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Activities abound at local libraries in July

As temperatures in the Valley reach triple digits this month, the local public libraries are a perfect place to cool down and have fun. The Turlock, Denair and Keyes Libraries are offering a number of free programs this July, ranging from activities for small children to adventurous discussions for adults.

July 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Births June 23-June 29

• Jennifer Souza of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound 15-ounce boy born June 23 at Emanuel Medical Center.

July 01, 2016 | | Local


Assemblymember Olsen honors veteran

Wednesday, at the ninth annual Veteran of the Year Recognition Luncheon, Michael Sneed was honored as the 12th Assembly District 2016 Veteran of the Year by Assemblymember Kristen Olsen.

July 01, 2016 | | Local


TID seeks use of city storm basin

The Turlock City Council approved a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday between the Turlock Irrigation District and the City of Turlock to allow TID use of the Dianne Drive storm drain basin during the 2016 irrigation season.

July 01, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock dines at dusk

A crowd of hungry Turlock community members braved the heat and took over Main Street Thursday evening at the first annual Dinner at Dusk farm to table event, enjoying an evening full of drinks, entertainment and a delicious meal made from locally-grown crops.

June 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


First Lady Permanente helps Turlock save lives

Type of business: Safety training center

June 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Acclaimed poet to speak in Turlock

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will be giving a special poetry reading and lecture at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock in September.

June 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple to usher in patriotic celebration

Lawrence and Vera Cahill have travelled all around the globe, from Japan to Germany and almost everywhere in between. This Independence Day, however, the couple will take a trip close to home, travelling down Main Street in Turlock as co-Grand Marshals in the Fourth of July Downtown Parade.

June 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Locals rally for gun sales background checks

Local supporters of the Brady Campaign protested outside Congressman Jeff Denham's office in Modesto on Monday. The Brady Campaign's goal is to create a safer America by, in part, imposing stricter background checks for gun sales that supporters say will lead to a dramatic reduction in gun related deaths and injuries. The organization was started by Sarah and Jim Brady. Jim served as Press Secretary for Ronald Reagan during which he was shot in the head, leaving him paralyzed for life, during an assassination attempt on President Reagan on March 30, 1981.

June 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


How hot is it?

It's so hot that Turlock is expected to break its record high temperature of 103 degrees on Wednesday, set in 1999, by three degrees. Temperatures are also expected to stay above the century mark on Thursday before dropping to 97 degrees on Friday.

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes boy drowns during Modesto Reservoir outing

The community is rallying around a Keyes family whose 11-year-old son drowned during a Modesto Reservoir camp outing with $9,820 raised for his burial through GoFundMe as of Tuesday after­noon.

June 28, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Local retailer set to train with DIY guru

Considered by many to be the leading authority on color, decorative paint and DIY makeovers, Annie Sloan is the woman who started the painted furniture revolution. This summer, Old French Trading Company owner Lauren Camarata will be travelling to England to train one-on-one with the painting expert, learning new and unique techniques from Sloan's very own book of tricks.

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Survey shows California among worst states for small business

When it comes to small business friendliness, California is among the worst states in the country according to a recent survey by Thumbtack, which gave the Golden State a grade of F. In the fifth annual survey, more than 12,000 U.S. small businesses participated in the study, collectively grading each state on the government policies that affect their businesses.

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


South Turlock fire destroys outbuildings, vehicles

A large vegetation fire at a property between Hilmar and Turlock drew out multiple fire agencies Thursday night as crews tried to stop the flames from devouring numerous outbuildings, vehicles and even a home across the street.

June 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Distracted driver injures Turlock family in chain reaction crash

A Turlock family is starting on a long road of recovery after their minivan was hit from behind by a distracted driver, according to the California Highway Patrol.

June 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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New skate park 'finally' open

Nearly a year after it was announced that the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park would relocate from Starr Avenue to Donelly Park, the revamped skaters ...

August 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Paint and sip at Rembrandt and Rosé

Type of business: Paint and sip studio

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires continue to pollute Valley air

Area residents will continue to contend with poor air quality conditions as the numerous wildfires burning in the state are causing pollutants to hover over ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Turlock Olive Garden general manager earns award

The Turlock general manager of the Olive Garden in town has earned recognition from the corporation for the eatery's guest services and community involvement.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Poll workers needed for Election Day

As the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election nears, the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office is hoping a few citizens will step up and help ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Foster Farms names new CEO

Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Flanagan as the poultry company's newest president and chief executive officer. Flanagan will ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Eggs, Issues and Economics breakfast talks Turlock success, entrepreneurship

"I think we can all agree that this is an exciting time to live and work in our community."

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Road work ahead

Motorists should be prepared to detour around a number of roads around town as maintenance work is planned in the upcoming weeks.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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