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Annual prayer breakfast to honor local heroes, World Trade Center survivor

Since 1994, the Turlock Mayor's Prayer Breakfast has provided Turlock residents with the opportunity to come together under one roof for a morning of prayer, reflection and this year, remembrance.

April 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Congressman Denham hosts job fair and veterans summit

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will host the 2016 Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit on Wednesday in Modesto. Rep. Denham will also meet with job-seekers, potential employers and veterans during the event to discuss his work in Congress to create more Central Valley jobs.

April 01, 2016 | | Local


Garden club sowing hope with tour

"Planting Seeds of Hope" is the theme of the 4th annual Turlock Garden Club's garden tour, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23.

April 01, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Downtown Turlock ready to paint the town

Wine and cheese make for a good pairing, but how about wine and sunshine yellow, or midnight blue or any other color of paint for that matter?

April 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fitness Club facing final days

After 33 years in business, 25 of which have been at the same site, Turlock Fitness Club is looking at their last month of business as they are being forced out of their location.

April 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local cycling duo races for a purpose

Turlock resident Karin Weller has endured and understands the hardships of domestic abuse, but it wasn't until discovering her passion of cycling that she was truly able to give back to those who have suffered as well.

March 31, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Residents swing towards saving parking rather than trees on W. Main Street

Turlock's Main Street will soon get a much-needed overhaul, giving locals and visitors alike a smoother ride into downtown, but exactly what the project will mean for the 100-year old Sycamore trees that line the corridor and the street side parking residents use on a daily basis is still uncertain.

March 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library events celebrate Earth Day, children and bicycling

The best things about springtime - kites, bicycling and butterflies - will all be the focus of local Stanislaus County Library programs in April.

March 31, 2016 | | Local


VIETNAM VETERANS’ DAY

The City of Turlock commemorated the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War by proclaiming March 29 as Vietnam Veterans' Day.

March 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Wet conditions bring some relief, but drought is far from over

Though wetter conditions in Stanislaus County as of late have helped ease the drought-related concerns of local farmers, Turlock Irrigation District Utility Analyst Jason Carkeet warns that it may not be a cause to celebrate just yet.

March 31, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


California lawmakers approve $15 minimum wage

California became the first state in the nation to move toward a $15 an hour minimum wage Thursday with state lawmakers approving the bill to increase the hourly rate over the next six years.

March 31, 2016 | | Local


Tesoro Fine Mexican Restaurant delivers an authentic dining experience

Type of Business: Mexican food restaurant

March 31, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers Market moves to fairgrounds

It didn't take long for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market to find a new location for the 2016 season. Just one week after withdrawing from the City of Turlock's proposal process to operate a downtown farmers market, the TCFM announced it will be moving its popular market to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

March 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fifth annual Kite Festival glides into Livingston

The sky over Livingston Middle School will be decorated with a beautiful array of colorful kites this Saturday as the Knights of Columbus host the fifth annual "Time to Fly" Kite Festival.

March 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Historic downtown building undergoing renovations; Longtime businesses forced to find new storefront

The pie-shaped Enterprise Building, located on the south side of West Main Street between Lander and Broadway, has been welcoming residents and visitors alike to Turlock's downtown area since 1905. The historic building will soon receive a complete overhaul that will modernize the interior, restore the exterior to its original 1900's look, while also developing the second story space.

March 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | 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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