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Chris Essary: Forming lasting connections with youth in need

For many boys who have walked through the doors of Turlock's Excell Center, "father" can be a word that has little to no meaning – a faceless term shrouded in doubt, only to be brought to the surface once a year during an annual holiday celebrated by those who have a dad. Chris Essary has encountered thousands of young boys and men through his work at the center, bringing value to the term once again and serving as a leader, a mentor, a friend and, most importantly, a father figure.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Balswick’s continues 70-year family tradition

Balswick's Auto Service has been passed down from father to son, beginning first with Orville Balswick in 1945. Today, however, Orville's grandson Brett Balswick owns and operates the shop's Golden State Boulevard location with the help of his three daughters, Candice, Catherine and Cassie Balswick, changing the tune of the family's history while having a ton of fun along the way.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Like father, like sons

Machado and Sons, Inc., a construction company established in Turlock, formulated from the will and drive of patriarch Manuel Machado, and run in conjunction with his sons Jason, Michael and Matthew, is the epitome of an American success story.

June 16, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses.

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Adrenna Alkhas

Adrenna Alkhas is one of Turlock's busiest women. The mother of three balances her job as Stanislaus County Fair Marketing and Communications Director with the responsibility of teaching students at Modesto Junior College as an adjunct professor and also volunteers her time promoting the Assyrian Festival. As an Assyrian, she is passionate about her culture and strives to bring awareness to the community about her heritage. Alkhas' hard work over the years has paid off, having received several accolades, the most recent being "Publicist of the Year" from PR News. When she isn't hard at work, she, her ...

June 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


GOH Fitness ups the intensity one class at a time

Name of business: GOH Fitness

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus Community Foundation awards largest amount of scholarships in organization’s history

Thanks to the generous contributions of scholarship donors and a grant from College Futures Foundation, 175 local students will receive scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year totaling $229,500. That's more than double the amount of scholarship dollars distributed by Stanislaus Community Foundation in 2016.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and engagement.

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Storage fire poses threat to Turlock apartment complex

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a large blaze at an outside storage unit that was rapidly threatening to spread to the adjoining apartment.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dryer fire starts blaze in garage

A fire that started in a clothes dryer ignited a detached garage and was threatening to spread to the residence before Turlock firefighters were able to bring it under control.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Tree ignites into tower of flame from firework

A firework sparked a fire in a tall tree Wednesday night that sent embers drifting in the breeze for blocks and threatened to ignite the homes in the surrounding neighborhood.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County Fair offers family fun, entertainment

The Merced County Fair opened its gates Wednesday for the 126th year of the annual festival. The fair will continue its run through Sunday.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A Mental Health Hero: Pastor Amanda Oppenhuizen

As a society, each of us is challenged every day. Our children face challenges that much greater. The forces of evil pulling at them are relentless. And, with the legalization of recreational marijuana, over time the proponents will come to understand how this will devastate future generations of children and adults.

June 09, 2017 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


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Turlock firefighters rescue two dogs from house fire

A house fire claimed the lives of four dogs and five birds, but Turlock firefighters and medics responding to the blaze were able to bring ...

August 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Child airlifted after multi-vehicle collision on freeway in Turlock

A chain reaction of collisions on Highway 99 in Turlock on Monday morning injured several people, including a child that had to be airlifted to ...

August 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate rises in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in July as several sectors reported declines in jobs for the month, according to the latest report ...

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Solar Eclipse 2017

WHAT IS IT?

August 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Eggs, Issues & Economics talks local success, workforce of tomorrow

Local business, government and education leaders connected over scrambled eggs and hot coffee Thursday morning, receiving economic updates that highlighted the growth of Turlock, as ...

August 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock’s Mr. Safety finds himself ‘Naked and Afraid’ in Belize

Cory Williams has always been up for a challenge, however, the Hilmar High grad and former Turlocker didn't know his love for adventure would ...

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Two county residents sickened with West Nile virus

Area health officials announced Friday that two Stanislaus County residents have been confirmed to have the West Nile Virus and that in both cases the ...

August 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Frankie Tovar

Frankie Tovar is the Digital Content Manager/Producer for Morris Newspapers of Northern California. Before that he was the Sports Reporter/Editor for the Turlock ...

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air pollution could spike with back to school traffic

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping motorists can undertake some practices that will help keep air pollution levels from rising during ...

August 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


May Day Nursery spreads love for plants at farmers market

Type of business: Wholesale nursery

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jinmo Kim graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2017 | | Local


EMC nurses vote to join national labor group

Registered nurses at Emanuel Medical Center voted nearly unanimously last week to join California's largest RN union and professional association, the California Nurses Association ...

August 15, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Cowboys ride again

The .45s are loaded. Old Dusty Hills sits atop his galloping horse Rio, ready to shoot. With a swift sweeping motion, he pulls a revolver ...

August 15, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Man dies in solo motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a solo vehicle crash Monday afternoon along the outskirts of Turlock.

August 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Central Park gathering promotes unity over hate

Honking cars, waving people and shouts of encouragement could be heard and seen from Turlock's Central Park Monday evening as 130 community members peacefully ...

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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