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Toy drive looks to double efforts

Bradley Pacheco developed meningococcal (spinal) meningitis when he was just five months old and he spent much of the rest of his life in and out of hospitals before passing away on Thanksgiving Day 2007 at eight years old.

November 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Search for lost hikers called off

The search for two hikers swept over a Yosemite National Park waterfall in July has officially ended for the time being, park officials announced last week.

November 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement urges safety when shopping

As hearty shoppers prepare for the craziness that is Black Friday, law enforcement agencies are hoping those preparations include a few steps that will make for a safe shopping experience.

November 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local businesses expect big holiday spending season

Small business owners in downtown Turlock admit they can't beat big box and chain stores when it comes to Black Friday super sales - but they can compete over the course of the holiday shopping season.

November 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


TID set to vote on rate increases

With a final vote on three years of Turlock Irrigation District electric rate increases looming, TID ratepayers had one final chance Tuesday to offer input on the measure in advance of a Dec. 6 vote.

November 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turkey donations needed now

Last Thanksgiving the Turlock Salvation Army gave out just under 400 turkeys and dinner boxes in the three days prior to the holiday. This year the need is expected to increase, however, donations are less than half of last year. As of Monday, the Salvation Army only had 160 turkeys left and not enough Thanksgiving food items to last through the day - let alone Tuesday and Wednesday.

November 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Walmart looks to donate $1.5 million to nonprofits

Retail giant Walmart launched a new campaign on Facebook to nominate nonprofits for $1.5 million in grants this holiday season.

November 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Bringing joy in the face of tragedy

A local group of family and friends is honoring the memories of two children whose lives were cut short due to illness and tragedy by bringing a little joy to patients at the Children's Hospital of Central California.

November 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Recalls out for candy, peanut butter and lettuce

The California Department of Public Health has recently issued two separate consumer warnings for several food products and another company has issued a voluntary recall.

November 18, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Denair fire receives $10,000 grant

When the community of Denair decides to get behind a cause, great things happen. The most recent demonstration of this community pride was an effort to secure a nationwide fire services grant through Liberty Mutual's Be Fire Smart Safety Pledge program.

November 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


No rise — or fall — in county unemployment

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate stayed steady for a second month, though only one sector saw job growth in October, according to the Economic Development Department's latest employment statistics.

November 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gas prices on the rise

As temperatures dropped, gas prices rose in California, per AAA Northern California's monthly gas price report.

November 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Paint It Forward accepting nominations

The final days to nominate a worthy individual or organization for a free paint job are approaching.

November 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A long ride

Luke Nowlin and his horse "Geno" have traveled a long way to get to the Central Valley. The pair started out in Emerald Isle, N.C. around 150 days ago. Nowlin has traveled across the country on horseback, and is nearing his end destination of Eureka.

November 15, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Doing the most good

The Salvation Army lived up to its motto of "doing the most good" during the nonprofit's annual Kettle Kick-Off fundraising luncheon on Tuesday. The main highlight of the annual event is the Kettle Klash, a race to raise the most cash in a set time limit. Teams run around the room with Salvation Army kettles and collect donations from luncheon attendees. Donators ring small bells to alert the kettle teams that they have cash to donate. The Kettle Klash is loud, frantic, and it brings thousands of dollars to the Salvation Army every year.

November 15, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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