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Columbia State Park seeks docents

Columbia State Historic Park is recruiting for costumed interpreters to help teach history to its visitors through reenactments, staffing exhibits and assisting with special events. A costume loan may be available to those interested.

January 05, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


REALTORS GIVE BACK

Michael Drummond of Turlock Together (center left) accepts a donation of $15,666 from CanTree Chairperson Joanne Perez (center right) and CanTree committee members Lisa Cedillo (left) and Lloyd Blackman, courtesy of the Turlock Realtor Network's annual CanTree breakfast. For 35 years the event has reinforced the giving spirit associated with the holiday season, contributing to the city's efforts of making a difference for those in need through its annual breakfast fundraiser. The breakfast was held Dec. 6 and, thanks to some help from Off Center Thrift & Gift, raised a total of $21,000 for Turlock Together, Jessica ...

January 05, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Replacement heifer application deadlines approaching

Each year hundreds of youth proudly display their hard work and livestock knowledge at the Stanislaus County Fair - and one of the most exciting livestock events is the Replacement Heifer Sale. While fair season is still six months away, entry deadlines are fast approaching for Replacement Heifer applications for the 2018 Stanislaus County Fair.

January 05, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


209 leads in growth

The Northern San Joaquin Valley - San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties - was the fastest growing region in California from July 2016 through June 2017.

January 05, 2018 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Dan Cota

Hughson resident Dan Cota is a third-generation beekeeper, who was taught the tricks of the trade by his father and grandfather. While he often keeps a bit of his workers' honey for himself and family friends, the busy group of 300 hives – between 30,000 and 50,000 bees – remains active during the pollinating season by buzzing between the thousands of almond blossoms throughout the area.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Little snow found in first Sierra Nevada survey of 2018

The first manual snow survey of the 2018 revealed very little snowpack in the Sierra Nevada - not surprising as the state has seen very little precipitation this winter season.

January 05, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New developments coming to Countryside Drive

Turlock's Highway 99 retail corridor is no stranger to construction, from the recent addition of craft and décor megastore Hobby Lobby to the current development of the highly-anticipated Ten Pin Fun Center, and now, the shopping strip's south side will soon provide the community with more fast food options, retail choices and new homes to choose from thanks to a flurry of new expansion.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man dies in Knight Ferry collision

A fatal collision near Knights Ferry on Wednesday claimed the life a Turlock man and injured another.

January 05, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘Mane’ attraction opens downtown

Name of business: The Mane Lounge

January 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Winter break fun

Kids in Turlock took advantage of the mild winter weather this week, fully enjoying their Christmas vacations by visiting some of Turlock's most exciting spots.

January 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


NEW YEAR’S BABY

Turlock's first baby of 2018 was born 2:37 p.m. Monday to proud parents Elisa Aguilar and Cesar Jimenez. The bouncing baby boy, named Alonso, weighed in at 7-pounds-9-ounces and was 20.7 inches long at birth. He is the couple's fifth child. Jimenez said they were "excited" to have the first baby of the new year.

January 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Craft-a-Palooza, book club meetings highlight January library events

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities to keep young minds warmed up this January.

December 29, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


County records first flu death of the season

A woman in her 60s is Stanislaus County's first person under the age of 65 years to die from an influenza-associated illness, according to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency.

December 29, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock’s top stories of 2017

Water: Rising rivers, rates and penalties

December 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Inaugural restaurant week will bring dining deals

Whip out your forks, unfold your napkins and put your eating pants on because Turlock's first-ever, week-long dining extravaganza is coming to town.

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Water leak turns to major flood at Turlock apartment complex

A water leak inside an interior stairwell at a Turlock apartment complex caused a major flood and prompted the evacuation of multiple residents.

January 15, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Garrett A. Straughen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 12, 2018 | | Local


Homeless mission goal realized

The community had the opportunity to stroll through the doors of the Turlock Gospel Mission's shelter on Thursday night and see the completed project ...

January 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest

Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest is the owner of Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy in downtown Turlock. She's married and has a 14-year-old stepson and 2-year-old toddler. Gabrielle ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Elegant Bull celebrates 30th anniversary

Name of business: Elegant Bull

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock pair shares plant-based diet success

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flu season taking deadly toll in California

The current influenza season is proving to be more virulent and deadlier than in previous years and has health officials concerned about the rate of ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community bids farewell to fallen soldier

A mother wearing her son's final Mother's Day present to her. A young widow recalling her husband's penchant for hot Cheetos and ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar man escapes fiery crash with minor injuries

A Hilmar man was able to scramble out of his overturned and crumpled dump truck before it went up in flames, escaping the fiery scene ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wet weather postpones early irrigation season

An unexpected influx of wet weather this week has put a stop to Turlock Irrigation District's pre-planned early irrigation period.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man dies in multi-vehicle collision on I-5

A chain-reaction collision on a rain-slick freeway claimed the life of a Turlock man and injured several others Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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