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Local church offers foster children security through handmade quilts

For 13 years, The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has continually offered their consoling services by presenting quilts to those in need. Sandy Mann, a member of the church, said her fellow Lutherans have made quilts for several organizations within the community, including nursing homes and pregnancy centers.

October 19, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


County unemployment rate shows improvement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made another dramatic downturn in September, reaching its lowest level in nearly four years.

October 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Annual event celebrates cancer survivors, raises awareness

Emanuel Cancer Center's 15th annual Women's Cancer Awareness Night sparkled bright on Tuesday night. Hundreds of women packed Monte Vista Chapel for the free public event to raise awareness and celebrate the survivors of breast, ovarian, cervical, and other cancers that impact women's lives.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Costumed canine spreads holiday spirit

Whenever Inga gets dressed up and takes a walk around town or a ride in her truck, she is greeted with smiles. Inga is a 170-pound Great Dane that enjoys dressing up for the holidays.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Painting the town PINK

The Turlock Firefighters' campaign to raise funds for Emanuel Cancer Center through the sale of specially made pink t-shirts has spread not only through Turlock, but also to Hilmar and even Lake Tahoe.

October 16, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Alumni baseball game set for Saturday

Turlock High School will be hosting an Alumni Baseball Game on Saturday to benefit the baseball team's scholarship program.

October 16, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Pedestrian in fatal collision identified

The Merced County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed Oct. 10 on Golden State Boulevard as 26-year-old Turlock resident Whitney Manzano.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Society extends helping hand for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

The first time Cindy Den Brave ever stepped through the doors of the Alzheimer's Aid Society office in Modesto, she was a daughter feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with the dementia that was slowly claiming her mother. She left the office feeling renewed and armed with information and support that would get her through the arduous days ahead.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Irrigation season official end meets projections

As the Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season came to a close this week, the district's final tally of water usage was almost unbelievably close to preseason projections.

October 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Livestock 101: Camp teaches youths how to raise championship animals

Over 700 youths flocked to the Stanislaus County Fair stockyards last weekend for the 9th annual Junior Livestock Camp. The two-day free event gave youth and group leaders the chance to learn in-depth skills related to raising and showing livestock, including preparation tips for fair competitions.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock welcomes new book store — and coffee house, too

Name of business: The Bookshop Cafe

October 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Changes needed to make state more business-friendly, says CalChamber CEO

As the president and CEO of CalChamber, Allan Zaremberg, travels to every corner of California talking to the small business owners who comprise the membership of local Chambers of Commerce, he inevitable hears the same complaint.

October 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


PERMANENT TRIBUTE

In honor of her grandmother and aunt, who both passed away from breast cancer, 19-year-old Ashley Schroder got a pink ribbon tattooed onto her hip by Main Street Tattoo artist Bryan Angel on Friday. Half of the $40 Schroder paid for the tattoo is being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a promotion the tattoo parlor will continue through October.

October 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Downtown tries to hand off egg project

The Sunny Side Up public art project is being passed around like a bad egg, as the Turlock Downtown Property Owners' Association made an appeal to the city Arts Commission on Thursday night to take over the flailing project.

October 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Small business lending increases in 2012

Loans made by local lenders and banks and guaranteed by the Fresno District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration to small businesses and entrepreneurs continued to rebound in fiscal year 2012 which just ended on Sept. 30. The local SBA District Office services the 15 counties of Central California from the sierras to the pacific coast.

October 12, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS THE DOLLARS BEGIN

In the past two months bright yellow signs have cropped up along West Main Street with two bold words: "Uneven Sidewalk."

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


RISING IN THE RANKS

The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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