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Nightly vigils offer hope in response to crime

A small group of community members gathered around a candle-lit picnic table at Columbia Park late Thursday night in an effort to stop the recent violence that has shook the neighborhood. Their method of change? Prayer.

January 04, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sign-ups begin for youth modeling classes

Beginning in 2013, the City of Turlock Youth Recreation Division will be incorporating a modeling program designed for children between the ages of 4 and 18 years of age.

December 31, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


A unique women's clothing store

Name of business: Cindy's DooDads

December 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar woman on a roll with sweepstakes winnings

Mariah Vitoria doesn't consider herself lucky.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grants help Turlock non-profits provide health care, lunch program

The United Samaritans Foundation's Daily Bread lunch truck program is starting out the new year with a much-needed financial boost, thanks to Kaiser Permanente.

December 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


IRS offers tips for year-end giving

Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.

December 28, 2012 | | Local


Blankets off to storm victims

A truckload of donated blankets is making its way to Hurricane Sandy devastated New York residents from Stanislaus County thanks in part to area churches and Casey Moving Systems of Ceres.

December 28, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Eastern Star returns to Turlock

After 20 years of being in the midst of obscurity, one of Turlock's original clubs is ready to make a triumphant return to its community.

December 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


State Parks offer First Day Hikes

Looking for an outdoor getaway for New Year's? America's state park systems across the nation will sponsor over 500 guided First Day Hikes on New Year's Day 2013, offering hikers an up-close and personal look at the country's natural beauty.

December 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Economic growth, gun violence, new leaders top news of 2012

A long-awaited economic recovery began to take shape in 2012, with major businesses breaking ground throughout the year.

December 28, 2012 | | Local


Local coin collector cashes out $4,000 penny

Four thousand dollars may not be pocket change for most Turlock residents, but for one lucky local man and coin collector, this was just the case. A rare 1992-D MS62RB NGC close "AM" Lincoln Memorial penny was sold recently on eBay for $4,051.99.

December 28, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fatal wreck claims life of 9-year-old

A 9-year-old Turlock boy travelling with family for the holidays was killed in a solo vehicle crash along Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County.

December 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Steven Ames new Alliance VP of Economic Development

Steven Ames, a marketing and economic development expert from Iowa, has been named the new Senior Vice President and Director of Economic Development at the Stanislaus Economic and Workforce Alliance.

December 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


International grocery store best kept café secret

Name of business: Blansh International Wholesale Foods

December 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees for the New Year

Residents of California can ring in the New Year with five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013.

December 24, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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