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New Dairy Princess crowned

Makayla Toste of Newman was selected as the 2017 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 280 dairy industry members and their families and friends on Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

June 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Weather service issues Excessive Heat Warning; Flex Alert called

The triple-digit temperatures seen throughout California this week have put the state's power grid at risk, prompting the California Independent System Operator to call for a Flex Alert in an effort to avoid outages. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, as temperatures are expected to hit 108 degrees in Turlock and up to 112 degrees in other parts of the Valley.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Grant will help TGM open doors

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expecting its year-round shelter to be open and operating by the time the temperature drops for winter, thanks to an affordable housing grant that will fund the remaining construction costs.

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A friend indeed: Fundraising dinner planned for Turlock transplant families

Isela Scroggins, a hairstylist at Suddenly Perfect hair salon, is buoyant, bubbly and there is no way to tell, other than her laborious rising from a high-seated chair, that just two weeks ago she received one of her best friend's kidneys.

June 20, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Swimming in canal proves deadly for area resident

A Turlock man died Monday night after being found trapped underwater in a canal in a rural area of Turlock.

June 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fruit becomes indulgent treat thanks to The Apple Chick

Name of business: The Apple Chick

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell again, posting a new low for the area not seen in recent years.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chris Essary: Forming lasting connections with youth in need

For many boys who have walked through the doors of Turlock's Excell Center, "father" can be a word that has little to no meaning – a faceless term shrouded in doubt, only to be brought to the surface once a year during an annual holiday celebrated by those who have a dad. Chris Essary has encountered thousands of young boys and men through his work at the center, bringing value to the term once again and serving as a leader, a mentor, a friend and, most importantly, a father figure.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Balswick’s continues 70-year family tradition

Balswick's Auto Service has been passed down from father to son, beginning first with Orville Balswick in 1945. Today, however, Orville's grandson Brett Balswick owns and operates the shop's Golden State Boulevard location with the help of his three daughters, Candice, Catherine and Cassie Balswick, changing the tune of the family's history while having a ton of fun along the way.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Like father, like sons

Machado and Sons, Inc., a construction company established in Turlock, formulated from the will and drive of patriarch Manuel Machado, and run in conjunction with his sons Jason, Michael and Matthew, is the epitome of an American success story.

June 16, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses.

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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