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104 years young

Frances Stewart celebrated her 104th birthday on Friday at Main West Nursing and Rehab Center. Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth stopped by to wish her happy birthday and give her flowers. Stewart was born in Arkansas and moved to California when she was 54 years old. Her family first settled in Indo, and later moved to Delhi. She and her husband have seven children and several grandchildren. She has out lived her husband, whom she lost 45 years ago. She has also outlived two of her children. She attributes her longevity to working hard and not worrying. Frances attended school through ...

December 19, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Dance studio icon recognized for achievements

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. Following the final performance of this year's production on Sunday, Backstage Director Kristi Garcia was presented with certificates of recognition from local legislators for her decades of commitment to teaching youth the art of dance.

December 19, 2017 | | Local


Festival of Lights shines in Turlock

Downtown Turlock once again played host to a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting on Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock to hold homeless persons memorial

Members of the Turlock community will gather on Thursday - the longest night of the year - to memorialize those who have passed away while homeless.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Christmas train returns to Oxford Court

The Oxford Court Christmas Train is back in town after a two-year hiatus, giving longtime fans of Turlock's beloved holiday tradition reason to celebrate.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


SHERIFF CANDIDATE GIVES BACK

Stanislaus County sheriff candidate Juan Alanis, his daughter Kayla Yager and wife Barbara Alanis collected toys for Turlock Together and Jessica's House at Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop on Monday night. The toy drive was the second such event Alanis has hosted during his campaign; the group was able to collect about 80 toys for the Modesto Family Justice Center recently as well.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Meshy Me Wreaths helps locals customize their doors

Name of business: Meshy Me Wreaths

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar man, unborn baby killed in Golden State Boulevard collision

An early morning collision Tuesday on the outskirts of Turlock resulted in the death of a 29-year-old Hilmar man and an unborn baby, the California Highway Patrol reported.

December 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Dec. 20, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair hiring for positions in Turlock and Modesto.

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Middle Eastern cuisine a family affair at Nami-No

Name of business: Nami-No

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire at vacant home

The cause of a fire in a Turlock vacant home remains under investigation.

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Record 129 million dead trees in California

The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number of trees that have died due to drought and bark beetles to an historic 129 million on 8.9 million acres.

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Coats 4 Kids

Westside Ministries is once again aiming to keep Turlock children warm and dry this winter season through the Coats 4 Kids program.

December 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Giving tree honors memories of lost loved ones

Debbie Murdock couldn't stand seeing children go without toys during the holidays. Every year, no matter how tough times were, she would make sure to pull tags from one of the many giving trees around town, purchasing toys from children's wish lists for the Salvation Army's annual toy giveaway.

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stocking stuffer central pops up on Main Street

Finding the right toys to stuff a stocking is hard enough, and the task becomes even more complicated when shoppers are seeking chimney-worthy gifts at a reasonable price. Enter Chuck Kringle's Christmas pop-up shop – an expansion of Five Buck Chuck, which focuses on providing quality products at a price that's affordable.

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flames ravage Turlock home

A raging fire of undetermined origins destroyed a Turlock residence Sunday morning and left four individuals displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Toni Cordell

Toni Cordell has been employed as Staff Services Technician in the Regulatory Affairs Division of the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department for the last ...

February 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Conservation is key for cannabis cultivators

As the Central Valley nears the end of yet another dry winter, farmers around the region have water on the mind with irrigation season looming ...

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Irrigation season to begin in March

After an unexpected influx of wet weather put a stop to what would have been an early irrigation period for Turlock Irrigation District water customers ...

February 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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