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Luggage sought for foster kids

Children in foster care in California often leave their families in crisis situations. They take only a few personal items with them, maybe a change of clothes or two. Most of them don't have luggage, backpacks or even a tote bag to keep their things in.

November 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Need for food, housing rises as local nonprofits’ funding disappears

As temperatures drop and rain starts to pour, Turlock is home to more homeless than perhaps ever before.

November 11, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock veteran earns honorary high school diploma

Turlock veteran Willis "Jack" Bright never graduated high school. Instead, he joined hundreds of thousands of other young boys and men who enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1945, at just 17 years old, Jack was becoming a man.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Sacrifices of one local military family

It is nearly 4 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon and Army Major Doug Williams has about a million things to do at home.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Junior high student struck by car in critical condition

A 12-year-old girl remains hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle while darting across traffic in front of Turlock Junior High School Wednesday afternoon.

November 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local vets receive highest civilian honor

Several local veterans were presented the highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for their outstanding efforts in World War II. Why honor war veterans with a civilian medal? These men faced discrimination at home and in the military because of their ethnicity. These soldiers are members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Infantry Battalion, World War II veterans, and Japanese Americans.

November 08, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Keyes to Learning moves to Turlock

The Keyes to Learning Charter School's junior high and high school students and faculty moved from its former location in Keyes to the Turlock Covenant Church in Turlock. Principal Lee Ann Stangl said the new official name of the school will be "The Key Academy." Kindergarten through sixth grades will remain at the Keyes location and the name will remain "Keyes to Learning."

November 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Emanuel Cancer Center offers quit smoking kit

In support of November's lung cancer awareness month, Emanuel Cancer Center is offering smokers a free "Quit Kit" to help them kick the habit. Complimentary Quit Kits can be reserved online at emanuelmedicalcenter.org/quitter or by phone at 664-2434. Once reserved, Quit Kits can be picked up at Emanuel Cancer Center, 880 E. Tuolumne Rd. in Turlock, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding Thanksgiving and the day after).

November 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


The great debate: Turlocker or Turlockian?

Newspapers, just like any other industry, has its own way of doing things. Many of the "rules" we at the Journal follow in our reporting and writing are the standards laid out by the Associated Press in its "Stylebook," which is the yardstick that most newspapers follow in the industry - with a few notable exceptions, like the New York Times.

November 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local businessman finds funding for homeless shelter

Turlock insurance salesman Grant Davis has a dream and what he calls "a vision from God." The dream is to build a campus-style shelter in Turlock to house the homeless and serve those afflicted with addiction to drugs or alcohol.

November 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Training mission long time coming for local man

A local man realized a dream over 40 years in the making when he had the chance to ride along on a United States Coast Guard training mission.

November 04, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Food assistance program for seniors

The American Association of Retired Persons, the Stanislaus County Area Office on Aging, and Second Harvest Food Bank will hold a Senior Benefits Enrollment Fair on Nov. 17 to help eligible older adults enroll in the CalFresh program, formerly known as Food Stamps.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


TID offers new efficient window program

As winter sets in, drafty windows don't just keep houses cold – they also waste energy used to heat homes.

November 04, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fire chars room

A fire from an undetermined cause destroyed a garage that had been converted into a bedroom.

November 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Don't panic: It's just a test

Next Wednesday every television and radio station will broadcast the familiar squawks and beeps of an emergency test, but this time the test will be broadcast out across the country.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Turlock duplex goes up in flames

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a Turlock duplex Monday afternoon, leaving seven people displaced from their homes, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Family-owned business finds niche in vehicle repairs

Name of Business: Turlock Auto Service

September 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Victory Outreach in Modesto to hold Car and Bike Show

Victory Outreach in Modesto is hosting their first annual Car and Bike Show on Sept. 26, with proceeds to fund their missions that reach out ...

September 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Farming at the front door

Turlock resident JoLynn DiGrazia received a food delivery on Thursday morning that was unusually not pizza or Chinese food.

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


R.A.M Farms neighbors complain about traffic, noise from seasonal activities

For the past two years, winter holiday time in Turlock has been a little more fun as thousands of families have been able to enjoy ...

September 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Save Mart gives back to community

Local Save Mart Supermarkets store managers Tony Dewinkle (Lander location) and Roy Torres (Geer location) presented the United Samaritans Foundation a $5,000 check on ...

September 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


‘Good Morning America’ anchor to headline Emanuel’s cancer awareness event

Emanuel Medical Center's Women's Cancer Awareness Night Out will share the survival story of guest speaker "Good Morning America" news anchor Amy Robach ...

September 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Steampunk comes to Turlock

A futuristic twist on Victorian-Era style is coming to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Oct. 2-4. Complete with celebrity guests, cosplayers, comic book artists and live ...

September 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Survey: California one of the worst places for small business

California has received a grade of F in small business friendliness, according to Thumbtack's fourth annual Small Business Friendliness Survey, which surveyed over 2 ...

September 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Original Hilmar Cheese CEO retires after 31 years

After three decades that included the transformation of Hilmar Cheese Company from a small 12-dairy family operation into a worldwide leading producer in cheese and ...

September 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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


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