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Mother, daughter duo donate their locks

Brown Elementary school student Laura Ralston and her mother, Hayley, have been growing out their hair for two and a half years, but not for their own vanity. They chopped off a combined 26 inches of their long, brown locks Friday and donated it to Wigs for Kids, a private, non-profit organization that creates hair replacement systems for children who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

April 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Caddy’s Hair Studio opens second location

Type of Business: Barber shop

April 07, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


FINAL SALUTE

Family, friends and community members in Turlock bid farewell to Coast Guardsman Joshua X. Noz, who died in a motorcycle collision March 27 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

April 07, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Final transit changes focus of public meeting

The City of Turlock is moving forward with plans to improve bus service in town - and rebrand the current Bus Line Service of Turlock to Turlock Transit -by asking for public input on the final draft of new routes and schedules before taking the changes to the City Council for approval.

April 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Students able to win prizes for choosing fruits and veggies

Promoting healthy eating habits in local youth is a community-wide goal and the Stanislaus County Fair and Turlock Unified School District are once again partnering to encourage students to make good food choices.

April 07, 2016 | | Local


Turlock salutes fallen Coast Guard member

Turlock police and fire personnel were on hand late Sunday night to salute the remains of a Coast Guard serviceman from Denair who was killed in a solo motorcycle collision March 27 in Honolulu.

April 05, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CALIFORNIA CROP WEATHER

Rainfall was sparse during the week with most totals below a quarter of an inch. Monday through Wednesday saw scattered rain showers across portions of the State with scattered snow showers in the Sierras. Coastal locations north of Los Angeles, the far north, and the interior deserts remained dry. Precipitation in the Central Valley was limited to only Monday. By Wednesday, the State-wide rainfall was limited to the San Diego area and portions of the deserts. Precipitation ceased as a dry air mass took hold of the State by Thursday and persisted into the weekend. Rain showers fell on Sunday ...

April 05, 2016 | | Local


CASTLE WELCOMES U.S. ARMY AVIAVATION EXHIBIT

Castle Air Museum will be receiving a new addition to their collection of nearly 70 vintage military aircraft when a Boeing CH-47D Chinook Helicopter from the California Army National Guard touches down at Castle Airport at 11 a.m. Thursday.

April 05, 2016 | | Local


Journal transitions to digital subscriptions

As some of our readers already noticed we have recently implemented a subscriber platform or paywall to our turlockjournal.com website. As business changes so does the delivery and platform of our news operations.

April 05, 2016 | Hank Vander Veen | Local


California falls short of water savings goal

A statewide goal of reaching the 25 percent water conservation mandate fell just a smidge short as a dry February prompted more water usage in California, according to the latest release from the State Water Resource Control Board.

April 05, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Annual prayer breakfast to honor local heroes, World Trade Center survivor

Since 1994, the Turlock Mayor's Prayer Breakfast has provided Turlock residents with the opportunity to come together under one roof for a morning of prayer, reflection and this year, remembrance.

April 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Congressman Denham hosts job fair and veterans summit

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will host the 2016 Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit on Wednesday in Modesto. Rep. Denham will also meet with job-seekers, potential employers and veterans during the event to discuss his work in Congress to create more Central Valley jobs.

April 01, 2016 | | Local


Garden club sowing hope with tour

"Planting Seeds of Hope" is the theme of the 4th annual Turlock Garden Club's garden tour, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23.

April 01, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Downtown Turlock ready to paint the town

Wine and cheese make for a good pairing, but how about wine and sunshine yellow, or midnight blue or any other color of paint for that matter?

April 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fitness Club facing final days

After 33 years in business, 25 of which have been at the same site, Turlock Fitness Club is looking at their last month of business as they are being forced out of their location.

April 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Loja Do Homen brings sophisticated style to Turlock

Type of Business: Men's clothing store

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Public input sought for new courthouse

The public will have an opportunity to put in their opinion on the new courthouse planned for downtown Modesto at an upcoming public meeting.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Fair exhibitor deadlines approaching

The exhibitor deadlines are coming up for those wishing to showcase something in the Stanislaus County Fair's 2016 run.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Litter removal program helping cleanup highways

The highways that pass through the Central Valley got some sprucing up Thursday with Caltran's annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day.

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PAINT IT FORWARD

Every year the crew at Lancaster Painting takes time to give back to a family or organization in need through their Paint It Forward event.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Gas prices inch upward

As the calendar inches closer to summer the gas prices are reflecting a slow trek upward, according to the latest numbers from GasBuddy.com.

April 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Clean-up in Denair

Residents of Denair proved they care about their community by turning out Saturday for some clean-up projects. The campaign drew out about 15 volunteers, including ...

April 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flag retirement ceremony provides special moment for Girl Scouts

Denair Girl Scout Junior Troop 3102 received a lesson in patriotism Monday when the Denair Lions Club showed them how to properly retire flags. The ...

April 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar walks for a cure

Businesses, nonprofit organizations and families donned purple and walked around Hilmar High's track on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness and funds for ...

April 19, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock, state median home prices on the rise

This may be the "perfect storm" season for real estate, as average home sale prices are up locally and across the state, giving sellers a ...

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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