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Voters will see library funding renewal effort on ballot

Come November Stanislaus County voters will have an opportunity to show their support for the county's 13 library branches when Measure S appears on the ballot.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock to pay tribute to veterans, active military at 4th of July festivities

Turlock started 2017 with a patriotic flare that included the creation of American flag corridors around town, a 1,000 Flag Initiative and the painting of red, white and blue stripes in honor of police, fire and paramedic personnel on the Joe Gallison Memorial Pathway along Canal Drive. The city will continue its patriotic spirit this year with a 4th of July celebration that will start in downtown Turlock with a parade, car show and street faire, and end at Stanislaus State with live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Former Jura’s building to house new restaurant

After a nearly two-year hiatus, the owners of Shooters Wings & Things are planning a comeback in downtown Turlock, with a restaurant that is yet to be named.

June 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock native helps old metal find new life through jewelry

Name of business: Birch Handcrafted Wearables

June 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fiery crash along highway in Turlock injures Delhi teen

A Delhi teenager suffered extensive burns and injuries in a solo vehicle crash on Highway 99 Sunday night in Turlock.

June 06, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Nursery library dedication

Turlock Nursery School honored retiring director Julie Johnson on Friday with the dedication of a Little Free Library outside of the school located on Grant Avenue.

June 02, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock promotes a familiar face to sergeant

If things had gone differently, Ramon Godoy might have found himself teaching the quadratic equation, rather than placing someone in handcuffs, but for the newly promoted Turlock Police sergeant, the choice couldn't have been easier.

June 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Personal trainers teach women how to pack a punch

As personal trainers, Nate Taylor and Alex Michael consider it their duty to help their clients look and feel their best. But, after noticing a disturbing trend taking place outside of the gym and out of the realm of their control, the pair decided to take it upon themselves to help women throughout the community feel safer in their day-to-day lives through the Women's Self-Defense Workshop and Bootcamp.

June 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Meal programs provide food security for students over summer

While for many summer vacation means non-stop fun, the lack of school for some students signifies three long months where the daily, nutritious meals provided by campus cafeterias are no longer available. To address this problem of food insecurity and hunger over the summer months, local school districts offer breakfast, lunch and in some cases, dinner, to students free of charge.

June 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

The community of Turlock once again gathered at the city's cemetery on Monday to remember and honor those who paid the ultimate price while in service to their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremony co-hosted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.

May 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


From the Navy to the streets

Bryan Morgan has had an interesting and difficult life since his birth in Oxfordshire, England almost 58 years ago, going from US Navy sailor to horse trainer to homeless father.

May 30, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Where the vets go

Before the 37,000 sq. ft. Stanislaus Veterans Center opened at 3500 Coffee Rd. in Modesto on April 21, veterans had no centralized home for the myriad services available to them.

May 30, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Special to the Journal | Local


Charity makes local veterans a priority

When Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac co-owner Lee Smith came home from serving in the military during the Vietnam era, he and many other soldiers did not receive a warm welcome. Along with his brother and fellow co-owner Larry Smith, the Vietnam veteran has made it his mission to ensure those returning from war today and those who have fought in the past have access to services they need through the Turlock Veterans Charitable Trust, raising funds for local veteran organizations.

May 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock resident, officer honored for heroic deeds

The Turlock Police Department bestowed commendation awards to a police officer and a citizen for their quick actions taken during moments of great crisis.

May 30, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


WWII survivor, author to speak in Turlock

Hans Berger, a World War II survivor and author, will talk about his personal experiences escaping from the Nazis at a free presentation on June 7 at Covenant Village of Turlock.

May 30, 2017 | | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

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


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