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'The Force Awakens' in Turlock

The newest generation of "Stars Wars" fans gathered at the Turlock Public Library on Tuesday for a special themed arts and crafts day in expectation of the release of "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens" on Friday.

December 15, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Turlock teen hoping to hit the right notes for national anthem contest

Although Turlock High School sophomore Felisha Dias has already stolen the spotlights of smaller stages and athletic arenas throughout the region with her stellar rendition of the national anthem, she now has her sights set on a much bigger venue: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

December 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City employees gift 200 children with Walmart shopping trip

For the last 20 years, City of Turlock employees have been funding and participating in what they call the Turlock Community Charities Shopping Tour.

December 11, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


In Service

U.S. Army Pvt. Miguel A. Loreto has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

December 11, 2015 | | Local


Golf Road resident spreads joy with light display

Every year at this time, the town of Turlock is little bit brighter as many residents go all out with holiday light displays. Turlock is home to many stand-out homes, but one in particular is a must-see this season.

December 11, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Travelers advised to take precautions against mosquito bites

With an uptick in mosquito-borne illnesses occurring in different parts of the world, the California Department of Public Health is urging travelers to be cautious as they venture out over the holiday season and beyond.

December 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City adopts process to address duplicate farmers’ market requests

There will definitely be a farmers' market in downtown Turlock come next season, however, the organization running it is still up in the air as City Council voted on Tuesday to implement a Request for Proposal process to see whether or not Turlock Certified Farmers' Market would carry on with its seventh season or if newcomer Golden State Farmers' Market Association would bring its farmers' market vision to life in downtown Turlock.

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Inaugural Chanukah ceremony in Turlock adds light, peace to holiday season

A small, but mighty gathering of Jewish community members brought both figurative and literal light to Stanislaus State and greater Turlock on Wednesday evening as they lit the candles of a five-foot menorah during the town's first-ever public Chanukah ceremony

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New thrift shop keeps funds local

Name of Business: Charity Thrift Store

December 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Theta Omega brightens Christmas for kids

Each year Theta Omega, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and a nonprofit women's group, raises money to help the Turlock community around Christmas time.

December 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


TWISTED HOLIDAY TRADITION

Backstage Academy of Dance has put their own twist on holiday classic "The Nutcracker Ballet."

December 08, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


ROLLOVER RESCUE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a vehicle rollover accident on Highway 99 Saturday night with one person trapped in the vehicle.

December 08, 2015 | | Local


Tour helps Afghan officials envision better water management

Despite the fact that they live on the other side of the world, a number of Afghanistan government officials took time during their tour of the Don Pedro Recreation Agency Visitor Center on Tuesday to remark that the California climate reminded them much of home.

December 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Air district rolls out new programs for schools

Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, the Central Valley acts as a pool for pollutants produced by the region's roughly 3.5 million residents-this results in some of the worst air quality in the United States.

December 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Mayors compete in Kettle Challenge

Sometimes a little competition can spur the giving spirit, at least when it comes to the Stanislaus County Mayors' Bell Ringing contest in support of The Salvation Army.

December 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Valentine’s crafts and more during February events at local libraries

As the start of the New Year has come and gone, events at the local Stanislaus County Libraries are seeking to keep the excitement fresh ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


New business driven by community

Name of Business: Price Ford

January 28, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


City, Merced College partner to enrich customer service skills

The City of Turlock is looking to better serve customers internally and externally following Turlock City Council's recent decision to partner with Merced College ...

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Zika virus prompts travel concerns

The centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert to Americans considering travel to regions south of the border as more infections ...

January 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local school districts hope to offset teacher deficiency

After years of disseminating pink slips to teachers, California is now scrambling to hire more teachers in the face of an emerging teacher shortage.

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City considers W. Main renovation

The drive from Highway 99 into town on W. Main Street may soon be safer and less bumpy, however, some of Turlock's oldest Sycamore ...

January 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikhs hold awareness day event in Ceres

Just days after a fight broke out at the Turlock Sikh Temple, the annual Sikh American Awareness Event was held at the Ceres Community Center ...

January 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Assyrian American Civic Club welcomes new executive board

The Assyrian American Civic Club held its installation dinner to start the 2016 term Friday night at with roughly 500 people in attendance.

January 26, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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