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Gas prices on downward trend

Motorists received a little relief at the pumps this week, as gas prices continued a recent decline.

November 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Coalition seeks to halt dumping of toxic drilling muds in Central Valley

Environmentalist groups have joined together with community health organizations to challenge fracking practices in California's Central Valley, as they believe there is an imminent threat to the expansion of drilling throughout the state.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sikh Awareness Month: Local group exemplifies selfless service

In an effort to recognize and acknowledge the many significant contributions made by Sikh Americans, the California Assembly passed a resolution officially declaring the month of November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month – a declaration that has been welcomed by the thousands of Sikhs that call California home.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Runners help Salvation Army with Kettle Dash

The Turlock Salvation Army held its third annual Kettle Dash Saturday morning as 255 runners-young and old- flooded downtown Turlock to sweat for a good cause.

November 12, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Motorcycle crash claims life of Denair man

A Denair man out for a motorcycle ride with friends Friday night lost his life when he was unable to avoid a car stopped in front of him.

November 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Daughter fills mother’s shoes with Turlock’s Relay for Life

As one of the community's largest annual events, the Relay for Life of Turlock is gearing up for another year of gathering to support those affected by cancer.

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock's youngest Son

Six-year-old Raymond Stuart, the youngest member of the Sons of the American Legion, collected $137.50 to contribute to the Sons of the American Legion's Child Welfare Fund which provides grants to organizations that aim to help children in America. He presented his donation to the State Commander for the Sons of the American Legion Chris Affolter and Post 88 Squadron Commander Dave Medeiros at a dinner event on Friday.

November 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans Memorial Lane in need of sponsors

Every May for the past 50 years, Turlock Memorial Park has honored the area's fallen soldiers through its Veterans Memorial Lane flag tribute. The stars and stripes, proudly displayed, were a visual reminder of the sacrifices made by the service members, and their families.

November 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Corbin Bernsen to shoot new film in town

Turlock is going to get a bit of the glitz and glamour normally reserved for Hollywood, as actor Corbin Bernsen announced he will be filming his latest movie project in town.

November 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rusty Lyon: Passionate about God and football

Rusty Lyon is the lead pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock and part-time football coach.

November 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


FIELD OF HONOR

One thousand flags can be found rippling in the wind on Merced College's front lawn in memory of both veterans and first responders who have served to protect Americans. The Merced Sunrise Rotary Club is following a national trend by creating their first annual Field of Honor, available for viewing until Veteran's Day.

November 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Don't give up on quitting, says cancer center

Quitting smoking is hard to do. Six out of 10 smokers who try to quit aren't successful in their first attempt, according to a survey by the American Lung Association.

November 08, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


See’s Candies opening in Turlock

Turlock will soon become much sweeter, as See's Candies gears up to open on Thursday in the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

November 07, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Family sews up thriving business

Name of Business: Sew Creative Upholstery

November 07, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Common language of art

Juliet Moradian is hoping to bridge the gap between generations - and cultures - with the universal language of art. She advocates for art education starting with preschool age children, and has found that language barriers seem to fade away when people gather to appreciate visual art.

November 07, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | 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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