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Jessica’s House to host tours

In conjunction with Children's Grief Awareness Day, Jessica's House will host an open house to share with the public how they help children and families through their grief.

November 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock home damaged in kitchen fire

A fire that swept through the kitchen of a Turlock residence Monday morning was deemed accidental, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

November 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID engages in water, power budget discussions

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors continued budget talks on Tuesday with presentations from Water Supply and Power Supply administrators regarding the 2016 Proposed Business Plan.

November 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Event to honor two Turlock leaders

Individuals who through their leadership inspire others to take pride in their community are not always recognized for the work that they do. The Latino Community Roundtable and Assyrian American Civic Club are making sure that the community is given the opportunity to honor two men who have positively impacted both Turlock and Stanislaus County.

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Discovery of citrus pest triggers quarantine, insecticide treatments

Following the discovery of two Asian Citrus Psyllids last month on a residential property in Turlock, the California Department of Agriculture took measures to treat all citrus trees and host shrubs within a 400 meter radius of the detection site in an effort to stop the pest from spreading.

November 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Kettle Kickoff brings in $58K for Salvation Army

Every November the community of Turlock gathers to kick off the Salvation Army's holiday fundraising season with a clash of bells and cash. At Tuesday's Kettle Kickoff Luncheon Turlock's generous spirit was once again in full force with over $58,000 raised for the nonprofit organization.

November 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Tornado tears through Denair

The tornado that tore through Denair Sunday afternoon was categorized as an EF-1 storm and had sustained winds of 86 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

November 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Free smog testing at fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will host a Tune In & Tune Up car clean-up event at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to noon today. Tune In & Tune Up is a vehicle emissions clean-up program that identifies and helps repair older, out-of-tune vehicles that impact the air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

November 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock Together begins fundraising for holiday season

The iconic blue barrels popping up all over town can only mean one thing: Turlock Together, an annual fundraising effort for families in need, has officially begun.

November 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Community helps grant wish of Turlock boy battling cancer

When given the opportunity to have a dream made reality through Make-A-Wish, seven-year-old leukemia patient and self-proclaimed train fanatic Koran Rudd said that all he wanted was to have a train-themed bedroom.

November 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

New location for Bible book store

Name of Business: Majesty Bible

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Eastern Star community service project benefits homeless

Turlock's Wistaria (Chapter 531) Order of the Eastern Star, a philanthropic organization, made their annual community service project this year one that benefits the homeless.

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Spreading love one shoebox at a time

Turlock's Monte Vista Chapel will soon become a local drop-off point for the world's largest Christmas project of its kind that spreads good news and great joy to children all over the world.

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Veterans memorial rededicated at new home

The community gathered for a special Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday that not only paid tribute to the many Turlockers who have served in the armed forces, but also rededicated the War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 12, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID enters 20-year contract to buy solar energy

A 54-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant that will generate enough energy to serve approximately 20,000 homes will begin construction this month following the announcement of a 20-year renewable power purchase agreement between Turlock Irrigation District and SunPower.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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Bar Bells ring in donations

The Salvation Army revived its tradition of asking for donations from bar patrons Wednesday night with volunteers ringing the signature bells in front of downtown ...

November 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Upcoming classes to help transform farms into tourist destinations

For over a decade, Riverdance Farms in Livingston has stood as a popular agritourism destination filled with guided farm tours, wine tastings and an annual ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Downtown event draws hundreds to kick off holiday season

Similar to the hoards of coat-clad celebrators around them, Turlock residents Marissa and Owen Cameron gathered in downtown Turlock on Friday to begin the holiday ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Latest Turlock film project moves into next phase

Filming has wrapped on the latest project to use Turlock as the backdrop, and as producers move into the post-production phase, they're already thinking ...

November 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Toy train show rolls into Turlock

The holidays in Turlock wouldn't be the same without the San Joaquin Toy Train Operating Society and their annual Toy Train Show. This will ...

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Love Light: Remembering those who are gone

Sometimes the most meaningful way to memorialize a loved one is by simply remembering their name.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Starbucks partners with Aspiranet to provide Christmas for foster youth

Starbucks is doing more to share the joy of the holidays than just changing their notorious cups to red.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to ...

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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