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Spreading love one shoebox at a time

Turlock's Monte Vista Chapel will soon become a local drop-off point for the world's largest Christmas project of its kind that spreads good news and great joy to children all over the world.

November 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Veterans memorial rededicated at new home

The community gathered for a special Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday that not only paid tribute to the many Turlockers who have served in the armed forces, but also rededicated the War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 12, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID enters 20-year contract to buy solar energy

A 54-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant that will generate enough energy to serve approximately 20,000 homes will begin construction this month following the announcement of a 20-year renewable power purchase agreement between Turlock Irrigation District and SunPower.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Former Vietnam POW to visit Turlock

In recognition of Veterans Day, Covenant Village of Turlock is bringing former Navy pilot and prisoner of war Capt. Charlie Plumb to town for a motivational presentation about survival and dealing with life's challenges and opportunities.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local veterans reflect on service to their country

Byron Carl Reinhold was living in Turlock with his wife Anita in 1942 when he decided to enlist in the Army "to serve our country."

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


CanTree Breakfast fights hunger for the holidays

For 34 years, the Central Valley Association of Realtors has sponsored an event that not only spreads holiday cheer but raises thousands of dollars for food baskets that go to families and seniors in need during the Christmas season.

November 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


City to salute local veterans with new cannon memorial

The City of Turlock will celebrate Veterans Day with a rededication ceremony Wednesday that will honor local veterans for their service and welcome the historic War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local business looks to 'Paint It Forward'

Lancaster Painting has a very special holiday tradition. During the Turlock company's annual Christmas gathering, the employees decide who will be the recipient of a free paint job through the Paint It Forward program.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID unveils new energy efficiency programs for 2016

The Turlock Irrigation District is hoping increased rebates in 2016 will incentivize more customers to use less energy and save money in their homes and businesses.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock CrossFit gym hosts Barbells for Boobs benefit

CrossFit ParaBellum is doing its part in the fight against breast cancer as the local gym hosts its seventh Barbells for Boobs event in cooperation with Reebok.

November 10, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Carnegie readies for 100-year milestone

Whether it was the spot to read a book in the 1920s, play a round of ping-pong in the 1970s, or take in a work of art in the current decade, the Carnegie building has long been a part of Turlock's landscape.

November 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Calling all bakers, gingerbread artists

November is traditionally the time when those with a culinary flare really shine. Professional cooks and home chefs alike have two opportunities this month to put their skills to the test with the 21st Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest and 1st Annual Gingerbread House Contest.

November 06, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Scholarship keeps memory of Turlock woman alive

From the outside it seemed like Kelly Denis-Pierce was living the perfect life. The Turlock native had a loving marriage, a successful career as a financial analysis, a happy young son and on Feb. 19, 2006, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. It looked like nothing could stop the life track of the 31-year-old, which is why it came as such a devastating blow when she died just two days after giving birth.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Salvation Army to kick off holiday fundraising season

The bells will soon be ringing for the Turlock Salvation Army's Annual Kettle Kick Off Luncheon.

November 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Flu claims life of Stanislaus County infant

Just as the state health department announced the first death of an individual from influenza, comes an announcement from the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency that an infant in the county has died from the virus.

November 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Health endowment provides funding for sexually transmitted diseases testing

Legacy Health Endowment is continuing its mission to create health care solutions within Stanislaus and Merced counties, this time with a program aimed at preventing ...

February 22, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Freezing weather hinders almond pollination

Mid-February is typically a busy time for the honey bees tasked with pollinating the Central Valley's almond orchards, but this week's freezing temperatures ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dance troupe takes home Tam-Tam’s top prize

It's been just over three weeks since they took the stage, but dance troupe Lost and Found is still reveling in their first-place finish ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock musician sets up shop in Hilmar

Name of business: Chris's Music

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flu cases continue, but peak may have passed

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the most virulent health officials have seen in a decade and has been responsible for a high ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayoral candidate seeks to relocate downtown statue

Calafia has been welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade, but the Amazon queen's home has been brought into question - once again.

February 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train derails in Hughson

Investigators continue to look into what caused a 30-car train derailment Saturday night in Hughson.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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