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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 | Alex Cantatore | 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 | Alex Cantatore | 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 | Alex Cantatore | 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


Local students win Rotary essay contest

For 107 years, each president of Rotary International has chosen a personal theme for their Rotary work. This year, President Sakjui Tanaka chose "Peace Through Service" as his theme for 2.1 million Rotarians around the world.

December 18, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID, linemen continue contract talks

The ongoing labor dispute between the Turlock Irrigation District and a union representing electric lineworkers escalated Tuesday, with no end in sight.

December 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Putting the bling into everything

Name of business: Simply Bling

December 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


100 years and counting

Mary Green celebrated her 100th birthday throughout the week with friends, family members, and bridge companions at St. Francis Assisted Care with treats, cupcakes, and even champagne.

December 18, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


CHRISTMAS FANTASY

Turlock resident Stephanie Valgos became a neighborhood favorite during Halloween when she turned her house into a haunted experience for ghouls young and old.

December 18, 2012 | | Local


Holiday travel on the rise

The roads and skies will be busier than ever this Christmas.

December 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Locals selected for ag leadership program

Agriculture is the top industry in the Central Valley and local growers supply the world with hundreds of products every year. As with any industry, fostering future leaders is key to continued success; that's where the California Agricultural Leadership Program comes in. Twenty-four individuals - including three Turlockers - were named to Class 43 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development program for emerging agricultural leaders.

December 18, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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