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Turlock Fire Department gives $14,000 check to cancer center

After a successful month of selling their iconic pink t-shirts, the Turlock Fire Department presented a check for $14,000 to the Emanuel Cancer Center this week.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Valley reaches new clean-air mark

The air Central Valley residents breathe is getting a bit cleaner.

November 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local sports academy offers training for young athletes

Name: Backyard Sports Academy

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Stanislaus County encourages adoption awareness

As thousands of displaced children remain in foster care services throughout California, many families pursue adoption to help provide them a place to call home.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms aims to reclaim public confidence

Whether the product is an item of clothing or food, brand identity plays a major role in consumers' comfort and willingness to invest in products. Foster Farms has recently faced the fickle nature of consumers confidence after a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg was traced to three nearby Foster Farms chicken plants.

November 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chicken coop roasted

A blaze roared through a vacant Foster Farms chicken coop in Delhi Monday, sending one Merced County firefighter to the hospital.

November 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Aid trickling into hard-hit areas in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines - Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking to be evacuated.

November 12, 2013 | BY JIM GOMEZ AND TODD PITMAN Associated Press | Local


Gas prices on downward trend

Motorists received a little relief at the pumps this week, as gas prices continued a recent decline.

November 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Coalition seeks to halt dumping of toxic drilling muds in Central Valley

Environmentalist groups have joined together with community health organizations to challenge fracking practices in California's Central Valley, as they believe there is an imminent threat to the expansion of drilling throughout the state.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sikh Awareness Month: Local group exemplifies selfless service

In an effort to recognize and acknowledge the many significant contributions made by Sikh Americans, the California Assembly passed a resolution officially declaring the month of November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month – a declaration that has been welcomed by the thousands of Sikhs that call California home.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Runners help Salvation Army with Kettle Dash

The Turlock Salvation Army held its third annual Kettle Dash Saturday morning as 255 runners-young and old- flooded downtown Turlock to sweat for a good cause.

November 12, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Motorcycle crash claims life of Denair man

A Denair man out for a motorcycle ride with friends Friday night lost his life when he was unable to avoid a car stopped in front of him.

November 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Daughter fills mother’s shoes with Turlock’s Relay for Life

As one of the community's largest annual events, the Relay for Life of Turlock is gearing up for another year of gathering to support those affected by cancer.

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock's youngest Son

Six-year-old Raymond Stuart, the youngest member of the Sons of the American Legion, collected $137.50 to contribute to the Sons of the American Legion's Child Welfare Fund which provides grants to organizations that aim to help children in America. He presented his donation to the State Commander for the Sons of the American Legion Chris Affolter and Post 88 Squadron Commander Dave Medeiros at a dinner event on Friday.

November 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans Memorial Lane in need of sponsors

Every May for the past 50 years, Turlock Memorial Park has honored the area's fallen soldiers through its Veterans Memorial Lane flag tribute. The stars and stripes, proudly displayed, were a visual reminder of the sacrifices made by the service members, and their families.

November 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Unemployment on slight upward trend for county

For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock turns 143 on Monday

Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).

December 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keyes hosts first Christmas parade

After the successful revival of the Keyes Fall Festival Parade-a tradition the town has not seen in 30 years-back in October, it only seems natural for the Keyes community to host a nighttime Christmas parade for the first time.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Airman surprises family, students for Christmas

For many people, Christmas lists usually hold wishes for new iPhones, clothes and toys. However, for Jody Jorge, her only wish was to see her daughter Hannah Pointon for the holidays.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


McDonald’s cancels plans to build downtown location

Jack in the Box will remain the reigning fast food option in downtown Turlock as McDonald's has decided not to open a location at the corner of Marshall and South Center Streets, the site of the present Bonander Buick GMC car lot.

December 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


½ cent tax key to ACE expansion into Stanislaus County

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 18, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Local


Family business puts energy into solar enterprise

Name of Business: Matt Anderson Electric and Solar

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Women's council makes funds available for local nonprofits

Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for additional funds to continue their good work can now apply for a grant through the Women's Leadership Council, an affinity group through the United Way of Stanislaus County.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


More travelers expected on roadways this holiday season

Lights won't only be glowing on houses this season as the roadways are likely to be lit up with an estimated 12.1 million Californians traveling by car to friends and loved ones this holiday season.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood train hauls in Christmas spirit

For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New electric service rules approved by TID

Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New year to offer a host of employment opportunities in Turlock

If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayors compete in bell ringing to raise money for Salvation Army; local high schools follow suit

While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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