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Tree lighting for homicide victims

The District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 19th Annual Lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil at 6 p.m. Thursday.

November 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Healthcare Hero: Renee Pimentel

If you do not know Renee Pimentel, you should. While not a household name she is a healthcare hero.

November 29, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Denair preparing for first annual tree lighting celebration

Towns across the country celebrate Christmas traditions annually, and this year, Denair hopes to begin one of its own with its first annual Christmas tree lighting event.

November 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don’s RV Center preparing to expand

Don's RV Center is set for expansion following the Stanislaus County Planning Commission's recent approval of the center's plans to create an additional recreational vehicle sales yard.

November 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Police department begins enforcement operations to curb collisions

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a special traffic enforcement today around town in an ongoing effort to drive down the number of fatal collisions, especially those involving pedestrians.

November 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber of Commerce eliminates CEO position

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is restructuring its staff as the business organization looks to refocus its resources.

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hundreds flock to God’s Closet’s first free shopping event

Despite the rain on Sunday, hundreds of people from near and far made their way to Turlock Seventh-day Adventist Church to browse among mountains of gently used or new children's clothing during God's Closet's first Free Shop Day Event.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Letters to Santa raises thousands to bring Christmas to children in Stanislaus County

Although Turlock resident and Letters to Santa Charity president Justin Crone looks nothing like Santa Claus, he and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas have at least one thing in common: their desire to keep the magic of Christmas alive by making sure every child has a present to open on Christmas Day.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teen dedicates time, talents to helping community

Turlock resident Shivani Thakur is not your typical teen.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Monte Vista Crossings: Over 16 years of development brings top shopping center to Turlock

Since its development began at the start of the new millennium, Turlockers have known Monte Vista Crossings as the city's shopping epicenter. From pet stores to drive through restaurants, nearly two decades of growth have brought over 50 businesses and extraordinary revenue to Turlock, making Monte Vista Crossings one of the top five largest open air shopping centers on the West Coast.

November 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Man struck by train identified

The man struck and killed by a train Nov. 18 has been identified as a Turlock resident.

November 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


EMC honored for philanthropy

Emanuel Medical Center has received a 2016 National Philanthropy Day award from the Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for its charitable contributions to the community. The hospital, which was nominated for the award by California State University, Stanislaus, was named Outstanding Corporate or Small Business Donor in Philanthropy.

November 25, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Fire damages Turlock residence

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that severely damaged a residence Monday evening.

November 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Small Business Saturday promotes inner-city growth

Big box department stores reap the benefits of Black Friday annually, but Turlock residents hit the aisles and racks of local stores just as eagerly the following day for Small Business Saturday - a day to celebrate and support locally-owned and operated businesses.

November 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Make-A-Wish grants Turlock teen’s wish to see the Fighting Irish

Andrew "AJ" Perez has wanted to attend a Notre Dame football game since he was six years old. This previous weekend, that long-awaited dream became a reality thanks to Make-A-Wish, who granted the 13-year-old's wish to see the Fighting Irish in Indiana.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Turlock resident new development director of giving at Gallo

A Turlock native and Stanislaus State alumna has been promoted to lead a segment of the Gallo Center for the Arts' giving program.

December 09, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


James Bowles: Redefining excellence at Stan State's School of Nursing

California State University, Stanislaus has one of the top 10 Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in the United States. There are three reasons. First ...

December 09, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Local churches, businesses provide warm clothing to those in need

With the arrival of the holiday season also comes the arrival of colder weather. To help those less fortunate who have no choice but to ...

December 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock a welcoming home for refugees

In war-torn Syria, 50 families are forced to flee their homes every hour of every day. Nearly 11 million Syrians have fled their homes since ...

December 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Animal Shelter encouraging pet adoption with discounted fees

'There's no place like home for the holidays' - or so the 1954 Perry Como song says - and the Turlock Animal Shelter has the goal ...

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stunning displays a holiday tradition for Turlock residents

Holiday cheer comes in many forms, but for two Turlock residents, the best way they know how to display it is through brilliant exhibits painstakingly ...

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Union Pacific to fix bumpy Monte Vista railroad crossing

There's good news and bad news regarding the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing. The bad news is drivers will once again have to find ...

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health officials issue warning over eating wild mushrooms

With seasonal rains promoting the growth of wild mushrooms, California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is reminding ...

December 08, 2016 | | Local


Holiday shopping events spark Christmas spirit

Following the success of Small Business Saturday, stores around town are giving shoppers even more incentive to shop local this Christmas with several holiday shopping ...

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Salon Two Zero Nine approaches one year anniversary

Type of business: Salon

December 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Toys wanted for Post Office’s annual gift drive

The Turlock Post Office is no stranger to organizing charitable drives for community members in need, and once again employees are collecting toys for the ...

December 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flying lessons give residents the opportunity to earn their wings

In years past, prospective pilots in Turlock had to travel to nearby cities like Modesto and Merced to receive flying lessons, but now, those interested ...

December 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Creative competitors wanted for annual tech contest

Technology will take center stage in the Central Valley for the third consecutive year as the Valley Hackathon brings the software community together for a ...

December 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Memorial run passes through town

The two Los Angeles Police Department officers who began a trek up the state in honor of their fallen brethren finished their run Tuesday in ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Charitable fund started in honor of fallen deputy

Those residents wanting to honor the life of Stanislaus County Deputy Dennis Wallace and build his legacy in the community have a new option thanks ...

December 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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