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Triplet heifers take first steps on Turlock dairy

It was a normal day at J & J Toste Dairy in Turlock. The cows were eating, the dogs were running around and dairy workers were hard at work.

December 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Carnegie construction on track; Rebecca Phillips named new art center’s first curator

The campaign to establish a regional arts and cultural center in Turlock has moved a step closer to fruition as construction on the Carnegie Arts Center nears the half way point and a new executive director comes on board.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Volunteers come together to help those in need this holiday season

A miracle happens every December in Turlock. People from every walk of life combine their efforts to make Christmas a little bit better for those neighbors in need. This annual labor of love, named Turlock Together, provides 2,000 families two full boxes of food and a toy for each child in those families.

December 17, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment increases in November

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County grew by more than a percentage point for November with agricultural and manufacturing sectors showing the greatest number of job losses for the month, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heavy rains, strong winds hit Central Valley

While the official start of winter is still a few days away, the season's first big storm has arrived early. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flood and wind advisories for Stanislaus County - and the entire Central Valley area - through today.

December 17, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID approves short-term Gomes Lake agreement

Homes and businesses near the San Joaquin River are one step closer to having flood protection this winter season as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to enter into a short-term agreement with the Gomes Lake Joint Powers Agency.The JPA membership - made up of TID, the City of Turlock, Stanislaus County and Reclamation Districts 2063 and 2091 - is in flux, since the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors took issue with the distribution of costs and terminated their membership in August.As originally drafted in 1972, The JPA that maintains Gomes Lake included the TID, a ...

December 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Livingston siblings take top two places in Pokémon tournament

Going into a Pokémon tournament, most players want to mize (crush) their opponent on the first turn by having a good set of 60 cards in their deck. The better the deck, the more wins a competitor will get.

December 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Thrift store donates over $250,000 to area charities

Off Center Thrift & Gift in downtown Turlock is not a regular second-hand store. While Off Center does sell gently used clothing and gift items, unlike most other thrift stores, all of the employees are volunteers and all of the profits are donated back to the community.

December 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


COMMUNITY: HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Area residents got into the holiday spirit this week while giving back to the community.

December 10, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Local egg producer files lawsuit seeking Prop 2 clarifications

Six months after building the first Proposition 2 compliant hen barn in the country, local egg producer JS West filed a lawsuit seeking the specifics on what would satisfy the state law.

December 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Latif’s restaurant celebrates 50 years at same location

Generations of Turlockers have enjoyed a hot cup of "joe" at the lunch counter of Latif's restaurant. Even more have delighted in a thick slice of apple pie a la mode at the Latif's pie booth at the Stanislaus County Fair. Through 63 years in business Latif's restaurant has become a landmark in Turlock, and a goodwill ambassador that represents the city to travelers and fair guests alike. Not much has changed at Latif's, the décor and menu are close to original. This year Latif's celebrated 50 years at its current location on Golden ...

December 07, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Emanuel volunteers dedicate over 30 years to hospital

Ethel Nicholson remembers things were a bit different at Emanuel Medical Center back in 1976 when she first started volunteering at the local hospital. The 92-year-old remembers a small secretary desk in the front lobby and only a handful of volunteers.

December 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Teen fighting cancer receives very purple wish

A local teen had her wish come true this past weekend when Make-A-Wish Foundation gave her a full bedroom makeover. Megan Gonzalez, a 14 year old from Waterford, is sleeping in style now in her very purple bedroom, thanks to Make-A-Wish volunteers and hard work from her parents.

December 07, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


TID: No rate increases in 2011

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a $516.2 million 2011 budget on Tuesday, but made a last minute change to redirect $590,000 from electric capital projects to fund rehabilitation of the district's canal system.

December 07, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local business owner starts toy drive in honor of son

Bradley Pacheco spent his life going in and out of the hospital, sometimes even spending the holidays in a hospital room with his family. Christmas wasn't as bright and filled with holiday cheer when he was sick and stuck in the hospital.

December 04, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

When the Chaparro family celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, there will be a special thanks said by the Turlock family for the presence of their matriarch Maria Isabel Chaparro's presence at the table.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


It's all about the pie

Amelia and Xavier Bettencourt are used to being in the kitchen so perhaps it's no surprise that they took second place in the annual pumpkin pie contest to benefit the United Samaritans Foundation – except for the fact that they are nine and six years old, respectively.

November 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID proposes irrigation rate increase for 2015

No one likes to pay more - not for food, Christmas presents or irrigation water. The Turlock Irrigation District, however, is hoping to convince its irrigation customers that a proposed rate increase that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season is necessary for the health of the district.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Creating fruitcake fans one batch at a time

Those who claim to not like fruitcakes have probably never tried one of Betty Bradbury's delectable desserts.

November 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Feast breakdown

It is that time of year where savvy shoppers line the grocery store aisles looking for the best deals on everything from turkeys and green beans to pumpkin filling. However, this year even the average shopper won't have to worry about forking over too many dollars before grabbing their fork at the table since it costs less than $5 a person for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, according to the annual American Farm Bureau Federation's survey.

November 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Winter storm information

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.

November 21, 2014 | | Local


Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Opening up the table this holiday season

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.

November 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Coat program helps children combat winter chill

As Turlock welcomes winter and the accompanying drop in temperatures, Westside Ministries is making sure that every child in the community is prepared for the chill with the organization's 29th annual Coats for Kids program.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission plans block party, football game to fete Thanksgiving

The Turlock Gospel Mission is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a large block party complete with a traditional turkey meal and kickoff the event with what is expected to become an annual community flag football game.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigar lovers find a home in Turlock

Name of Business: Ciganos Fine Cigars

November 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Church, city agencies partner up to clean alleys

The congregation of Turlock Covenant Church, along with staff from the City of Turlock's Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities went to work Saturday on a project to spruce up some of the alleys on Turlock's Westside.

November 20, 2014 | | Local


SIRS pays tribute to area’s Korean veterans

The Turlock chapter of the Sons in Retirement gave a salute to the area's Korean War veterans with a special ceremony Wednesday that included the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medals.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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