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Creepy crawlers capture children’s attention

Handling a tarantula or pet lizard is all in a day's work for local veterinarian Brandon Barrett, and something that often occurs at home as he and his family are the proud owners of several exotic animals.

October 30, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Central Valley sends aid to hurricane victims

As the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the following superstorm continues to mount, area residents are not only sympathizing with those on the East Coast but many are asking how they can help.

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hymns to feed children

Last January, Hilmar Covenant Church packed over 300,000 meals for hungry kids around the world through the Christian organization, Feed My Starving Children. HCC will continue its missionary work this January with a goal of packing over half a million meals.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock Christmas parade seeks entries

It may be Halloween, but planning for the Christmas holiday is already in full swing.

October 30, 2012 | | Local


COMMUNITY: PINK STYLE

The Turlock Firefighters' signature pink t-shirts to benefit Emanuel Cancer Center are popping up all over town -and the Valley. There's still time to purchase the pink shirts and submit a photo to the Journal for publication.

October 26, 2012 | | Local


Fewer Californians covered by employer insurance

The number of Californians covered by employer-based health insurance fell below the halfway mark as a result of the recession, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ceres airman sings before World Series crowd

Thursday night presented Dan Olivas, a 2011 graduate of CSU Stanislaus and Ceres resident, with his "15 minutes of fame."

October 26, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Hospice offers help coping with the holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for some it's a painful reminder of loss.

October 26, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


State board to discuss impact to California agriculture as farm bill programs expire

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss the impact of expiring farm bill programs to the State at a Nov. 6 meeting. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N St., Sacramento.

October 26, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock couple share love of all things spooky

With Halloween just around the corner, local families are gearing up for the festivities by purchasing pumpkins, assembling costumes and, of course, buying candy for trick-or-treating. Along with the traditional door-to-door candy collecting on Halloween night, one particular house is hosting its own spooky adventure and inviting ghosts and ghouls of all ages to join in the fun.

October 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Despite slower year for Turlock farmers market, vendors look forward to returning

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market came to a close on Friday, finishing a summer-long run of food, fruit, and fun.

October 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Literacy program comes to homeless day center

Since its opening on Feb. 27, the Turlock Gospel Mission Homeless Assistance Ministry has provided the homeless a safe place to go during the day and a variety of social services. Thanks to the Turlock Rotary Club, the H.A.M. center will soon offer literacy and GED test tutoring.

October 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Almonds surpass grapes in crop report

The California crop report coming out in November is expected to reflect a shake-up as almonds take the number two spot in the state's top agricultural commodities.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pie contest brightens up Thanksgiving meals

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 17th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 25, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Chamber, Home Depot 'Framing Hope' for local non-profits

Sometimes the only thing stopping a non-profit agency from opening its doors and providing much-needed services to those in need is a lack of carpet, or maybe the absence of light fixtures. Now, local non-profits and other organizations have a new place to turn for building supplies - the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

October 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Summit examines groundwater supply sustainability

With the drought occupying nearly every mind throughout the state, the Stanislaus Water Summit drew in a number of representatives from local agencies, one of which was Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director Michael Frantz.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


More than just waffles at the Waffle Shop

Name of Business: Waffle Shop

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Award proves that Hilmar cows are happy cows

It is a popularly known fact that happy cows come from California - or more specifically, Hilmar.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alternate boat launch reopens at Don Pedro

Despite the drought entering into its fourth consecutive years, boat owners have triumphed as a previously closed boat launch at Don Pedro Recreation Area has been reopened.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Inaugural Valley Hackathon highlights local techies

The nearby Bay Area may be the global epicenter of technological innovation, but the Central Valley is host to its own scene where tech-savvy individuals are gathering to not only work but play too, like at the first ever Valley Hackathon.

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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


Art and Ales

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company is no stranger to pouring beer at brew festivals, it is not every day that it is requested that the brewery bring artwork along with them to the event.

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New report casts a pall on e-cigarettes

The Turlock City Council's decision to include electronic smoking devices in a smoking ban for parks and public facilities comes in conjunction with a new report from the state health department warning the devices pose serious health risks.

January 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus County Fair recognized for innovation, use of technology

For over 100 years, locals have looked forward to the Stanislaus County Fair as one of Turlock's most anticipated summertime events filled with crowd-pleasing music, thrill-seeking fun and, of course, deep fried food.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Gas prices drop below $2

Drivers entering the AMPM shop at the Arco gas station on Lander Avenue on Tuesday were probably spending more on their bottle of soda than a gallon of gas as the well traversed station was the only one in town to boast unleaded gas at $1.99.

January 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


After theft, town helps cancer patient pedal on

Stephen Swift has had more than a lifetime's share of misfortune.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | 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


Avian flu found in Stanislaus County turkey flock

The first finding of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza in commercial poultry was detected at a Foster Farms turkey facility in Stanislaus County.

January 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


47th annual event showcases a community with heart

Hundreds of people may have gathered at the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday, but a handful of individuals stole the spotlight, and rightfully so. They were an Eagle Scout, a doctor, a future valedictorian, and a philanthropist to name a few, and now they are the 47th Annual Best of Turlock award winners.

January 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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