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National anthem contest seeks youth singers

Youth singers of the Central Valley looking for their chance to shine will have an opportunity to serenade a crowd of 70,000 people thanks to a contest held by the Foster Farms Bowl to perform the national anthem before this year's bowl game at Levi's Stadium.

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Together gearing up for holiday season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, Turlock Together is preparing for another season of providing families in need with food and toys for Christmas. Turlock Together will hold their first public meeting on Oct. 24, where the organization will discuss not only how they got started, but what volunteers can expect when helping with this holiday season.

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Weekend storm propels rain totals past historical October average

The 2016 precipitation year is off to good start following this weekend's storm, which brought in nearly 3 inches of rain, an amount that already surpasses historical averages for October, according to the Turlock Irrigation District.

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock 'Dancing' stars deliver donations

The Dancing with the Turlock Stars cast and board members visited Jessica's House Friday to deliver a $50,000 check from funds raised during the third annual event in September. DWTTS Board President Kristin Bettencourt said that the event managed to raise $154,000, with Jessica's House, Salvation Army and Covenant Care Hospice each receiving a $50,000 share of profits. Jessica's House Director of Donations Terrie King said that the nonprofit is fully funded by donations like this and this money will allow them to continue helping children deal with loss. King said, "This will allow ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Town hall to discuss library future

The Stanislaus County library system is casting an eye toward the future and what role the 13 branches will play in the lives of the county's communities and is hoping to hear some public input on the matter.

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock women’s group promotes well-being, breast cancer awareness

Turlock's Summerfaire Park was colored pink Friday morning as over 60 women from Turlock Promotoras came together to promote breast cancer awareness through physical exercise, guest speakers, and energizing Zumba routines.

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Longtime farmers market vendors say 'aloha'

After providing the Turlock community with fresh, organic produce for years, Ellie and Charley Fernandez of Ellie and Charley's Natural Garden are leaving their home at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market to enjoy retirement in Hawaii.

October 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Women leaders inspire, motivate at first annual round table breakfast

If there were ever a glass ceiling in Turlock, it was proven to be shattered Thursday morning at the inaugural Turlock Women's Leadership Round Table, as the city's most influential women gathered to talk about the successes and trials that come with being a female leader.

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Almond industry takes steps to reduce dust during harvest

It may not be possible to eliminate dust entirely during almond harvest season, but area farmers are still committed to improving air quality by using some new innovations that don't sacrifice production efficiency.

October 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Gusty winds, rain expected over weekend

The first storm of the season is set to hit today with strong winds and heavy rain forecast prompting the National Weather Service to issue warnings for most of Northern California, including the Central Valley.

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Donation bins generate unease among local thrift stores

After the appearance of numerous clothing collection bins around Turlock, local charities are raising concern that the for-profit companies behind them are taking money out of the community and into their own pockets.

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Grant will aid traffic safety, enforcement in Turlock

The effort to improve the overall safety while driving in Turlock is getting a boost from a newly acquired traffic grant for the Turlock Police Department.

October 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amazon to add positions locally, nationally

Amazon today announced it is creating more than 120,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites this holiday season. Last year, more than 14,000 seasonal positions were transitioned to regular, full-time roles after the holidays and the company expects to increase that number this year.

October 13, 2016 | | Local


Humble Beginnings takes barber from backyard to businessman

Type of business: Barbershop

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hobby Lobby to be built in Turlock

Craft lovers of Turlock have a reason to celebrate, as Hobby Lobby will soon be bringing its arts and crafts expertise to Monte Vista Crossings.

October 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Turlock’s superheroes parade through downtown

Downtown Turlock was bursting with holiday spirit once again as the Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade made its way down Main Street on Friday night, with ...

December 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former Journal sports editor honored at namesake tourney

It's been 22 years since Frank Godinez passed away, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional sports reporting in the town of Turlock. Often referred ...

December 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Annual awards ceremony in search of outstanding women

The Stanislaus County Commission for Women is searching the area for women who stand out from the crowd, whether it be through community service, inspirational ...

December 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Security fencing approved for Salvation Army

Amid safety concerns, The Salvation Army will construct a six-foot tall perimeter fence around their property following approval from the Turlock City Planning Commission Thursday ...

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing reopens

Drivers now have a smooth ride over the railroad tracks on Monte Vista Avenue, as road repairs have been completed on the popular thoroughfare.

December 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


State records first flu death in person under 65 years

The California Department of Public Health is reporting the state has recorded the first flu-related fatality of a person under 65 years of age for ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Aspiranet, Starbucks host annual gift drive for foster youth

For the eighth year, community members will have the chance to give back while ordering their morning coffee thanks to a holiday gift drive for ...

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local libraries offer holiday crafts, marionette show, literacy program in December

Community members are invited to enjoy a variety of free programs at the Turlock Library this December, beginning with the month-long Find the Grinch program ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Pizza Factory celebrates seven years in Turlock

Type of business: Pizza parlor

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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