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Christmas parade lights up downtown for 36th year

Turlock residents and visitors alike lined the streets of downtown Turlock on Friday for one of the community's most beloved holiday traditions: the 36th annual Downtown Christmas Parade.

December 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Emergency food and shelter funding available for local agencies

Local agencies that provide emergency food and shelter will have a chance to apply for federal funding through a Department of Homeland Security program chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

December 04, 2014 | | Local


Turlock wins award for National Night Out

The National Night Out celebration in Turlock earned the Turlock Police Department a second place ranking in California and 20th in the nation.

December 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Punjab Express offers traditional cuisine with a focus on desserts

Name of Business: Punjab Express

December 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Drought legislation introduced in Congress

While the recent rain across the state has somewhat eased local farmers' and citizens' minds, legislators are still fighting for more short term relief for Californians in the nation's capital. On Tuesday Central Valley Congressman David Valadao (CA-21) introduced legislation to enact temporary measures to maximize water resources during the ongoing drought plaguing California.

December 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Farmers, food banks partner to help the hungry

December marks the fourth annual Farm to Food Bank Month and there is no better time than the holiday season to commemorate the growing partnership between local producers and food banks that support individuals struggling with hunger.

December 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Winter fun planned at local libraries

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library are offering a variety of winter themed craft days, as well as reading incentive programs.

December 04, 2014 | | Local


Downtown spa owner hosts fourth annual blanket drive for homeless

When Kerry Corduck-Strickland started working in downtown Turlock four years ago she became acquainted with the homeless community in the downtown core. Feeling a need to help those around her, she set a lofty goal: to provide every homeless person in Turlock with a blanket.

December 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Much welcomed precipitation still falls short of yearly average

Whether expressed by jumping in puddles or dancing in the rain, Turlock has welcomed some much needed precipitation this week and is looking toward the horizon for some more.

December 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lights! Camera! Action!

Film cameras were rolling once again in Turlock as former resident Michael Hermosa returned home to shoot portions of his movie, "The Head Thieves."

December 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


U.S. world's most benevolent country

America is obsessed with being No. 1. It dominates in military power, economic prosperity, high technology, even movie blockbusters. Recently, its glorious résumé was freshened up with yet another impressive credential: The world's most benevolent country of 2014, a title it shares with Myanmar.

December 02, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Downtown prepares for Christmas parade

The streets of downtown Turlock will soon be filled with crowds of holiday revelers as the 36th annual Downtown Christmas Parade is set for Friday.

December 02, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Partnership fosters the season of giving

Tis the season for family, holiday feasts and-arguably the most important-giving. For those interested in not only providing presents underneath their own Christmas tree, but also the trees of foster and at-risk youth, Aspiranet and Starbucks have just the way with their 6th annual gift drive.

December 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Changes in TID solar rates come to light

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees continued talks on Tuesday on how to deal with new solar customers in light of the district reaching its previously established peak of 27.81 megawatts of solar generation, or 5 percent net metering cap.

December 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farming and fitness: Local health store owner creates first protein bar

When Gustin Scoto left the family farm and decided to open up a sports nutrition store amidst the recession, his friends and family told him he was crazy.

December 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New electric service rules approved by TID

Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New year to offer a host of employment opportunities in Turlock

If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayors compete in bell ringing to raise money for Salvation Army; local high schools follow suit

While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locally grown products fulfill every Christmas wish

It is time to forget department stores and parking chaos, because fresh and locally grown products can make for the perfect gift for any and everyone during the holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Rain topples pine giant

Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.

December 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Jared J. McDonald has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Longtime Turlocker makes Swedish potato sausage an annual tradition

In the meat section of Village Fresh Market there is a laminated paper posted on the back wall with Scandinavian dancers holding a Swedish flag that reads: "Swedish Potato Sausage." While it is unclear how long the paper has been there, Jim Stevens might be the person to ask.

December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Cuts is a cut above

Name of Business: California Cuts

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Recent US citizen celebrates 104 birthday

Asiat Tamrazian has 32 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Thursday also marked her 104 birthday.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teacher’s Feather Raft invention wins regional challenge

Dutcher Middle School teacher by day and Feather Raft inventor by night, Elias Ruiz, took home the grand price of $2,500 cash Wednesday evening as the winner of the first annual Stanislaus County Innovation Challenge.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A BLUSTERY BLUNDER

What happens when you combine wind and rain? You get a hazardous combination. Just ask Turlocker Craig Mathews who found a dead tree uprooted on top of his truck Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID approves 2015 budget with electric rate increase

While Turlock Irrigation District customers can expect an increase in electrical service rates at the beginning of the new year, one thing that will not change is the district's currently implemented solar program.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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