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Creepy crawlers capture children’s attention

Handling a tarantula or pet lizard is all in a day's work for local veterinarian Brandon Barrett, and something that often occurs at home as he and his family are the proud owners of several exotic animals.

October 30, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Central Valley sends aid to hurricane victims

As the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the following superstorm continues to mount, area residents are not only sympathizing with those on the East Coast but many are asking how they can help.

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hymns to feed children

Last January, Hilmar Covenant Church packed over 300,000 meals for hungry kids around the world through the Christian organization, Feed My Starving Children. HCC will continue its missionary work this January with a goal of packing over half a million meals.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock Christmas parade seeks entries

It may be Halloween, but planning for the Christmas holiday is already in full swing.

October 30, 2012 | | Local


COMMUNITY: PINK STYLE

The Turlock Firefighters' signature pink t-shirts to benefit Emanuel Cancer Center are popping up all over town -and the Valley. There's still time to purchase the pink shirts and submit a photo to the Journal for publication.

October 26, 2012 | | Local


Fewer Californians covered by employer insurance

The number of Californians covered by employer-based health insurance fell below the halfway mark as a result of the recession, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ceres airman sings before World Series crowd

Thursday night presented Dan Olivas, a 2011 graduate of CSU Stanislaus and Ceres resident, with his "15 minutes of fame."

October 26, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Hospice offers help coping with the holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for some it's a painful reminder of loss.

October 26, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


State board to discuss impact to California agriculture as farm bill programs expire

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss the impact of expiring farm bill programs to the State at a Nov. 6 meeting. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N St., Sacramento.

October 26, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock couple share love of all things spooky

With Halloween just around the corner, local families are gearing up for the festivities by purchasing pumpkins, assembling costumes and, of course, buying candy for trick-or-treating. Along with the traditional door-to-door candy collecting on Halloween night, one particular house is hosting its own spooky adventure and inviting ghosts and ghouls of all ages to join in the fun.

October 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Despite slower year for Turlock farmers market, vendors look forward to returning

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market came to a close on Friday, finishing a summer-long run of food, fruit, and fun.

October 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Literacy program comes to homeless day center

Since its opening on Feb. 27, the Turlock Gospel Mission Homeless Assistance Ministry has provided the homeless a safe place to go during the day and a variety of social services. Thanks to the Turlock Rotary Club, the H.A.M. center will soon offer literacy and GED test tutoring.

October 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Almonds surpass grapes in crop report

The California crop report coming out in November is expected to reflect a shake-up as almonds take the number two spot in the state's top agricultural commodities.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pie contest brightens up Thanksgiving meals

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 17th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 25, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Chamber, Home Depot 'Framing Hope' for local non-profits

Sometimes the only thing stopping a non-profit agency from opening its doors and providing much-needed services to those in need is a lack of carpet, or maybe the absence of light fixtures. Now, local non-profits and other organizations have a new place to turn for building supplies - the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

October 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Stanislaus Business Alliance offers new way for companies to find employees through WorkKeys

The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Health screenings at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center will be offering free health screenings at their Path to Health Fair, set for Jan. 31. Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel's health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit. To register, phone 250-5355.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Salvation Army Auxiliary: Women working to make a difference

Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS THE DOLLARS BEGIN

In the past two months bright yellow signs have cropped up along West Main Street with two bold words: "Uneven Sidewalk."

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


RISING IN THE RANKS

The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Amazon shows off state-of-the-art Patterson Fulfillment Center

Robots are usually reserved for children's imaginations, but at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Patterson they are very much a reality.

January 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Police launch new mobile app

The Turlock Police Department is rolling out a new crime prevention and information tool for the public and it's right at your fingertips.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report points the way to secure ag future

As the 114th United States Congress settles into session, the Family Farm Alliance aims to guide the steps legislators should take towards securing the agricultural future of family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in the 17 Western states.

January 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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