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Satisfaction often lacking in gift giving, says professor

Buying the perfect gift isn't just a challenge to holiday shoppers across the country – it's also an intriguing question for economists.

December 23, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Foster families provide safe haven when parents can’t

Erik and Anne Hansen's home has the chaotic atmosphere that comes with having three small children. On a recent evening, Leif and Austin (both 5) were busy playing with the toy train under the family's Christmas tree, while Emma (14 months) was learning how to walk for the very first time under the watchful eyes of Erik and Anne.

December 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Clean air innovations get funding boost

An emission-reducing raisin tray burning system, a natural gas conversion kit for locomotive engines, and an all-electric agricultural sprayer are just a few of the new technologies being developed with the goal of improving air quality in the Central Valley.

December 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NORAD to track Santa’s trip from North Pole

The Continental Air Defense Command will be keeping a close eye on Santa's sleigh tonight and so can you.

December 23, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Almond Board announces filing deadline for several positions

The Almond Board of California announced Jan. 20 as the deadline for filing nomination petitions for one independent grower member and alternate position on the board of directors for the Almond Board of California. Each candidate must be a grower and must submit a petition signed by at least 15 independent growers of almonds (verified by the Almond Board) in order to be considered for the position. The petition must state the position for which the candidate is nominated and must be filed with the Almond Board of California, 1150 Ninth St., Suite 1500, Modesto, CA 95354.

December 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Report finds graduated driver licensing could save lives

The "Allstate Foundation License to Save Report," developed in conjunction with the National Safety Council, shows that if California implemented comprehensive graduated driver licensing laws an estimated 133 lives and $910 million could be saved annually. Nationally, if all states implemented comprehensive GDL laws, an estimated 2,000 lives and $13.6 billion could be saved per year.

December 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


A special delivery

Santa and his elves visited Elness Convalescent Center last week to deliver handmade afghans to all of the residents.

December 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Light up our temple, dad

My two kids Sonny and Sonia woke up one morning and told me they wanted to ask me to do something and said they would help if I agreed. They asked me if I would put lights up at our new temple so it would brighten up the temple for the holidays. I told them it was a great idea as long as they helped. Sonny would go help me with the lights for a couple of hours after I would get off work and Sonia would stay home and take care of my baby boy Sunil, who will turn ...

December 20, 2011 | | Local


Tied with love

Young members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Turlock First Ward spread Christmas cheer at the Emanuel Medical Center Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center on Tuesday. The girls, ages 8 to 11, quilted a blanket to give to the first baby born on Christmas Day. The blanket included a card that said "tied with loving hands and bound with tender care." Their blanket was part of a service project for their Activity Day girls' group. They presented the blanket to Roberta Walker, manager of obstetrics at Emanuel Medical Center, and were given a tour of the birthing ...

December 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock sees increase in business visitors

The Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau took a look back at a year of programs at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting, and announced its goals for 2012.

December 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Library, recreation department offer activities for kids during winter break

The sounds of children taking advantage of the mild December weather can be heard throughout Turlock, as school is out for winter break.

December 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Yes, Turlock, there is a Santa Claus

If I ever had any doubt of the continued existence of Christmas spirit, it was finally put to rest on Saturday night.

December 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local food program serves 8,000 this holiday season

More than 2,000 low-income local families will not have to worry about food for the holiday season thanks to the generosity of the community and Turlock Together program.

December 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Karate in Keyes teaches disciplines that aids in class

KEYES - Evening karate lessons held three times a week in Keyes have inspired about 100 students to aspire to better discipline and motivation.

December 16, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


Hughson's Valley Glen enjoying brisk sales

Remember new home construction and model homes? A thing of the past in today's economy? Not in Hughson where the sound of hammers is echoing behind two model homes of Florsheim Home's Valley Glen subdivision.

December 16, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


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City encourages residents to increase water conservation efforts

The State of California has placed a mandatory 32 percent reduction in water consumption for the City of Turlock, using 2013 as the benchmark. In ...

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Denair almond processor puts more control in individual growers’ hands

When Jim Crecelius founded the Monte Vista Farming Company 30 years ago, he envisioned a more individualized and secure approach to handling almonds that would ...

August 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


From railroad station to Scandinavian-themed shopping center

Although Scandia Village, the shopping center located on S. Golden State Boulevard just south of Central Park, has a long and storied history in Turlock ...

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


El Niño impact uncertain for Central Valley

To the relief of residents throughout drought-stricken California, the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both predicted that there is more ...

August 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Early morning fire destroys historic Turlock church

Hours before the sun rose in Turlock on Friday, firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a blaze that engulfed EQUIP Church of Turlock - and as ...

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes community brings concerns to light at town hall meeting

The City of Keyes held a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at the Keyes Community Center to address a variety of concerns that range from ...

August 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Salon Rouge enters downtown Turlock scene

Name of Business: Salon Rouge

August 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Pirates, dinosaurs to invade local libraries in September

The Stanislaus County Library's Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but local branches of the library have a number of activities planned in September ...

August 27, 2015 | | Local


‘Biggest Loser’ celebrates opening of Turlock fitness club

Turlock's first Planet Fitness has been up and running since June, but Wednesday marked the official grand opening celebration, which included a large donation ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California surpasses water conservation goal for second consecutive month

In response to what the State Water Resources Control Board calls "the drought of the century," California is continuing to exceed Gov. Jerry Brown's ...

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County seeks input on R.A.M Farms request for extended hours, season

For many Turlockers, a visit to R.A.M. Farms has become a holiday tradition both in the fall for its pumpkin patch and corn ...

August 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farm income, crop prices expected to decrease in 2015

Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local


FAREWELL SKATE

A group of about 40 skateboarders gathered on Saturday for a final skate session at the Starr Avenue skate park. The Turlock Skate Park closed ...

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Run for shelter

The Turlock Gospel Mission is holding its first annual "Labor of LOVE" walk-a-thon Sept. 5 at Donnelly Park.

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Museum seeks docents to keep Turlock history alive

The Turlock Historical Museum is in need of volunteers to keep their doors open to the public and continue to serve the community and the ...

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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