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Annual Turkey Trot to take place over weekend

For the 42nd year, Turlock residents will speed their way to the finish line in hopes of winning Thanksgiving dinner as contestants in the annual City of Turlock Fun Run Turkey Trot.

November 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


County officials get closer look at implications of State Water Board proposal

Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin county officials delved into the pages of a controversial proposal to cut water use - a proposition they oftentimes referred to as a threat to the region's "lifeblood" - during a public meeting Friday with State Water Resources Control Board representatives in Modesto.

November 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate sees rise in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in the month of October, with manufacturing jobs taking the deepest hit, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

November 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Downtown thriving with new development

As the holidays quickly approach, Downtown Turlock is preparing for the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season at a time when the heart of the city is thriving. Small businesses along the brick-paved sidewalk of Main Street have flourished, and annual holiday events keep shoppers and sight-seers coming back for more. While the friendly, small town atmosphere of Downtown Turlock remains constant, the area's inner workings and outer appearance are shifting.

November 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Man hit, killed by train in downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man struck by a train Friday morning near downtown Turlock.

November 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Travelers to Latin America urged to take precautions to prevent Zika

Individuals planning on holiday travel to Latin America, and especially Mexico are being advise to protect against mosquito bites as those areas are experiencing higher incidents of the Zika virus.

November 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New bubble tea shop comes to Turlock

Type of business: Asian café

November 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Foster Farms offers free range, certified organic turkeys for Thanksgiving

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, Foster Farms is hoping to bring something different to the table this year with their USDA certified organic whole turkeys, which are available at Costco locations throughout California.

November 17, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Annual Paint it Forward event accepting nominations

For the seventh year, Lancaster Painting is hoping to change someone's life with a fresh coat of paint. The painting company's annual Paint it Forward event is approaching quickly, and nominations for the charitable occasion are needed.

November 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock to celebrate start of holiday season with Festival of Lights

The community of Turlock will gather once again to start the holiday season off with the 18th Annual Festival of Lights.

November 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Vietnam veterans thanked in special ceremony

Veterans Day may have come and passed, but local organizations are continuing to honor those who served.

November 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Plans for city’s first urban garden in the works

The urban garden has been popping up in cities nationwide, and soon, community members can test out their green thumbs as the farming trend may be coming to Turlock.

November 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Jessica’s House marks national grief day with open house

Jessica's House will be hosting an open house for the community on Thursday in recognition of National Children's Grief Awareness Day.

November 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Free health fair coming to Turlock

Turlock seniors will have the opportunity to lower their prescription drug costs as well as receive free health screenings this weekend thanks to a Medicare Health Fair provided by the University of the Pacific.

November 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Salvation Army rings in holiday season with annual luncheon

The generosity of Turlock's community members was in full force once again Tuesday at the Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff luncheon, with the city's residents stuffing dollars by the thousands into the organization's iconic red kettles to kick start their holiday fundraising campaign.

November 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Monte Vista Crossings: Over 16 years of development brings top shopping center to Turlock

Since its development began at the start of the new millennium, Turlockers have known Monte Vista Crossings as the city's shopping epicenter. From pet ...

November 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Man struck by train identified

The man struck and killed by a train Nov. 18 has been identified as a Turlock resident.

November 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


EMC honored for philanthropy

Emanuel Medical Center has received a 2016 National Philanthropy Day award from the Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for its charitable contributions ...

November 25, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Fire damages Turlock residence

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that severely damaged a residence Monday evening.

November 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Small Business Saturday promotes inner-city growth

Big box department stores reap the benefits of Black Friday annually, but Turlock residents hit the aisles and racks of local stores just as eagerly ...

November 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Make-A-Wish grants Turlock teen’s wish to see the Fighting Irish

Andrew "AJ" Perez has wanted to attend a Notre Dame football game since he was six years old. This previous weekend, that long-awaited dream became ...

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kitchen fire re-ignites in attic of Turlock home

A kitchen fire that residents believed had been put out re-ignited Friday night, causing damage to the attic of the Turlock home, the Turlock Fire ...

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Golf cart sparks fire at Turlock home

A vehicle fire of a golf cart sparked a fire that damaged a fence and one Turlock residence, but quick actions kept it from spreading ...

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cost of thanksgiving feast sees slight decrease

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 31st annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost ...

November 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CanTree helps provide for families in need

The holidays are a season full of giving, and since 1982 the Turlock Christmas CanTree Project has contributed to the city's efforts of making ...

November 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dubyak Family Chiropractic crowns pie contest winner

Jeanna Pritt's granddaughter, Madison Slifert, doesn't bake often, but that didn't stop her from entering the Dubyak Family Chiropractic annual pumpkin pie ...

November 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission, La Mo offering Thanksgiving lunch for those in need

The Thanksgiving feast that the Turlock Gospel Mission holds each year for those Turlock residents in need will get a twist this year thanks to ...

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dry winter forecast for TID service area

While the month of October helped this year's water year get off to a good start with above-average precipitation in the Tuolumne River Watershed ...

November 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Community pays respect to fallen deputy

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace, 53, was laid to rest Tuesday in a service that drew thousands of mourners from near and far ...

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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