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VFW Commander-in-Chief comes to Turlock

Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief John Biedrzycki visited with local veterans on Wednesday evening after Turlock Post 5059-which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its establishment-was chosen by its District Commander to host him for dinner. Biedrzycki said that he enjoyed the opportunity to "meet those people who are the fabric of American society and who make a difference every day." He added, "Nobody does more for veterans than the VFW and its auxiliary."

January 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID lays groundwork for enlarged water-savings project

Graders and scrapers are busy conducting earthwork on a sandy parcel in Hilmar in hopes of completing Turlock Irrigation District's Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir Expansion Project before the 2016 irrigation season begins.

January 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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


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Valentine’s crafts and more during February events at local libraries

As the start of the New Year has come and gone, events at the local Stanislaus County Libraries are seeking to keep the excitement fresh ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


New business driven by community

Name of Business: Price Ford

January 28, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


City, Merced College partner to enrich customer service skills

The City of Turlock is looking to better serve customers internally and externally following Turlock City Council's recent decision to partner with Merced College ...

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Zika virus prompts travel concerns

The centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert to Americans considering travel to regions south of the border as more infections ...

January 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local school districts hope to offset teacher deficiency

After years of disseminating pink slips to teachers, California is now scrambling to hire more teachers in the face of an emerging teacher shortage.

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City considers W. Main renovation

The drive from Highway 99 into town on W. Main Street may soon be safer and less bumpy, however, some of Turlock's oldest Sycamore ...

January 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikhs hold awareness day event in Ceres

Just days after a fight broke out at the Turlock Sikh Temple, the annual Sikh American Awareness Event was held at the Ceres Community Center ...

January 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Assyrian American Civic Club welcomes new executive board

The Assyrian American Civic Club held its installation dinner to start the 2016 term Friday night at with roughly 500 people in attendance.

January 26, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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