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Unemployment in county records higher rates

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate in November saw a slight bump, but continues to stay in the single digits and below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest numbers released from the Employment Development Department.

December 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Collision kills one

A 25-year-old man that died in a single vehicle collision in Madera County was initially identified as a Turlock resident, but actually lived in Sacramento, according to the Madera County Coroner's Office.

December 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


In & Out Smart Repair makes broken electronics new again

Type of business: Electronic device repair shop

December 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID adopts 2017 budget

Without any rate increases or major changes planned for the second consecutive year, the 2017 Turlock Irrigation District budget was unanimously approved by Board of Directors after months of preparation Tuesday.

December 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer

Prodigal Sons and Daughters, the faith-based addiction recovery ministry located in Turlock, has launched an end of the year campaign in an effort to raise both awareness and support for the free services they provide. The campaign, "One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer," hopes to raise enough revenue to keep the organization's doors open for another year.

December 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Varco-Pruden engineering office announces closure

Fifty-one BlueScope Buildings employees are set to be jobless following the closing of the organization's Varco-Pruden engineering office in Turlock, the company informed county officials in a letter earlier this week.

December 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock welcomes permanent See’s Candies store

Turlock residents are accustomed to shopping the shelves of See's Candies during the holidays thanks to the company's temporary holiday locations, but now, candy lovers will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth year round as the chocolate haven's permanent location in Turlock opened its doors Wednesday.

December 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Third time's a charm for Monte Vista railroad crossing

Despite Thursday's wet weather, the third - and, hopefully, final - construction project on the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing is slated to be completed today, opening up one of Turlock's busiest thoroghfares.

December 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'Nutcracker' an annual tradition in Turlock

For over 30 years, local dance company Backstage Academy of Dance has brought the classic Christmas tale of "The Nutcracker" to life, with dancers of all ages performing what has become a holiday tradition in Turlock.

December 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock teen selected to sing national anthem at Foster Farms Bowl

Turlock High School student Felisha Dias has never taken a singing lesson, but that didn't stop her from winning the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest. Thanks to her victory, the 16-year-old has been awarded the opportunity to sing the national anthem in front of 70,000 frenzied football fans before the upcoming bowl game at Levi's Stadium.

December 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer

Prodigal Sons and Daughters, the faith-based addiction recovery ministry located in Turlock, has launched an end of the year campaign in an effort to raise both awareness and support for the free services they provide. The campaign, "One Heart, One Mind, One Prayer," hopes to raise enough revenue to keep the organization's doors open for another year.

December 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock resident new development director of giving at Gallo

A Turlock native and Stanislaus State alumna has been promoted to lead a segment of the Gallo Center for the Arts' giving program.

December 09, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


James Bowles: Redefining excellence at Stan State's School of Nursing

California State University, Stanislaus has one of the top 10 Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in the United States. There are three reasons. First, the Director, Dr. Debra Tavernier, is an incredible leader due to her brilliance, passion and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Second, the faculty at the nursing school is second to none. Their practical experience, passion and commitment to excellence in education are unmatched. Each brings experience and expertise into the class room to ensure that students graduate prepared to start immediately as well trained Registered Nurses. The third and final reason the CSUS Nursing program ...

December 09, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Local churches, businesses provide warm clothing to those in need

With the arrival of the holiday season also comes the arrival of colder weather. To help those less fortunate who have no choice but to endure the chill without basic necessities such as shoes, socks and coats, local churches and businesses are getting into the spirit of giving and doing their part to make sure that no one in the community has to go without.

December 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock a welcoming home for refugees

In war-torn Syria, 50 families are forced to flee their homes every hour of every day. Nearly 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of a civil war in 2011, and as families struggle to survive in their country's harsh conditions, many have made their way to the United States, and specifically, Turlock.

December 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Merced County feels impact of recent storms

Some of the Central Valley's most prominent political figures were given a bird's eye view of Merced County on Friday afternoon to see ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Brief break from rainy weather forecast for Turlock

While Turlock has been doused with showers this week, skies are expected to clear just in time for the weekend before a possible return to ...

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


International Rescue Committee to educate community on refugee crisis

In response to the ongoing deliberations surrounding President Donald Trump's travel ban, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock hopes to inform the community ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


United Samaritans spreads the love with Valentine's fundraiser

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the United Samaritans Foundation has those who are still scrambling for the perfect gift covered with a ...

February 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cruelty alleged at Denair egg farm

The animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere is alleging a Denair egg producing farm that is promoted as a "certified humane" cage-free egg supplier was ...

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dancing duo turns lessons into a party

Type of business: Dance lessons

February 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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