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Valentines and technology highlight February library events

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of crafting events in February, along with classes on technology and taxes.

January 30, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock embraces ‘Bee Positive’ attitude

Over 500 people showed up Saturday to the third annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi to honor the memory of their late daughter Kayla Bernardi, who passed away in March 2015. Kayla was born with Down-Syndrome and had heart problems and various open-heart surgeries at a very young age. Although Kayla endured a lot during her years she always remained very positive. Her attitude and eagerness to do as much as possible earned her the nickname "Busy Bee." One of her main goals was to graduate high school, which she ...

January 30, 2018 | Candy Padilla | Local

Driver, passengers escape injury in train collision

A disabled vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks was hit by a train Saturday night, but fortunately there were no injuries reported from the incident.

January 29, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock, county continue to lag in tobacco control

While California leads the nation in tobacco control policies, Turlock and most of Stanislaus County are still not making the grade according to the American Lung Association's annual report.

January 29, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Know Your Neighbor: Oscar Avila

Turlock resident Oscar Avila has been involved in the city's grocery scene for the past 40 years, the last 21 of which he has spent at Cost Less Market on West Main Street. As store manager, he has helped the community find groceries while contributing to a thriving downtown economy. Along with being an active member of the business community, Avila prides himself in civic participation and attends every Turlock City Council meeting.

January 29, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Family, community mourn loss of inspirational student

Kenley Montes, the young Turlock girl who inspired her peers and the community at large by her determination to live a full life despite dealing with a rare genetic disorder, died on Friday. She was 13 years old.

January 26, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock Police Department honors service of employees, volunteers

The Turlock Police Department recognized the service and commitment shown by their officers, employees, and volunteers by handing out a bevy of awards, honors and medals at their annual police department awards breakfast on Thursday.

January 26, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Salt-N-Pepa to spice up Stanislaus County Fair

Salt-N-Pepa, the pioneering female hip-hop act, will be coming to town on July 19 to perform at the Stanislaus County Fair.

January 25, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Glow Red promotes heart health for women

In an ongoing effort to promote heart disease awareness among women, the Tenet hospitals in the area will be hosting two Glow Red events with celebrity chef Daniel Green.

January 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Community marches against hate

Four months after the Coalition Against Hate gave the Turlock City Council a standing ovation, the group marched on City Hall, frustrated that the town's government hasn't adequately enforced an anti-hate resolution adopted in September.

January 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock duo turns passion for photography into business

Name of business: MKL Photography

January 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

New Bishop appointed to Diocese of Stockton

The Diocese of Stockton will soon be guided by a new bishop who has roots in Merced County.

January 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire chars Turlock duplex

A cooking fire on a stove accidentally ignited a fire that damaged a Turlock duplex and displaced one resident, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

January 22, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local

Know Your Neighbor: Jerry Powell

Central Valley born and raised, Turlock resident Jerry Powell has made a name for himself in the city through his work in real estate, construction and development and thanks to downtown nightlife destinations The Udder Place and The Grand Cru, which he co-owns. The businessman served in the Marine Corps from 1988 to 1992, and is a Stanislaus State alum. Powell also gives back to the community through his work on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, where he has served for close to 20 years.

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

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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

Community mourns passing of Turlock’s ‘Rock Man’

His name was Dwayne Giesbrecht, though more people in Turlock affectionately knew him as the Rock Man.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire at Turlock eatery

The Turlock Fire Department is working to determine what caused a fire at a fast food restaurant Thursday morning.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Art fundraiser to help local documentarian

The filmmakers behind the documentary film project "Asylum Seekers: Moria" are holding a fundraising art show and sale in Turlock.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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