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Prom dress secondhand sale to offer affordable gowns

Prom season is just around the corner, but the glitz and glamour of high school dances often come with a hefty price. Downtown Turlock boutique OneSixteen Bijou is helping to alleviate some of that financial strain through its 209 Prom Dress Sale – an opportunity for high school girls to trade, sell and buy secondhand prom dresses.

March 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock park to be featured in inspirational documentary

A local filmmaker is hoping his documentary on the construction of the Children's Play Park at Donnelly Park will motivate those in the community to go out and make a difference - no matter how old or young they may be.

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Casting call looking for Turlock performers

Any local residents hoping for that one big break to launch them into stardom might find their opportunity at a casting call coming to town.

March 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Regional summit aims to strengthen agritourism connections

As the first-of-its-kind throughout the region, an upcoming summit in Modesto hopes to bring together Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced county residents who are involved in agritourism.

March 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Yoga studio hopes to heal, honor first responders

Warrior Yoga owner Lorie Wilson knows just how taxing a first responder's job can be, having helped numerous who have walked through the doors of her yoga studio in Turlock find ways to destress and stay healthy, both physically and mentally. Wilson hopes to help other first responders in the area discover the benefits of yoga and give back to some of the community's bravest by inviting them and their families to a free Saturday practice at the studio's First Responders Appreciation event.

March 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Spring forward

This Sunday, people across the country will set their clocks forward an hour, marking the start to Daylight Saving Time. But it hasn't always happened on the second Sunday in March. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which was implemented in 2007, added four weeks to Daylight Saving Time by changing it to start on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November.

March 10, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Rainbow Fabrics to leave downtown

Longtime downtown business Rainbow Fabrics is packing up shop and moving to a new location just down the road in search of a change of scenery, more customers and, hopefully, better parking.

March 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock celebrates 10 years of going green

While they may not sling spider webs or leap tall buildings in a single bound, the City of Turlock's Team Green Kids Club super heroes Water Woman and Recycle Man still play an important role in the community. The two mascots recently paid a visit to the Turlock City Council to help promote the 10th anniversary of Turlock's Go Green Week, which will be celebrated March 13 to 18.

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emergency food and shelter grant program seeking applicants

Local organizations who help feed and shelter the hundreds of homeless and in-need residents of Stanislaus County may be able to receive federal funding through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Free Will Baptist celebrates 75 years

The Turlock Free Will Baptist Church is the oldest of its kind in the state, and is preparing to celebrate 75 years of rich history and outreach within the city.

March 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


New eateries coming to Turlock

Lovers of pizza and Mexican food alike will be pleased to hear two distinguished providers of the cuisines are set to make Turlock their newest home.

March 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Cosmic Bath and Beauty creates home for all-natural products

Type of business: Bath and beauty product company

March 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue conserving despite record rainfall

Even after what he called "abundant rainfall, record snowpack, swollen rivers and maxed out reservoirs," City of Turlock Director of Municipal Services Michael Cooke said that water conservation efforts remain as vital as ever since it might be years until the city begins to see positive impacts to the aquifer.

March 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Meeting looks for visions of Turlock Library

Turlock residents interested in helping shape the future of the Turlock Library will have the opportunity to share their input at a visioning meeting with county officials and Friends of the Turlock Library on March 25.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock resident to ‘Race Across the West’

In what is known to cyclers as the Super Bowl of races, Turlock resident Karin Weller plans to bike 930 miles in the Race Across the West – an astonishing feat that will contribute to an even greater cause.

March 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Veterans Commission meeting

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This month's meeting will occur on ...

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bring the family to share sweets, treats in Oakdale

Truffles to chocolate dipped apples, toffee to chocolate covered almonds, the namesake of the Oakdale Chocolate Festival is prominently on display along Chocolate Avenue.

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Three years and thousands of miles later, missing dog is found in Turlock

If dogs could sing, 13-year-old Trixie very well might belt out "My Old Kentucky Home."

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Funeral services set for fallen deputy, CSO

The funeral services for the two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees killed in a fiery collision will be open to the community.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel toasts cancer survivors with ice cream

Cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates are all invited to join Emanuel Cancer Center and Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day ...

May 18, 2017 | | Local


Make beer at home with the help of Renegade Brewing Supplies

Type of business: Homebrew shop

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Free child car seat safety check in Turlock

The Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free car seat safety inspection event from 9 a.m. to 12 p ...

May 18, 2017 | | Local


Area fires create hazy skyline

Two grassfires west of Turlock sent thick plumes of smoke into the sky Wednesday afternoon.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair cyclist killed in crash

A Denair man out for a bicycle ride Wednesday morning was struck by a vehicle and killed along the outskirts of Turlock, the California Highway ...

May 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man burned in home fire

A Turlock man was injured when trying to escape a house fire Sunday evening.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Deserie Garibay Villagrana graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Relay for Life

The combined Turlock-Hilmar Relay for Life event held Saturday at the Dutcher Middle School track drew over 400 participants and raised approximately $114,450 for ...

May 16, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Explosion injures one in Turlock

A man received second and third-degree burns from an explosion at a Turlock duplex Saturday night, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

May 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sheriff’s deputy, community service officer killed in collision

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department announced earlier today that a sheriff's deputy and a community service officer were killed in a collision while ...

May 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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