As a professional photographer Heather Marshall takes a lot of pictures, but there is one special session that is particularly rewarding: Faces of Hope, a series of complementary photo shoots Marshall performs for families with children facing a life-threatening disease.
Last year the Turlock Journal editorial team decided to make an effort to focus on the people behind the news stories and everyday life in our community. These people features were seen throughout the year as Student Spotlights, Know Your Neighbors and amidst our regular news coverage. The response we received from this coverage has been overwhelmingly positive.
In an unprecedented Hidden Crisis Report by the Center for Youth Wellness, it was revealed that 23.7 percent of residents in Stanislaus County have experienced at least four Adverse Childhood Experiences, including abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, during their childhood.
Turlockers had a lot to talk about in 2014, from multiple mountain lion sightings to a high school talent show performance seen the world over. The following is a list of stories from the past year that received quite a few likes, shares, comments and clicks - along with some old-fashioned word of mouth.
Father Time is ushering out the year with a guest: Old Man Winter.
As the Journal editorial team started to look back on 2014 for a year in review story, it became obvious that a few issues were recurrent themes throughout the year.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors' recent decision to send staff back with the mission of formulating a new solar program was likely received with a sigh of relief from solar providers and customers, who have raised both questions and concerns since the district reached its net metering cap earlier this year.
Hundreds of local families struggling to make ends meet will be able to serve farm-fresh eggs at their holiday dinner tables, thanks to donations from Gemperle Family Farms.
The holiday season is a time to relax and commune with family which can make the New Year an ideal time to step outside and get moving. With the National Parks and Recreation Department opening up the parks across the country for free guided tours through their First Day Hikes initiative, locals can kick off the New Year by exploring new territory with friends and family.
Name of Business: PRK Arms
As the state fair in the largest agriculture producing state in the country, the California State Fair wants to recognize individuals who contribute extensively and professionally to the state's agricultural industry.
Turlock Junior High student Aunika Light got her Christmas wish. She didn't wish for an iPhone, video games or any other electronic gadget popular with the pre-teen crowd. No, all Light wanted was to feed the homeless.
Turlock has been experiencing significant economic growth in recent years and while it may be difficult to pinpoint exactly when the resurgence began, the Turlock Regional Industrial Park has certainly played a role.
For over 36 years, the Central Valley Opportunity Center has worked to improve the quality of life in low-income areas throughout Madera, Merced and Stanislaus ...
John Haggstrom of American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 presented Lauren Young a check for $500 to go towards her husband's medical expenses.
Name of Business: Tower Pharmacy
U.S. Air Force Airman Christian Flowers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
In the previous year Turlock and other Stanislaus County cities took steps toward curbing smoking, but as far as the American Lung Association is concerned ...
The Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock has closed the books on a year that saw more than 16,000 visitors come through the doors of ...
Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered his state-of-the-county address on Tuesday morning, which covered the past, present and future of Stanislaus County.
The idea of being "average" has likely never sounded so good to the Turlock Irrigation District following a report unveiled this week by the California ...
The welcome reception for new officers with the Turlock Police Department is more likely to include coffee and pastries and not Milk Bones and chew ...
Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...
Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...
Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...
Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.
Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb
Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...
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