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Under new ownership, Vintage Lounge to transform into wine bar

In downtown Turlock, visitors can find plenty of country music, cold beer, dancing and cocktails, but where can they go to find a nice glass of Merlot? Noticing this missing piece in the city's nightlife, The Udder Place owners Jerry Powell and Shayne Heine recently purchased Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar, hoping to bring a bit of wine country to Main Street with their new bar, Grand Cru.

May 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fallen officers remembered at annual ceremony

One year ago, 15 names of Stanislaus County peace officers who died while on duty were etched in the granite memorial at Lakewood Memorial Park. When the annual Peace Officers Memorial ceremony was held on Wednesday, there was a 16th name – that of slain Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Wallace added to the ranks.

May 04, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Valley Business Forecast: Rising wages, employment rates to end in 2017

The newly released San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Report finds that Stanislaus County, and the entire Valley, had a banner year in 2016 - however, that trend is likely to end in 2017.

May 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


DOWNTOWN MARKET

The Central Park Evening Market brought vendors and patrons alike to Downtown Turlock during its grand opening Thursday night. As local band The Nines performed in the middle of Central Park, shoppers like Darci Viss stocked up on fresh strawberries. In addition to fruits and vegetables, there were also items such as wine, preservatives and jewelry available for purchase along with food trucks for hungry patrons. The market also provided entertainment for children in the form of a bounce house and a cookie decorating station, where Turlockers Aubree Carillo and Leona DeLeon passed the time.

May 04, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TYPA ready to return to the stage

It wasn't very long ago that the future of the Turlock Youth Performing Arts was in serious jeopardy, but now, thanks to an active board and dedicated parents, volunteers, and young performers, the curtain will once again rise for the organization.

May 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PIONEER DAY

The fifth-grade students at Cunningham Elementary got to put their U.S. History lessons into action on Thursday during the school's annual Pioneer Day. Cunningham fifth-grader Giniva Diaz washes her socks during while fifth-grade teacher Reid Volk is a good sport and allows his students to try and rope him. The students learned how animals were utilized during the Pioneer era and how they were cared for.

May 04, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Powersports Supply takes care of Turlock’s recreational vehicles

Type of business: Powersport vehicle service and parts supply

May 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Red Cross looking for heroes

The American Red Cross Gold Country Region seeks heroes of Stanislaus County to be honored at a special 100 Years of Heroes recognition event. The event will take place July 12, at the Double Tree by Hilton in Modesto.

May 02, 2017 | | Local


Fruit and Veggie Fest to promote healthy options

The Stanislaus County Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program is hoping to teach area residence healthier ways to refresh and stay away from sugary drinks with the Fruit and Veggie Fest.

May 02, 2017 | | Local


Downtown farmers’ market opens Thursday

The second of the two farmers' markets Turlock residents can shop at is opening Thursday with a bevy of special offers that city officials and business owners hope will entice more people to "experience" the city.

May 02, 2017 | | Local


First West Nile Virus case reported in California

The first reported illness from the West Nile Virus has been confirmed by the California Department of Public Health as mosquito activity continues to increase locally and across the state.

May 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


FEELING THE LOVE

Over 1,000 volunteers donated their time to the community-wide service event known as Love Turlock Saturday afternoon, working together to beautify and give back to the city they call home.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Rainfall continues to fall at above-average levels

The region has left the drought and its dry days in the past thanks to the above-average amount of rainfall consistently dropping into the Tuolumne River Watershed, and April was no different. The month's total rainfall nearly doubled the historical average, marking the fifth time this year has exceeded expectations when it comes to recovering from the crippling drought.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


City offers summer camp, aquatics programs

As the school year and after school programs are coming to a close, the City of Turlock's Summer Break Camp and aquatics program will begin. The City of Turlock Parks and Recreation is providing a Summer Break Camp and Aquatics Program to help provide a safe environment for children to attend while school is out. Registration for these programs begin May 1, for the Summer Break Camp, and May 3 for swim lessons.

April 28, 2017 | BY EMMALINE QUELLICH Special to the Journal | Local


Local teacher hopes to see invention hit the shelves

The Feather-Raft has come a long way since its first prototype, which Dutcher Middle School teacher Elias Ruiz created by connecting 88 two liter bottles to a sheet of plywood. Now, Ruiz hopes to produce the perfected model of his invention on a larger scale, and is asking for the public's help in making his dreams come true.

April 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Fire chars home in Turlock

One person was hospitalized Monday for smoke inhalation after a fire erupted in a Turlock residence.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock collision injures four

A motorist headed the wrong way on a freeway exit in Turlock collided head-on with another vehicle, sending four to area hospitals.

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warmer weather will bring out mosquitoes

As the weather takes a turn from pleasant days to sweltering, health officials are advising residents to get rid of any standing water that may ...

May 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Veterans Commission meeting

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. This month's meeting will occur on ...

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bring the family to share sweets, treats in Oakdale

Truffles to chocolate dipped apples, toffee to chocolate covered almonds, the namesake of the Oakdale Chocolate Festival is prominently on display along Chocolate Avenue.

May 19, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment sees a dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County fell below the 8 percent mark in April as several sectors reported moderate job gains for the month, according ...

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Three years and thousands of miles later, missing dog is found in Turlock

If dogs could sing, 13-year-old Trixie very well might belt out "My Old Kentucky Home."

May 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Funeral services set for fallen deputy, CSO

The funeral services for the two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees killed in a fiery collision will be open to the community.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel toasts cancer survivors with ice cream

Cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates are all invited to join Emanuel Cancer Center and Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day ...

May 18, 2017 | | Local


Make beer at home with the help of Renegade Brewing Supplies

Type of business: Homebrew shop

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Free child car seat safety check in Turlock

The Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free car seat safety inspection event from 9 a.m. to 12 p ...

May 18, 2017 | | Local


Area fires create hazy skyline

Two grassfires west of Turlock sent thick plumes of smoke into the sky Wednesday afternoon.

May 18, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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