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Preparing for El Niño

With anticipation of a wet El Niño winter at its peak, many local entities are taking precautionary measures to ensure that they will be ready if-and when-the rainy forecast materializes.

December 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Gearing Up! donates bikes, skateboards to local at-risk youth

Their mission is simple and their actions are huge.

December 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Teenager injured in ATV collision

A 15-year-old Hughson boy suffered major injuries when his all terrain vehicle was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

December 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air defense command celebrates 60 years of tracking Santa

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Turlock wins Salvation Army Mayors Kettle Challenge

Celebrity bell ringer challenges are one of the many community-centered ways that the Salvation Army raises funds and Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and his team of bell ringing volunteers soundly defeated Ceres, Modesto and Riverbank in the third annual Salvation Army Mayors kettle Challenge.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Hilmar dreamer seeks worldly experience through video contest

Spending time traveling may be a common item on the average bucket list, but Hilmar resident Justin Morris has his sights set much, much further.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Stewart & Jasper Orchards president receives Almond Board’s highest award

When Stewart & Jasper Orchards president Jim Jasper was asked to attend the Almond Conference Gala Dinner to celebrate the retirement of his company's marketing manager Marguerite Bradley, he had no idea that he would also be recognized that same night with the Almond Board of California's most distinguished honor, the Almond Achievement Award.

December 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Westside Ministries feels the sting of donations decline

An hour before Westside Ministries opened the gates for their annual coat drive there was a long line of parents and children snaking around the block eager to bundle themselves up into a nice warm winter jacket. Inside the facility volunteers were bustling about making sure the meal would be ready to serve when the doors opened and upstairs a host of children were partaking in activities as part of the afterschool program.

December 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local church keeps Japanese tradition alive

For any culture, the start of a new year is more than just the earth completing another journey around the sun. It marks a new vision, new goals and for those of Japanese descent it brings about an old tradition.

December 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Christmas charity provides over 700 students and their families with gifts, food

While Santa Claus was missing his signature red suit and white beard for 100 students at Wakefield Elementary School and their families on Friday afternoon, his giving spirit was apparent as he delivered presents and a Christmas dinner during the seventh annual Letters to Santa Charity distribution event.

December 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate climbs in Turlock, county

Stanislaus County and Turlock both saw a slight increase in unemployment in November, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

December 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock comes together to provide for those in need

Approximately 1,600 families will receive boxes of food and new toys today, making their holidays a little bit brighter, thanks to the hard work and generosity of the community through the Turlock Together program.

December 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Leadership club hosts holiday event for kids at Hometown Buffet

New Leaders, More service, Real change (NMR) hosted their Holiday Reading Night on Thursday at Hometown Buffet, where kids were able to join them for stories, games and crafts.

December 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


A wet month for Christmas?

The 2016 precipitation year is off to a promising start with slightly above average precipitation, however, prior to any celebration, Turlock Irrigation District utility analyst Jason Carkeet was quick to point out that there is "still a lot of year left."

December 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Record number of Californians expected to travel this holiday

Californians are expected to travel in droves as more than 12.2 million state residents plan to travel for this Christmas and New Year's holiday season combined, according to the latest travel survey from AAA Northern California.

December 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Service organization seeks board member

For over 36 years, the Central Valley Opportunity Center has worked to improve the quality of life in low-income areas throughout Madera, Merced and Stanislaus ...

February 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


American Legion supports local man

John Haggstrom of American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 presented Lauren Young a check for $500 to go towards her husband's medical expenses.

February 11, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Tower Pharmacy moves to downtown

Name of Business: Tower Pharmacy

February 11, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


In Service

U.S. Air Force Airman Christian Flowers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

February 11, 2016 | | Local


Report finds Stanislaus County still lacking in tobacco control

In the previous year Turlock and other Stanislaus County cities took steps toward curbing smoking, but as far as the American Lung Association is concerned ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Original exhibits, youth programs give Carnegie a successful year

The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock has closed the books on a year that saw more than 16,000 visitors come through the doors of ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Monteith highlights county’s successes, challenges in annual address

Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered his state-of-the-county address on Tuesday morning, which covered the past, present and future of Stanislaus County.

February 09, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


New report shines light on California water conditions

The idea of being "average" has likely never sounded so good to the Turlock Irrigation District following a report unveiled this week by the California ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Police resurrects K9 Unit

The welcome reception for new officers with the Turlock Police Department is more likely to include coffee and pastries and not Milk Bones and chew ...

February 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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