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Foster Farms named 2016 Processor of the Year

Foster Farms has been selected as the 2016 Processor of the Year by The National Provisioner, a leading meat and poultry trade publication that has been around for 125 years.

June 10, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Local jeweler offers scholarship to be awarded at fair

Yonan's Jewelers will be giving away a $1,000 scholarship at the Stanislaus County Fair in connection with this year's empowHER Lounge, a series of workshops and other activities meant to inspire young girls to become great leaders in their community.

June 10, 2016 | | Local


Turlock Fire Department adds Division Chief

A position in the Turlock Fire Department that has been vacant since the recession was filled Friday when the department promoted long-time employee Gary Carlson to Division Chief of Operations.

June 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lifeguards perfect their skills at regional training

As pools around the valley begin to open for the summer, local lifeguards were able to perfect their life-saving skills Friday morning at the fifth annual California Park and Recreation Society's Aquatic Training for District Five lifeguards. Around 120 lifeguards gathered at the Johansen High School pool in Modesto to work on their ability to prevent and save swimmers from drowning, as well as their capability to work efficiently with emergency responders in crisis situations.

June 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pho 7 Anh provides diners with authentic cultured cuisine

Type of business: Vietnamese, Thai and Lao restaurant

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blood bank has urgent need for local donors

Delta Blood Bank has an emergency need for blood donors.

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Fair hopes to spellbind audiences with returning act

The Stanislaus County Fair is bringing back crowd favorite Suzy Haner the Hypnotist for a series of performances during the 10-day run.

June 09, 2016 | | Local


Turlock boys’ lemonade stand fundraiser a success

When life handed their neighbors lemons, Wesley and Colvin Hamel took it upon themselves to make lemonade – and plenty of cash.

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Low survey return results in planning of second study for Turlock facilities

The Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission received results Wednesday from the Sports and Recreation Facilities Prioritization and Feasibility Study that was conducted in order to assess the opinions regarding the need and support for recreation facilities in Turlock.

June 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Harding Kids Camp offers summer fitness fun

School is out for the summer, and that means that kids now have a lot of free time on their hands. Fitness instructor Anthony Harding is hoping to make that free time count by offering a fun way for kids to stay active through Harding Kids Camp.

June 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


State sees improved reductions in water usage

Californians recorded a water conservation rate in April that surpassed state standards, according to the latest numbers from the State Water Resources Control Board.

June 07, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel’s cereal drive to benefit area food pantry

Emanuel Medical Center, along with Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca, are leading a campaign to ensure Central Valley residents are well-fed this summer by starting a cereal drive.

June 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic Turlock home prepares for new owner

Rosemont Manor, the vast estate that sits proudly on the corner of West Main Street and Grant Avenue in Turlock, held an estate sale Friday, allowing community members to walk through the historic home and purchase items ranging from mantle place knick knacks to trading cards.

June 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus State coach kick starts fitness bootcamp

Type of business: Fitness bootcamp

June 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Vacation fun for the Valley

As temperatures rise and classrooms across the Valley empty, the beginning of summer vacation has finally arrived. While many will opt for the traditional weekend barbeques or visits to the lake, the City of Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department will be offering all kinds of activities, camps, classes and programs that promise fun for all ages.

June 02, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


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State gas prices climbing once again

Summer is the season of sunny days, ice cold refreshments and, unfortunately for many Californians, rising prices at the pump. With a wallet-binding combination of ...

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock teen crowned District 6 Dairy Princess

Nicole Sanders of Turlock was crowned the District 6 Dairy Princess during ceremonies held Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock. Alexia Nunes ...

June 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock dads talk parenting, priorities and making every moment count

Fathers of Turlock are taking it upon themselves to be the next generation of doting dads. Although everyone has their own parenting style, most have ...

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County dropped to a new low for the year as the harvest season provides additional jobs for the area, according ...

June 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County libraries expand hours to Fridays

Library users around the county will soon be able to stroll into their local branch on a Friday and peruse all the books, periodicals, and ...

June 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legislature approves state budget with increased spending for welfare, education

The State Legislature approved a budget Wednesday that includes a $122.5 billion spending plan and raises vehicle registration fees by $10, generating $400 million.

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Free child seat inspection

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free child safety seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to ...

June 16, 2016 | | Local


Merced County Fair wraps up 125th year celebration

June 12 marked the end of the Merced County Fair after five days filled with entertainment, carnival rides and lots of fair food.

June 16, 2016 | | Local


The Beauty Bar keeps Turlock smiling

Type of business: Salon/Spa

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair CEO ready for first foray in Stanislaus County

With the Stanislaus County Fair just around the corner and residents from all over the Central Valley gearing up for twisting rides and fried foods ...

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock church offers free youth sports league

While many parents would like their kids to get outside and play this summer, sometimes the cost of recreational activities can put a wrench in ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Navy SEAL promotes alcohol and drug abuse prevention at Turlock seminar

Whether they hope to one day become a United States Navy SEAL or simply want to do their best in school, the Assyrian American Civic ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continuing a family tradition: Local student vies for national rodeo title

For the Brazil family, rodeo isn't just a hobby – it's a way of life. Years after both Mandy Brazil and her husband, Jeff ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Patient care efforts earn recognition for EMC

Emanuel Medical Center recently earned two national accreditations and recognitions for the efforts of the hospital to advance patient care.

June 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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