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Carnegie readies for 100-year milestone

Whether it was the spot to read a book in the 1920s, play a round of ping-pong in the 1970s, or take in a work of art in the current decade, the Carnegie building has long been a part of Turlock's landscape.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Calling all bakers, gingerbread artists

November is traditionally the time when those with a culinary flare really shine. Professional cooks and home chefs alike have two opportunities this month to put their skills to the test with the 21st Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest and 1st Annual Gingerbread House Contest.

November 06, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Scholarship keeps memory of Turlock woman alive

From the outside it seemed like Kelly Denis-Pierce was living the perfect life. The Turlock native had a loving marriage, a successful career as a financial analysis, a happy young son and on Feb. 19, 2006, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. It looked like nothing could stop the life track of the 31-year-old, which is why it came as such a devastating blow when she died just two days after giving birth.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Salvation Army to kick off holiday fundraising season

The bells will soon be ringing for the Turlock Salvation Army's Annual Kettle Kick Off Luncheon.

November 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flu claims life of Stanislaus County infant

Just as the state health department announced the first death of an individual from influenza, comes an announcement from the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency that an infant in the county has died from the virus.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock: Once a Kap fan, always a Kap fan

Is Colin Kaepernick the long term quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers? Maybe not. But he is no doubt a fan favorite in his hometown of Turlock.

November 06, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Turlock native returns home to launch film career

Bavlina Youri's passion for theatrical arts blossomed in Turlock during her time as a student at California State University, Stanislaus, so now that she is ready to embark on her directorial debut, she thought it only natural to return to her roots.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Kidney screening service coming to Turlock

Three times a week Andie Patterson rises before dawn breaks and makes her way to a medical office in Turlock where she spends the next five to six hours undergoing dialysis in an effort to keep complete kidney failure at bay.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

A passion for petals

Name of Business: De La Fleur

November 05, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Car seat check up for Stanislaus County residents

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free child safety seat check event from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 21.

November 05, 2015 | | Local

State sees first flu death

The California Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that the first death from influenza this year had been recorded in the state.

November 05, 2015 | | Local

Egg-citing activities, Thanksgiving crafts coming to local libraries

As the weather finally turns cooler and rain begins to fall, local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of activities to stimulate creativity and encourage literacy throughout the month of November.

November 05, 2015 | | Local

Westside Ministries 30th annual Coats for Kids collection

Westside Ministries does not just preach the gospel through the Word, but with their actions as well. For 30 years they have been doing a Coats for Kids drive that allows underprivileged children in the area to receive a coat, haircut, Christmas gift and warm meal.

November 05, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Annual breakfast brings hometown rivals together for prayer

As Pitman High School and Turlock High School football players take the field tonight for the 12th annual Harvest Bowl, one player that will remain on the sidelines is PHS senior Quinton Coelho.

November 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID continues talks on 2016 budget

Following preliminary budget workshops earlier this year, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors moved forward in their 2016 budget process on Tuesday with presentations from the General Manager and Financial Services Administration regarding the 2016 Proposed Business Plan.

November 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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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

Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Child sickened after eating burrito at Chipotle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to search for the specific source of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants that has sickened 45 people ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flames erupt at Turlock apartment complex

An apartment that was supposed to be vacant caught fire Saturday forcing residents of the seven unit apartment complex to flee from the flames, according ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


· Myla Mohssin of Hughson is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce boy born Nov. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 20, 2015 | | Local

Unemployment rate records small growth in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County grew slightly in October, but remains below the year-ago estimate and under 10 percent, according to the latest numbers ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Annual Turlock Gospel Mission Thanksgiving dinner seeks volunteers, food

The Turlock Gospel Mission offers a free Thanksgiving dinner every year for people to come together, share and be thankful, and it wouldn't be ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

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