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Community efforts save Christmas Day celebration

The Salvation Army and Turlock Together have tried everything they can this year to ensure that every family in need will receive a Christmas dinner. Along with putting together food baskets for 2,000 families and supplying 6,000 presents to low-income children, the organizations are also provide a free community dinner on Christmas Day for roughly 750 people at the Salvation Army Gymnasium.

December 20, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local

Local students win Rotary essay contest

For 107 years, each president of Rotary International has chosen a personal theme for their Rotary work. This year, President Sakjui Tanaka chose "Peace Through Service" as his theme for 2.1 million Rotarians around the world.

December 18, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

TID, linemen continue contract talks

The ongoing labor dispute between the Turlock Irrigation District and a union representing electric lineworkers escalated Tuesday, with no end in sight.

December 18, 2012 | | Local

Putting the bling into everything

Name of business: Simply Bling

December 18, 2012 | | Local

100 years and counting

Mary Green celebrated her 100th birthday throughout the week with friends, family members, and bridge companions at St. Francis Assisted Care with treats, cupcakes, and even champagne.

December 18, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Turlock resident Stephanie Valgos became a neighborhood favorite during Halloween when she turned her house into a haunted experience for ghouls young and old.

December 18, 2012 | | Local

Holiday travel on the rise

The roads and skies will be busier than ever this Christmas.

December 18, 2012 | | Local

Locals selected for ag leadership program

Agriculture is the top industry in the Central Valley and local growers supply the world with hundreds of products every year. As with any industry, fostering future leaders is key to continued success; that's where the California Agricultural Leadership Program comes in. Twenty-four individuals - including three Turlockers - were named to Class 43 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development program for emerging agricultural leaders.

December 18, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Family escapes house fire

Two children had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire swept through their Turlock home Sunday night.

December 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

A family Christmas event

Thanks to local efforts, Turlock Family Network celebrated a special Christmas party for past and present clients Thursday evening.

December 14, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local

Wheelchairs recycled through Ceres warehouse give dignity to world’s poor

Over and over again, Lonny Davis has witnessed a heart-breaking sight in Third World nations: men, women and children crawling on dirt roads as they make their way to free wheelchairs he and other Rotarians have brought. However, their dire situation does a 180 degree turn when they receive a device – once discarded in America and refurbished – that gives them dignity through mobility.

December 14, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local

A heart for children: Kaepernick continues support of Camp Taylor

Two local children had a special reunion with a friend from Camp Taylor on Sunday. San Francisco 49ers quarterback and native Turlocker Colin Kaepernick celebrated his team's win against the Miami Dolphins with the two campers at Candlestick Park.

December 14, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Centuries old tradition alive in Catholics today

The sound of beating drums echoed through the walls of Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, as over a thousand Catholics watched a group of Aztec dancers unite to manifest their cultural spirit to La Virgen de Guadalupe.

December 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local

Fire races through Turlock condos

A fire possibly ignited by faulty Christmas light wiring burned through four Turlock condominiums Wednesday morning, leaving several residents displaced.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Illegal tobacco sales to minors increasing

California's first ever detailed report on trends among tobacco users and the advertising targeting them was released Thursday by the California Department of Public Health and it reflects an increase in youth smokers.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Annual event celebrates bravery, hope for cancer survivors

Hundreds of cancer survivors, friends and family united under one roof Tuesday evening at the 19th annual Emanuel Cancer Center's Women's Cancer Awareness ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Denair Gaslight hopes to revive theatre tradition with 'Sleepy Hollow's Legend'

On Friday the curtain will once again rise up at the historic Denair theater, with organizers hoping it is the start of a new era ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Update on collision outside Turlock school

A student hit by a vehicle outside Turlock Junior High School Friday afternoon sustained a serious though non-life threatening injury and is said to be ...

October 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

National anthem contest seeks youth singers

Youth singers of the Central Valley looking for their chance to shine will have an opportunity to serenade a crowd of 70,000 people thanks ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock Together gearing up for holiday season

With the holidays rapidly approaching, Turlock Together is preparing for another season of providing families in need with food and toys for Christmas. Turlock Together ...

October 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Weekend storm propels rain totals past historical October average

The 2016 precipitation year is off to good start following this weekend's storm, which brought in nearly 3 inches of rain, an amount that ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock 'Dancing' stars deliver donations

The Dancing with the Turlock Stars cast and board members visited Jessica's House Friday to deliver a $50,000 check from funds raised during ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Town hall to discuss library future

The Stanislaus County library system is casting an eye toward the future and what role the 13 branches will play in the lives of the ...

October 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock women’s group promotes well-being, breast cancer awareness

Turlock's Summerfaire Park was colored pink Friday morning as over 60 women from Turlock Promotoras came together to promote breast cancer awareness through physical ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Longtime farmers market vendors say 'aloha'

After providing the Turlock community with fresh, organic produce for years, Ellie and Charley Fernandez of Ellie and Charley's Natural Garden are leaving their ...

October 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Women leaders inspire, motivate at first annual round table breakfast

If there were ever a glass ceiling in Turlock, it was proven to be shattered Thursday morning at the inaugural Turlock Women's Leadership Round ...

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Almond industry takes steps to reduce dust during harvest

It may not be possible to eliminate dust entirely during almond harvest season, but area farmers are still committed to improving air quality by using ...

October 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Gusty winds, rain expected over weekend

The first storm of the season is set to hit today with strong winds and heavy rain forecast prompting the National Weather Service to issue ...

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Donation bins generate unease among local thrift stores

After the appearance of numerous clothing collection bins around Turlock, local charities are raising concern that the for-profit companies behind them are taking money out ...

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Grant will aid traffic safety, enforcement in Turlock

The effort to improve the overall safety while driving in Turlock is getting a boost from a newly acquired traffic grant for the Turlock Police ...

October 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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