There were not many bidders left in the stands as the last few hogs made their way to the auction block at the WD Swine Farm show and sale on Saturday. The farm was selling pigs exclusively for projects, mostly 4-H and FFA, and many of the school-aged bidders were already happily admiring their purchases through the bars of the pig pens.
It can be scary for a high school student to find out she or he is going to be a parent. Besides the impact that becoming a parent will have on a teen's plans for their future, many realize they know nothing about taking care of an infant or raising a child.
Before junior and high school students can ever step foot into their homeroom classes, they're going to have to roll up their sleeves for one more shot.
Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church of Turlock celebrated "Armenian Christmas," the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany, on Saturday. The Armenian Church holiday, traditionally recognized on Jan. 6, is a feast day that commemorates not only the birth of Christ, but also His baptism by John the Baptist. The latter is remembered through the "Blessing of Water" ceremony, which follows the Divine Liturgy.
Shifu David King, head instructor at Moore's Martial Arts in Turlock, isn't just a third degree black belt in Shou Shu. He's a master of three animal-based styles of combat, able to invoke the force of the bear, tiger, or mongoose to defeat his opponents.
As the number of unemployed residents in the county increases - approximately 41,000 as of November, according to the Economic Development Department -and the number of open positions decrease, a feeling of hopelessness can overwhelm job seekers.
A fire inside a recreational vehicle parked in a Turlock neighborhood displaced a 66-year-old man.
The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens' Police Academy starting Feb. 24. The program is designed to give the participants a working knowledge of the Turlock Police Department and the criminal justice system. The program consists of a series of 11 classes and discussions held once a week, on Thursday evenings typically from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls.
The Turlock Police Department, in partnership with California State University, Stanislaus, is continuing to provide Rape Aggression Defense training to the community.
Pregnancy and childbirth are very special times in life of parents. The Turlock Journal is looking for local expectant or new parents who would like to share their stories with our readers. The Journal will be publishing a special section on Jan. 29 titled "It's a New World Baby!" that will include personal experiences, along with stories about medical advances, technology, education and sports.
Turlock-grown model Amazon Eve has gotten used to looking down at others, literally. But her towering 6 feet, 8 inches of height, making her the tallest model in the world, didn't make her life very easy with others looking down at her, metaphorically.
Rob and Kristen Santos are starting the new year - and new decade - out right. They are striving to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the planet, and to begin living that goal they leased the very first Chevrolet Volt electric hybrid car available in Turlock.
Many welcomed the new year as a fresh start, a time to make major life changes. For two Turlock couples, the changes came hours after ringing in 2011 with the birth of their New Year's babies.
Most believe in good luck charms and four leaf clovers, but the Japanese people believe in making mochi rice balls for the New Year as a sign of good luck.
Despite all the rain recently, there is no need to build an ark just yet. Turlock Irrigation District representatives have said the dam will hold and even though there is a huge supply of water, there is no fear of flooding.
Hundreds of people may have gathered at the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday, but a handful of individuals stole the spotlight, and rightfully so. They were an Eagle Scout, a doctor, a future valedictorian, and a philanthropist to name a few, and now they are the 47th Annual Best of Turlock award winners.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
In an effort to equip small companies with a range of techniques to optimize their business, the Strategic Legal Group law firm is hosting seminars on "Essential Information Every Business Owner Should Know" in collaboration with several local businesses including Hillberg & Company, G.D.I. Insurance and the Small Business Development Center.
A haunting presence cropped up outside of Dust Bowl Brewing Company's downtown taproom on Friday as the Carpenters Local Union 152 constructed an enormous grim reaper to publicize opposition to the company's decision to use Huff Construction for its expansion project.
Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.
When Save Mart Supermarkets honored its leading employees last week, Turlock resident Deborah Bookil stole the spotlight as Store Manager of the Year.
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Furthering a relationship that has evolved over the past six months, Ag Link has decided to partner with Stanislaus Grown and Country Ventures to shine a spotlight on local food, farms, and fun within the region.
The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.
Emanuel Medical Center will be offering free health screenings at their Path to Health Fair, set for Jan. 31. Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel's health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit. To register, phone 250-5355.
Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.
In the past two months bright yellow signs have cropped up along West Main Street with two bold words: "Uneven Sidewalk."
The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.
Robots are usually reserved for children's imaginations, but at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Patterson they are very much a reality.