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Truck fire along highway

A vehicle fire prompted a closure of a highway off-ramp Monday afternoon in Turlock as fire crews worked quickly to keep it from spreading to the surrounding vegetation.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Library gears up for Summer Reading Program with May events

Celebrations of Children's Book Week and Litterbug Story Times will highlight May events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library, along with monthly book club meetings. The end of May will see the library launch its Summer Reading Program, in an effort to motivate readers of all ages to pick up their favorite reads over the hot summer months.

April 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Career Resource Center to reopen in Turlock

Prior to its closure in 2013, the Alliance Worknet operated a Career Resource Center in Turlock where annually nearly 3,000 customers were able to receive assistance conducting job search activities. In the four years since the center closed its doors, Turlock residents have had to travel out of town to receive such services – until now. In collaboration with the City of Turlock, Alliance Worknet is expected to open the doors of a new Career Resource Center in early 2018, offering employment services free of charge to the community.

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Market opening day

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market opened for its eighth season Saturday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Visitors were greeted by the musical entertainment of Red Pony as they entered the market. Vendors provided samples of cheeses, barbecue sauces, jams, candies, produce and more. The market included activities for kids such as face painting and games. Aside from the market's edible offerings, vendors sold custom wood work, handmade bows and children's accessories and succulents. The Turlock Certified Farmers Market will run from 8 am. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 14, with the exception of July 15 and ...

April 25, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Event aims to train activists, organizers for 2018 election

With the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee looking to unseat over 60 Republicans in the not-so-distant 2018 elections – seven of which are Californians – local organizations like the Democratic Women's Club of Stanislaus County are focused on training volunteers to help flip districts from red to blue.

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock apartment damaged in kitchen fire

An unattended cooking fire on a stove ignited a blaze that charred the kitchen of a Turlock residence.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Getting to know the neighbors

Kart Raggi, Harleen Maitla and Harry Atwal delivered pizza to their neighbor Jose Corrales Friday evening during the second day of the Know Your Neighbor event. About 75 high school students and college students who are a part of the Jakara Movement, gathered at the Sikh Temple Turlock on Friday evening to go door to door and deliver pizzas to their neighbors. The event allowed the Sikh community to get to know their neighbors and others to learn about their culture.

April 21, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock’s Colin Kaepernick named Time 100 Icon

Time Magazine has published its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world - the Time 100 - for 18 years. Over that time the magazine has recognized a wide range of individuals as titans, pioneers, artists, leaders and icons for enacting change in the world, good or bad.

April 21, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Volunteer opportunities abound in Turlock

Americans across the country will join forces in the coming days for National Volunteer Week, which kicks off on April 23, and in Turlock, there are plenty of local opportunities for residents to support a cause, serve their community and make a difference.

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unhealthy air continues to be the bane of the region

The air that Stanislaus County residents breathe in continues to be some of the worst in the country, according to the latest findings from the American Lung Association's State of the Air report for 2017.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County’s unemployment rate moves slightly upward

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose just slightly in March, but remains below the rate set a year ago, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Spring homebuyers face lack of listings in Turlock, statewide

Spring is the season of new beginnings, but while there may be fresh flowers blooming around the city, new home listings in Turlock and around the state are hard to come by.

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


STRUMMING THE DAY AWAY

The grass is green and the music is blue out at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds where the California Bluegrass Association is holding their spring campout. Doreen Heath and Lance Krajewski, both of Modesto, enjoy the afternoon playing their fiddle and banjo.

April 20, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Filipino cuisine rolls into Turlock

Name of business: Rolls on Wheels

April 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California, nation fall short on Infrastructure Report Card

Although many Californians are decrying the legislature for passing a transportation plan that includes new gas taxes and vehicle fees, there's no argument that the state's infrastructure is in dire need of repair and maintenance.

April 20, 2017 | | Local


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Man burned in home fire

A Turlock man was injured when trying to escape a house fire Sunday evening.

May 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Deserie Garibay Villagrana graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Relay for Life

The combined Turlock-Hilmar Relay for Life event held Saturday at the Dutcher Middle School track drew over 400 participants and raised approximately $114,450 for ...

May 16, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Explosion injures one in Turlock

A man received second and third-degree burns from an explosion at a Turlock duplex Saturday night, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

May 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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