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Valley Business Forecast: Rising wages, employment rates to end in 2017

The newly released San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Report finds that Stanislaus County, and the entire Valley, had a banner year in 2016 - however, that trend is likely to end in 2017.

May 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Central Park Evening Market brought vendors and patrons alike to Downtown Turlock during its grand opening Thursday night. As local band The Nines performed in the middle of Central Park, shoppers like Darci Viss stocked up on fresh strawberries. In addition to fruits and vegetables, there were also items such as wine, preservatives and jewelry available for purchase along with food trucks for hungry patrons. The market also provided entertainment for children in the form of a bounce house and a cookie decorating station, where Turlockers Aubree Carillo and Leona DeLeon passed the time.

May 04, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TYPA ready to return to the stage

It wasn't very long ago that the future of the Turlock Youth Performing Arts was in serious jeopardy, but now, thanks to an active board and dedicated parents, volunteers, and young performers, the curtain will once again rise for the organization.

May 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PIONEER DAY

The fifth-grade students at Cunningham Elementary got to put their U.S. History lessons into action on Thursday during the school's annual Pioneer Day. Cunningham fifth-grader Giniva Diaz washes her socks during while fifth-grade teacher Reid Volk is a good sport and allows his students to try and rope him. The students learned how animals were utilized during the Pioneer era and how they were cared for.

May 04, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Powersports Supply takes care of Turlock’s recreational vehicles

Type of business: Powersport vehicle service and parts supply

May 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Red Cross looking for heroes

The American Red Cross Gold Country Region seeks heroes of Stanislaus County to be honored at a special 100 Years of Heroes recognition event. The event will take place July 12, at the Double Tree by Hilton in Modesto.

May 02, 2017 | | Local


Fruit and Veggie Fest to promote healthy options

The Stanislaus County Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program is hoping to teach area residence healthier ways to refresh and stay away from sugary drinks with the Fruit and Veggie Fest.

May 02, 2017 | | Local


Downtown farmers’ market opens Thursday

The second of the two farmers' markets Turlock residents can shop at is opening Thursday with a bevy of special offers that city officials and business owners hope will entice more people to "experience" the city.

May 02, 2017 | | Local


First West Nile Virus case reported in California

The first reported illness from the West Nile Virus has been confirmed by the California Department of Public Health as mosquito activity continues to increase locally and across the state.

May 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


FEELING THE LOVE

Over 1,000 volunteers donated their time to the community-wide service event known as Love Turlock Saturday afternoon, working together to beautify and give back to the city they call home.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Rainfall continues to fall at above-average levels

The region has left the drought and its dry days in the past thanks to the above-average amount of rainfall consistently dropping into the Tuolumne River Watershed, and April was no different. The month's total rainfall nearly doubled the historical average, marking the fifth time this year has exceeded expectations when it comes to recovering from the crippling drought.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


City offers summer camp, aquatics programs

As the school year and after school programs are coming to a close, the City of Turlock's Summer Break Camp and aquatics program will begin. The City of Turlock Parks and Recreation is providing a Summer Break Camp and Aquatics Program to help provide a safe environment for children to attend while school is out. Registration for these programs begin May 1, for the Summer Break Camp, and May 3 for swim lessons.

April 28, 2017 | BY EMMALINE QUELLICH Special to the Journal | Local


Local teacher hopes to see invention hit the shelves

The Feather-Raft has come a long way since its first prototype, which Dutcher Middle School teacher Elias Ruiz created by connecting 88 two liter bottles to a sheet of plywood. Now, Ruiz hopes to produce the perfected model of his invention on a larger scale, and is asking for the public's help in making his dreams come true.

April 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Calafia: Welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade

Downtown Turlock has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 years. Once a quiet area of town that housed mostly professional services, today downtown Turlock is one of the hottest night spots in the area and shoppers flock to the unique retail boutiques and restaurants during the daytime. Throughout all the changes one thing has remained a constant - Calafia welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock.

April 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


CHP focus on motorcycle safety

With warmer weather on the way, motorcycle riders will be gearing up and taking to California's roadways. The month of May is recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety will work together all month long to help reduce the number of motorcycle fatal and injury collisions and to promote roadway safety through education and awareness.

April 27, 2017 | | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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