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Turlock students vie for Dairy Princess title

Three local women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held June 16 at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate drops in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County saw a decline in the number of unemployed individuals during the month of April, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus State welcomes actors to spur voter registration

Students at Stanislaus State were star struck Wednesday as the university hosted actors Kendrick Sampson of "The Vampire Diaries," "Gracepoint," and "How to Get Away with Murder" and Max Carver from "Desperate House Wives," "Teen Wolf," and "The Leftovers" in an effort to encourage students to register to vote in the upcoming election.

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Save Mart holds annual peanut butter drive

Giving back is now as simple as purchasing a jar of peanut butter or jelly thanks to Save Mart Supermarkets' "Peanut Butter Roundup," which raises both awareness and donations for the struggles that many families face during the summer when their children have no access to school meals.

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID continues fish passage discussions on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts held a meeting on Thursday to discuss a number of fish passage field studies planned in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Renewed effort to remind people to buckle up for safety

Local law enforcement will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign with an increased focus on motorists that fail to buckle up while on area roadways.

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Water control board hands conservation efforts over to local districts

The efforts to keep water usage at a reasonable level will now be the responsibility of individual water districts as the State Water Resources Control Board voted Wednesday to replace the percentage based reductions with local conservation goals.

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Giant sequoias' namesake park deserves a visit

Grand as they are, it's easy to overlook giant sequoias, even for those who visit the Sierra Nevada range often. Tahoe skiers and Yosemite climbers don't even pass close to the biggest clusters of the world's largest trees in Sequoia National Park.

May 17, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Annual farm and river festival returns to Livingston

Valley dwellers will have the opportunity to pick, taste and learn first-hand about the local ecosystem when the Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms and Merced River Fair roll into Livingston on June 4 and 5.

May 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Honey bees still declining, finds survey

The number of honey bee colonies in the United States experienced an 8 percent decline in 2015, according to a recently released study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Father, son monster truck duo compete together for the first time

The 2016 Budweiser Monster Truck Spring Nationals are taking place this weekend at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, but for Jeff Souza of Denair, the event is especially significant. Souza has been actively participating in monster truck competitions for a few years now, but this weekend marks the first time that he will compete alongside his son, Hunter Souza.

May 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildlife center to hold animal baby shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is hosting a baby shower this Saturday, but be sure to leave your diapers, toys and formula at home. The 2016 Baby Animal Shower is a way for the community to help out young animals in need and enjoy a day learning about wildlife.

May 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair’s new lounge looks to inspire young women

The Stanislaus County Fair has partnered with Vintage Faire Mall and Yonan's Jewelers to bring guests a contemporary and inspirational lounge for young women, ages 16 to 25, to enjoy. The empowHER Lounge will be a lounge geared towards inspiring young girls to be great leaders in our community.

May 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Downtown association looks to build on re-branding year

The Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is getting to close the books on the 2015-16 fiscal year and is reporting a year that saw more partnerships and programs, all of which helped to shine a light on the downtown area.

May 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Skate park readies for summer opening

The Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park is expected to open this summer after experiencing multiple setbacks in the completion of the project.

May 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Assyrian Festival returns to Turlock

The Turlock community is gearing up to host the 3rd annual Assyrian Festival with authentic foods, historical exhibits, live entertainment and a kids zone.

July 28, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID making progress on site expansion

After purchasing the former Turlock Police Department facility in 2015, construction on the property which will bring new, conveniently-located Water Distribution and Power Operation buildings ...

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Angelic shaved ice served up at Heaven Snow’s new location

Name of business: Heaven Snow

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fun bookmarks and solar events highlight August library events

As kids get ready to return to school, local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will hold bookmark and book folding crafts, along with a ...

July 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local advocates push for State of Jefferson

A group of California residents are fed up with unfair representation within the state's government, which they say has led to excessive regulations and ...

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Bowling alley construction in full swing

In as little as six months, residents of Turlock will once again be lacing up their bowling shoes as construction on the highly-anticipated Ten Pin ...

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock home goes up in flames

A roaring storm of flames ripped through an old Turlock home Tuesday afternoon, leaving it a charred ruin.

July 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shooting leaves one dead in Turlock

A report of a shooting near a motel in southeast Turlock turned into a homicide investigation for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

July 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Structure charred in industrial area of Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department is looking into what ignited a fire inside a commercial structure in an industrial area of town.

July 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The bird, the bunny and the wardrobe

A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., the contestants are lined up on fold-out tables topped with a soft fabric. They are all dressed ...

July 21, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Student housing fills as semester approaches

Move-in day at The Vista, Turlock's newest student housing option, is still a month away, but the apartment complex is nearly at full capacity ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


The Vista investigates non-student leases

New Turlock student housing complex The Vista is coming under scrutiny for allegedly leasing rooms to individuals who are neither college students or faculty, which ...

July 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jessica Irish

Jessica Irish is the communications and brand manager for the Center for Human Services. She also has her own business, Jessica Chang Consulting, helping professionals ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock firefighters join effort to stop blaze in Mariposa County

As fires continue to rage across various regions of California, the state's mutual aid system has been sending firefighting teams out from agencies all ...

July 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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