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Local pumpkin patch features first-ever corn maze

Ten foot tall corn stalks rustled in the breeze on Friday afternoon as families made their way down the narrow and winding corridors of a living maze. They back-tracked a few times, had to check the map more than once, and a few were a little spooked by the sound of birds and other people making their way through the corn. Eventually everyone made it back to the safety of the R.A.M Farms pumpkin patch, where they poked around for the perfect pumpkin before heading home.

October 07, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Legacy Circle campaign raises $871,000 for Emanuel’s Cardiac Services

More than $871,000 was raised to support comprehensive cardiac care at Emanuel Medical Center during the hospital's six-week annual giving campaign, known as Legacy Circle.

October 07, 2011 | | Local


Turlock Together seeks collection sites, volunteers

While pumpkins, ghosts and scarecrows have been popping up around town in preparation for the spookiest holiday of the year, one nonprofit organization is already preparing for Christmas and the season of giving.

October 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


At-risk parenting resource network closes its doors

For the past 13 years the Turlock Family Network has been a resource for young mothers and fathers - many of whom have come from abusive backgrounds or are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. The network provides parenting skills through a variety of programs including prenatal classes, weekly parenting classes and an in-home mentoring program.

October 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Patterson requests representation on TID board

The City of Patterson and surrounding areas want a voice on the Turlock Irrigation District board, but TID says annexation of the Westside would harm its irrigation service and be too costly.

October 04, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Crash claims life of Keyes man

A solo vehicle crash in north Modesto resulted in the death of a 45-year-old Keyes man and sent his passenger to the hospital with major injuries.

October 04, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Making Turlock shine

Trish Ferguson and Sandra Saldivar of MedicAlert joined groups of citizens and organizations on Saturday during Turlock Shines - a community effort to clean up and make Turlock sparkle. Ferguson and Saldivar helped clean up debris at the corner of Fulkerth and Highway 99. City Council member Mary Jackson helped organize the event. She said students and teachers joined the effort from Pitman High School, Earl and Crowell elementary schools, as well as church groups from Westside Ministries and Turlock Covenant Church. The City of Turlock also supplied manpower for the event.

October 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Annual service honors St. Francis of Assisi

Two local congregations came together on Sunday to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals service.

October 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Blue Diamond expands to Turlock

The City of Turlock's $15 million investment in its industrial park paid off on Tuesday, city officials said, as Blue Diamond Growers announced plans to expand to the newly-renamed Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

October 04, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock veterans groups come together to save memorial

When the plans were made for Turlock's new Public Safety Facility, currently under construction on the corner of Broadway and Olive, a veterans' memorial was incorporated in the design - something that was important to Mayor John Lazar, then-Police Chief Gary Hampton and the city's organizations that serve veterans.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local group sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas

Local organization Soldiers Far From Home has sent a whopping 11,000 pounds of care package goodies to soldiers overseas in the last eight years. Sheila Wilmouth, coordinator of the care packages for soldiers effort, said that the group relies on community donations to send a little piece of home to servicemen and women deployed in Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East. The group is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner to help cover the cost of shipping their next big delivery, which will go out just in time for the holidays.

September 30, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Health department recalls organic grape tomatoes

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating "Limited Edition" and "Fresh and Easy" brand organic grape tomatoes. Routine testing found salmonella contamination in the tomatoes, which were distributed by Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce in San Diego.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Small Business Administration seeks award nominees

Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society. Small Business Week 2012 will be celebrated the week of May 20.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Cooler, more energy-efficient dairy cows possible through heat exchangers, finds report

A new, energy-efficient technology to keep dairy cows cool in summer heat has real-world potential, according to a study funded by the Turlock Irrigation District.

September 27, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County mental health looks to form partnership with university

The Stanislaus County Mental Health board brought their regular monthly meeting to the California State University, Stanislaus campus on Thursday to consider the potential for forming a partnership with the university.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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County seeks input on R.A.M Farms request for extended hours, season

For many Turlockers, a visit to R.A.M. Farms has become a holiday tradition both in the fall for its pumpkin patch and corn ...

August 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farm income, crop prices expected to decrease in 2015

Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local


FAREWELL SKATE

A group of about 40 skateboarders gathered on Saturday for a final skate session at the Starr Avenue skate park. The Turlock Skate Park closed ...

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Run for shelter

The Turlock Gospel Mission is holding its first annual "Labor of LOVE" walk-a-thon Sept. 5 at Donnelly Park.

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Museum seeks docents to keep Turlock history alive

The Turlock Historical Museum is in need of volunteers to keep their doors open to the public and continue to serve the community and the ...

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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