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Hilmar Covenant Church sets the scene for Vacation Bible School

Anyone who steps inside the gym at Hilmar Covenant Church this week will likely think that they have left California farmland for the Amazon. There is a 17-foot tree located on the stage, which is just one fixture of the makeover that the church has undergone for its Vacation Bible School.

June 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Retired Turlock teacher shares love of cycling, photography

If you happen to cross paths with Ray Houlihan you're likely to hear a story and be shown several photographs. About what depends on the day, but Turlock High baseball and local events are often a safe bet. Long since retired as a teacher, Houlihan spends his time covering the Turlock community with his camera in hand, often chatting up his subjects and getting contact information so he can share with them his photos.

June 10, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Merced County Fair salutes farmers and ranchers

This year the Merced County Fair is officially honoring those in the agriculture industry who work throughout the year to feed and support the county with its theme "Saluting Our Farmers and Ranchers."

June 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Valley to heat up this weekend

It may only be the first week in June, but the Central Valley is about to heat up fast. The National Weather Service is forecasting record-high temperatures by Sunday.

June 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fire destroys Delhi home

A fire of an undetermined cause raced through a Delhi residence, leaving it uninhabitable, according to Cal-Fire Merced.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teen birth rate inches up in Stanislaus

After recording several years of declines, the birth rate for teenagers in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase, according to a new report from the California Department of Public Health.

June 06, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Website offers new features to help customers conserve water

As part of our continuing efforts to encourage water conservation, the City of Turlock Municipal Services website now offers many new user-friendly tools and valuable information to help users with water conservation efforts in and around the home.

June 06, 2014 | | Local


Turlock grocer donates emergency drinking water to Red Cross

The American Red Cross Central Valley Region distributed emergency drinking water on Thursday that was donated by World Grocer of Turlock to their Emergency Response storage sites benefiting seven California counties.

June 06, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local comic collectors rejoice at opening of Sky High Comics

When Raymond Hannagan noticed that his children were struggling to find an interest in reading at a young age he decided to introduce them to comic books. As a collector of over 10,000 different comics, Hannagan had an overabundance of materials from which his children could choose.

June 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock industrial park to welcome milk powder processing facilities

The Turlock Regional Industrial Park, which is currently home to big names such as Blue Diamond Almond Growers and US Cold Storage facilities, will be welcoming two new milk powder processing facilities.

June 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


More than farmers taking a hit in drought

Three years into a drought, more than farmers are taking an economic hit in California. That was the summation of bad news shared at a recent agribusiness luncheon by Mike Wade, executive director of California Farm Water Coalition in Sacramento.

June 06, 2014 | | Local


Turlock Turf Club expects memorable crowd for Belmont race

When the starting bell rings at the Belmont Stakes come Saturday it will kick off what could be a historic horse race and start a flurry of cheering at betting parlors across the country, including the Turlock Turf Club.

June 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Parade celebrates 'Country Pride'

There's no better time to put pride of country on display than the Fourth of July, and this year the Turlock Downtown Property Owners and Turlock Chamber of Commerce are hoping to see lots of "Country Pride" in the annual holiday parade.

June 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


On Your Toes Dance Studio keeps students upbeat and involved

Name of Business: On Your Toes Dance Studio

June 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Laura Lundgren Raley celebrates 95th birthday

A 95th birthday celebration was held recently in the Fellowship Hall of the Turlock Free Methodist Church for Turlock resident Laura Lundgren Raley. Laura was born in Turlock, along with her brother, another long-time Turlock resident, Archie Lundgren, who taught at Turlock High School for 25 years.

June 03, 2014 | BY AUDREY THORSEN Community contributor | Local


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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


TID continues fish passage discussions on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts held a meeting on Thursday to discuss a number of fish passage field studies planned in the Tuolumne River as part of ...

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Renewed effort to remind people to buckle up for safety

Local law enforcement will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign with an increased focus on motorists that fail to buckle up ...

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Water control board hands conservation efforts over to local districts

The efforts to keep water usage at a reasonable level will now be the responsibility of individual water districts as the State Water Resources Control ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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