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Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees for the New Year

Residents of California can ring in the New Year with five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013.

December 24, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Music to give by

Salvation Army bell ringer Burt Gilpin got a little help from his grandson and a few musical friends to make spirits brighter on Christmas Eve in front of the Raley's supermarket.

December 24, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Livingston church comes together for Mochi Tsuki

Every December for the past 36 years, members of the Livingston United Methodist Church spend a day recreating a Japanese New Year's tradition - Mochi Tsuki, or rice pounding.

December 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New TID sprinkler district 'historic'

The decision was touted as nothing less than "historic" by Turlock Irrigation District Director Michael Frantz.

December 24, 2012 | | Local


Footers adds 'Kap Dog' to menu in honor of local NFL star

Just five starts into his National Football League career, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is already making his mark on professional football.

December 21, 2012 | | Local


The Porcelain Doll

Like most kindergarten boys, there's a bit of elfish mischief in my son that revels in making his sister jump, scream and run frantically from whatever torture tool he flashes, such as a snail or water balloon.

December 21, 2012 | BY LYNNE THOMPSON Community Contributor | Local


Antique cars, 1950s diner adorn county supervisor's farm

About the only thing missing from the 1950's diner set up in Jim DeMartini's rural Ceres almond orchard is a crowd. But give the farmer and county supervisor enough time and crowds will come – probably with poodle skirts and men with greased back pompadours.

December 21, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate increases; still below last year’s estimate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose in November, but continued to be well-below the estimates set for this time a year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlockers pay tribute to victims of Conn. school shooting

A group of Turlockers gathered Friday to cry, and to mourn those lost in the tragic mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

December 21, 2012 | | Local


Community efforts save Christmas Day celebration

The Salvation Army and Turlock Together have tried everything they can this year to ensure that every family in need will receive a Christmas dinner. Along with putting together food baskets for 2,000 families and supplying 6,000 presents to low-income children, the organizations are also provide a free community dinner on Christmas Day for roughly 750 people at the Salvation Army Gymnasium.

December 20, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Local students win Rotary essay contest

For 107 years, each president of Rotary International has chosen a personal theme for their Rotary work. This year, President Sakjui Tanaka chose "Peace Through Service" as his theme for 2.1 million Rotarians around the world.

December 18, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID, linemen continue contract talks

The ongoing labor dispute between the Turlock Irrigation District and a union representing electric lineworkers escalated Tuesday, with no end in sight.

December 18, 2012 | | Local


Putting the bling into everything

Name of business: Simply Bling

December 18, 2012 | | Local


100 years and counting

Mary Green celebrated her 100th birthday throughout the week with friends, family members, and bridge companions at St. Francis Assisted Care with treats, cupcakes, and even champagne.

December 18, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


CHRISTMAS FANTASY

Turlock resident Stephanie Valgos became a neighborhood favorite during Halloween when she turned her house into a haunted experience for ghouls young and old.

December 18, 2012 | | Local


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Kids learn good dental health habits

First Step Dental held its annual elementary school field trip day on Friday in celebration of Dental Health Month. Schools were invited to bring the ...

February 24, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


EMC offers free seminar on colon cancer

Emanuel Medical Center is hosting a free seminar with a Stanford surgeon to promote colon cancer awareness.

February 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Outstanding women to be honored at annual event

There are countless outstanding women who call Stanislaus County home, but the County's Commission for Women plans to pay tribute to 12 that stand ...

February 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tree, fence damage lead to Pedretti Park closure

Five years of drought followed by a historic wet and stormy winter has wreaked havoc on rivers, roads and forests throughout the region and state ...

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


In midst of historically wet year, officials hope to create more space in Don Pedro

After making a decision to open one of three controlled spillway gates at Don Pedro Reservoir for the first time in 20 years on Monday ...

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cen Cal Detailing ready to go to the mats

Type of Business: Mobile auto detailer

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Libraries celebrate Dr. Seuss, Day of the Child

Iconic children's author Dr. Seuss will be honored through a number of events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library throughout the month ...

February 23, 2017 | | Local


IRC event brings community together for refugees

Following questions from the community regarding President Donald Trump's executive order limiting travel into the United States, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock ...

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


PG&E begins natural gas line testing in Turlock

Streets in Turlock's westside will be shut down tonight as Pacific Gas and Electric Company performs the first in a series of natural gas ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


World religious leaders, activists convene at regional meeting in Modesto

Nearly 700 faith leaders, grassroots organizers and community leaders from 12 countries gathered at Central Catholic High School in Modesto from Feb. 16 - 19 at ...

February 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock family finds hope with new spinal muscular atrophy drug treatment

The seven years of young Charleston "Cash" Goeppert's life have been marked by a lot of nevers - never taken his first step, never crawled ...

February 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Don Pedro spills amongst historic rainfall

California has been thirsting for water for years in the midst of a historic drought, but recent rainfall brought newfound fears of flooding to local ...

February 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flames bring down former Almond Tree restaurant in Turlock

The thick, acrid smoke that swirled and billowed over parts of Turlock Tuesday came from a fire that burned down one of the city's ...

February 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


75 years later: A look back at the Turlock Assembly Center

Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of a time in America many would rather forget and hope to never repeat.

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to ...

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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