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ABC Project makes reading a reality

Even in an ever increasing technological world, books play an important role in child development. Luckily for local parents of little ones, there is a free way for children to build their own library at home: the Abundant Books for Children Project, or ABC Project.

March 20, 2014 | | Local

United Cerebral Palsy network receives tech upgrade

Over the past two years, the United Cerebral Palsy network in Turlock has been working to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) stopped by the UCP Turlock office on Tuesday morning to see how a recent donation of new computers will add to the lives of many.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


American Legion Hughson Post 872 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 88 celebrated the Legion's 95th anniversary with a scavenger hunt, raffle and family event at the Turlock Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealership on Saturday.

March 18, 2014 | | Local

Distinguished Young Women 2014 Winners

Twenty-four junior girls, representing five different local high schools, competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women of Turlock scholarship program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss). Henna Hundal and Laci Rojas each earned $850 in scholarship funds for winning the DYW of Turlock and DYW of Greater Turlock awards. First runner-up Cailie Fuentes earned $500 and second runner-up Brooklyn Boice earned $300.

March 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

A bittersweet birthday surprise

Denair residents Brandon and Breann Smith are no strangers to the concept of random acts of kindness, but their latest effort really takes the cake.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Crash outside Turlock claims one

A Newman man was killed in a solo vehicle crash along the outskirts of Turlock Tuesday morning.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID delays irrigation season, offers free water monitors

Although the Turlock Irrigation District is still officially in a drought state of condition, recent rainstorms throughout the region has resulted in district staff delaying the start of the 2014 irrigation season by one week.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Rescued canine starting new life in Sacramento

The German Shepherd rescued by the Turlock Fire Department from a narrow shaft at the Turlock Water Quality Plant is making progress towards finding a forever home.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Brothers who saved niece hailed

Two young men were heralded at Monday's Ceres City Council meeting for saving the life of their 18-month-old niece who was found in the bottom of a swimming pool in Ceres one Saturday morning last month.

March 14, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local

More women finding traction in ag industry

Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Central Valley, an industry historically dominated by men.

March 14, 2014 | | Local

TID to apply for Rim Fire disaster assistance

Being the third largest wildfire in California's history, the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region caused unprecedented damage to not only the Stanislaus National Forest and adjacent areas, but also incurred costs to several communities after causing damage to nearby hydroelectric power plants. Additionally, water supplies became at-risk for millions, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir due to washed down silt and debris from the fire.

March 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Parks commission advocates for $75,000 rec study

Regardless of how big a city might grow, the need for open space, recreational facilities and parks will continually grow along beside it, offering people of all ages a place for enjoyment.

March 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Lack of skilled workers in Stanislaus could affect economic growth

Every Monday night, roughly 25 students fill the seats of Ken Oyer's Workforce Readiness Skills class at the Turlock Adult School. Although a few are high school students looking to complete missing credits, a majority of the students are adults seeking training in basic skills as they prepare to reenter the job market.

March 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Two locals join CHP ranks

The California Highway Patrol is graduating two local men into their ranks today.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock Chamber named one of best in state, again

It's not easy running a business in today's economic climate. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce knows this and strives to help businesses of every size not only keep their doors open through this slow economic recovery, but to also thrive. In 2013, the Turlock Chamber was recognized as one of the top 10 Chambers in the state and received, for the fifth year in a row, the Cal Chamber President's Award.

March 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Sharing the silence

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

September 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Young Eagles fly Turlock skies

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson 7th grader had always wanted to ...

September 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. That leads to clogged storm drains, polluted water ...

September 26, 2015 | | Local

Local Girl Scouts encourage reading with book box

Sarah Gordon and Sarah Romo, two members of Girl Scout troop 3289, are hoping to increase literacy in local youth by offering a Little Free ...

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Local business aims to educate about arbor health

All it took was just one look at a discolored hackberry tree at a local park for American Tree Medics Inc. founder and certified arborist ...

September 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Stanislaus County medical corps sent to help fire victims

Although the Valley Fire in Lake County is now 90 percent contained, thousands of people left homeless due to the fire are still in need ...

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock’s fire fighters back from blazes

All the personnel from the Turlock Fire and Police departments have returned home after helping battle the wildfires burning in parts of California.

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

I Am Yoga Wellness studio aims to give clients a healthier, happier life

Name of Business: I Am Yoga Wellness Studio

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Discount store new anchor of Turlock Town Center

California-based dd's Discounts is coming to Turlock with a grand opening on Saturday.

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Downtown Turlock undergoes beautification project

Forty giant pots, 21 Turlock Garden Club volunteers and tons of dedication from the Turlock Downtown Property Owner's Association brought back to life the ...

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Neighbors protest proposed slaughterhouse on Dianne Drive

Residents along Dianne Drive are getting used to sharing their once country road with companies drawn to Turlock's Enterprise Zone just west of Highway ...

September 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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