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Fruit becomes indulgent treat thanks to The Apple Chick

Name of business: The Apple Chick

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell again, posting a new low for the area not seen in recent years.

June 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chris Essary: Forming lasting connections with youth in need

For many boys who have walked through the doors of Turlock's Excell Center, "father" can be a word that has little to no meaning – a faceless term shrouded in doubt, only to be brought to the surface once a year during an annual holiday celebrated by those who have a dad. Chris Essary has encountered thousands of young boys and men through his work at the center, bringing value to the term once again and serving as a leader, a mentor, a friend and, most importantly, a father figure.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Balswick’s continues 70-year family tradition

Balswick's Auto Service has been passed down from father to son, beginning first with Orville Balswick in 1945. Today, however, Orville's grandson Brett Balswick owns and operates the shop's Golden State Boulevard location with the help of his three daughters, Candice, Catherine and Cassie Balswick, changing the tune of the family's history while having a ton of fun along the way.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Like father, like sons

Machado and Sons, Inc., a construction company established in Turlock, formulated from the will and drive of patriarch Manuel Machado, and run in conjunction with his sons Jason, Michael and Matthew, is the epitome of an American success story.

June 16, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses.

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Adrenna Alkhas

Adrenna Alkhas is one of Turlock's busiest women. The mother of three balances her job as Stanislaus County Fair Marketing and Communications Director with the responsibility of teaching students at Modesto Junior College as an adjunct professor and also volunteers her time promoting the Assyrian Festival. As an Assyrian, she is passionate about her culture and strives to bring awareness to the community about her heritage. Alkhas' hard work over the years has paid off, having received several accolades, the most recent being "Publicist of the Year" from PR News. When she isn't hard at work, she, her ...

June 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


GOH Fitness ups the intensity one class at a time

Name of business: GOH Fitness

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus Community Foundation awards largest amount of scholarships in organization’s history

Thanks to the generous contributions of scholarship donors and a grant from College Futures Foundation, 175 local students will receive scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year totaling $229,500. That's more than double the amount of scholarship dollars distributed by Stanislaus Community Foundation in 2016.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Empowering scholarship contest open to young women

A Turlock business is helping to support education while asking county young women to plan for their future in leadership roles.

June 13, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A commitment to liveliness: Turlock Senior Citizens defy elderly stereotype

Tucked behind the city library and sheltered by a cluster of tall, drooping trees, the Turlock Senior Center is a haven for entertainment, exercise and engagement.

June 13, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Storage fire poses threat to Turlock apartment complex

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a large blaze at an outside storage unit that was rapidly threatening to spread to the adjoining apartment.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dryer fire starts blaze in garage

A fire that started in a clothes dryer ignited a detached garage and was threatening to spread to the residence before Turlock firefighters were able to bring it under control.

June 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Leopold Conservation Award seeks nominees

The Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation are accepting applications for the $10,000 California Leopold Conservation Award.

June 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Tree ignites into tower of flame from firework

A firework sparked a fire in a tall tree Wednesday night that sent embers drifting in the breeze for blocks and threatened to ignite the homes in the surrounding neighborhood.

June 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Structure charred in industrial area of Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department is looking into what ignited a fire inside a commercial structure in an industrial area of town.

July 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The bird, the bunny and the wardrobe

A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., the contestants are lined up on fold-out tables topped with a soft fabric. They are all dressed ...

July 21, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Student housing fills as semester approaches

Move-in day at The Vista, Turlock's newest student housing option, is still a month away, but the apartment complex is nearly at full capacity ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


The Vista investigates non-student leases

New Turlock student housing complex The Vista is coming under scrutiny for allegedly leasing rooms to individuals who are neither college students or faculty, which ...

July 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jessica Irish

Jessica Irish is the communications and brand manager for the Center for Human Services. She also has her own business, Jessica Chang Consulting, helping professionals ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock firefighters join effort to stop blaze in Mariposa County

As fires continue to rage across various regions of California, the state's mutual aid system has been sending firefighting teams out from agencies all ...

July 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Candace Gonsalves

Candace Gonsalves and her husband, Matt, started Rustic Metal Designs back in 2010, because they wanted to create unique custom metal pieces for family and ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former prison-themed restaurant now serves cosmic menu

Name of business: Cosmos Burgers

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fulkerth, N. Golden State intersection to close

One of Turlock's main intersections will soon be closed for much-needed safety improvements. The intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West ...

July 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Olde Tyme Pastries in running to be country’s sweetest bakery

Olde Tyme Pastries is on a quest to become the country's sweetest bakery, and the longtime Turlock business is asking for the community's ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Families continue fair tradition on opening night

For Arlen and Susan Peters, attending the Stanislaus County Fair is a tradition that goes back over 30 years to when they took their daughter ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


State wildfires impacting local air quality

Smoke from several wildfires burning in California is having an impact on the Valley's air quality, prompting air officials to issue a health warning ...

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Actor says local cooperation key to bringing film production to Turlock, Ceres

Corbin Bernsen says he will be back.

July 14, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Tia Fina’s Salsa, Big Tree Organic Farms ready for Fresno Food Expo

Two local food companies are looking to showcase their best products at the upcoming Fresno Food Expo, but the experience is sure to be different ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blue Diamond Growers helps Turlock girl’s wish come true

On Wednesday afternoon, five-year-old Aileen Aguilar was dropped off at her Turlock home dressed head to toe as Elsa from the Disney movie "Frozen." Little ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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