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Tastes of the Valley fundraiser to benefit ag education

The Friends of the Fair Foundation and Stanislaus State Agricultural Studies Department will join together once again this year to celebrate agriculture with an evening of wine and cheese during the 14th annual Tastes of the Valley event.

September 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Chamber to honor Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize these noteworthy citizens through the Best of Turlock awards. This year will mark the 48th anniversary of the awards and Chamber President and CEO Karin Moss is hoping the entire community will join in with honoring these outstanding leaders.

September 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Barn Bash to raise funds for equine rescue

The Oakdale Equine Rescue has saved more than 360 horses since its inception in 2010. What started with just six horses only six years ago has evolved into the Oakdale based non-profit organization whose mission is to rehabilitate, foster and find homes for each horse they accept.

September 16, 2016 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


Don Pedro to increase fees in 2017

Don Pedro Recreation Agency will implement an 8.5 percent increase on average across all proposed fees in 2017.. Fee increases will range from just $2 more per night for tent camping in season to $50 more for an annual private houseboat permit with a non-discount renewal.

September 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County unemployment rate falls in August

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued on a downward trend for the month of August, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gospel mission welcomes new director

As the days inch closer to November the Turlock Gospel Mission is moving forward with plans to open their emergency cold weather shelter and this year it will be under the helm of a new executive director.

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Needful Things provides unique gifts

Type of business: Gift shop

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob R. Alansalon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 15, 2016 | | Local


Air District seeks student art for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2017 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Legacy Health Endowment welcomes first CEO

The board of trustees of Legacy Health Endowment announced the hiring of Jeffrey R. Lewis as the newly-formed health care philanthropy's first president and chief executive officer. Founded in 2014, the Turlock-based LHE was created as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center, Inc. to Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, Inc., which is affiliated with Tenet Health. The Endowment will provide funding and technical support for nonprofit health care facilities to create health care solutions within Stanislaus and Merced counties through programs that provide medical services, health screenings and testing, health education, preventative health care services, medical ...

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Beacon for brewery

Those traveling down Highway 99 will have no trouble finding Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new brewhouse and taproom, as a giant neon sign now adorns the roof of the Fulkerth Road facility.

September 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Skate park rules discussed at community meeting

In response to a number of safety concerns at the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park, the Turlock Police Department hosted a community meeting Thursday informing local skaters and their parents on the park's rules and regulations.

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Celebrity chef to teach Turlock healthy cooking

Cooking healthy meals at home is an essential part of living a wholesome lifestyle, but many don't know where to start. Celebrity chef Mark Anthony hopes to help the Turlock community learn how to cook a variety of healthy menu items when he visits the city in October, sharing the secrets that helped him transform his life.

September 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID begins 2017 budget discussions

Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors engaged in preliminary budget talks Tuesday by examining a proposal that would not include any rate increases for the district's for the second consecutive year.

September 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Young Eagles take to the skies at annual airport event

When Richelle Moths decided to participate in the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, she thought she was simply fulfilling a school project requirement. Instead, Moths participated in the opportunity of a lifetime as she took in a bird's eye view of Turlock from the cockpit of a Cessna 152 II airplane.

September 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Diocese of Stockton submits bankruptcy plan

The Diocese of Stockton has filed a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court that, if approved, will allocate $15 million to the more than two ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Generosity of spirit lives on after Turlock man’s passing

Adrian Martinez believes her brother made his exit from this world in the same fashion that he lived his life: giving to others.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire ignites at Turlock apartment complex

Faulty wiring sparked a fire in a Turlock apartment Wednesday that was kept from spreading to adjoining buildings through a quick response from the Turlock ...

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Sept. 29, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair with ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former council member Palmberg will leave his mark on Turlock

Former Turlock City Council member Maurice Palmberg, a passionate advocate for the town and a proponent of planned growth, passed away on Sept. 13. Palmberg ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock native lauded for role in ending San Bernardino terrorist attack

On Dec. 2, 2015, as the country stood affixed to the terrorist attack unfolding in San Bernardino, little did anyone in Turlock know that it ...

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Westside Ministries aims to keep kids warm with annual coat drive

Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


EMC breast cancer event wants people to ‘say yes’ to regular screening

Lori Allen, host of the popular TV shows "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" and "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids" is the featured speaker ...

September 20, 2016 | | Local


Fires spark health concerns for Valley air

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued a Valley-wide health alert because of rising particulate matter from fires burning in California.

September 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Health experts suggest vaccines for flu season

Health officials around the nation and locally are heralding the oncoming influenza season and are recommending a flu vaccine as the best course of coverage.

September 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Former politician to bring public relations firm to Turlock

It was a combination of both her Hispanic heritage and things that she saw in her everyday life that made Virginia Madueno decide to create ...

September 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local stars dance the night away

Some of Turlock's best hit the stage Saturday night, sashaying the night away as part of the third annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars ...

September 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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