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A look at the season’s most popular toys

Every year there are popular toys that seemingly every kid wants. For those who haven't already been instructed by your youngsters, here are some tips on the must-have toys of the season.

November 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


First breed makes big splash at annual dog show

Upon first glance it is easy to confuse a Portuguese water dog with a poodle - but thanks to the President Barack Obama and his family pet -the first dog's breed is growing in popularity.

November 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Red Cross honors local volunteers

The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter - which includes Stanislaus County - thanked volunteers for their service at a recognition dinner held at the McHenry Museum in Modesto on Oct. 20. The event was an opportunity to say thank you for the thousands of combined hours donated by Stanislaus County volunteers. Special recognitions were awarded for excellence in the following categories:

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Funding secured for Valley high-speed rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has finalized an agreement to secure the nearly $1 billion in federal funds needed to begin construction on the Central Valley segment of the planned statewide 220-mile-per-hour train system, the CHSRA announced this week.

November 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


U.S. tree nut sales to remain strong in coming years

U.S. tree nut growers are receiving good news just in time for the holidays. A report issued recently by Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group projects nut prices will remain competitive in the coming years. The information arrives as operations are wrapping up another banner harvest for most tree nut varieties.

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Protecting our children

Kaley has shown up at school wearing the same clothes for five days in a row. She looks dirty and keeps falling asleep during class. Lisa's teacher has seen enough and makes a call to the Stanislaus County Community Services Agency - Child Welfare Services office.

November 25, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Black Friday comes early for local shoppers

Turlock's nightlife took on a frenzied feel Thursday, as thousands of area residents ended their Thanksgiving celebrations with midnight shopping.

November 25, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


How to stop worrying and buy the perfect tech gift

With unfamiliar terms like megapixels, gigabytes, and "4G" clogging arcane and nonsensical product designations which feature more acronyms than the U.S. military, shopping for the geek in your life is no easy task.

November 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


More Californians expected to travel for Thanksgiving

In recent years tight budgets have forced countless California families to skip their annual Thanksgiving trips to see friends and family.

November 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pecan streusel pumpkin takes top prize in annual pie contest

While not a chef herself, the years Janice Virgo has spent working with the Institute of Technology's culinary program students as a career advisor must have rubbed off.

November 22, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fraternity helps prepare Thanksgiving meals

While most people are lounging around the house enjoying football and appetizers this Thanksgiving, the men of Eta Tau Chapter of Theta Chi fraternity will be hard at work.

November 22, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Long road to economic recovery, states report

The Central Valley's progress out of the Great Recession is going to be a sluggish process that will take a few years, according to a recently released economic forecast from the University of the Pacific.

November 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Toy drive looks to double efforts

Bradley Pacheco developed meningococcal (spinal) meningitis when he was just five months old and he spent much of the rest of his life in and out of hospitals before passing away on Thanksgiving Day 2007 at eight years old.

November 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Search for lost hikers called off

The search for two hikers swept over a Yosemite National Park waterfall in July has officially ended for the time being, park officials announced last week.

November 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement urges safety when shopping

As hearty shoppers prepare for the craziness that is Black Friday, law enforcement agencies are hoping those preparations include a few steps that will make for a safe shopping experience.

November 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Save your trees during the drought

As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on ...

July 31, 2015 | | Local


City concerned over flurry of cooking fires

The City of Turlock has plenty of concerns like water usage, crime rates, economic success, and of course roads. Finding its way on to that ...

July 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime Turlock optometrist passes torch to next generation of practitioners

On the northwest corner of Colorado Avenue and Arbor Way sits two pieces of Turlock history. The most obvious to passersby is the towering coastal ...

July 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock prepares for first annual cycling race

With TEA Solar Cycling Classic, Turlock's first annual criterium bike race, just around the corner, event director Mitch Boehs said that the idea of ...

July 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Day spa and salon helps clients feel good, look great

Name of Business: A Beautiful Reflection & Day Spa

July 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fires pose health concern Valley-wide

Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Hope Lives Here Kick-off

Former Fresno State and NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer and Turlock Gospel Mission's Executive Director Tim Guerino greet one another before the Hope Lives Here ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Summer library events end with craft-a-palooza, s'mores

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will end their summer event offerings with a variety of craft days and tributes to two of the ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


State hitting water saving goals; Turlock falling short

Even with the sweltering June temperatures, most of California's cities and water districts were able to make their target goals for water conservation for ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Incurable citrus disease triggers quarantines

Two more trees that have been infected by Huanglongbing disease have prompted quarantines throughout Southern California, adding on to the existing quarantines that are now ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Memorial Park prepares for future with expansion

Approximately 4,000 new interment spaces spanning over four acres are currently under construction at Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, although general manager Scott ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Beating the heat

As Turlock residents are bracing to continue enduring triple digit heat over the next several days, the Stanislaus Office of Emergency Services and the City ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Keep cool with Hilmar Cheese tour and ice cream activity

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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