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Vista off to rocky start with neighbors

In May, Turlock resident John Snoke stood before the Turlock Planning Commission to voice concerns he and other community members had about construction of the student apartment complex, The Vista, in their neighborhood. In the 42 days since students moved into the complex, a litany of calls to the Turlock Police Department have substantiated those concerns.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Ali Cox

Allison Cox captured Turlock's heart when she was part of the U.S. Rowing team that won a silver medal in the 2004 summer Olympics. Since then, she has turned her experience in big city marketing firms to help the businesses and organizations in her hometown through her company, Ali Cox & Company Marketing. Cox also was fundamental in launching the HeyTurlock! Platform to help the community promote local events.

September 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Ag fundraiser offers tastes of local flavors

An assortment of wines, craft brews, and cheeses produced locally will be up for sampling during the upcoming Tastes of the Valley fundraiser to benefit agriculture education.

September 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ranch of Horror ready for opening weekend

Name of business: Ranch of Horror

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wild adventures await library visitors in October

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of educational and fun activities throughout the month of October. Halloween themed craft days and a visit from "Python Ron" McGee highlight activities for children, while adults can learn to paint like Monet and take a computer basics class.

September 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sexually transmitted diseases reach an all-time high in California

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to increase in California, according to new statistics from the California Department of Public Health. These diseases are reportable to the state and local health departments.

September 26, 2017 | | Local


Movie premiere to benefit Turlock Gospel Mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is hosting an exclusive, pre-release red carpet event for the movie "Same Kind of Different as Me" to raise support and funds for their mission.

September 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus’ top crops

The Stanislaus County Agricultural Report released Tuesday revealed that the value of agricultural commodities in the region continued to drop in 2016, with impacts from the drought and other factors contributing to a decrease of $618 million in crop value for county growers.

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock residents help ducks in distress

Two ducks are once again swimming around happily in the lake at Donnelly Park after some residents stepped up and freed them from the zip ties someone had placed around their beaks.

September 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Births

• Lakynn and Nick Seward of Hilmar are the parents of a 7-pound girl born Sept. 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.

September 22, 2017 | | Local


Japanese ceramics, haiku poetry highlight upcoming Carnegie events

The Carnegie Arts Center presents the first instalment of the Fall 2017 Sunday Arts Lectures with renowned ceramic artist, John Toki Toki.

September 22, 2017 | | Local


EXPLORING DUST BOWL

Want to know how Dust Bowl Brewing Co. got its name? Or, are you just curious about how the Turlock brewery concocts a batch of its Central Valley-famous craft beer? Dust Bowl's newest location on Fulkerth Road is now offering public tours of the year-old brewery, where beer lovers can learn the answer to these questions and more.

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Retail shop with mature twist in the works for Turlock

A new store coming to town will be rated "M" for mature customers only, or, at least a small section of it will be.

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Law enforcement ready to go 26.2 miles for fallen comrades

Ask anyone who has run a marathon and they will tell you there is a certain level of pain involved in the feat, especially in the feet. So, why then are several law members preparing to make the run even more painful?

September 22, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wine, crepes and more at new downtown eatery

Name of business: Loza Wine & Crepes

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air ...

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services ...

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House ...

October 10, 2017 | By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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