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Deputies raise funds for veterans in pistol contest

Deputy Andrew Mulgrew and Deputy Michael Maze have a passion for two things, competition pistol shooting and supporting wounded veterans. The two deputies were able to combine these passions at the recent Top Cop shooting contest.

October 18, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


JoLynn DiGrazia: Serving the kids of Turlock's Westside

Q: What got you started in the ministry?

October 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Open house at new safety center

The public will get their first opportunity to check out the inner workings of the new Public Safety Facility when the Turlock police and fire departments host their annual open house event Oct. 26.

October 18, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Ghoulish education

It is not unusual for a student to take out a loan during college, but it is unusual for that student to use the loan to finance an event for other young adults such as local student Caleb Monticalvo has done.

October 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Community celebrated in Keyes

Family and friends in Keyes joined together on Thursday for a fun-filled evening during the fourth annual Keyes Community Night.

October 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


The Dossier

Name: Sunrise Bakery

October 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Pink Challenge

Turlock High science teacher Brian Campbell and his children Bryce, 9, Cadence, 6, and Mackenzie, 11, show their support for the Turlock Firefighters' pink t-shirt campaign to benefit Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 17, 2013 | | Local


Memorial fundraiser to raise scholarship money for business-minded students N

Year after year scholarships are awarded to students across the country to help them attend universities and further their careers. Turlock native Francine Denis and her family have helped Turlock students make college a reality through the Kelly Denis-Pierce Memorial Scholarship.

October 17, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | Local


Costumed canines, exotic pets mingle at Wag ‘N Walk

Sterling Ranch Park in Denair was cluttered with canines in costumes and exotic pets for the Walk 'N Wag event on Sunday.

October 15, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Area expected to feel impact of Great ShakeOut

The Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill is all set for Thursday morning and when the imagined "big one" hits at 10:17 a.m., officials are hoping everyone remembers to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On."

October 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Losing for a cause

Bob Gilchrist recently got rid of 41 pounds - of weight and food. The weight he lost over the past nine months through the Turlock branch of Weight Watchers. The food he donated to the Turlock Gospel Mission, as part of Weight Watchers' annual Lose for Good program.

October 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Don Pedro relicensing milestone approaching

The Turlock Irrigation District faces an upcoming milestone in the relicensing of Don Pedro as the organization files a draft of its application to the Federal Environmental Regulatory Commission by the end of November.

October 15, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Medicare forum to help seniors avoid scams, consider health plans

Medicare beneficiaries have become the target of several scam artists looking to obtain social security numbers via fraudulent phone calls. Fortunately, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program is taking steps to help citizens avoid being conned.

October 15, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Habitat for Humanity dedicates first home in Turlock through Bank of America partnership

The first thing Ernestina Diaz said as she walked up to the Baywood Lane home in Turlock Saturday morning was "Es bonita" - which translates to, "It's beautiful."

October 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


PINK and proud

The second week of the Journal's pink challenge was a huge success.

October 14, 2013 | | Local


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Drink and be merry at The Rail, Turlock’s newest bar

Name: The Rail

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Twice the ice

Ice skating is back and in full swing for the second year in a row at Fields of Ice, but now there is twice the ice. With a rink 120 feet by 80 feet, locals of all ages can rent some skates and hit the rink.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Forest, Oregon farms grow holiday tradition

Ready or not the holiday season has officially arrived - and so have the Christmas trees.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Businesses urge shoppers to keep it local this holiday season

The words "buy local" have been promoted across the state and country over the past few years and there is no better day to head the command than on Small Business Saturday.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

When the Chaparro family celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, there will be a special thanks said by the Turlock family for the presence of their matriarch Maria Isabel Chaparro's presence at the table.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


It's all about the pie

Amelia and Xavier Bettencourt are used to being in the kitchen so perhaps it's no surprise that they took second place in the annual pumpkin pie contest to benefit the United Samaritans Foundation – except for the fact that they are nine and six years old, respectively.

November 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID proposes irrigation rate increase for 2015

No one likes to pay more - not for food, Christmas presents or irrigation water. The Turlock Irrigation District, however, is hoping to convince its irrigation customers that a proposed rate increase that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season is necessary for the health of the district.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Creating fruitcake fans one batch at a time

Those who claim to not like fruitcakes have probably never tried one of Betty Bradbury's delectable desserts.

November 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Feast breakdown

It is that time of year where savvy shoppers line the grocery store aisles looking for the best deals on everything from turkeys and green beans to pumpkin filling. However, this year even the average shopper won't have to worry about forking over too many dollars before grabbing their fork at the table since it costs less than $5 a person for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, according to the annual American Farm Bureau Federation's survey.

November 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Winter storm information

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.

November 21, 2014 | | Local


Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Opening up the table this holiday season

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.

November 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Coat program helps children combat winter chill

As Turlock welcomes winter and the accompanying drop in temperatures, Westside Ministries is making sure that every child in the community is prepared for the chill with the organization's 29th annual Coats for Kids program.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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