first disc golf course by the end of this summer.

June 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Boat expo coming to Woodward

The Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation department will present the inaugural Spring Boat Expo at Woodward Reservoir from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m ...

April 26, 2016 | | Local


Stanislaus County fails in State of Air report

Residents of Stanislaus County are still subjected to breathing in some of the worst air in the country, according to the American Lung Association's ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Have a housing issue? Call Project Sentinel

One woman has been having ongoing issues with mold in the "expensive" townhouse she rents in Turlock and her landlord isn't fixing the problem ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock seeks votes in America's Main Streets contest

Downtown Turlock is hoping to turn locals' love of its recently revitalized Main Street into a $25,000 cash prize and title of America's ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock resident elected president of Assyrian National Council

After years of service to the national Assyrian community, Turlock resident Youbert Valadio was unanimously elected as president of The Assyrian National Council of Stanislaus ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Loja Do Homen brings sophisticated style to Turlock

Type of Business: Men's clothing store

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Public input sought for new courthouse

The public will have an opportunity to put in their opinion on the new courthouse planned for downtown Modesto at an upcoming public meeting.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Fair exhibitor deadlines approaching

The exhibitor deadlines are coming up for those wishing to showcase something in the Stanislaus County Fair's 2016 run.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Litter removal program helping cleanup highways

The highways that pass through the Central Valley got some sprucing up Thursday with Caltran's annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day.

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PAINT IT FORWARD

Every year the crew at Lancaster Painting takes time to give back to a family or organization in need through their Paint It Forward event.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


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