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Grocery employee receives a rewarding surprise

Christina VanDyle won a $10,000 lottery prize on Tuesday. Not the California Lottery, but the Save Mart Customer Connection Cash Giveaway. VanDyle was one of 10 Save Mart employees across Northern California who won the prize for excellent customer service. Her name was randomly drawn from 63,000 entrants who all performed well on quarterly mystery shopper visits. The winner was revealed by Save Mart CEO Bob Piccinini (pictured above, right) during his annual visit to the store.

December 15, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Grant money gives hope to those struggling to keep homes

Four local organizations came together to apply for federal funds to help the increasing number of people who find themselves, due to job loss or foreclosure, in need of housing assistance.

December 15, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Fair prices increase

Stanislaus County Fair attendees might get a surprise this summer when they reach for their wallets at the gate. Tickets prices have gone up for adults who purchase tickets at the gate during the fair.

December 15, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Santa makes a few special visits

"Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas!" echoed throughout the halls of the Elness Convalescent Hospital on Thursday when the Kiwanis Club of Turlock crew including Santa (Ken Hood) and his elves (Donna Oppelt, Lois Pinkney and Verna and Warren Riopel) passed out presents. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock delivered a total of 537 hand-knitted pairs of slippers to residents in long-term care facilities throughout Turlock.

December 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Dads make time for crafts

Over 300 people filled the halls of Wakefield Elementary School Friday to participate in the "Daddy and Me" holiday workshop. There were more than 15 activities for the fathers and their children to participate in ranging from taking pictures with Santa to making their own ornaments. The workshop lasted for two hours, ending in a dinner for all that attended.

December 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Holiday food program in need of donations

With less than a week left in their annual food and toy drive, Turlock Together organizers are making an urgent appeal for donations.

December 11, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New TID board starts term with little fanfare

Without a trace of pomp or circumstance, the new Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors sat in for their first meeting on Tuesday morning.

December 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Holiday revelers sweep up awards

Children's Crisis Center Gingerbread House Competition Results

December 08, 2009 | | Local


Foster Farms applauded for environmental practices

The recycling efforts of Foster Farms has earned them a top award from the California Environmental Protection Agency.

December 08, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Workshop to help local service provides apply for emergency food, shelter

Local charitable agencies looking to boost their emergency food and shelter resources can learn the ins and outs of the application process and funding guidelines at an upcoming workshop.

December 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Green’ is the thing this holiday season

'Tis the season to be jolly and, unfortunately with most revelers, create a lot of waste in the process. Going "green" during the holidays is not usually on most people's "to do" list with shopping, shopping and more shopping taking priority, but making a few small changes can have a big effect on the environment.

December 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Park named for former mayor

With over 40 people in attendance Friday, Cimarron Park was officially renamed as the Dale Pinkney Park in honor of Pinkney's support and service to the City of Turlock.

December 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Tom Berryhill to run for State Senate seat

State Assemblyman Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto) announced Wednesday he will aim a bit higher in 2010 by seeking election to the California State Senate.

December 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Gingerbread house contest to benefit Children’s Crisis Center

The Children's Crisis Center Verda's House spent Tuesday afternoon getting in the holiday spirit by decorating gingerbread houses. The confectionery creations will be sold at a silent auction on Friday to benefit Verda's House and The City of Turlock Recreation Youth Scholarship Program.

December 01, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


HELP WANTED: County fair board still looking for next CEO

For most Stanislaus Country residents the county fair is only 10 short days of fun, food, and entertainment. For one man, however, the Stanislaus County Fair has been an 11 year experience that is shortly coming to an end. Anthony Leo, chief executive officer of the 38th District Agricultural Association (Stanislaus County Fair) announced his Dec. 1 retirement earlier this year. The board is now accepting applications for the fair's next CEO.

December 01, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | 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


'Time to Fly'

Those in Livingston who glanced at the sky on Sunday morning saw more than just clouds and sunshine: they saw a multitude of colors as kites of all shapes and sizes hung in the air.

April 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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