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Motorcycle thief climbs tree to avoid arrest

A Turlock man's attempt to evade police officers who saw him driving a stolen motorcycle by climbing a tree proved unsuccessful, as he was eventually spotted and arrested.

February 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Military moms supporting each other

When Lisa Cano's son joined the United States Air Force six years ago, the Hilmar mom was both proud of the decision he made to serve his country and worried about the dangers inherent in the military. She started looking for others going through the same thing and found the Blue Star Mothers of America.

January 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A sweet take on Deflate-gate

Recent allegations that the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts has sportscasters and football fans talking - and Olde Tyme Pastries baking.

January 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farmers market moves to Saturday for 2015 season

Saturdays in downtown Turlock will be much fruitier come May, as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market decided to move the event from Fridays to Saturdays for the 2015 season.

January 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Salvation Army Auxiliary: Women working to make a difference

Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


RISING IN THE RANKS

The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Methodist churches Imagine No Malaria

The United Methodist Church has a specific outreach goal for 2015 - end preventable death from malaria in Africa.

January 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


State sees first flu fatality of the season

A Southern California resident is the first influenza fatality reported in the state for the 2014-2015 flu season.

January 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


MedicAlert lays off 31 employees

Thirty-one employees at MedicAlert Foundation started the new year with layoff notices, as the international medical information company based in Turlock reduced its workforce in the face of declining business.

January 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Talk of the town

Turlockers had a lot to talk about in 2014, from multiple mountain lion sightings to a high school talent show performance seen the world over. The following is a list of stories from the past year that received quite a few likes, shares, comments and clicks - along with some old-fashioned word of mouth.

December 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The year in review

As the Journal editorial team started to look back on 2014 for a year in review story, it became obvious that a few issues were recurrent themes throughout the year.

December 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Best Christmas ever

Turlock Junior High student Aunika Light got her Christmas wish. She didn't wish for an iPhone, video games or any other electronic gadget popular with the pre-teen crowd. No, all Light wanted was to feed the homeless.

December 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community serves free Christmas dinner to hundreds

Every Christmas, a miracle takes place right here in Turlock. Hundreds of community members from all walks of life put their combined efforts into providing a better holiday to those struggling to make ends meet.

December 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Getting my holiday mojo back

The wonder of the season is sometimes easy to forget.

December 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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Fruit & Veggie Contest aims to get kids eating healthy

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with Turlock schools to encourage kids to make healthier choices at lunch time. The 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest will reward elementary students who make healthy eating choices with the chance to win free tickets to the fair, a bicycle or other prizes.

April 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Safety Saturday free community event returns to Turlock

GDI Insurance will once again help families learn how to keep their children safe during a free community event on May 16. The 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Road, Turlock.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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