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Japanese tradition continues at Livingston church

Every December, the Livingston United Methodist Church brings in hundreds of community members and volunteers for its annual Mochitsuki ceremony, a Japanese New Year's tradition that requires many hours of physical labor for the pounding of rice cakes.

December 23, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local woman collects more than 650 nativities

Throughout the Christmas season, you're bound to see a nativity scene or two. Local resident Toni Conway, however, has over 650 nativities after having started her collection more than 50 years ago.

December 23, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Farmers, food banks bring more produce to locals in need

Recent farming trends showcase the public interest in a "farm to table" approach, which promotes a transparent process of food handling for the consumer, but this movement has reached beyond the individual consumer as farmers have developed relationships with larger operations such as food banks to provide those in need with the same healthy advantages.

December 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Santa Claus is coming to town

While the North American Aerospace Defense Command is typically patrolling the skies for possible aerial threats, once a year employees focus their attention on another airborne invasion: Santa Claus.

December 20, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Soldiers provide holiday cheer

Staff Sergeant Brian Bischoff, along with two other soldiers and their wives from the Army Recruitment Center in Modesto visited each of the Children's Crisis Center's five sites on Friday, handing out gifts to the children and spending time getting to know them. The children were very excited to see the soldiers and had lots of questions for them. When they arrived at Verda's House in Turlock, which was their first visit of the day, one 2-year-old girl present immediately ran to one of the soldiers and gave him a big hug!

December 20, 2013 | | Local


Bistro's acclaimed chef shares his favorite holiday dish, excitement with Turlock's growing culinary

Leroy Walker has been the Executive Chef at Bistro 234 in downtown Turlock for over a decade.

December 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Jessica’s House brings Christmas cheer to local children

The holiday season can be difficult for many families struggling with the grief of losing a loved one. Fortunately, Jessica's House – a branch of Emanuel Medical Center dedicated to providing grief support for children and teens – has made continual efforts to bring Christmas cheer to the children participating in the program.

December 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Number of county’s unemployed grows

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed an uptick in November, largely from seasonal job declines, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

December 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Filming concludes on Bernsen project

The celebrity spotting in Turlock has come to an end for now, as filming of the romantic comedy "Christian Mingle" finished off its work in Turlock earlier this week.

December 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Craftsmanship, creativity combine in family business Rustic Metal Designs

Name: Rustic Metal Designs

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Community supports hospice, children 's grief program at holiday gala

The holiday spirit was evident at the recent Festival of Trees gala and auction, which raised an astounding $323,624. Every dollar goes to support local hospice services and Jessica's House, a grief support program for children and teens.

December 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Student's recycling proceeds provide holiday joy for others

Recycling is a great way to earn some extra cash on the side, but when the proceeds go towards others in the community the benefits of giving outweigh the dollars earned. Steven Shamgochian of Turlock Junior High School experienced this first hand as he has spent the past year recycling, ultimately raising over $2,000 and using the proceeds to purchase items to donate to fellow schoolmates.

December 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Poor air quality continues; officials discourage wood burning

Poor air quality Valley-wide continues to persist as the air basin lingers under a high-pressure system that has kept emissions from escaping.

December 18, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock CVB looks for new opportunities to bring in tourists

The Turlock Convention and Visitor's Bureau is looking forward to a bright 2014, as the tourism marketing organization hopes to bring some new ideas for the upcoming year.

December 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission makes progress with building funds, in need of more donations

Each day, the Turlock Gospel Mission is getting closer to its fundraising goals with the help of Turlock's generous citizens.

December 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Air pollution could spike with back to school traffic

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping motorists can undertake some practices that will help keep air pollution levels from rising during ...

August 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


May Day Nursery spreads love for plants at farmers market

Type of business: Wholesale nursery

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jinmo Kim graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2017 | | Local


EMC nurses vote to join national labor group

Registered nurses at Emanuel Medical Center voted nearly unanimously last week to join California's largest RN union and professional association, the California Nurses Association ...

August 15, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Cowboys ride again

The .45s are loaded. Old Dusty Hills sits atop his galloping horse Rio, ready to shoot. With a swift sweeping motion, he pulls a revolver ...

August 15, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Man dies in solo motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a solo vehicle crash Monday afternoon along the outskirts of Turlock.

August 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Central Park gathering promotes unity over hate

Honking cars, waving people and shouts of encouragement could be heard and seen from Turlock's Central Park Monday evening as 130 community members peacefully ...

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Ryan Tribble

Ryan Tribble is a fourth-generation Turlocker, but many around town know him for the role he plays at Turlock High School teaching Psychology. After earning ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Bank of Stockton celebrates 150 years

The Bank of Stockton celebrated its 150th anniversary with cake, candles and gifts on Friday, and while the bank has seen many technological advances over ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair student organizes relief for Mariposa fire victims

The high schools in Denair and Mariposa may be Southern League rivals on the sports field, but when DHS student Drew Pritchard heard news of ...

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Fever cases spiking across state, locally

The number of Valley Fever cases in California and the Central Valley has been on the rise since last year, prompting health officials to undertake ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police honor heroics shown during fiery crash

The Turlock Police Department took time Thursday to honor the heroism of one of its own and three other citizens, who all played a role ...

August 11, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abused collie, found in Ceres, rapidly improving

A collie left for dead on the side of Mitchell Road near the Highway 99 onramp is doing much better thanks to the efforts of ...

August 08, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock’s Stars and Stripes

Mayor Gary Soiseth laid down the gauntlet on Turlock's patriotism during his State of the City address in March and the community has responded.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mosquito-borne virus reemerges in Stanislaus County after 40-year absence

For those already concerned about the spread of West Nile Virus, health officials have added another reason to avoid mosquito bites with the announcement that ...

August 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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