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Checking in with the Journal's 'Movers & Shakers' for 2015

At the beginning of 2015, the Turlock Journal editorial team put together the people-focused feature "15 Movers & Shakers for 2015." As the year comes to a close, we will take a look at how a few of those "movers and shakers" fared over the year, and see what their plans are for 2016.

December 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock boy with Spina Bifida dreams of swimming like all the other kids

When 6-year-old Emilio Delgadillo slips into a pool he glides around the water with a freedom of movement he rarely gets to experience.

December 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Norovirus cases on the rise in California

The California Department of Public Health is reminding residents of the importance of hand washing as the state sees an increase in norovirus cases.

December 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Preparing for El Niño

With anticipation of a wet El Niño winter at its peak, many local entities are taking precautionary measures to ensure that they will be ready if-and when-the rainy forecast materializes.

December 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Gearing Up! donates bikes, skateboards to local at-risk youth

Their mission is simple and their actions are huge.

December 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Teenager injured in ATV collision

A 15-year-old Hughson boy suffered major injuries when his all terrain vehicle was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

December 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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Wine, crepes and more at new downtown eatery

Name of business: Loza Wine & Crepes

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dynamic duos dance for charity

Brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and even a few close friends took the stage for the fourth annual Dancing with the ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Facebook posts leads to early departure from Seaside for former Turlock police chief

Former Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson announced his retirement from his role as chief in Seaside after city officials grew concerned about some of his ...

September 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Sexiest Doctor’ ready to check out Turlock

Dr. Mikhail "Doctor Mike" Varshavski, the doctor who rose to fame on the internet and was voted "People" magazine's "Sexiest Doctor Alive," will be ...

September 19, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Water rights bill awaits Governor’s signature

A landmark passage of water rights legislation occurred over the weekend when Assemblyman Adam Gray's Assembly Bill 313 received final approval on the last ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Rosalee Rush

Stanislaus State's new Senior Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Media Relations, Rosalee Rush, was drawn to the university because of its focus ...

September 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Student art sought for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment rate sees drop in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a slight decline in August, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

September 15, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pour your own craft beer at Pizza Factory

In a perfect world, watching a football game with a group of friends at your favorite pizza parlor would never be interrupted by waiting in ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Construction continues at Turlock intersection

Detours around the intersection of Fulkerth Road and N. Golden State Boulevard will be up for at least another month, as crews continue to work ...

September 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Donnelly Park playground to close for renovations

The Children's Play Park at Donnelly Park will be closed for six days next week for repairs thanks to a partnership between the City ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock remembers 9-11

The Turlock fire and police departments hosted a remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 in recognition of the lives lost during the terrorist attack in 2001 ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Young Eagles fly at Turlock Airport

The Turlock Regional Aviation Association hosted the Young Eagles event on Saturday at the Turlock Municipal Airport. The program, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Power, irrigation affected by heat

The summer of 2017 has been exceptionally hot, and August was no different. The month brought record-breaking temperatures, affecting the demand for both power and ...

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hobby Lobby opens its doors

Type of business: Craft and home décor retailer

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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