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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


Calafia: Welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade

Downtown Turlock has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 years. Once a quiet area of town that housed mostly professional services, today downtown Turlock is one of the hottest night spots in the area and shoppers flock to the unique retail boutiques and restaurants during the daytime. Throughout all the changes one thing has remained a constant - Calafia welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock.

April 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


CHP focus on motorcycle safety

With warmer weather on the way, motorcycle riders will be gearing up and taking to California's roadways. The month of May is recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety will work together all month long to help reduce the number of motorcycle fatal and injury collisions and to promote roadway safety through education and awareness.

April 27, 2017 | | Local


Red-heeled walkers ready for fundraiser

Men and boys from around the area will be teetering and tottering through downtown Modesto on bright red high-heeled shoes on Saturday as they attempt to complete the Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus County's fourth annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event.

April 27, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New salon brings ‘flawless’ beauty to downtown

Name of business: Flawless Studio of Beauty

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


PEACE DEDICATION

California State University, Stanislaus unveiled their Peace Pole Thursday morning during a campus ceremony that featured a presentation from Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

April 27, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Truck fire along highway

A vehicle fire prompted a closure of a highway off-ramp Monday afternoon in Turlock as fire crews worked quickly to keep it from spreading to the surrounding vegetation.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Library gears up for Summer Reading Program with May events

Celebrations of Children's Book Week and Litterbug Story Times will highlight May events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library, along with monthly book club meetings. The end of May will see the library launch its Summer Reading Program, in an effort to motivate readers of all ages to pick up their favorite reads over the hot summer months.

April 25, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Career Resource Center to reopen in Turlock

Prior to its closure in 2013, the Alliance Worknet operated a Career Resource Center in Turlock where annually nearly 3,000 customers were able to receive assistance conducting job search activities. In the four years since the center closed its doors, Turlock residents have had to travel out of town to receive such services – until now. In collaboration with the City of Turlock, Alliance Worknet is expected to open the doors of a new Career Resource Center in early 2018, offering employment services free of charge to the community.

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Market opening day

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market opened for its eighth season Saturday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Visitors were greeted by the musical entertainment of Red Pony as they entered the market. Vendors provided samples of cheeses, barbecue sauces, jams, candies, produce and more. The market included activities for kids such as face painting and games. Aside from the market's edible offerings, vendors sold custom wood work, handmade bows and children's accessories and succulents. The Turlock Certified Farmers Market will run from 8 am. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 14, with the exception of July 15 and ...

April 25, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


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Wildlife care center plans baby animal shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will celebrate spring with its annual Baby Animal Shower, allowing the public to see some animals up close and personal.

May 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Wet winter contributes to increased almond crops

The rainy weather that pummeled California for much of winter and into the spring was not only beneficial to the state's nearly-empty rivers and ...

May 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Remembering mom: Mother’s Day brings joy, sorrow for those grieving

Most people have no trouble recalling a fond memory of the person they grew up calling "mom." For Jenna Zaleski, that memory is of her ...

May 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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