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In & Out Smart Repair makes broken electronics new again

Type of business: Electronic device repair shop

December 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID adopts 2017 budget

Without any rate increases or major changes planned for the second consecutive year, the 2017 Turlock Irrigation District budget was unanimously approved by Board of Directors after months of preparation Tuesday.

December 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer

Prodigal Sons and Daughters, the faith-based addiction recovery ministry located in Turlock, has launched an end of the year campaign in an effort to raise both awareness and support for the free services they provide. The campaign, "One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer," hopes to raise enough revenue to keep the organization's doors open for another year.

December 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Varco-Pruden engineering office announces closure

Fifty-one BlueScope Buildings employees are set to be jobless following the closing of the organization's Varco-Pruden engineering office in Turlock, the company informed county officials in a letter earlier this week.

December 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock welcomes permanent See’s Candies store

Turlock residents are accustomed to shopping the shelves of See's Candies during the holidays thanks to the company's temporary holiday locations, but now, candy lovers will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth year round as the chocolate haven's permanent location in Turlock opened its doors Wednesday.

December 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Third time's a charm for Monte Vista railroad crossing

Despite Thursday's wet weather, the third - and, hopefully, final - construction project on the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing is slated to be completed today, opening up one of Turlock's busiest thoroghfares.

December 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'Nutcracker' an annual tradition in Turlock

For over 30 years, local dance company Backstage Academy of Dance has brought the classic Christmas tale of "The Nutcracker" to life, with dancers of all ages performing what has become a holiday tradition in Turlock.

December 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock teen selected to sing national anthem at Foster Farms Bowl

Turlock High School student Felisha Dias has never taken a singing lesson, but that didn't stop her from winning the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest. Thanks to her victory, the 16-year-old has been awarded the opportunity to sing the national anthem in front of 70,000 frenzied football fans before the upcoming bowl game at Levi's Stadium.

December 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer

Prodigal Sons and Daughters, the faith-based addiction recovery ministry located in Turlock, has launched an end of the year campaign in an effort to raise both awareness and support for the free services they provide. The campaign, "One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer," hopes to raise enough revenue to keep the organization's doors open for another year.

December 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock resident new development director of giving at Gallo

A Turlock native and Stanislaus State alumna has been promoted to lead a segment of the Gallo Center for the Arts' giving program.

December 09, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


James Bowles: Redefining excellence at Stan State's School of Nursing

California State University, Stanislaus has one of the top 10 Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in the United States. There are three reasons. First, the Director, Dr. Debra Tavernier, is an incredible leader due to her brilliance, passion and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Second, the faculty at the nursing school is second to none. Their practical experience, passion and commitment to excellence in education are unmatched. Each brings experience and expertise into the class room to ensure that students graduate prepared to start immediately as well trained Registered Nurses. The third and final reason the CSUS Nursing program ...

December 09, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Local churches, businesses provide warm clothing to those in need

With the arrival of the holiday season also comes the arrival of colder weather. To help those less fortunate who have no choice but to endure the chill without basic necessities such as shoes, socks and coats, local churches and businesses are getting into the spirit of giving and doing their part to make sure that no one in the community has to go without.

December 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock a welcoming home for refugees

In war-torn Syria, 50 families are forced to flee their homes every hour of every day. Nearly 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of a civil war in 2011, and as families struggle to survive in their country's harsh conditions, many have made their way to the United States, and specifically, Turlock.

December 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Animal Shelter encouraging pet adoption with discounted fees

'There's no place like home for the holidays' - or so the 1954 Perry Como song says - and the Turlock Animal Shelter has the goal of finding a forever home for every dog and cat they have before Christmas. To help encourage potential pet owners to find their new companion this month, all adoption fees are 50 percent off.

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stunning displays a holiday tradition for Turlock residents

Holiday cheer comes in many forms, but for two Turlock residents, the best way they know how to display it is through brilliant exhibits painstakingly put together over the course of months - all for the love of Christmas.

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Unemployment creeps up in final month of 2016

Job declines in three separate sectors spurred an increase in the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County for the month of December, according to the latest ...

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu activity on the rise in state, locally

One week after Stanislaus County recorded its first influenza-related death, local health officials announced the deaths of two more residents, while the California Department of ...

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Second annual fun run to honor life of Turlock woman

The parents of Kayla Bernardi, a graduate of Turlock High School who passed away after her battle with leukemia in 2015, will continue to embrace ...

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Save energy, water and money through efficiency programs

Turlock residents looking to save energy and conserve water with their next home improvement project may qualify for financing through the City of Turlock's ...

January 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘American Pickers’ looking to film in area

Collectibles gathering dust and taking up space in attics and garages around the Valley could soon have new life, as the History Channel show "American ...

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Study shows climate policies benefit Valley

Despite concerns regarding the economic and employment impacts of the state's climate policies, a new study says that the San Joaquin Valley is in ...

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local doctor provides outpatient surgery in Turlock

Type of business: Orthopedic surgery

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tune In and Tune Up set for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is holding a Tune In and Tune Up event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Stanislaus ...

January 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Awards program looks to honor area seniors

In an effort to recognize the county's most generous senior citizens, the Stanislaus County's 2017 Senior Awards are calling for nominations of those ...

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local hookah lounge comes to grips with new law

In June of last year, a new, statewide law increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old, hoping to ...

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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