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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


Celebrate Easter, Gold Rush history and springtime at local state parks

Area state parks have a variety of activities planned that are sure to delight families looking for holiday weekend fun.

March 25, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


ASSYRIAN NEW YEAR

Dennis Earl elementary students and previous students along with community liaison Caty Nariman participate in a parade to celebrate the 6,766 Assyrian New Year. Students paraded around the school as classrooms sat outside and learned about the Assyrian culture. The parade was put together by students to recite the Assyrian alphabet as they carried banners with the alphabet on them while others carried banners. "I think we are fortunate to live in a multicultural environment and have the opportunities to learn about a unique and diverse culture, tradition, and language. We love our community and are blessed to live ...

March 24, 2016 | | Local


Turlock Chaplaincy to hold seventh annual Fun Run

The Turlock Chaplaincy will hold their seventh annual Fun Run at 9 a.m. April 9. The run, which is sponsored by Off Center Thrift and Gift, will begin and end at Denair Park on E. Main Street in Turlock.

March 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


TCFM seeks new venue for farmers market

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market will not be operating a downtown market this year, however, the nonprofit organization may still be able to offer its loyal patrons a farmers market at a different location in 2016.

March 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air ...

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services ...

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House ...

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California agriculture leads nation in specialty crop funding

California received $19.2 million out of approximately $60.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block grants awarded nationwide.

October 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Johnathan T. Mercer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2017 | | Local


Sweet treats for a great cause

Olde Tyme Pastries has joined the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434's campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Out of pain springs forth kindness

On three occasions the Shimrado family has known the bliss of welcoming new lives into this world. Twice they have known the deep sorrow of ...

October 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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