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Exchange program looking for families to host international students

Modesto resident Carol Berger thinks that the best way to learn about other cultures is to actually live with someone from another culture and foster a long-lasting relationship in the process. As a local representative for Cultural Homestay International, Berger and her family are looking to provide this opportunity through the longstanding nonprofit cultural exchange organization, which is currently seeking families to invite a foreign exchange student to live with them in their home during the upcoming school year.

March 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County lags in tobacco prevention efforts

Turlock and the other cities in Stanislaus County continue to score poorly in the American Lung Association's annual report measuring the state of tobacco control.

March 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New banquet hall in the works

A desire to bring an elegant, affordable banquet hall to the west side of Turlock inspired Raja Singh to begin plans for Mirage Banquet Hall – a 43,515 square foot event center that will go before the Planning Commission in April.

March 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID to provide plenty of water for local growers this year

After five years of severe drought conditions, the Tuolumne River Watershed is in the midst of one of the wettest years on record. What this means for local growers is plenty of water this irrigation season, which Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to begin at the end of this month.

March 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Tornado scare rolls through Turlock

Springtime in the Central Valley is no stranger to rain, but Tuesday afternoon Turlock residents were on the lookout for a different force of Mother Nature. Warm, spring air combined with a cold, heavy thunderstorm and caused the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning for Turlock and the surrounding Stanislaus County.

March 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown farmers market under new leadership, moving to Thursday nights

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is starting the 2017 season under a new name-Central Park Market Turlock - along with a new operator and is looking to move from Saturday mornings to Thursday nights.

March 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pacheco State Park celebrates Wildflower Day

Pacheco State Park invites all those looking to welcome the colors of spring to come celebrate the 14th Annual Wildflower Day.

March 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Gas prices continue to climb

California's gas prices are steadily on the rise, and Turlock residents are digging deep into their pockets to get from point A to point B.

March 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock family hopes to raise awareness about Down syndrome

Many parents look forward to the moment their child reaches an important milestone - whether it's taking their first steps or uttering their first word. For longtime Turlock resident Yadira Contreras, these milestones might take a little longer to come across for her daughter Estrella, who was born with Down syndrome. However, Contreras still beams with unmistakable pride as she looks at her one-year-old daughter, and she wants the community to know that Estrella - and every other child with Down syndrome - is worth waiting for.

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Funding extended for car seat safety program

Stanislaus County's Health Services Agency has received a second year of funding to support the car seat safety effort Keep Baby Safe Program.

March 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


AAA offers free ride home on St. Patrick’s Day

An automotive club wants St. Patrick's Day revelers to get home safely and is offering a free ride home to those who partake of a little too much Irish cheer this weekend.

March 16, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Agave Azul serves up authentic Mexican dishes

Type of business: Mexican restaurant

March 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock’s most outstanding woman: Ferrari to be honored at AAUW event

The name Jeani Ferarri is well-known around Turlock, and the long-time champion of goodwill is being recognized for her contributions to the community as the Turlock/Modesto Branch of the American Association of University Women's Outstanding Woman of the Year.

March 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man dies after being hit by train in Keyes

A Turlock truck driver making a delivery to a Keyes factory was struck and killed by a train Thursday morning, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

March 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Savemart continues to care

Savemart's Evo Silva and Tony DeWinkle presented a check for $900 to Beverly Schiegel and Valerie Doherty of the American Association of University Women on March 10. The money will help fund the AAUW's Tech Trek, a science, engineering, math and technology camp.

March 14, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


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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


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