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Increased water use statewide could lead to stricter conservation standards

The State Water Resources Control Board announced Wednesday that regulators are contemplating a return to state-mandated conservation standards as early as next year after urban suppliers slipped in water savings in August.

October 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Mother, daughter promote breast cancer awareness with matching Mustangs

After losing several family members to the disease, Turlock resident Sarah Fox knows the importance of raising breast cancer awareness. She and her young daughter, Cheyenne, proudly own matching pink Ford Mustangs (one real, one toy) in an effort to jumpstart conversations about breast cancer.

October 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock Family Resource Center readies for annual Fall Festival

Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center will promote the health and well-being of the community and those who live in it Thursday with family-friendly activities and invaluable information about available resources at their third annual Fall Festival.

October 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Computer Tutor offering free opportunity to get employed

For 13 years, Computer Tutor Business and Technical Institute has offered the public a free and easy way to get employed through their government-funded work experience program. This year, the institute has a number of grants to hand out to the public once again.

October 04, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Carnegie Lecture Series: Importance of Reading Aloud

The Carnegie Arts Center will present the first of the Fall 2016 Sunday Arts Lecture Series at 2 p.m. Oct. 9. In conjunction with the new exhibition in the Carnegie's main gallery, "Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Original Illustration from the Art Kandy Collection," lectures this fall will cover many areas associated with children's books and illustration art.

October 04, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock seniors medal in CyberCyle competition

Seniors living at Covenant Village of Turlock continue to cycle and compete their way to better health. In the spirit of the U.S. Summer Olympic Games, 17 residents participated in the community's third, national competition using the CyberCycle, an interactive recumbent bike that uses virtual environments, video game features, group rides, and the spirit of healthy competition to motivate riders. The team competed against 144 other virtual CyberCycle riders at 18 retirement communities nationwide and earned medals for completing individual courses or stage race courses in the fastest times.

October 04, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Women leaders gather to talk at first annual round table breakfast

The Turlock Journal is hosting an inaugural event that will bring women from varying positions and experiences together for a conversation about what it means to be a woman in leadership.

October 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Denair collision kills one, injures another

A collision Tuesday morning between two vehicles on a rural Denair road resulted in the death of one man and hospitalized another.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Energy services firm seeks business to house stop on 'Electric Highway'

Electric vehicles have become increasingly popular not only throughout America, but specifically in California. With around 250,000 electric vehicles in the state and a projected one million by the year 2020, California-based energy services firm Ricargo, Inc. is spearheading a statewide network of speedy electric vehicle chargers known as the "Electric Highway," and has chosen Turlock as the highway's next key site.

October 04, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock firefighters ready to show their pink pride

The popular and successful fundraising effort by Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 for breast cancer research is back for another run at turning the town pink.

October 04, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID votes to oppose State Water Board proposal

Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors did not hold back their fervent disapproval Tuesday morning as they unanimously voted to oppose the State Water Resources Control Board's recent proposal to cut water use.

October 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

More pickle at Crane Park

Local pickle ball players converged at Crane Park Wednesday to help City of Turlock employees paint lines for two new pickle ball courts. Since Crane Park provides better lighting than the other courts many players go to at Columbia Park, Colin Homer said the intent of the project was to provide an area for local pickle ball players to play during the evening hours. Homer said he and other players have been working with the city for over a year to bring this project to fruition

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

A sharing of cultures

Iqbinder Randhawa danced with residents during Main West Post Acute Care's Cultural Day. What began as a way for Main West's Indian employees to share their heritage with residents has grown to encompass all of the cultures found at the convalescent home, including Mexican, Spanish, Assyrian, Portuguese and many others.

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Spooky crafts, musical story times and Star Wars all part of October library events

There will be plenty of pumpkins, ghosts and monsters at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in October, in the form of special story times, activities and craft activities. Other October highlights include visits from the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and "Python Ron" McGee to the Turlock Library.

September 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Local fright factory provides up-close experience with undead

My story begins in the Snelling woods near the banks of the Merced River. My coworkers and I were faced with a terrifying situation: a zombie apocalypse had occurred, and as part of an extraction team it was up to us to help find a cure for the outbreak and save humanity.

September 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

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Woman’s Symposium aims to connect female business professionals

Women in business will unite under one roof on Nov. 3, as the Small Business Development Center and the Stanislaus Business Alliance host the second ...

October 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

County records drop in unemployment despite job losses in farming, manufacturing

The unemployment rate continued to decline in Stanislaus County for another month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

October 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

A touching touchdown

For the past three years, 5-year-old Julian Ruelas has watched his brothers play for the Denair Lions youth football team from the sidelines. Last Saturday ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Pitman alum starts up unique greeting card business

Type of business: Greeting card pop-up shop

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Annual event celebrates bravery, hope for cancer survivors

Hundreds of cancer survivors, friends and family united under one roof Tuesday evening at the 19th annual Emanuel Cancer Center's Women's Cancer Awareness ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Denair Gaslight hopes to revive theatre tradition with 'Sleepy Hollow's Legend'

On Friday the curtain will once again rise up at the historic Denair theater, with organizers hoping it is the start of a new era ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Update on collision outside Turlock school

A student hit by a vehicle outside Turlock Junior High School Friday afternoon sustained a serious though non-life threatening injury and is said to be ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

National anthem contest seeks youth singers

Youth singers of the Central Valley looking for their chance to shine will have an opportunity to serenade a crowd of 70,000 people thanks ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock Together gearing up for holiday season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, Turlock Together is preparing for another season of providing families in need with food and toys for Christmas. Turlock Together ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Weekend storm propels rain totals past historical October average

The 2016 precipitation year is off to good start following this weekend's storm, which brought in nearly 3 inches of rain, an amount that ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock 'Dancing' stars deliver donations

The Dancing with the Turlock Stars cast and board members visited Jessica's House Friday to deliver a $50,000 check from funds raised during ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Town hall to discuss library future

The Stanislaus County library system is casting an eye toward the future and what role the 13 branches will play in the lives of the ...

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock women’s group promotes well-being, breast cancer awareness

Turlock's Summerfaire Park was colored pink Friday morning as over 60 women from Turlock Promotoras came together to promote breast cancer awareness through physical ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Longtime farmers market vendors say 'aloha'

After providing the Turlock community with fresh, organic produce for years, Ellie and Charley Fernandez of Ellie and Charley's Natural Garden are leaving their ...

October 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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