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Santa rides his fire engine once again

Jolly old St. Nicholas and his elves are once again making the rounds in Turlock atop his magical fire engine. Their visits started on Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec. 22. To find out when Santa will be in your neighborhood, visit www.ci.turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/firedepartment/decembersantatours/ and type in your street address; or look at the schedule below.

December 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Savings at pump could be short-lived

As the Christmas holiday draws near – and heavily on shoppers' bank accounts – Valley residents are seeing savings at the gas pumps, down 21 cents per gallon in the last month.

December 09, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Death ruled suicide

The death of a man found at a Turlock egg supplier was ruled a suicide, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

December 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Quilters donate 82 dolls, complete with handmade ensembles

What started as a project for an embroidery club four years ago has now turned into a holiday service tradition for many local sewers and quilters. The goal of the project: to make Christmas a little brighter for children in need this season.

December 09, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local Marine helps commemorate 70th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

Sailors and Marines aboard two ships whose names honor the memory of the Pacific War held services to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 09, 2011 | BY GUNNERY SGT. SCOTT DUNN 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit | Local


Taxable sales see increase

Though the economy may be slow to recover, taxable sales are projected to have surged 13 percent from third quarter 2009 to third quarter 2011, according to the California State Board of Equalization, the state's tax commission.

December 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Wanted: Your recipes

Nothing tastes better than home cooking. It used to be that the family recipe book was passed down from generation to generation so dishes that took sometimes a century to perfect were never lost.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Shelter opens for the winter

Earlier this year Robert Dean Dooley, a 56 year-old unable to work due to injury, was evicted from his home by his brother. Since then, he's had no choice but to live with friends – or wherever he could.

December 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Missing hikers' remains found in Yosemite

The human remains found Nov. 29 in Yosemite National Park have been positively identified as that of Ninos Yacoub, one of three hikers who were swept over the swift-moving waterfall last summer.

December 06, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Electric rates to rise

Turlock Irrigation District's electric rates will increase 4 percent annually in 2012, 2013, and 2014, following Board of Directors action Tuesday morning.

December 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Childhood obesity still a problem in California

California is making headway in the fight against childhood obesity, but the progress is largely uneven with some counties registering increases, according to a new study from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

December 02, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Annual Christmas parade returns to downtown

Downtown Turlock was filled with holiday revelers Friday night for the annual parade, which this year focused on "Christmas Around the World."

December 02, 2011 | | Local


College radio station branches out

"Alternative" radio stations have nothing on KCSS, a radio station based at California State University, Stanislaus. The station plays everything from modern rock to hip hop, bluegrass, and even video game soundtracks. Until recently, the station had a modest listener base and broadcasted only in Turlock and the immediate area. Thanks to a new transmitter and antennae, however, the station will be boosting its signal to broadcast in Modesto, Merced and beyond.

December 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Food, gift program taking applicants

The team of non-profit organizations that comprise Turlock Together are hard at work collecting food and other items for their annual Christmas give-away. More families than ever are in need of assistance with record-setting unemployment rates soaring in Stanislaus County. Families in need of a Christmas meal or toys for the kids can sign up between now and Dec. 9 to receive a basket from Turlock Together.

December 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Diamond Foods’ financial practices in question

Several recently filed lawsuits from stockholders have been lodged against Diamond Foods Inc., claiming the firm misled investors and overstated their finances.

December 02, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Water forum at CSUS

Experts from the city, county, state and local university will address groundwater challenges currently facing the Turlock area on Tuesday, as part of a public forum cosponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce and California State University, Stanislaus.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


San Joaquin River deemed 'most endangered river' in the nation

The San Joaquin River is in grave danger.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock Blue Diamond facility named top plant of the year

After a successful first year since its grand opening, the Turlock Blue Diamond Facility has been named the 2014 "Plant of the Year" by Food Engineering Magazine - an honor recognizing the most innovative new food or beverage plants built in North America.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Comic store opens downtown

Name of Business: Sky High Comics & Collectibles

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock woman reflects on 100 years

World War II, the Nixon Watergate scandal, the civil rights movements of the 1960s and the jazzercise fad of the 1980s - Maryadell Boone has seen it all and then some as today marks her 100th birthday. While Boone has lived through some of the most iconic decades of recent history, throughout the vast changes Boone's life has remained relatively the same.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Leadership forges local partnerships

If a community's strength is reflected in its leaders, then Turlock is a powerful community due in part to the mission of Leadership Turlock.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese touts Innovation Center, LEED certification

Hilmar Cheese Company proved it not only knows dairy innovation - but also how to be green, as in using energy efficient business practices.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


CSUS Relay for Life generates thousands for cancer research

Thousands of people cross the California State University, Stanislaus campus each day, but on Saturday hundreds of those people were walking for a cause: cancer.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


SPRING FASHION FOR A CAUSE

Ann Cornell's Fashion & Design class at Pitman High made and then donated 29 spring dresses to The Salvation Army and a few other charities. The Kiwanis Club purchased cloth from Cloth & Quilts in Turlock at a discount and then donated the material to the Pitman students for dress making. The dresses are made twice a year, usually in the winter and spring seasons. The Pitman High class and the Kiwanis Club have been teaming up to make the dress for about 12 years now.

April 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Sunday drive turns perilous for Denair couple

A Denair couple is back at home on their dairy after a harrowing trip that saw them stranded in the isolated back country of the Sierra National Forest.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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