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Vacant house goes up in flames

An early morning fire left a Turlock home completely destroyed, but the two people living at the residence escaped unharmed.

January 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fancy food give away

Several Westside Ministries volunteers unpacked and boxed food that was donated from the International Fancy Food Show in San Francisco on Friday.

January 22, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


County unemployment rate rises with end of year

The close of the year brought a slight rise in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Next generation of pho

Name of Business: Pho7anh

January 21, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Agencies ready to conduct homeless count

The Stanislaus County Housing and Support Services Collaborative is readying to embark on the yearly census count of homeless individuals residing in Stanislaus County with the hopes of identifying services needed to help the community and increase funding for those services.

January 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus County Fair rounds up awards for outstanding event

As if the record-breaking crowds at last year's Stanislaus County Fair were not enough, the success of the annual event was validated once more during the Western Fairs Association Convention and International Association of Fairs and Expositions, who together presented the Fair with 11 different awards.

January 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Dry well owners persevere with help from County water delivery program

Stanislaus County's Temporary Water Assistance program has already delivered water to over 50 dry well owners since its inception in August, and to the relief of other County residents with a depleted water supply, Fire Warden Dale Skiles said that the program is not going anywhere anytime soon.

January 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Chamber charts new path for future

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is ringing in the new year with a host of changes aimed at refining the organization's focus to bring the most benefit to its members.

January 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New café to open in downtown with Turkish coffee and exotic pastries

The beautification of downtown Turlock is accompanied by the growth and expansion of new businesses filling Main Street.

January 21, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Snowy destinations abound in Yosemite winter

As we gazed over Tuolumne Meadows and countless snowy pinnacles, we saw not a soul and scarcely a sign that people had ever been there. It was hard to believe we were in one of the world's most popular parks, visited by millions every year. Two friends and I carefully hiked the final steps over rock and ice to reach a patch of bare granite on the 9,450-foot summit of Lembert Dome. An amazing view from the peak rewarded our effort.

January 19, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Rainfall continues to surpass historical averages for region

Turlock residents are gladly adjusting to the downpour of rain throughout the area, with recent precipitation amounts exceeding the average rainfall amount since the 1930s and bringing much-needed relief to a drought-stricken region.

January 19, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Knights support pregnancy center

The Turlock Pregnancy Center shows off its new sonogram machine donated by the Knights of Columbus during tours of the facility given on Sunday. The Turlock, Hughson, Newman, Ceres and Patterson councils also provided the patient table, desk and chairs as well. The sonogram machine was donated on Aug. 12, 2015, and has since been used for patients and training. Sunday's event was an open house to celebrate the new equipment and the services the Turlock Pregnancy Center has to offer including free diapers, clothing, formula and other baby items, along with support for women facing crisis pregnancies.

January 19, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Summit to explore mentoring impacts in Central Valley

With over 20 school-aged children currently taking advantage of mentoring programs at Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, the organization is hoping to increase that number following a summit on Friday that will raise awareness and advocate for the importance of mentoring throughout the region.

January 19, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Agency on Aging seeks outstanding seniors

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is looking for a few good men and women. Every year the Agency on Aging asks the community to nominate those senior citizens who have gone the extra mile through service, humanitarianism, leadership, political advocacy or by just being a good neighbor.

January 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bronco nears ‘zero waste’ facility goal

Bronco Winery has a goal of soon diverting all of its waste away from the landfill.

January 19, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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