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Ceres airman sings before World Series crowd

Thursday night presented Dan Olivas, a 2011 graduate of CSU Stanislaus and Ceres resident, with his "15 minutes of fame."

October 26, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local

Hospice offers help coping with the holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for some it's a painful reminder of loss.

October 26, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local

State board to discuss impact to California agriculture as farm bill programs expire

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss the impact of expiring farm bill programs to the State at a Nov. 6 meeting. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N St., Sacramento.

October 26, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock couple share love of all things spooky

With Halloween just around the corner, local families are gearing up for the festivities by purchasing pumpkins, assembling costumes and, of course, buying candy for trick-or-treating. Along with the traditional door-to-door candy collecting on Halloween night, one particular house is hosting its own spooky adventure and inviting ghosts and ghouls of all ages to join in the fun.

October 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local

Despite slower year for Turlock farmers market, vendors look forward to returning

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market came to a close on Friday, finishing a summer-long run of food, fruit, and fun.

October 26, 2012 | | Local

Literacy program comes to homeless day center

Since its opening on Feb. 27, the Turlock Gospel Mission Homeless Assistance Ministry has provided the homeless a safe place to go during the day and a variety of social services. Thanks to the Turlock Rotary Club, the H.A.M. center will soon offer literacy and GED test tutoring.

October 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Almonds surpass grapes in crop report

The California crop report coming out in November is expected to reflect a shake-up as almonds take the number two spot in the state's top agricultural commodities.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Pie contest brightens up Thanksgiving meals

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 17th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 25, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local

Chamber, Home Depot 'Framing Hope' for local non-profits

Sometimes the only thing stopping a non-profit agency from opening its doors and providing much-needed services to those in need is a lack of carpet, or maybe the absence of light fixtures. Now, local non-profits and other organizations have a new place to turn for building supplies - the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

October 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Turlock Firefighters' campaign to raise funds for Emanuel Cancer Center continues, with local elected officials and City Council candidates sporting the benefit pink t-shirts this week.

October 23, 2012 | | Local

First annual Breast Cancer Walk

Dozens of local women walked a mile in pink at the first ever Breast Cancer Walk held in support of the survivors, families and friends in the Turlock community. The walk began at the Emanuel Cancer Center and circumvented the hospital . Participants enjoyed pink lemonade and other refreshments after the end of the walk and were able to sign the survivor board in remembrance of cancer survivors.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local

Giant fans warned of potential scams

San Francisco Giants fans are certainly celebrating their team's chance at capturing the World Series title and some maybe making plans to see the games in person, but the Better Business Bureau is advising fans to proceed with caution.

October 23, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Can Tree gearing up for season of giving

As the season of giving arrives in the coming weeks the Turlock Christmas Can Tree Project begins its quest to help feed thousands of needy area citizens over the holidays.

October 23, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Turlock boutique finds international clientele

Name of business: Pretty Please

October 23, 2012 | | Local

TID makes changes to billing statements

Those familiar brown – and sometimes pink – envelopes holding Turlock Irrigation District bills will soon stop arriving in customers' mailboxes.

October 23, 2012 | | Local

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Straight Up Mixology brings the party to your doorstep

Type of business: Mobile bartending service

October 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Shop the Blocks event aims to spark holiday spirit

Every November, the shops that line downtownTurlock's streets transform their interiors into holiday storefronts in anticipation for Christmas shoppers. Typically known as the holiday ...

October 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock Lions Clubs conduct vision screenings for over 1,000 students

All it took was seconds for Turlock Lions Club and Turlock 12:10 Lions Club members to identify possible vision problems for each kindergarten student ...

October 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Local women launch online community events calendar

As active community members, Turlock residents Alison Cox and Hilary Smith Callis wanted to create a platform for the city to share and promote its ...

October 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Toddler’s death ruled accidental

An autopsy on the 3-year-old boy found in a Delhi canal has ruled the child's death as an accidental drowning, according to the Merced ...

October 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Holidays provide chance to get employed

The holidays often provide a surge in the economy thanks to shoppers hitting the aisles in search of the perfect gift, but they also offer ...

October 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Supermarket’s CARES program raises $5,000 for United Samaritans

When it comes to giving back, Turlock's local Save Mart Supermarkets put their money where their mouths are. Store managers Tony DeWinkle (Geer Road ...

October 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Hilmar collision kills one

A solo vehicle crash in Hilmar Friday night claimed the life of a Newman man.

October 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Coalition asks TID to help fund exhibits at new science center

The California Farm Water Coalition is hoping that the Turlock Irrigation District will help fund its commitment to build four interactive exhibits at Sacramento's ...

October 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Man killed on Hughson tracks identified as transient

Officials are unsure why a 28-year-old man didn't get out of the way of an approaching Amtrak train on the afternoon of Oct. 19 ...

October 25, 2016 | | Local

Toddler found deceased in Delhi canal

The Merced County Sheriff's Department found the body of a missing 3-year-old boy in a Delhi canal Monday afternoon, nearly 48 hours after he ...

October 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Search continues in Delhi for missing toddler

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is concentrating their search for a missing 3-year-old boy in a canal behind the toddler's grandmother's house ...

October 24, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Woman’s Symposium aims to connect female business professionals

Women in business will unite under one roof on Nov. 3, as the Small Business Development Center and the Stanislaus Business Alliance host the second ...

October 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

County records drop in unemployment despite job losses in farming, manufacturing

The unemployment rate continued to decline in Stanislaus County for another month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

October 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

A touching touchdown

For the past three years, 5-year-old Julian Ruelas has watched his brothers play for the Denair Lions youth football team from the sidelines. Last Saturday ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

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