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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 | | Local


International grocery store best kept café secret

Name of business: Blansh International Wholesale Foods

December 24, 2012 | | 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


Music to give by

Salvation Army bell ringer Burt Gilpin got a little help from his grandson and a few musical friends to make spirits brighter on Christmas Eve in front of the Raley's supermarket.

December 24, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Livingston church comes together for Mochi Tsuki

Every December for the past 36 years, members of the Livingston United Methodist Church spend a day recreating a Japanese New Year's tradition - Mochi Tsuki, or rice pounding.

December 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New TID sprinkler district 'historic'

The decision was touted as nothing less than "historic" by Turlock Irrigation District Director Michael Frantz.

December 24, 2012 | | Local


Footers adds 'Kap Dog' to menu in honor of local NFL star

Just five starts into his National Football League career, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is already making his mark on professional football.

December 21, 2012 | | Local


The Porcelain Doll

Like most kindergarten boys, there's a bit of elfish mischief in my son that revels in making his sister jump, scream and run frantically from whatever torture tool he flashes, such as a snail or water balloon.

December 21, 2012 | BY LYNNE THOMPSON Community Contributor | Local


Antique cars, 1950s diner adorn county supervisor's farm

About the only thing missing from the 1950's diner set up in Jim DeMartini's rural Ceres almond orchard is a crowd. But give the farmer and county supervisor enough time and crowds will come – probably with poodle skirts and men with greased back pompadours.

December 21, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate increases; still below last year’s estimate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose in November, but continued to be well-below the estimates set for this time a year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

December 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlockers pay tribute to victims of Conn. school shooting

A group of Turlockers gathered Friday to cry, and to mourn those lost in the tragic mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

December 21, 2012 | | Local


Community efforts save Christmas Day celebration

The Salvation Army and Turlock Together have tried everything they can this year to ensure that every family in need will receive a Christmas dinner. Along with putting together food baskets for 2,000 families and supplying 6,000 presents to low-income children, the organizations are also provide a free community dinner on Christmas Day for roughly 750 people at the Salvation Army Gymnasium.

December 20, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Turlock man suspected of sexual abuse

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 41-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted two young girls at a home in Turlock.

July 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chamber seeks Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Officials warn of growing threat of West Nile Virus

Even though California Has not recorded a human case of West Nile Virus so far this year, state health officials are warning that the presence ...

July 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Veteran workshops planned for Turlock, Ripon

The Veterans Service Off ices in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties will be hosting two veteran workshops with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) to ...

July 21, 2016 | | Local


George House dies

George Rolland House II wore many hats. He was a California Highway Patrolman, an almond farmer, a member of the Hughson School Board and later ...

July 19, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Harnessing the healing power of art

People of all ages are trading in couch cushions for glue sticks in an effort to find relief from their pain and problems of their ...

July 19, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Local Korean War veterans celebrate 50 years together

Sixty-six years ago, American troops were fighting on Korean soil as they came to the aid of South Korea in the Korean War. Today, those ...

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Smile Farms growing bonds to the community

Approximately 80 percent of adults with developmental disabilities are unemployed. To some that's a staggering number that seems impossible to tackle, not to all ...

July 19, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at Turlock residence

Two Turlock firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and heat-related issues from their efforts to put out a residential fire during the blazing midday heat.

July 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dust Bowl opens new brewhouse, taproom

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new Fulkerth Road facility is still missing its almost 5-foot tall rooftop neon sign, it hasn't stopped the ...

July 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock police officers receive breakfast of thanks

In the wake of recent attacks on police officers across the nation, the Assyrian American Civic Club took it upon themselves to say "thank you ...

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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