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‘Green’ is the thing this holiday season

'Tis the season to be jolly and, unfortunately with most revelers, create a lot of waste in the process. Going "green" during the holidays is not usually on most people's "to do" list with shopping, shopping and more shopping taking priority, but making a few small changes can have a big effect on the environment.

December 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Park named for former mayor

With over 40 people in attendance Friday, Cimarron Park was officially renamed as the Dale Pinkney Park in honor of Pinkney's support and service to the City of Turlock.

December 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Tom Berryhill to run for State Senate seat

State Assemblyman Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) announced Wednesday he will aim a bit higher in 2010 by seeking election to the California State Senate.

December 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Gingerbread house contest to benefit Children’s Crisis Center

The Children's Crisis Center Verda's House spent Tuesday afternoon getting in the holiday spirit by decorating gingerbread houses. The confectionery creations will be sold at a silent auction on Friday to benefit Verda's House and The City of Turlock Recreation Youth Scholarship Program.

December 01, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


HELP WANTED: County fair board still looking for next CEO

For most Stanislaus Country residents the county fair is only 10 short days of fun, food, and entertainment. For one man, however, the Stanislaus County Fair has been an 11 year experience that is shortly coming to an end. Anthony Leo, chief executive officer of the 38th District Agricultural Association (Stanislaus County Fair) announced his Dec. 1 retirement earlier this year. The board is now accepting applications for the fair's next CEO.

December 01, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Where’s the water?

The California State Department of Water Resources made history on Tuesday by announcing the lowest ever initial water allocation percentage for State Water Project contractors.

December 01, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Refugees find a helping hand at the Turlock IRC

Finding a job, any job, to put food on the table was almost impossible for Marion Youhanaei, who lived in Iran most of his life. He couldn't get a job anywhere in his native Iran, because he was a Christian.

December 01, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock teen survives hardships with a smile, positive outlook

Most people her age don't have to deal with some of life's hardships until they are older, but Freedom Alternative High School student Kinleigh Kirkpatrick has not only survived a few hard knocks, she is thriving despite them.

December 01, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Local dentist raises money for school supplies program

Eggleston Dental Care gave MedicAlert Foundation a check for $525 to use toward the Crayons to Calculators Initiative. The Crayons to Calculators Initiative provides school supplies to over 1,500 students every year with the help of the community. Eggleston Dental donated all the money they made in providing in-chair whitening sessions to patients.

November 27, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlocker in the green after game show appearance

Turlock resident and assistant principal at Mitchell Senior Elementary, Jenn Handy, walked away from her "Wheel of Fortune" appearance with $7,600 in cash and prizes and a second place finish.

November 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gotcha Covered sews their way into the hearts of those less fortunate

With temperatures reaching below 40 degrees and rains flooding the streets of Turlock, many people are left with little shelter or warmth during the winter season. Sharon Bristow saw the suffering some endure during the cold weather and wanted to make a difference. And that is how the quilts for the needy program - Gotcha Covered - began.

November 27, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Santa and his firefighter helpers are on their way

Santa Claus will be visiting Turlock a little early this year, with some help from the Turlock City Fire Department. Santa will ride his "sleigh," an antique fire engine, through as many neighborhoods as possible from Dec. 1 through Dec. 20. He will be passing out candy, playing Christmas tunes, and greeting families as he drives by. This program was started over 25 years ago by current Fire Chief Mark Langley.

November 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Community celebrates beginning of holiday season

With Santa on his way, the City of Turlock kicked off the holiday season with their annual lighting of the Christmas tree that is now two years old and stationed in Central Park. About 3,000 people crowded Main Street with Santa hats, smiles and some slick dance moves as bands played a variety of Christmas tunes on Friday. To top off the pre-Christmas celebration, Santa took a break from making presents in the North Pole to take pictures with the boys and girls of Turlock.

November 27, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Arts center foundation plans for the future

After six months of negotiations with the City of Turlock through the changing will of the City Council and obstacles of a down economy the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation can finally look ahead.

November 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Blue Star Moms bring Christmas to local soldiers serving overseas

Over 500 boxes were stuffed with toothbrushes, Nerf balls, and cans of refried beans Tuesday with the help of 100 volunteers. Their goal: To send some holiday cheer to those fighting for our country.

November 24, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Perfect time for a tiny tumbleweed adventure

Late summer is not the greatest time for watching birds in our area. It is too early for most fall migrants and winter birds, and many of the summer visitors are gone by now.

August 29, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Largest community yard sale benefits locals, nonprofits

Locals who enjoy spending their Saturdays frequenting yard sales will now have an opportunity to browse the goods of more than 70 sellers in one place next Saturday at the annual Cornerstone Covenant Church Community Yard Sale.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Take the 'Water Pledge'

Take the pledge to commit to making more water efficient action in and around your home and receive a free water conservation device from the City of Turlock.

August 29, 2014 | | Local


Fava Bean Day recipient thankful for support

The family of 18-year-old Dustin Babb is learning that even in the darkest of days a little sunshine can peek through.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple’s engagement featured in ‘Christian Mingle’

Elizabeth Lourenco and Jeffrey Severson of Turlock, who began their romance as high school sweethearts, were chosen to have their proposal photo featured in the film "Christian Mingle."

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local vocal duo pays it forward

Some bands play for the love of music, others play in hopes of becoming famous. Then there's Age Before Beauty, a two-person band that donates all of their tips that they earn during performances to charity.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


University to open its downtown art gallery

Turlock's downtown scene will officially welcome California State University, Stanislaus on Friday through a ribbon cutting ceremony for the university's new art gallery and a CSUS themed Night Market.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Other valley cities look to copy Turlock's homeless success story

Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 29, 2014 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Crash witnesses rescue couple from canal

Several Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a Hughson couple after their car crashed into a canal Thursday.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock residents try for street parking permit

In larger cities parking spots are considered a valuable commodity, but parking is not usually an issue in Turlock, except perhaps for the residents near Donnelly Park.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Encore Dance Apparel taps into needed market

Name of Business: Encore Dance Apparel

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Wigglesworth resigns from MedicAlert Foundation

After leading MedicAlert Foundation into a new era of innovation over the past five years, CEO Andrew Wigglesworth announced that he will be resigning from the Turlock-based international health information company.

August 28, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Grocery Outlet owners relocate to open new store

It took three continents and four moves but Victor Soares made his way to Turlock and he didn't come alone. He brought Grocery Outlet.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire department pact earns council approval

The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Coroner’s office seeks deceased man’s kin

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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