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Pie contest brightens up Thanksgiving meals

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 17th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 25, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Chamber, Home Depot 'Framing Hope' for local non-profits

Sometimes the only thing stopping a non-profit agency from opening its doors and providing much-needed services to those in need is a lack of carpet, or maybe the absence of light fixtures. Now, local non-profits and other organizations have a new place to turn for building supplies - the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

October 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


EVERYTHING'S COMING UP PINK

The Turlock Firefighters' campaign to raise funds for Emanuel Cancer Center continues, with local elected officials and City Council candidates sporting the benefit pink t-shirts this week.

October 23, 2012 | | Local


First annual Breast Cancer Walk

Dozens of local women walked a mile in pink at the first ever Breast Cancer Walk held in support of the survivors, families and friends in the Turlock community. The walk began at the Emanuel Cancer Center and circumvented the hospital . Participants enjoyed pink lemonade and other refreshments after the end of the walk and were able to sign the survivor board in remembrance of cancer survivors.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Giant fans warned of potential scams

San Francisco Giants fans are certainly celebrating their team's chance at capturing the World Series title and some maybe making plans to see the games in person, but the Better Business Bureau is advising fans to proceed with caution.

October 23, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Can Tree gearing up for season of giving

As the season of giving arrives in the coming weeks the Turlock Christmas Can Tree Project begins its quest to help feed thousands of needy area citizens over the holidays.

October 23, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock boutique finds international clientele

Name of business: Pretty Please

October 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID makes changes to billing statements

Those familiar brown – and sometimes pink – envelopes holding Turlock Irrigation District bills will soon stop arriving in customers' mailboxes.

October 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock couple keeps love alive after 69 years

Love brought Lyle and Florence Haws together as husband and wife in the fall of 1943. After nearly a century together, the couple continues to stand through the test of time.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


TID plans for flat 2013 budget

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors began planning for the 2013 budget on Tuesday, receiving a preliminary overview of what looks to be a year of largely flat spending.

October 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


The Bulldogs are back: Alumni game reunites past players

The game of baseball has been dubbed America's favorite pastime; on Saturday it lived up to its honorarium by bringing together generations of Bulldogs for a friendly - and competitive - matchup.

October 22, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Farm accident injures one

A woman nearly lost her foot Wednesday morning while working in a sweet potato field just outside of Turlock.

October 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel offers free mammograms

Women over the age of 40 who do not have health insurance or who are underinsured may qualify for a free mammogram to screen for breast cancer at Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 19, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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