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Free workshop set to help those coping with the loss of a loved one during the holidays

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be difficult and overwhelming at any time of year, but especially so around the holidays. Times of family togetherness are when loved ones are missed the most. Hospice of Emanuel is holding a "Coping with the Holidays" workshop to help family members through this holiday season. The workshop will include information about what works, and what doesn't work when family members are coping with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. "A big part of the event will be a panel of people who have lost loved ...

November 02, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


HALLOWEEN: HOLIDAY FUN

Despite the rain and wind, costumed children of all ages got an early start on their Halloween fun at the Turlock Downtown Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday.

November 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Program limiting fireplace use re-ignites

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program is slated to begin Monday.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Children young and old celebrate All Hallow's Eve

October 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Mosquito season comes to an end

Turlock's mosquito season is coming to a close, and the risk of contracting West Nile Virus will continue to decrease until mid-November.

October 29, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Keep safety in mind this Halloween

Halloween is supposed to be a time of scares and frights, but local and national organizations are offering up some safety tips to keep the night from becoming a real horror.Trick-or-treating is a fun experience for children, but requires a few precautions on the part of parents to keep it a safe experience."Combine children walking after dark, candy, vision-compromising costumes, and adult partygoers on the road and you have a recipe for disaster," said AAA Northern California spokesperson Cynthia Harris.Tips for a safe Halloween include:• Never let children trick-or-treat by themselves. They should always be accompanied by ...

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID appoints new engineering, water resources manager

Turlock Irrigation District announced Thursday that Robert M. Nees, who has been with the District for 31 years, has been appointed to the post of Interim Assistant General Manager of Civil Engineering and Water Resources.

October 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Bleak forecast for Valley recession recovery

Recovery from the recently-ended recession will be slower than previously projected, according to the latest report from the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

October 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local book author spreads word of community service

Thanksgiving Day is one that most hungry people dread because it is a day of long lines in the cold to get a good Thanksgiving dinner. But Turlock book author Christopher Scott is hoping to change all of that with his new book, "A Day of Hope."

October 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Capital projects , fewer positions top TID’s proposed budget

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors on Tuesday continued work to approve a 2011 budget which calls for a net of six fewer employees , which is three more than proposed in a Sept. 28 budget workshop.

October 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Grant beefs up traffic enforcement

The Turlock Police Department is planning on using a new grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to put the brakes on accidents and violations.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu shot clinics available throughout the county

It's that time of year again for winter weather, rainy days and the flu virus.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Family Justice Center opens doors to victims

Lashawn Kirvin was a victim of domestic violence. She sought out help but like many women, was afraid to leave her abusive husband. Prosecution wasn't enough to keep her safe, and in 1995, her husband killed her.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Denair Middle School students witness life of drug addict

As doctors try to resuscitate sixth-grader Abby Helnore from a drug overdose, her dad Don Helnore holds her hand, begging her to stay with him. The doctor's call a time of death and Don tells them to try harder. With a somber face he says "that's my baby."

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Candy for the troops this Halloween

Fighting for the United States of America overseas in the Middle East is an honorable duty where the soldiers often miss out on their holiday traditions back at home, along with other things. Those at Dr. Antoine Varani's Family Dentistry Office hope to show their appreciation of the troops by bringing some of their holiday traditions to them in the form of Halloween candy.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlock’s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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