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Gerry Shippee: Passion for veterans, heart for service

Gerry Shippee is a longtime Turlock resident and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

November 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The Gemperle giving spirit

Here in Turlock, the Gemperle name is synonymous with eggs. Ernie Gemperle immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1949, and with a determination to succeed and unerring work ethic, he turned a small egg ranch in Turlock into an enterprise that is recognized as one of the most successful egg companies in the western United States. Gemperle Farms was one of the first to market organic and specialty eggs and remains a hormone and antibiotic free farm.

November 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID continues budget talks with electrical engineering and operations

Budget talks will continue at Tuesday morning's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, with a focus on the Electrical Engineering/Operations Administration and miscellaneous rates.

November 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Cookies sweeten holiday memories

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, the smell of freshly baked cookies may start to fill homes as holiday prep begins. While planning your own holiday festivities, cookie decorating can be a fun - and delicious - way for the whole family to spend quality time together.

November 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Hundreds needed as movie extras, off-camera interns

Those Turlockers who have dreams of strolling the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere won't have to go to tinsel town to land their big break - they can find it right here in town.

November 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel sale still under AG review

The pending sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare Corporation is continuing to make progress, but when the deal might be finalized remains an unknown.

November 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shelter seeks help for inaugural Thanksgiving Dinner

Ships may get a bottle of champagne for maiden voyages, but the Turlock Gospel Mission will get an entire dinner.

November 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


University students give back through work at Turlock Family Network

Families with young children struggling to make ends meet can receive assistance paying for housing and food through different welfare programs, but there remains one need that can only be met through donations.

November 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Fire Department gives $14,000 check to cancer center

After a successful month of selling their iconic pink t-shirts, the Turlock Fire Department presented a check for $14,000 to the Emanuel Cancer Center this week.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Valley reaches new clean-air mark

The air Central Valley residents breathe is getting a bit cleaner.

November 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local sports academy offers training for young athletes

Name: Backyard Sports Academy

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Stanislaus County encourages adoption awareness

As thousands of displaced children remain in foster care services throughout California, many families pursue adoption to help provide them a place to call home.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms aims to reclaim public confidence

Whether the product is an item of clothing or food, brand identity plays a major role in consumers' comfort and willingness to invest in products. Foster Farms has recently faced the fickle nature of consumers confidence after a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg was traced to three nearby Foster Farms chicken plants.

November 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chicken coop roasted

A blaze roared through a vacant Foster Farms chicken coop in Delhi Monday, sending one Merced County firefighter to the hospital.

November 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Aid trickling into hard-hit areas in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines - Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking to be evacuated.

November 12, 2013 | BY JIM GOMEZ AND TODD PITMAN Associated Press | Local


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Derek Carr shares his faith with Turlock

Black jerseys, face paint and an ocean of enthusiasm. These are the calling cards of the Raider Nation, which were on full display when Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr visited Monte Vita Chapel on Monday to share his testimony of faith.

April 21, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Seniors soar over Turlock in ‘Dream Flight’

The first time Charles Walker ever took to the skies it was in a Boeing Stearman biplane as a young military pilot preparing to be shipped over to Europe to join the Allied forces fight in World War II.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CROSSTOWN CULINARY CLASH: Pitman lays claim to Iron Chef title

For several years now the golden trophy from the annual Turlock Education Foundation sponsored Iron Chef competition has adorned the kitchen of the Turlock High School culinary class. Now it's Pitman's turn.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Artisanal shop Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery opening in time for summer

Many adults have fond childhood memories of melting ice cream cones and sticky fingers during the summertime, including Greg Raynes. The local teacher turned ice cream aficionado is now providing this memorable experience to children in Turlock by opening his first ice cream parlor, Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Monte Vista Avenue welcomes new café and pharmacy

In what might be a sign of recovering times in Turlock, two new businesses are joining the strip of stores along heavily trafficked Monte Vista Avenue: The Cottonwood and Turlock's New Vision Pharmacy.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it's been for the month since before the Great Recession began.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock's homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two of Emanuel’s own named Tenet Heroes

One man has brought new life to Emanuel Cancer Center and another is literally saving lives in the emergency room, and now both are being touted for their exemplary service to the patients served by Emanuel Medical Center.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suddenly Perfect moves locations after three decades

Name of Business: Suddenly Perfect

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Active 20-30 Club to host Casino Royal Prom fundraiser

Locals looking to relive their high school glory days will have the opportunity to as the Active 20-30 Club of Turlock is hosting a Casino Royale Prom event complete with gowns, corsages, photos, and more.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Safety Saturday free community event returns to Turlock

GDI Insurance will once again help families learn how to keep their children safe during a free community event on May 16. The 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Road, Turlock.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


KENLEY’S WALK

Ten-year-old Turlock resident Kenley Montes is ready to take a walk.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High grad to head Patterson police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has named Lt. Jeff Dirkse as the new Patterson Police Services Chief.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Local law enforcement joins state efforts to help at-risk youth

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II traveled to the state capital last week to join numerous other law enforcement officials in support of funding aimed at helping at-risk youth.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Christian member of Iraqi parliament to visit Turlock

Amidst ongoing tragedy in the Christian communities of the Middle East, the local community will have a chance to connect with a representative from Iraq on Thursday as the local chapter of the Assyrian Democratic Movement is hosting Yonadam Kanna. Kanna is a member of Iraqi parliament and the Secretary General of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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