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Air defense command celebrates 60 years of tracking Santa

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Turlock wins Salvation Army Mayors Kettle Challenge

Celebrity bell ringer challenges are one of the many community-centered ways that the Salvation Army raises funds and Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and his team of bell ringing volunteers soundly defeated Ceres, Modesto and Riverbank in the third annual Salvation Army Mayors kettle Challenge.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Hilmar dreamer seeks worldly experience through video contest

Spending time traveling may be a common item on the average bucket list, but Hilmar resident Justin Morris has his sights set much, much further.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Stewart & Jasper Orchards president receives Almond Board’s highest award

When Stewart & Jasper Orchards president Jim Jasper was asked to attend the Almond Conference Gala Dinner to celebrate the retirement of his company's marketing manager Marguerite Bradley, he had no idea that he would also be recognized that same night with the Almond Board of California's most distinguished honor, the Almond Achievement Award.

December 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Westside Ministries feels the sting of donations decline

An hour before Westside Ministries opened the gates for their annual coat drive there was a long line of parents and children snaking around the block eager to bundle themselves up into a nice warm winter jacket. Inside the facility volunteers were bustling about making sure the meal would be ready to serve when the doors opened and upstairs a host of children were partaking in activities as part of the afterschool program.

December 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local church keeps Japanese tradition alive

For any culture, the start of a new year is more than just the earth completing another journey around the sun. It marks a new vision, new goals and for those of Japanese descent it brings about an old tradition.

December 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Christmas charity provides over 700 students and their families with gifts, food

While Santa Claus was missing his signature red suit and white beard for 100 students at Wakefield Elementary School and their families on Friday afternoon, his giving spirit was apparent as he delivered presents and a Christmas dinner during the seventh annual Letters to Santa Charity distribution event.

December 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate climbs in Turlock, county

Stanislaus County and Turlock both saw a slight increase in unemployment in November, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

December 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock comes together to provide for those in need

Approximately 1,600 families will receive boxes of food and new toys today, making their holidays a little bit brighter, thanks to the hard work and generosity of the community through the Turlock Together program.

December 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Leadership club hosts holiday event for kids at Hometown Buffet

New Leaders, More service, Real change (NMR) hosted their Holiday Reading Night on Thursday at Hometown Buffet, where kids were able to join them for stories, games and crafts.

December 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


A wet month for Christmas?

The 2016 precipitation year is off to a promising start with slightly above average precipitation, however, prior to any celebration, Turlock Irrigation District utility analyst Jason Carkeet was quick to point out that there is "still a lot of year left."

December 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Record number of Californians expected to travel this holiday

Californians are expected to travel in droves as more than 12.2 million state residents plan to travel for this Christmas and New Year's holiday season combined, according to the latest travel survey from AAA Northern California.

December 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock singer's Levi's Stadium dreams cut short

The competition was stiff and Turlock High sophomore Felisha Dias had a great audition, but the Maria Carrillo High School Jazz Choir from Santa Rosa, California was named the winner of the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest and will have the honor of singing the national anthem before kickoff at the 2015 Foster Farms Bowl.

December 17, 2015 | | Local


A century of life, love and Turlock

Viola Soderstrom, a Turlock native born Dec. 20, 1915, can arguably say she's seen it all.

December 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Local student recognized for artwork in 2016 Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District asked local students to help get the message out about Healthy Air Living, and their efforts - including a drawing from a Turlock second grader -can be seen in the District's 2016 calendar.

December 15, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Agave Azul serves up authentic Mexican dishes

Type of business: Mexican restaurant

March 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock’s most outstanding woman: Ferrari to be honored at AAUW event

The name Jeani Ferarri is well-known around Turlock, and the long-time champion of goodwill is being recognized for her contributions to the community as the ...

March 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man dies after being hit by train in Keyes

A Turlock truck driver making a delivery to a Keyes factory was struck and killed by a train Thursday morning, according to the Stanislaus County ...

March 16, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Savemart continues to care

Savemart's Evo Silva and Tony DeWinkle presented a check for $900 to Beverly Schiegel and Valerie Doherty of the American Association of University Women ...

March 14, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Small Business Development Center to educate employers on new laws

With a new year come new laws, and for business owners, there are countless rules and regulations to remember. The Valley Sierra Small Business Development ...

March 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


The greening of Turlock

Turlock City Workers Ryan Everrett and Art Padilla assisted Dutcher's Garden Club in planting three October Glory Maples on campus Tuesday for Go Green ...

March 14, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Prom dress secondhand sale to offer affordable gowns

Prom season is just around the corner, but the glitz and glamour of high school dances often come with a hefty price. Downtown Turlock boutique ...

March 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock park to be featured in inspirational documentary

A local filmmaker is hoping his documentary on the construction of the Children's Play Park at Donnelly Park will motivate those in the community ...

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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