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VFW Commander-in-Chief comes to Turlock

Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief John Biedrzycki visited with local veterans on Wednesday evening after Turlock Post 5059-which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its establishment-was chosen by its District Commander to host him for dinner. Biedrzycki said that he enjoyed the opportunity to "meet those people who are the fabric of American society and who make a difference every day." He added, "Nobody does more for veterans than the VFW and its auxiliary."

January 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID lays groundwork for enlarged water-savings project

Graders and scrapers are busy conducting earthwork on a sandy parcel in Hilmar in hopes of completing Turlock Irrigation District's Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir Expansion Project before the 2016 irrigation season begins.

January 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Vacant house goes up in flames

An early morning fire left a Turlock home completely destroyed, but the two people living at the residence escaped unharmed.

January 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fancy food give away

Several Westside Ministries volunteers unpacked and boxed food that was donated from the International Fancy Food Show in San Francisco on Friday.

January 22, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


County unemployment rate rises with end of year

The close of the year brought a slight rise in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Next generation of pho

Name of Business: Pho7anh

January 21, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Agencies ready to conduct homeless count

The Stanislaus County Housing and Support Services Collaborative is readying to embark on the yearly census count of homeless individuals residing in Stanislaus County with the hopes of identifying services needed to help the community and increase funding for those services.

January 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus County Fair rounds up awards for outstanding event

As if the record-breaking crowds at last year's Stanislaus County Fair were not enough, the success of the annual event was validated once more during the Western Fairs Association Convention and International Association of Fairs and Expositions, who together presented the Fair with 11 different awards.

January 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Dry well owners persevere with help from County water delivery program

Stanislaus County's Temporary Water Assistance program has already delivered water to over 50 dry well owners since its inception in August, and to the relief of other County residents with a depleted water supply, Fire Warden Dale Skiles said that the program is not going anywhere anytime soon.

January 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Chamber charts new path for future

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is ringing in the new year with a host of changes aimed at refining the organization's focus to bring the most benefit to its members.

January 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New café to open in downtown with Turkish coffee and exotic pastries

The beautification of downtown Turlock is accompanied by the growth and expansion of new businesses filling Main Street.

January 21, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Snowy destinations abound in Yosemite winter

As we gazed over Tuolumne Meadows and countless snowy pinnacles, we saw not a soul and scarcely a sign that people had ever been there. It was hard to believe we were in one of the world's most popular parks, visited by millions every year. Two friends and I carefully hiked the final steps over rock and ice to reach a patch of bare granite on the 9,450-foot summit of Lembert Dome. An amazing view from the peak rewarded our effort.

January 19, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Rainfall continues to surpass historical averages for region

Turlock residents are gladly adjusting to the downpour of rain throughout the area, with recent precipitation amounts exceeding the average rainfall amount since the 1930s and bringing much-needed relief to a drought-stricken region.

January 19, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Knights support pregnancy center

The Turlock Pregnancy Center shows off its new sonogram machine donated by the Knights of Columbus during tours of the facility given on Sunday. The Turlock, Hughson, Newman, Ceres and Patterson councils also provided the patient table, desk and chairs as well. The sonogram machine was donated on Aug. 12, 2015, and has since been used for patients and training. Sunday's event was an open house to celebrate the new equipment and the services the Turlock Pregnancy Center has to offer including free diapers, clothing, formula and other baby items, along with support for women facing crisis pregnancies.

January 19, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Summit to explore mentoring impacts in Central Valley

With over 20 school-aged children currently taking advantage of mentoring programs at Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, the organization is hoping to increase that number following a summit on Friday that will raise awareness and advocate for the importance of mentoring throughout the region.

January 19, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Turlock residents help ducks in distress

Two ducks are once again swimming around happily in the lake at Donnelly Park after some residents stepped up and freed them from the zip ...

September 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Births

• Lakynn and Nick Seward of Hilmar are the parents of a 7-pound girl born Sept. 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 22, 2017 | | Local


Japanese ceramics, haiku poetry highlight upcoming Carnegie events

The Carnegie Arts Center presents the first instalment of the Fall 2017 Sunday Arts Lectures with renowned ceramic artist, John Toki Toki.

September 22, 2017 | | Local


EXPLORING DUST BOWL

Want to know how Dust Bowl Brewing Co. got its name? Or, are you just curious about how the Turlock brewery concocts a batch of ...

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Retail shop with mature twist in the works for Turlock

A new store coming to town will be rated "M" for mature customers only, or, at least a small section of it will be.

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Law enforcement ready to go 26.2 miles for fallen comrades

Ask anyone who has run a marathon and they will tell you there is a certain level of pain involved in the feat, especially in ...

September 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wine, crepes and more at new downtown eatery

Name of business: Loza Wine & Crepes

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dynamic duos dance for charity

Brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and even a few close friends took the stage for the fourth annual Dancing with the ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Facebook posts leads to early departure from Seaside for former Turlock police chief

Former Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson announced his retirement from his role as chief in Seaside after city officials grew concerned about some of his ...

September 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Sexiest Doctor’ ready to check out Turlock

Dr. Mikhail "Doctor Mike" Varshavski, the doctor who rose to fame on the internet and was voted "People" magazine's "Sexiest Doctor Alive," will be ...

September 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Water rights bill awaits Governor’s signature

A landmark passage of water rights legislation occurred over the weekend when Assemblyman Adam Gray's Assembly Bill 313 received final approval on the last ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Rosalee Rush

Stanislaus State's new Senior Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Media Relations, Rosalee Rush, was drawn to the university because of its focus ...

September 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Student art sought for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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