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Gas prices on downward trend

Motorists received a little relief at the pumps this week, as gas prices continued a recent decline.

November 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Coalition seeks to halt dumping of toxic drilling muds in Central Valley

Environmentalist groups have joined together with community health organizations to challenge fracking practices in California's Central Valley, as they believe there is an imminent threat to the expansion of drilling throughout the state.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Sikh Awareness Month: Local group exemplifies selfless service

In an effort to recognize and acknowledge the many significant contributions made by Sikh Americans, the California Assembly passed a resolution officially declaring the month of November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month – a declaration that has been welcomed by the thousands of Sikhs that call California home.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Runners help Salvation Army with Kettle Dash

The Turlock Salvation Army held its third annual Kettle Dash Saturday morning as 255 runners-young and old- flooded downtown Turlock to sweat for a good cause.

November 12, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local

Motorcycle crash claims life of Denair man

A Denair man out for a motorcycle ride with friends Friday night lost his life when he was unable to avoid a car stopped in front of him.

November 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Daughter fills mother’s shoes with Turlock’s Relay for Life

As one of the community's largest annual events, the Relay for Life of Turlock is gearing up for another year of gathering to support those affected by cancer.

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Turlock's youngest Son

Six-year-old Raymond Stuart, the youngest member of the Sons of the American Legion, collected $137.50 to contribute to the Sons of the American Legion's Child Welfare Fund which provides grants to organizations that aim to help children in America. He presented his donation to the State Commander for the Sons of the American Legion Chris Affolter and Post 88 Squadron Commander Dave Medeiros at a dinner event on Friday.

November 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Veterans Memorial Lane in need of sponsors

Every May for the past 50 years, Turlock Memorial Park has honored the area's fallen soldiers through its Veterans Memorial Lane flag tribute. The stars and stripes, proudly displayed, were a visual reminder of the sacrifices made by the service members, and their families.

November 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Corbin Bernsen to shoot new film in town

Turlock is going to get a bit of the glitz and glamour normally reserved for Hollywood, as actor Corbin Bernsen announced he will be filming his latest movie project in town.

November 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Rusty Lyon: Passionate about God and football

Rusty Lyon is the lead pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock and part-time football coach.

November 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One thousand flags can be found rippling in the wind on Merced College's front lawn in memory of both veterans and first responders who have served to protect Americans. The Merced Sunrise Rotary Club is following a national trend by creating their first annual Field of Honor, available for viewing until Veteran's Day.

November 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Don't give up on quitting, says cancer center

Quitting smoking is hard to do. Six out of 10 smokers who try to quit aren't successful in their first attempt, according to a survey by the American Lung Association.

November 08, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

See’s Candies opening in Turlock

Turlock will soon become much sweeter, as See's Candies gears up to open on Thursday in the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

November 07, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Family sews up thriving business

Name of Business: Sew Creative Upholstery

November 07, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Common language of art

Juliet Moradian is hoping to bridge the gap between generations - and cultures - with the universal language of art. She advocates for art education starting with preschool age children, and has found that language barriers seem to fade away when people gather to appreciate visual art.

November 07, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Bar Bells ring in donations

The Salvation Army revived its tradition of asking for donations from bar patrons Wednesday night with volunteers ringing the signature bells in front of downtown ...

November 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Upcoming classes to help transform farms into tourist destinations

For over a decade, Riverdance Farms in Livingston has stood as a popular agritourism destination filled with guided farm tours, wine tastings and an annual ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Downtown event draws hundreds to kick off holiday season

Similar to the hoards of coat-clad celebrators around them, Turlock residents Marissa and Owen Cameron gathered in downtown Turlock on Friday to begin the holiday ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Latest Turlock film project moves into next phase

Filming has wrapped on the latest project to use Turlock as the backdrop, and as producers move into the post-production phase, they're already thinking ...

November 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Toy train show rolls into Turlock

The holidays in Turlock wouldn't be the same without the San Joaquin Toy Train Operating Society and their annual Toy Train Show. This will ...

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Love Light: Remembering those who are gone

Sometimes the most meaningful way to memorialize a loved one is by simply remembering their name.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Starbucks partners with Aspiranet to provide Christmas for foster youth

Starbucks is doing more to share the joy of the holidays than just changing their notorious cups to red.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to ...

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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