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Library offers prizes for readers, host of June activities

Batman, Deadpool and "Star Wars" characters Kylo Ren and Rey were on hand at the Turlock Public Library on Saturday to help kick off the annual Summer Reading Program, which helps students sharpen their reading skills while on break from school. Amid the games, obstacle courses and superheroes that filled the lawn was an opportunity for parents to sign themselves or their children up for the program.

May 31, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Senior nutrition program to distribute farmers market coupons

Stanislaus County Agency on Aging manager Jill Erickson described the senior farmers market coupon program as a "win-win" for all involved.

May 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Historic railroad depot commemorates centennial year

Nearly 100 years ago, construction on the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. train depot was completed. After persistent demands from the citizens of Turlock, the city finally had a brand new depot intended specifically to accommodate passengers, rather than the goods and merchandise the site formerly shipped. June 7 will mark the depot's centennial celebration, and since its construction the building has seen almost all of the history that Turlock has to offer.

May 31, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Local organizations to hold summer arts camps

Summer is here and those looking to keep themselves or their children busy during the hotter months need to look no further than local arts organizations.

May 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock prepares to honor its fallen veterans

Those driving through Turlock Memorial Park this weekend will have no doubt that Turlock remembers the men and women who died in service of their country. Every Memorial Day, the Turlock cemetery turns into an Avenue of Flags, with thousands of stars and stripes flying in remembrance of the local veterans buried there and elsewhere.

May 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

New program hopes to find year round opportunities for seasonal workers

A pilot program from the Stanislaus Business Alliance is hoping to take traditional seasonal workers, who often are unemployed for stretches of the year, into full time employment by creating a shared workforce among various industries.

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Buy, sell and trade at Ziggy’s Video Game Exchange

Type of Business: Video game sales, trades and repairs

May 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Anti-DUI efforts planned for holiday weekend

The Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force is sending DUI officers out this holiday weekend for DUI/drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide. Officers are targeting drunk or drugged drivers on this first holiday weekend of the summer driving season.

May 26, 2016 | | Local

promoting food safety tips for holiday

With Memorial Day weekend approaching and all the picnics and barbeques that go along with it, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reminding people to take special precautions to avoid food borne illnesses.

May 26, 2016 | | Local

County approves staffing plan for expanded jail

The county is crafting the move into the new $89.5 million expansion of the Public Safety Center being constructed in west Ceres in phases based on need and on the availability of money.

May 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local

EMC to tout cancer survivors with ice cream

Emanuel Medical Center will be celebrating cancer survivors with a sweet treat come Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | | Local

Turlock to celebrate Independence Day with parade, car show and fireworks

Turlock will put its patriotic spirit on display with a host of activities planned for the Fourth of July holiday, ending with a spectacular fireworks display on the campus of Stanislaus State.

May 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Community rallies to find missing tortoise

Tortoises aren't known for their speed, but one Turlock tortoise seems to have made a quick getaway. George the California desert tortoise has been missing for a week now from his home near Dutcher Middle School.

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

New downtown eatery donates $8,500 to local athletic programs

The opening of Hauck's earlier this month generated a lot of buzz from Turlockers excited to see the historic downtown building and one-time pharmacy repurposed into a bar and grill - and it also generated donations for local athletic programs.

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Education Foundation seeks public’s help in shipping books to Ghana

In the villages of Ghana, West Africa, school books are hard to come by. Over the past ten years, Books and More Education Foundation has sent numerous shipments of books to those in Ghana who need them most in an effort to both break the area's cycle of poverty and increase the quality of life through education.

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

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Modern meets rustic at A Home Décor

Name of business: A Home Décor

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

AAUW honors women leaders of the past

Groundbreaking female leaders of the past will be brought to life in a program aimed at celebrating Women's History Month.

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Assyrian community set to ring in New Year

Turlock's Assyrian community will celebrate its culture's 6,768th New Year this weekend, highlighting the rich history of a population that has provided ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

New playground equipment coming to Summerfaire Park

A Turlock park will soon be home to brand new playground equipment, thanks to a matching grant awarded to the City as part of the ...

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

March miracle brings ample rainfall

After a disappointing winter in terms of rainfall, this month's wet weather was a cause for celebration at Turlock Irrigation District's Board of ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Family, pets displaced by Turlock blaze

Four people, one dog, and two birds escaped serious injury Saturday night when flames spread from their attached garage to their home.

March 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Zumbathon to benefit Salvation Army

The RAIZ Promotora Program at Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center strengthens the well-being of the local Latino community through family-friendly activities – one of which ...

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Search continues for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is still seeking a missing man who was supposed to return to his Turlock home earlier this month after a trip ...

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Chamber Ag Committee awards $35,000 in scholarships

Hilmar High School senior David Edwards has devoted the past four years to his school's FFA program, showing dairy cattle, competing in dairy products ...

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Get head-to-toe style at Glam Boutique

Name of business: Glam Boutique

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Unemployment rate inches upward in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County climbed upward in January, as nearly all sectors but one recorded job declines or no growth for the month ...

March 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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