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Third time's a charm for Monte Vista railroad crossing

Despite Thursday's wet weather, the third - and, hopefully, final - construction project on the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing is slated to be completed today, opening up one of Turlock's busiest thoroghfares.

December 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'Nutcracker' an annual tradition in Turlock

For over 30 years, local dance company Backstage Academy of Dance has brought the classic Christmas tale of "The Nutcracker" to life, with dancers of all ages performing what has become a holiday tradition in Turlock.

December 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock teen selected to sing national anthem at Foster Farms Bowl

Turlock High School student Felisha Dias has never taken a singing lesson, but that didn't stop her from winning the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest. Thanks to her victory, the 16-year-old has been awarded the opportunity to sing the national anthem in front of 70,000 frenzied football fans before the upcoming bowl game at Levi's Stadium.

December 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer

Prodigal Sons and Daughters, the faith-based addiction recovery ministry located in Turlock, has launched an end of the year campaign in an effort to raise both awareness and support for the free services they provide. The campaign, "One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer," hopes to raise enough revenue to keep the organization's doors open for another year.

December 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock resident new development director of giving at Gallo

A Turlock native and Stanislaus State alumna has been promoted to lead a segment of the Gallo Center for the Arts' giving program.

December 09, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


James Bowles: Redefining excellence at Stan State's School of Nursing

California State University, Stanislaus has one of the top 10 Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in the United States. There are three reasons. First, the Director, Dr. Debra Tavernier, is an incredible leader due to her brilliance, passion and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Second, the faculty at the nursing school is second to none. Their practical experience, passion and commitment to excellence in education are unmatched. Each brings experience and expertise into the class room to ensure that students graduate prepared to start immediately as well trained Registered Nurses. The third and final reason the CSUS Nursing program ...

December 09, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Local churches, businesses provide warm clothing to those in need

With the arrival of the holiday season also comes the arrival of colder weather. To help those less fortunate who have no choice but to endure the chill without basic necessities such as shoes, socks and coats, local churches and businesses are getting into the spirit of giving and doing their part to make sure that no one in the community has to go without.

December 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock a welcoming home for refugees

In war-torn Syria, 50 families are forced to flee their homes every hour of every day. Nearly 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of a civil war in 2011, and as families struggle to survive in their country's harsh conditions, many have made their way to the United States, and specifically, Turlock.

December 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Animal Shelter encouraging pet adoption with discounted fees

'There's no place like home for the holidays' - or so the 1954 Perry Como song says - and the Turlock Animal Shelter has the goal of finding a forever home for every dog and cat they have before Christmas. To help encourage potential pet owners to find their new companion this month, all adoption fees are 50 percent off.

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stunning displays a holiday tradition for Turlock residents

Holiday cheer comes in many forms, but for two Turlock residents, the best way they know how to display it is through brilliant exhibits painstakingly put together over the course of months - all for the love of Christmas.

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Union Pacific to fix bumpy Monte Vista railroad crossing

There's good news and bad news regarding the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing. The bad news is drivers will once again have to find alternate routes to reach Monte Vista Crossings, Highway 99 and other destinations west of Golden State Boulevard as Monte Vista Avenue will be closed Monday through Thursday next week for additional repairs over the railroad tracks.

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health officials issue warning over eating wild mushrooms

With seasonal rains promoting the growth of wild mushrooms, California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is reminding people that collecting and eating hazardous wild mushrooms can lead to serious illness and even death.

December 08, 2016 | | Local


Holiday shopping events spark Christmas spirit

Following the success of Small Business Saturday, stores around town are giving shoppers even more incentive to shop local this Christmas with several holiday shopping events that not only support local organizations, but also provide a simple and nearby solution for purchasing gifts.

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Salon Two Zero Nine approaches one year anniversary

Type of business: Salon

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Toys wanted for Post Office’s annual gift drive

The Turlock Post Office is no stranger to organizing charitable drives for community members in need, and once again employees are collecting toys for the 18th annual Gifts for Kids program.

December 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Registry seeks high-speed rail vendors

In an effort to boost economic development throughout the state, the California High-Speed Rail Authority recently launched ConnectHSR, a free, online vendor registry that will ...

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual prayer breakfast to feature World Series champion

This year's annual Turlock Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be a morning of "giant" proportions, as the city will welcome former San Francisco Giants ...

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock resident rescued from smoky home

Firefighters pulled a 68-year-old man out of as his Turlock residence Sunday afternoon as his home filled with smoke from a stove fire.

February 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Miracle League accepting signups for spring season

Disabled children and teens will soon get their chance to do what was previously thought impossible: play a game of baseball. This feat, which would ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock animal hospital mourns loss of beloved cockatoo

It is not often that a bird leaves an impression quite as significant as Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital's beloved 24-year-old cockatoo and unofficial ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Couples tie the knot at Valentine’s Day wedding extravaganza

If you were to ask Modesto resident Vanessa Martinez what Valentine's Day meant to her prior to Tuesday, she likely would have said that ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock IRC office helps family separated by travel ban

Just three weeks ago, Nael Abdulqader was unsure if he would ever see his family again. He was permitted into the United States as a ...

February 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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