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Vet teaches discipline, positivity through free karate classes

Army veteran Derek Spencer is giving back to his community by teaching kids at the Turlock Salvation Army something he found beneficial in his own life - karate.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Church hosts Christmas boutique

A local church will be transformed into a winter wonderland this Saturday, as the third annual Christmas Boutique gets ready to bring in the holidays.

November 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Lancaster Painting coats community with giving opportunities

The holiday spirit of giving is contagious as not only friends and families but business also give back to their community to help the less fortunate.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Latif's center of holiday pie frenzy

On the day before Thanksgiving the narrow kitchen in the back of Latif's Restaurant is teeming with bakers in pie dough crusted aprons, their faces dusted in flour. There is a large refrigerated room filled with vats of pie filling, pounds of dough on the counters, and a contagious holiday spirit as employees pitch in to make the restaurant's biggest pie-baking days of the year a success.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turkey Trot offers pre-feast fitness

The City of Turlock's 39th annual Turkey Trot brought in more than a hundred runners ready to get their daily fitness in just before the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID appoints Macedo as board president

Turlock Irrigation District Director Ron Macedo was appointed to the position of president on Tuesday morning, filling the shoes of Director Michael Frantz who has served as president for the past two years.

November 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Starbucks campaign to help local foster youth during holidays

The spirit of gift giving is on the minds of many as Christmas gets closer each day. This holiday season, coffee empire Starbucks is joining alongside local social services agency Aspiranet to help bring holiday gifts to youth in foster care.

November 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Firefighters stay fit through mandatory exercise

That a fire fighter needs to remain physically fit is a given. Every shift work is going to include some physical element and now the Turlock Fire Department is trying to add some fun into it.

November 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Over 1,000 show up for Bernsen movie call out

In her younger days, Lisa Massey had stars in her eyes.

November 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Contest brings in 160 pies for homeless

Over the past 18 years, local chiropractor Dave Dubyak has been helping feed the homeless through his annual pumpkin pie contest.

November 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Judicial candidate workshop open to public

Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan has scheduled a Candidate Filing Workshop for judicial candidates in preparation for the June 3, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election.

November 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Jewish-Americans celebrate Thanksgivukkah

For the first time since the 1800s, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are falling on the same day giving birth to the newly formed celebration of 'Thanksgivukkah'.

November 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock presidential turkeys pardoned, peaceful

The average turkey lives a relatively short life, rarely making it past three years old. This fact makes the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation pardoning ceremony a significant event for the turkey community.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Holidays bring more work for Turlock turkey plant

From sandwiches to burgers, turkey is consumed year round but it is the final months of the year when turkey takes the spotlight as a staple of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local company makes cooking turkey easy as Pop

Preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving is usually the most cumbersome task of the holiday, often becoming a chore that is annually passed off among relatives. The Volk family of Turlock has been easing consumers' turkey cooking concerns for years through their company's trussing and temperature devices. A family owned business that has expanded internationally with offices from Brazil to England and a manufacturing facility in Turlock, Volk Enterprises has made its mark in the meat industry.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Survey: Thanksgiving dinner cheaper this year

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of ...

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Two people escape shed fire in Turlock

A fire of undetermined origin burned through a shed in Turlock, which displaced two people that had been living in the outdoor building, according to ...

November 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fields of Ice readies for seasonal skaters

Name of business: Fields of Ice presented by R.A.M. Farms

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire destroys shed, vehicles in Turlock

A fire of accidental origin ignited a shed and several cars parked nearby, but Turlock firefighters were able to keep it from reaching a neighboring ...

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pumpkin Pie Challenge: Turlock edition

Think you've got what it takes to bake a winning pumpkin pie? If the answer is yes, then local chiropractor David Dubyak is looking ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock student’s singing victory provides again for United Samaritans

Turlock High School senior Felisha Dias has an incredible singing voice, and her talent has now helped give back to the Turlock community twice in ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley fever cases on the rise locally and in the state

California is seeing a spike in cases of Valley Fever and health officials are flummoxed as to the cause of the increase.

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kettle Kickoff rings in holiday season

Some of Turlock's most generous community members packed into the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday morning for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Proposed Hilmar apartment complex has citizens concerned

Hilmar is a small town and it would like to stay that way, according to a petition circulating the farming community.

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Connie Tate

Connie Tate and her husband Mick have been calling Turlock home for more than 45 years. They have three daughters and ten grandchildren. For several ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hughson remembers veterans with memorial wall

The community of Hughson came together Friday morning to honor a number of locals who fought and died in America's wars over the past ...

November 10, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock pays tribute to veterans of all generations

Turlock is a patriotic town, and that patriotism is displayed by sights like the 20 banners flying over Countryside Drive, which honor citizens currently serving ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock HVAC company wants to repay a veteran with system donation

Mel's Heat and Air in Turlock is looking to add some warmth into the life of an area veteran this winter - and help them ...

November 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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