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Help make wishes come true at annual benefit ball

Not all wishes are out of reach and the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada are pulling together to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions through the 16th Annual Wishmakers Ball in Modesto.

January 15, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


County literacy program looks to recruit more volunteer tutors

An 18-year-old man who reads at a third grade level that wants to become a lawyer, a 56-year-old woman who wants to improve her reading and writing skills to study phlebotomy, a 30-year-old man who speaks fluent French, but wants to enhance his understanding of the English language to go to college-these are just three students waiting to be tutored in LearningQuest's Adult Literacy program.

January 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Book sale returns to benefit Turlock library

Area book lovers have cause to rejoice with the upcoming return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale.

January 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unique boutique with environmentally friendly products

Name of Business: M & C Kouture

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Bronco nears ‘zero waste’ facility goal

Bronco Winery of Ceres has a goal of soon diverting all of its waste away from the landfill.

January 14, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


New ag supply website simplifies shopping for farmers

Trips to multiple farming goods stores are a thing of the past following last month's launch of Fence Post Ag, an online site that provides farm hardware and supplies to the agricultural community.

January 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Soroptimists seek volunteers

Turlock is looking to charter a club that seeks to help women and girls globally with over 32,000 members in 20 different countries and territories, Soroptimist International.

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Fun run will serve as Turlock woman’s legacy

Kayla Bernardi, a beloved student and graduate of Turlock High School, passed away last winter after a brave fight with leukemia and the Kayla Bernardi Memorial Bee Positive Foundation now stands in her honor.

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Milk board brings home Rose Parade trophy

The California Milk Advisory Board rang in 2016 with its first ever Rose Parade trophy at the 127th parade on New Year's Day. The CMAB's "Adventures in Real Food" float entry from builder Fiesta Parade Floats was recognized with the Tournament Special Trophy, honoring "Exceptional Merit in Multiple Classifications." The trophy is one of 24 presented to the parade's 44 float entries each year, recognizing such elements as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation, and dramatic impact.

January 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State gas prices remain unpredictable

California drivers are once again paying for the most expensive gas in the nation and will continue to experience price swings in the near future, due to statewide refinery issues. According to the latest AAA Fuel Gauge Report, pump prices are up $0.17 with the average price of unleaded regular at $2.85 per gallon as of Tuesday.

January 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former Mayor joins Stanislaus Community Foundation Board

Former Turlock Mayor John Lazar will use his decades of public service expertise for philanthropic endeavors as he recently joined the Stanislaus Community Foundation Board of Directors.

January 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Channel your inner fun at Spirit Festival

A unique spiritual experience is coming to Turlock on Saturday, as the Spirit Festival returns to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for its biannual event.

January 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Eastside Water District moves forward with groundwater recharge plan

A groundwater recharge project expected to cost Eastside Water District landowners approximately $6 million over a ten year period is slated to go before the Board of Directors next month for final consideration.

January 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Building hope: Contractors help year-round shelter project

As anyone who has ever undertaken a renovation project can attest, in construction the devil is often in the details. But for the Hope Lives Here campaign, a fundraising effort to complete the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter, members of the construction community are energizing the project with a spirit of giving.

January 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Asian Citrus Psyllid found in Oakdale

Despite quarantine efforts made by the California Department of Agriculture up and down the state to stop the spread of the Asian Citrus Psyllid, another psyllid was found on a residential property within the City of Oakdale.

January 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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