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100-year-old poker player refuses to fold

As with life, the game of poker incorporates skill, luck, and manipulating the cards you are dealt. No one understands this more than Henry Wadelski, who celebrated his 100th birthday amongst friends, family, and poker chips at the Turlock Poker Room on Monday.

April 02, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


AAA hosts mobile blood drive

Monetary donations are not always what's needed for saving the world. Sometimes, the answers lies skin deep. Tuesday morning, the Turlock branch of AAA partnered with the Delta Blood Bank to hold a blood drive for community members and AAA employees off Hotel Drive in Turlock.

April 02, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Family's passion for quilting is shared through downtown store

Name of business: Cloth and Quilts

April 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Road Work Report

Southbound Golden State Boulevard between Monte Vista Avenue and Tuolumne Road is temporarily down to one lane as work continues on the beautification project.

April 02, 2013 | | Local


Sorority shines a blue light on autism

More than 7,000 landmarks and buildings around the globe were bathed last night in blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. For six years, autism organizations around the world have marked the day with fundraising and informational events to raise awareness of the development disorder and the need for research.

April 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Former Turlock residence of Hedy Lamarr on the market

Drive around Hollywood and you'll find plenty of homes with claims that some starlet or leading man graced the doorstep and laid their head down on a pillow for a night. But in Turlock the pickings for such claim to fames are pretty slim, unless it happens to be on Sierra Street.

April 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Canine companion comes to aid of local woman

Pancake, a Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua mix, may not look like much of a hero because of her small stature, but owner Edna Gilson claims the mix breed pup is an angel of God.

April 02, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


AB12 making a difference for foster youth

When Nick Smith turned 18 he wasn't ready to live on his own. Unlike most young adults, however, Smith did not have a family able to offer a bridge of financial and emotional support to ease his transition into adulthood. Smith was a foster youth and lived in a group home with five other boys and constant adult supervision.

April 02, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Crews tear down cheese plant destroyed in arson fire

The process of removing the charred rubble and burnt out husk of the vacant Turlock cheese plant began earlier this week.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Scholarships support future of Valley ag

For the past 13 years, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Ag Committee has supported the future of the region's number one industry through its Annual Ag Scholarship event.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Vander Veen named MNC group publisher

After a year at the helm of the Turlock Journal, Hank Vander Veen was named group publisher of Morris Newspapers of Northern California. The MNC group includes the Journal, Ceres Courier, Oakdale Leader, Escalon Times, Riverbank News, Manteca Bulletin and Ripon Bulletin.

March 29, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel employees rally for union vote

Mark Eusey comes from a family of healthcare workers, so naturally he became an auto mechanic.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair toddler drowns in hot tub

A Denair toddler drowned Thursday after falling into a hot tub.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pitman High students named winners of TID’s first video contest

Dapper suits, black and white grainy film, a loving family, and…energy efficiency? This isn't your ordinary "Leave it to Beaver" rerun, or 1950s "how to" video promotion. Instead, Pitman High School students decided to revamp the classics when they created their winning submission to Turlock Irrigation District's 1st Annual 'Take Action' Energy Efficiency Video Contest.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Unemployment falls in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made significant improvement in February as more people were able to join the area's workforce, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind ...

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price ...

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and ...

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling ...

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's ...

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair draws record number of visitors

Nearly a quarter of a million visitors made their way to Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the fair's annual 10-day this year ...

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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