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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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Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Dec. 20, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair hiring ...

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Middle Eastern cuisine a family affair at Nami-No

Name of business: Nami-No

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire at vacant home

The cause of a fire in a Turlock vacant home remains under investigation.

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Record 129 million dead trees in California

The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number ...

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Coats 4 Kids

Westside Ministries is once again aiming to keep Turlock children warm and dry this winter season through the Coats 4 Kids program.

December 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Giving tree honors memories of lost loved ones

Debbie Murdock couldn't stand seeing children go without toys during the holidays. Every year, no matter how tough times were, she would make sure ...

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stocking stuffer central pops up on Main Street

Finding the right toys to stuff a stocking is hard enough, and the task becomes even more complicated when shoppers are seeking chimney-worthy gifts at ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

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

December 08, 2017 | | Local


LIONS GIVE BACK

Turlock Lions Club members Conrad Renteria and Manuel Drumonde perused the toy aisles at Walmart Friday morning, searching for the perfect toys to purchase for ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


County resident sickened by mosquito transmitted virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has confirmed that the county has seen its first case of the St. Louis encephalitis virus with the diagnosis ...

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock teen finalist in national anthem singing contest

Makenna Boutelle is no stranger to the stage. The Turlock High School senior is already a past winner of her school's own singing competition ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Youth program finds distracted driving an issue in Turlock

Drivers distracted by phones, passengers, pets, food and much more run rampant on roads across the country every day, and recently, a group of teens ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


HVAC fire reported at Turlock Walmart

A fire inside a heating and air conditioning vent was discovered Thursday morning at the Turlock Walmart and prompted an evacuation of the store.

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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