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Know Your Neighbor: Candace Gonsalves

Candace Gonsalves and her husband, Matt, started Rustic Metal Designs back in 2010, because they wanted to create unique custom metal pieces for family and friends and it grew into a full-time family business. Gonsalves is also part owner of Farm House in downtown Turlock. She and Matt were married on Cinco de Mayo five years ago and they have two beautiful kids, Mattie (4) and Gavin (2).

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former prison-themed restaurant now serves cosmic menu

Name of business: Cosmos Burgers

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fulkerth, N. Golden State intersection to close

One of Turlock's main intersections will soon be closed for much-needed safety improvements. The intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West Hawkeye Avenue will be closed starting July 31 until mid-September.

July 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Olde Tyme Pastries in running to be country’s sweetest bakery

Olde Tyme Pastries is on a quest to become the country's sweetest bakery, and the longtime Turlock business is asking for the community's help.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Families continue fair tradition on opening night

For Arlen and Susan Peters, attending the Stanislaus County Fair is a tradition that goes back over 30 years to when they took their daughter, Ashley Etchebarne, to take pictures on the ponies as a young girl. This year, the family continued that tradition on opening night of the fair, but it was their grandchildren that got to pose atop the miniature horses this time.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


State wildfires impacting local air quality

Smoke from several wildfires burning in California is having an impact on the Valley's air quality, prompting air officials to issue a health warning for the area.

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Actor says local cooperation key to bringing film production to Turlock, Ceres

Corbin Bernsen says he will be back.

July 14, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Tia Fina’s Salsa, Big Tree Organic Farms ready for Fresno Food Expo

Two local food companies are looking to showcase their best products at the upcoming Fresno Food Expo, but the experience is sure to be different for the pair. One has never attended a food trade show and began bottling their product just a year and a half ago, while the other is a seasoned trade show attendee that has been in the game for nearly 20 years.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blue Diamond Growers helps Turlock girl’s wish come true

On Wednesday afternoon, five-year-old Aileen Aguilar was dropped off at her Turlock home dressed head to toe as Elsa from the Disney movie "Frozen." Little did she know, a playground fit for a princess would be waiting for her thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Neighborhoods, law enforcement prepare for National Night Out

On Aug. 1, Turlock residents will be asked to leave the comfort of their homes and do something that seems almost archaic in this digital age: get to know their neighbors.

July 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Navy mom organizes care package drive

Linda Juliot has always enjoyed sending care packages to her daughter while she serves in the Navy, taking the time to pick out treats and necessities that will remind her of home. But, when the Turlock resident realized that not all of the sailors on her daughter's ship are lucky enough to receive packages in the mail, she took it upon herself to organize care packages for those deployed on the USS Nimitz.

July 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mariah’s Fair Treats ending sweet run

Mariah Vitoria is 24 years old, and she is about to retire.

July 11, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


All in the family: Abe Rojas and co. make fair time volunteering a tradition

When Abe Rojas was a kid, he and his friends had free entry into the fair; they would lay a plank over the canal behind the grounds, trot across and scale the fence.

July 11, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Fire will get real-life experience at new drill grounds

It may look like a grouping of cargo containers, but for Turlock firefighters it's an apartment complex next to the university, or a hotel near the freeway, or a house on Main Street or a suite of offices on Geer Road. Whatever it might be at the moment, the new training facilities at the fire department's drill grounds will be used to enhance the skills of Turlock's firefighters like never before.

July 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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Assyrian Festival returns to Turlock

The Turlock community is gearing up to host the 3rd annual Assyrian Festival with authentic foods, historical exhibits, live entertainment and a kids zone.

July 28, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID making progress on site expansion

After purchasing the former Turlock Police Department facility in 2015, construction on the property which will bring new, conveniently-located Water Distribution and Power Operation buildings ...

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Angelic shaved ice served up at Heaven Snow’s new location

Name of business: Heaven Snow

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fun bookmarks and solar events highlight August library events

As kids get ready to return to school, local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will hold bookmark and book folding crafts, along with a ...

July 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local advocates push for State of Jefferson

A group of California residents are fed up with unfair representation within the state's government, which they say has led to excessive regulations and ...

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Bowling alley construction in full swing

In as little as six months, residents of Turlock will once again be lacing up their bowling shoes as construction on the highly-anticipated Ten Pin ...

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock home goes up in flames

A roaring storm of flames ripped through an old Turlock home Tuesday afternoon, leaving it a charred ruin.

July 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shooting leaves one dead in Turlock

A report of a shooting near a motel in southeast Turlock turned into a homicide investigation for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

July 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Structure charred in industrial area of Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department is looking into what ignited a fire inside a commercial structure in an industrial area of town.

July 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The bird, the bunny and the wardrobe

A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., the contestants are lined up on fold-out tables topped with a soft fabric. They are all dressed ...

July 21, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Student housing fills as semester approaches

Move-in day at The Vista, Turlock's newest student housing option, is still a month away, but the apartment complex is nearly at full capacity ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


The Vista investigates non-student leases

New Turlock student housing complex The Vista is coming under scrutiny for allegedly leasing rooms to individuals who are neither college students or faculty, which ...

July 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jessica Irish

Jessica Irish is the communications and brand manager for the Center for Human Services. She also has her own business, Jessica Chang Consulting, helping professionals ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock firefighters join effort to stop blaze in Mariposa County

As fires continue to rage across various regions of California, the state's mutual aid system has been sending firefighting teams out from agencies all ...

July 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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