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Know Your Neighbor: Harold George

Not only does Turlocker Harold George design and lead the creation of 209 Magazine as Creative Director at the Turlock Journal, but he also oversees the variety of other print and web products that the publication puts out. When he's not busy with that, George can often be found working on the multiple comics which he draws, like "I Hate My Kids" and "The Show."

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fundraiser looks to provide books for low-income students

For the second year, a partnership between Friends of the Turlock Public Library, Turlock's dd's Discounts and First Book will give students who otherwise may not have the means to afford books a chance to read at home.

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair draws crowds, despite record heat

Amid a heat wave that saw temperatures rise to 106 degrees, more than 235,000 people made their way to the Stanislaus County Fair from July 14-23 for the event's 106th year.

August 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sowing comfort one bear at a time

Just two weeks ago, 25 cuddly teddy bears served as stars of the Turlock Garden Club's blue ribbon-winning display in the Floriculture exhibit at the Stanislaus County Fair, but on Wednesday, the stuffed animals officially retired from the limelight when the club donated them to Jessica's House, where they will now serve as symbols of comfort for grieving children.

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


New health center opening met with applause, protest

The grand opening of Turlock's expanded Golden Valley Health Center on West Main Street was a cause for celebration Wednesday, but as community members, legislators and City representatives gathered for the ceremony, protestors also arrived in opposition to Congressman Jeff Denham.

August 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


American Family Dentistry settles into new, tech-savvy home

Type of business: Dental office

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local inventor’s newest creation teaches ins and outs of driving

When Turlocker Juan Pineda Sanchez noticed a disturbing trend of vehicular accidents among teenagers while reading the newspaper, the inventor and entrepreneur decided to take matters into his own hands. His latest invention, a board game called Driving Trivia, helps players learn the laws, rules and regulations of driver's education while having fun along the way.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Kids Day, new vendors can be found at Turlock Certified Farmers Market

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market just surpassed the halfway mark of its season, which runs through Oct. 14, but new vendors, produce and activities can still be found during the remaining months of the market's second season at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Assyrian Festival returns to Turlock

The Turlock community is gearing up to host the 3rd annual Assyrian Festival with authentic foods, historical exhibits, live entertainment and a kids zone.

July 28, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID making progress on site expansion

After purchasing the former Turlock Police Department facility in 2015, construction on the property which will bring new, conveniently-located Water Distribution and Power Operation buildings to the Turlock Irrigation District's Palm Street Operations Complex is well underway, according to an update given to the Board of Directors Tuesday.

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Angelic shaved ice served up at Heaven Snow’s new location

Name of business: Heaven Snow

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fun bookmarks and solar events highlight August library events

As kids get ready to return to school, local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will hold bookmark and book folding crafts, along with a number of book clubs and programs for adult patrons.

July 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local advocates push for State of Jefferson

A group of California residents are fed up with unfair representation within the state's government, which they say has led to excessive regulations and over taxation throughout northern counties. The group, a grassroots effort known as the State of Jefferson, hope to create a new state from Northern California to combat these issues, and local advocates hope that Stanislaus County will join the cause.

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Bowling alley construction in full swing

In as little as six months, residents of Turlock will once again be lacing up their bowling shoes as construction on the highly-anticipated Ten Pin Fun Center is well underway.

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock home goes up in flames

A roaring storm of flames ripped through an old Turlock home Tuesday afternoon, leaving it a charred ruin.

July 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Collision on Highway 165 claims Turlock man’s life

A 27-year-old Turlock man was killed in a suspected drunk driving collision on Highway 165 on Saturday night.

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock remembers Assyrian genocide

Inside the Stanislaus State theatre building, a crowd converges into the hall before the Assyrian genocide remembrance.

August 08, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Christianson to retire; supports Patterson Chief and Turlock native for sheriff

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson announced that he will not be seeking re=election when his term comes to a close in 2018.

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock’s newest Habit prepared for opening day

Type of business: Burger restaurant

August 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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