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15 Movers & Shakers for 2015

Last year the Turlock Journal editorial team decided to make an effort to focus on the people behind the news stories and everyday life in our community. These people features were seen throughout the year as Student Spotlights, Know Your Neighbors and amidst our regular news coverage. The response we received from this coverage has been overwhelmingly positive.

January 02, 2015 | Special feature by the Turlock Journal | Local


AAA ‘Tipsy Tow’ program offers free rides on New Year’s Eve

AAA knows that ringing in the New Year is often accompanied with drinking and in an effort to get individuals home safely the company will take party goers and their cars home for free.

December 30, 2014 | | Local


Novel report reveals impact of childhood trauma

In an unprecedented Hidden Crisis Report by the Center for Youth Wellness, it was revealed that 23.7 percent of residents in Stanislaus County have experienced at least four Adverse Childhood Experiences, including abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, during their childhood.

December 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Talk of the town

Turlockers had a lot to talk about in 2014, from multiple mountain lion sightings to a high school talent show performance seen the world over. The following is a list of stories from the past year that received quite a few likes, shares, comments and clicks - along with some old-fashioned word of mouth.

December 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cold days, nights ahead for Valley

Father Time is ushering out the year with a guest: Old Man Winter.

December 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The year in review

As the Journal editorial team started to look back on 2014 for a year in review story, it became obvious that a few issues were recurrent themes throughout the year.

December 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Solar provider hopes TID changes its tune

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors' recent decision to send staff back with the mission of formulating a new solar program was likely received with a sigh of relief from solar providers and customers, who have raised both questions and concerns since the district reached its net metering cap earlier this year.

December 27, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Gemperle Farms helps feed the hungry during the holiday season

Hundreds of local families struggling to make ends meet will be able to serve farm-fresh eggs at their holiday dinner tables, thanks to donations from Gemperle Family Farms.

December 26, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State parks offer free outings on New Year's Day

The holiday season is a time to relax and commune with family which can make the New Year an ideal time to step outside and get moving. With the National Parks and Recreation Department opening up the parks across the country for free guided tours through their First Day Hikes initiative, locals can kick off the New Year by exploring new territory with friends and family.

December 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


PRK Arms fires up new store in Turlock

Name of Business: PRK Arms

December 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


State Fair accepting nominations for Agriculturist of the Year

As the state fair in the largest agriculture producing state in the country, the California State Fair wants to recognize individuals who contribute extensively and professionally to the state's agricultural industry.

December 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Best Christmas ever

Turlock Junior High student Aunika Light got her Christmas wish. She didn't wish for an iPhone, video games or any other electronic gadget popular with the pre-teen crowd. No, all Light wanted was to feed the homeless.

December 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock, Patterson experience industrial evolutions

Turlock has been experiencing significant economic growth in recent years and while it may be difficult to pinpoint exactly when the resurgence began, the Turlock Regional Industrial Park has certainly played a role.

December 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hughson teen dies in Contra Costa County crash

The community of Hughson is mourning the loss of 17-year-old resident Mario Castro, who was killed in an early Monday morning freeway crash in Brentwood in Contra Costa County.

December 26, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


TID comes to agreement with IBEW

After a series of power failures in 2012 that left Turlock Irrigation District's working relationship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in an impaired state, both sides were able to come to an official Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday.

December 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Buy, sell and trade at Ziggy’s Video Game Exchange

Type of Business: Video game sales, trades and repairs

May 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Anti-DUI efforts planned for holiday weekend

The Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force is sending DUI officers out this holiday weekend for DUI/drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


promoting food safety tips for holiday

With Memorial Day weekend approaching and all the picnics and barbeques that go along with it, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reminding people ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


County approves staffing plan for expanded jail

The county is crafting the move into the new $89.5 million expansion of the Public Safety Center being constructed in west Ceres in phases ...

May 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


EMC to tout cancer survivors with ice cream

Emanuel Medical Center will be celebrating cancer survivors with a sweet treat come Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Turlock to celebrate Independence Day with parade, car show and fireworks

Turlock will put its patriotic spirit on display with a host of activities planned for the Fourth of July holiday, ending with a spectacular fireworks ...

May 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community rallies to find missing tortoise

Tortoises aren't known for their speed, but one Turlock tortoise seems to have made a quick getaway. George the California desert tortoise has been ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New downtown eatery donates $8,500 to local athletic programs

The opening of Hauck's earlier this month generated a lot of buzz from Turlockers excited to see the historic downtown building and one-time pharmacy ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Education Foundation seeks public’s help in shipping books to Ghana

In the villages of Ghana, West Africa, school books are hard to come by. Over the past ten years, Books and More Education Foundation has ...

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Seniors go head-to-head in cycling challenge

Seniors at Covenant Village of Turlock were off to the races Monday as the retirement community kicked off the Tour de CRC, a five-day CyberCycle ...

May 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Sweet time promised at Oakdale Chocolate Festival

Whether you just want to visit a few favorite chocolate booths, find some unique artwork, get some kettle korn or listen to some tunes, there ...

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock students vie for Dairy Princess title

Three local women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event ...

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate drops in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County saw a decline in the number of unemployed individuals during the month of April, according to the latest report from the Employment Development ...

May 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus State welcomes actors to spur voter registration

Students at Stanislaus State were star struck Wednesday as the university hosted actors Kendrick Sampson of "The Vampire Diaries," "Gracepoint," and "How to Get Away ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Save Mart holds annual peanut butter drive

Giving back is now as simple as purchasing a jar of peanut butter or jelly thanks to Save Mart Supermarkets' "Peanut Butter Roundup," which raises ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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