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Toy drive sets 5,000 goal

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Turlock - especially among the youth. The continued outpouring of support for the Bradley Pacheco Toy Drive means more toys for kids at local hospitals during the holiday season.

November 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Holiday tradition lights up downtown

The 14th annual Festival of Lights once again heralded the holiday season as hundreds gathered Friday night to watch the lighting of Turlock's Christmas Tree in Central Park.

November 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Black Friday (Thursday): Report from inside the lines

As I pulled into the Walmart parking lot on Thanksgiving night, one overwhelming thought entered my mind.

November 23, 2012 | | Local


‘Silent crisis’: Local families seek word from runaway teens

For Sheri Epperson the Thanksgiving meal is another reminder that someone is missing from the family dining table. Epperson's son, 17-year-old Travis Tsesmilles, ran away from his Turlock home just over one year ago and despite her best efforts Epperson has not heard one word from her son since that time.

November 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Small businesses seek support from holiday shoppers

Turlock's annual Festival of Lights Christmas tree lighting ceremony isn't just a time to eat, drink, and be merry.

November 23, 2012 | | Local


Ex warriors find peace in therapeutic riding program

Daniel Crowley, a nine-year Navy and one-year Army veteran, remembers two years when he allowed life to restrict him to the couch. Parkinson's Disease not only causes him tremors, but retirement threatened to reduce him to an inactive lifestyle. But a free chance to routinely ride horses has redeemed him.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


CHP taking applications

The California Highway Patrol will be accepting applications in January from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


AAUW FUNDRAISER

The Turlock-Modesto Branch of the American Association of University Women hosted its annual Wine Social on Nov. 8 at the Carnegie Art Center. The event, with raffles, silent and live auctions, netted $6,800 according to organizers Diane Wold and Gity Miller. Co-Presidents Mary Giventer and Carol Anderson stated that proceeds from the event will go to scholarships for local high school seniors and to 7th grade girls for a math-science camp (Tech Trek).

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Emporium takes advantage of downtown resurgence

Name of business: Emporium

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Top businesses sought for SBA awards

Could the 2013 Small Business of the Year be based in Turlock?

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Ag Census highlights role of farmers

As California farmers sit down with family and friends this Thanksgiving, they might consider how far U.S. agriculture has come since the first Thanksgiving in 1621.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Rainfall still short of normal year

This past week's rain has helped improve the irrigation forecast, but year-to-date rain still lags behind historical averages.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Hughson youth wins pumpkin pie contest; 123 pies donated to United Samaritans

The next generation of pastry chefs in the Turlock area are leaving their mark, at least when it comes to pumpkin pie.

November 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Battle with alcoholism comes to tragic end for local man

So much of Kent Kelley's life was an enigma to those he called friends. He claimed a past that was rich with details of triumphs, glories, and even some intrigue, yet was often sullied by facts. But to those who did know him, two truths were plainly evident about Kelley: He was a man who possessed a grandeur of spirit that spurred him to comfort and guide others, but ultimately failed him in his own efforts to free himself from his self-imposed tethers to alcohol.

November 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Egg producers demand details on cage law

The Association of California Egg Farmers, an industry association that represents 70 percent of California's egg farmers, filed suit Friday in Fresno County Superior Court seeking a determination that Proposition 2 - a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures - is unconstitutionally vague.

November 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | 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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