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Turlock athletes shine at Special Olympics

The 44th annual Regional Special Olympics held Saturday at John F. Kennedy School in Modesto was an exciting event for all of the athletes who competed, but for Ellie Brown it was an especially meaningful day. The 26-year-old Turlock resident and key athlete of the Stanislaus team celebrated a major milestone - her 10th year participating in the Special Olympics program.

May 09, 2017 | BY OSCAR COPLAND Turlock Journal | Local


Healthcare Hero: Betty Lopez

In healthcare, when you find someone who is incredibly competent and smart, cares deeply about her patients and places their well-being above all else, you know you have found a very special person indeed. That is Dr. Betty Lopez, the Chief Nurse Executive at Sutter Memorial in Modesto.

May 05, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Under new ownership, Vintage Lounge to transform into wine bar

In downtown Turlock, visitors can find plenty of country music, cold beer, dancing and cocktails, but where can they go to find a nice glass of Merlot? Noticing this missing piece in the city's nightlife, The Udder Place owners Jerry Powell and Shayne Heine recently purchased Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar, hoping to bring a bit of wine country to Main Street with their new bar, Grand Cru.

May 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fallen officers remembered at annual ceremony

One year ago, 15 names of Stanislaus County peace officers who died while on duty were etched in the granite memorial at Lakewood Memorial Park. When the annual Peace Officers Memorial ceremony was held on Wednesday, there was a 16th name – that of slain Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Wallace added to the ranks.

May 04, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Valley Business Forecast: Rising wages, employment rates to end in 2017

The newly released San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Report finds that Stanislaus County, and the entire Valley, had a banner year in 2016 - however, that trend is likely to end in 2017.

May 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Central Park Evening Market brought vendors and patrons alike to Downtown Turlock during its grand opening Thursday night. As local band The Nines performed in the middle of Central Park, shoppers like Darci Viss stocked up on fresh strawberries. In addition to fruits and vegetables, there were also items such as wine, preservatives and jewelry available for purchase along with food trucks for hungry patrons. The market also provided entertainment for children in the form of a bounce house and a cookie decorating station, where Turlockers Aubree Carillo and Leona DeLeon passed the time.

May 04, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TYPA ready to return to the stage

It wasn't very long ago that the future of the Turlock Youth Performing Arts was in serious jeopardy, but now, thanks to an active board and dedicated parents, volunteers, and young performers, the curtain will once again rise for the organization.

May 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PIONEER DAY

The fifth-grade students at Cunningham Elementary got to put their U.S. History lessons into action on Thursday during the school's annual Pioneer Day. Cunningham fifth-grader Giniva Diaz washes her socks during while fifth-grade teacher Reid Volk is a good sport and allows his students to try and rope him. The students learned how animals were utilized during the Pioneer era and how they were cared for.

May 04, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Powersports Supply takes care of Turlock’s recreational vehicles

Type of business: Powersport vehicle service and parts supply

May 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Red Cross looking for heroes

The American Red Cross Gold Country Region seeks heroes of Stanislaus County to be honored at a special 100 Years of Heroes recognition event. The event will take place July 12, at the Double Tree by Hilton in Modesto.

May 02, 2017 | | Local


Fruit and Veggie Fest to promote healthy options

The Stanislaus County Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program is hoping to teach area residence healthier ways to refresh and stay away from sugary drinks with the Fruit and Veggie Fest.

May 02, 2017 | | Local


Downtown farmers’ market opens Thursday

The second of the two farmers' markets Turlock residents can shop at is opening Thursday with a bevy of special offers that city officials and business owners hope will entice more people to "experience" the city.

May 02, 2017 | | Local


First West Nile Virus case reported in California

The first reported illness from the West Nile Virus has been confirmed by the California Department of Public Health as mosquito activity continues to increase locally and across the state.

May 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


FEELING THE LOVE

Over 1,000 volunteers donated their time to the community-wide service event known as Love Turlock Saturday afternoon, working together to beautify and give back to the city they call home.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Rainfall continues to fall at above-average levels

The region has left the drought and its dry days in the past thanks to the above-average amount of rainfall consistently dropping into the Tuolumne River Watershed, and April was no different. The month's total rainfall nearly doubled the historical average, marking the fifth time this year has exceeded expectations when it comes to recovering from the crippling drought.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Balswick’s continues 70-year family tradition

Balswick's Auto Service has been passed down from father to son, beginning first with Orville Balswick in 1945. Today, however, Orville's grandson Brett ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Like father, like sons

Machado and Sons, Inc., a construction company established in Turlock, formulated from the will and drive of patriarch Manuel Machado, and run in conjunction with ...

June 16, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related ...

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Adrenna Alkhas

Adrenna Alkhas is one of Turlock's busiest women. The mother of three balances her job as Stanislaus County Fair Marketing and Communications Director with ...

June 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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