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Know Your Neighbor: Adrenna Alkhas

Adrenna Alkhas is one of Turlock's busiest women. The mother of three balances her job as Stanislaus County Fair Marketing and Communications Director with the responsibility of teaching students at Modesto Junior College as an adjunct professor and also volunteers her time promoting the Assyrian Festival. As an Assyrian, she is passionate about her culture and strives to bring awareness to the community about her heritage. Alkhas' hard work over the years has paid off, having received several accolades, the most recent being "Publicist of the Year" from PR News. When she isn't hard at work, she, her ...

June 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


GOH Fitness ups the intensity one class at a time

Name of business: GOH Fitness

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus Community Foundation awards largest amount of scholarships in organization’s history

Thanks to the generous contributions of scholarship donors and a grant from College Futures Foundation, 175 local students will receive scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year totaling $229,500. That's more than double the amount of scholarship dollars distributed by Stanislaus Community Foundation in 2016.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and engagement.

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Storage fire poses threat to Turlock apartment complex

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a large blaze at an outside storage unit that was rapidly threatening to spread to the adjoining apartment.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dryer fire starts blaze in garage

A fire that started in a clothes dryer ignited a detached garage and was threatening to spread to the residence before Turlock firefighters were able to bring it under control.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Tree ignites into tower of flame from firework

A firework sparked a fire in a tall tree Wednesday night that sent embers drifting in the breeze for blocks and threatened to ignite the homes in the surrounding neighborhood.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County Fair offers family fun, entertainment

The Merced County Fair opened its gates Wednesday for the 126th year of the annual festival. The fair will continue its run through Sunday.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A Mental Health Hero: Pastor Amanda Oppenhuizen

As a society, each of us is challenged every day. Our children face challenges that much greater. The forces of evil pulling at them are relentless. And, with the legalization of recreational marijuana, over time the proponents will come to understand how this will devastate future generations of children and adults.

June 09, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Library engages toddlers, preschoolers with weekly story times

The Turlock Library offers the city's youngest residents an opportunity to actively engage in literature through weekly story times.

June 09, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID endorses plan to avoid State Water Board proposal

Stream-bed gravel restoration, predator control and the strategic placement of rocks and trees are just a few projects that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission believe can be tackled along the lower Tuolumne River to aid the area's native fish, rather than the increased flows that the State Water Resources Control Board has proposed. On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to endorse San Francisco's plan.

June 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Silk Garden to close after two decades downtown

Since The Silk Garden opened its downtown Turlock doors in the spring of 1996, owner Terry Newcomb has seen countless neighboring shops come and go throughout the years. Now, Newcomb is preparing a farewell of her own, closing down the store that has connected her to the community for over 20 years.

June 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fatal distraction: Teens entering ‘100 Deadliest Days of Summer’

Teens drivers love hitting the road instead of the books during their summer vacation. But it's important for young drivers to remember: too much summer relaxation could become a fatal distraction when they're behind the wheel.

June 08, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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I Am Yoga celebrates nine years in Turlock

Type of business: Yoga and wellness studio

July 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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