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Love Turlock brings hundreds together for volunteer effort

Any fears that this Valley town was slipping into a society of strangers who only connect online was demolished Saturday when hundreds turned out to stand shoulder to shoulder, shovel to shovel and express their love of Turlock through volunteerism.

May 01, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Humane Farming Association launches campaign to stop egg bill

In 2008 California voters passed Proposition 2 to increase cage sizes and living conditions for hens in egg-laying production facilities. Since then the law has been taken for a wild ride.

May 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Farmers’ market returns to downtown

The bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with plenty of family fun and entertainment will be returning to downtown when the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market opens Friday.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Sikh Temple reaches out to local leaders

Since the early 1900s, followers of the Sikh religion have called California home.

May 01, 2012 | | Local

Hunger campaign uses facebook votes to choose grant winners

Local communities are in the running to get a part of $2 million in funding to fight domestic hunger.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Family, friends of Brandon Koch start petition to rename skate park in his honor

Skateboarding was not just a pastime for Brandon Koch, it was a major component of his life. That is why Koch's family and friends can think of no better way to honor the memory of the 26-year-old who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer on April 12, than by renaming the Turlock Skate Park the Brandon Koch Memorial Park.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

City, students celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting

Leaf it to Turlock to celebrate Arbor Day with a bang.

April 27, 2012 | | Local

Campaign to stop human trafficking comes to area

In California a person convicted of forcing someone into the sex trade or forced labor would face a maximum of eight years in prison. But efforts to toughen up California's laws on human trafficking are ramping up, including a statewide tour in support of the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act that will be making a stop in Modesto on Saturday.

April 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Grant to help socially disadvantaged ag producers

The USDA is accepting grant applications to assist small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural areas to spur job creation.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


California's 2011 almond acreage is estimated at 835,000 acres, up 1 percent from the 2010 acreage of 825,000. Of the total acreage for 2011, 760,000 acres were bearing and 75,000 acres were non-bearing. Preliminary bearing acreage for 2012 is estimated at 780,000 acres.

April 26, 2012 | | Local

Kiwanis make a difference

Each year, Kiwanis Clubs around the world join in a day of service. This year it was April 21, and the Kiwanis Club of Turlock along with the Key Clubs from Turlock and Pitman high schools, came together to make a difference in the community. The clubs made over 40 flannel blankets to donate to local organizations. Last year, blankets were donated to the Turlock Police Department to hand out to families in crisis and Verda's House, the Turlock branch of the Children's Crisis Center. The Key Clubs had not yet decided which organizations to donate the blankets ...

April 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Delhi junior to compete in teen pageant

Delhi's Jenise Naranjo will be competing for scholarship funds on Saturday in the 2012 Teen Pageant in Sacramento.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

TAC donates children’s books to homeless center

The simple vision of a book in every child's hand has led to a massive book donation, thanks to local teens.

April 24, 2012 | | Local

Measure to ban death penalty makes November ballot

The decision to repeal the death penalty and impose life sentences without parole for prisoners will soon be in the hands of California voters.

April 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

German students make ‘life-long friends’ in Turlock

Four years ago Bryan and Dorianne Long hosted German exchange students when their son Garrett, then a senior at Turlock High School, told them about the opportunity. In exchange Garrett was able to visit Germany. Since then the family has continued to host students every other year, something Bryan Long called "nothing but a wonderful experience."

April 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

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'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Child sickened after eating burrito at Chipotle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to search for the specific source of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants that has sickened 45 people ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flames erupt at Turlock apartment complex

An apartment that was supposed to be vacant caught fire Saturday forcing residents of the seven unit apartment complex to flee from the flames, according ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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