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First annual Tamale Festival set to hit Turlock

Another delicious festival will hit the streets of Turlock on May 1 when the Turlock Poker Room and Casino hosts the first annual Turlock Tamale Festival. Poker room owner Joe Fernandez wanted to bring something new and fun to the Turlock community, ultimately deciding on a festival complete with live performances, vendors and of course, tamales.

April 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment rate grows slightly in Stanislaus County

The number of unemployed in Stanislaus County grew by a slim margin in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

April 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State survey paints grim picture for health of Stanislaus County residents

The overall health of Stanislaus County residents could be better. In fact it could be a lot better according to the California Department of Public Health's recently released County Health Status Profiles 2016.

April 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Strong winds blow into Turlock

Turlock residents were subject to strong winds Friday, resulting in dangerous driving conditions and a power outage that left downtown in the dark for nearly two hours.

April 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Professor integrates community service into coursework; students take aim at homelessness

Homelessness is often an out of sight, out of mind issue for many, but for a group of 20 students at California State University, Stanislaus it's an issue that has been brought into the light by, of all things, a first-year composition English class.

April 14, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New yoga studio provides a unique workout experience

Type of Business: Yoga studio

April 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Love Turlock a chance to better community

Turlock community members will feel the love on May 7 as the fifth annual Love Turlock event hits the city's streets.

April 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock church 'springs' into expansion

New Life Christian Center isn't just growing Turlock's faith community, it's also bringing new architecture to the city.

April 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


One flight dream made reality

Jack Bright was able to see his flight dream come true on Sunday thanks to Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation and pilot Darryl Fisher. Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation honors many senior citizens and veterans by giving Dream Flights in their restored Boeing Stearman that was once a trainer from World War II. The foundation owns three planes and travels the country in hopes of making dreams come true free of charge thanks to sponsors. Last year they provided 650 flights in 23 states.

April 12, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock and Hilmar prepare to relay for a cure

The battle against cancer is something that affects many people, and every year hundreds of community members come together through Relay For Life to raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from the terrible disease. This year, Hilmar and Turlock will host their own community fundraising walks to help find a cure.

April 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Garden club helps downtown Turlock welcome spring

Downtown Turlock is already a beautiful place, but it just got a whole lot prettier. As part of their efforts to beautify the downtown area, the Turlock Garden Club planted stunning displays of flowers in the large, cement pots that decorate Main Street.

April 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Two Emanuel employees recognized for national award

Two employees at Emanuel Medical Center have been singled out for a national award based on their dedication to patient care.

April 12, 2016 | | Local


Fire reported at National Guard building in Turlock

A quick response from the Turlock Fire Department kept a fire at the Army National Guard facility in Turlock from spreading through the building.

April 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock seniors' flyboy dreams come true

As a young boy, Jim Jessup remembers seeing planes training for World War II in the skies above his home, twisting and twirling through the air. He would look up in awe as the pilots practiced their dog fights, preparing themselves for war.

April 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


High-heeled walkers unite for awareness campaign

A parade of red-heeled men and boys will soon be marching through downtown Modesto as the Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus County hosts their third Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event April 16.

April 08, 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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