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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


Turlock singer's Levi's Stadium dreams cut short

The competition was stiff and Turlock High sophomore Felisha Dias had a great audition, but the Maria Carrillo High School Jazz Choir from Santa Rosa, California was named the winner of the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest and will have the honor of singing the national anthem before kickoff at the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl.

December 17, 2015 | | Local


A century of life, love and Turlock

Viola Soderstrom, a Turlock native born Dec. 20, 1915, can arguably say she's seen it all.

December 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Care center looks to help adults with disabilities

Name of business: Prestige Care Center

April 24, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Community comes together for cancer event

Hundreds of community members from Turlock and Hilmar made their way to the Dutcher Middle School track on Saturday for Relay for Life, raising funds ...

April 24, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


County sees slight increase in employment

March saw a small drop in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

April 24, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CDC: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending against buying or eating any romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless it can ...

April 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock restaurant remembers Barbara Bush

While the nation mourned the passing of Barbara Bush this week, a Turlock restaurant had its own special tribute to the snowy-haired first lady.

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Garden tour to feature English manor, school garden

The Turlock Garden Club is inviting the public to come "gawk" at their horticultural efforts during the club's annual garden tour.

April 20, 2018 | | Local


Valley air among worst in nation

Stanislaus County residents continue to breathe some of the worst air in the nation, according to the American Lung Association's State of the Air ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local designers, artisans transform Turlock home

As the finishing touches were being put on the first-ever Carnegie Arts Designer Show House before the Opening Night Gala on Friday, eight of the ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


PizzaRev heats up Turlock

Name of business: PizzaRev

April 17, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Painting It Forward

Every year Lancaster Painting has a Paint It Forward contest where community members are able to nominate a person or organization who is in need ...

April 17, 2018 | Candy Padilla | Local


New Emanuel CEO shakes up patient care

In the center of Emanuel Medical Center's busy emergency department nurses' station is a cubicle for Lani Dickinson. The hospital's interim CEO often ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock mourns loss of former mayor

Flags across Turlock were flown at half mast early this week in honor of former mayor Dale Pinkney, who died Saturday at the age of ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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