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Turlock couples ring in 2011 with joy

Many welcomed the new year as a fresh start, a time to make major life changes. For two Turlock couples, the changes came hours after ringing in 2011 with the birth of their New Year's babies.

January 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Japanese New Year’s tradition alive and well in Livingston

Most believe in good luck charms and four leaf clovers, but the Japanese people believe in making mochi rice balls for the New Year as a sign of good luck.

January 01, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Local


Storms bring an abundance of water

Despite all the rain recently, there is no need to build an ark just yet. Turlock Irrigation District representatives have said the dam will hold and even though there is a huge supply of water, there is no fear of flooding.

January 01, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock boy born with multiple heart defects

James and Monica Woods were faced with a parents' worst nightmare. Their beautiful baby boy was born with health problems - and not just one or two problems, but a list of abnormalities that affect his ability to pump blood through his body.

January 01, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Local


Red Cross hosts military resource fair

Everyone knows the American Red Cross responds to disasters, providing emergency shelter, food and medical services to those in need. But few know the Red Cross is also a key support organization for America's servicemen and women and their families.

December 30, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City water customers on metered billing as of Jan. 1

Beginning in January, all City of Turlock utility customers will be billed for water based on actual water consumption, as indicated by their water meter.

December 28, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fair prepares for centennial celebration

Since 1911, the Stanislaus County Fair, formerly known as the Turlock Melon Carnival, has highlighted the county's agricultural heritage while providing traditional family fun throughout its 10-day run. In July, the fair will not only bring sweet summer relief with its cornucopia of events, but also a special celebration in honor of the fair's 100-year anniversary.

December 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Shoppers flock to stores day after Christmas

Nary a parking space was to be found near Turlock's Target, Wal-Mart, or Kohl's on Sunday. Some visitors to Modesto's Vintage Faire Mall found themselves driving in circles for 10 or 20 minutes, waiting with bated breath for an already-packed SUV to back away from a coveted spot.

December 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Saving animals second nature to Turlock angel

Brenda Sherwood said it all started when she was five years old. She was with her family when she noticed a 10-week-old kitten with a severe eye injury. She begged her family to help the kitten but they could not take the kitten in.

December 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlockers give more this holiday season

Despite the down economy - or maybe because of it - Turlockers seemed to find a couple of extra dollars this holiday season to give to those in need.

December 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


AAA offers free ride home on New Year’s Eve

AAA will offer its Tipsy Tow service to drinking drivers from 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve until 6 a.m. on New Year's Day in Northern California, Nevada and Utah. Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders and restaurant managers can call (800) 222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home of up to ten miles. Just tell the AAA operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow," and a truck will be on its way. You do not need to be an AAA member. The service will provide a one-way ride for the driver and vehicle to the driver ...

December 28, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Local soldier receives ‘Quilt of Honor’

Army Sgt. Brian Evans, 25, knew something was afoot when his parents told him to put on his uniform Thursday morning.

December 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


17-month-old joins family at home in Turlock for first time

When Christmas morning dawns at the Lairson's home, the greatest gift won't be nestled under the tree. Instead he'll be sleeping in a crib in a room down the hallway with a ventilator rhythmically rising and falling and a nurse watching over him.

December 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NORAD tracks Santa’s Christmas Eve journey

The wait is over. Santa has begun his journey delivering presents to children around the world. His one-day trek across the globe started at midnight and will continue through to the wee hours of the morning.

December 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Road closed due to sink hole

A sink hole has caused the temporary closing of Jennings Road between Monte Vista and West Main Street.

December 23, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Locally grown products fulfill every Christmas wish

It is time to forget department stores and parking chaos, because fresh and locally grown products can make for the perfect gift for any and everyone during the holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Rain topples pine giant

Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.

December 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Jared J. McDonald has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Longtime Turlocker makes Swedish potato sausage an annual tradition

In the meat section of Village Fresh Market there is a laminated paper posted on the back wall with Scandinavian dancers holding a Swedish flag that reads: "Swedish Potato Sausage." While it is unclear how long the paper has been there, Jim Stevens might be the person to ask.

December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Cuts is a cut above

Name of Business: California Cuts

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Recent US citizen celebrates 104 birthday

Asiat Tamrazian has 32 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Thursday also marked her 104 birthday.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teacher’s Feather Raft invention wins regional challenge

Dutcher Middle School teacher by day and Feather Raft inventor by night, Elias Ruiz, took home the grand price of $2,500 cash Wednesday evening as the winner of the first annual Stanislaus County Innovation Challenge.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A BLUSTERY BLUNDER

What happens when you combine wind and rain? You get a hazardous combination. Just ask Turlocker Craig Mathews who found a dead tree uprooted on top of his truck Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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