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Lacey Chabert takes star role in Turlock film

Lacey Chabert, the brunette beauty whose first brush with fame started with a leading role on "Party of Five" and then a memorable turn in "Mean Girls" is the leading lady in Corbin Bernsen's movie filming in Turlock.

December 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar Forest offers authentic Christmas experience

Most people look forward to a certain moment when they know it's officially the Christmas season, such as hearing Christmas music in the grocery store or bringing down decorations from the attic. But for some locals, the holiday season has only begun once they have made their way out to Hilmar to cut down their Christmas tree from Hilmar Forest.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


SANTA'S COMING TO TOWN

Every December members of Turlock Fire Incorporated and their families volunteer to drive Santa around town on a vintage 1955 fire engine spreading holiday cheer through the neighborhoods of Turlock.

December 03, 2013 | | Local


Turlock gun shop to expand next year

The long lines that snaked out of Alquist Arms during the past busy shopping weekend were nothing out of the ordinary for Turlock's downtown gun shop, as they've experienced a boom in business that has been spurred in part by impending gun laws. The increased interest in bearing arms by locals has prompted the store to expand its operations in the coming year.

December 03, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Dollar General to open Saturday

The old Hollywood Video storefront on Geer Road will no longer be vacant following the grand opening of a new Dollar General store this Saturday.

December 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Light it up

The 15th annual Festival of Lights brought in hundreds of community members to witness the lighting of the community Christmas tree in Central Park, an event that symbolizes the beginning of the holiday season in Turlock. The lighting generated a surge in applause before the crowd disbursed to browse in downtown shops, such as Vintage Market which was teeming with customers purchasing Christmas themed items. Vendors lined the streets selling food and items to customers of all ages.

November 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Small Business Saturday bolsters local shops

As crowds rushed to big-box stores for door buster deals following their Thanksgiving meal for Black Friday, many local shop owners were preparing for their own shopping holiday – Small Business Saturday.

November 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Skating to success: R.A.M Farms latest venture off to promising start

'Tis the season for winter sports, including ice skating, and now locals won't have to drive out of town to test their skills on the slippery surface as locals Ron and Karen Macedo have made ice skating in Turlock a reality.

November 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


December events at the Turlock Library

Magic is the theme of this holiday month at the Turlock Library.

November 29, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


IN SERVICE

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Bradley J. Souza graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

November 29, 2013 | | Local


'Journey to Bethlehem' starts next week

Ceres may be a half a world away from the site of the biblical journey on which Christmas is centered but the folks at Grace Community Christian Church are planning to give the public their best shot at recreating the "Journey to Bethlehem."

November 27, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Vet teaches discipline, positivity through free karate classes

Army veteran Derek Spencer is giving back to his community by teaching kids at the Turlock Salvation Army something he found beneficial in his own life - karate.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Church hosts Christmas boutique

A local church will be transformed into a winter wonderland this Saturday, as the third annual Christmas Boutique gets ready to bring in the holidays.

November 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Lancaster Painting coats community with giving opportunities

The holiday spirit of giving is contagious as not only friends and families but business also give back to their community to help the less fortunate.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Latif's center of holiday pie frenzy

On the day before Thanksgiving the narrow kitchen in the back of Latif's Restaurant is teeming with bakers in pie dough crusted aprons, their faces dusted in flour. There is a large refrigerated room filled with vats of pie filling, pounds of dough on the counters, and a contagious holiday spirit as employees pitch in to make the restaurant's biggest pie-baking days of the year a success.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Chef John Surla expands to Hilmar with Lola Express & Bistro

Fresh cuisine in a farm-friendly atmosphere is now available in Hilmar as Lola Bistro & Express officially opened its doors on Tuesday.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A rising star

Local singing artist and Pitman High student Ansley Murillo signed autographs and CDs at Rancho Grande restaurant on Lander Avenue Friday promoting her demo.

April 10, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Snowpack melts early across the West

West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

April 10, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water wise landscaping for outdoor water use

We have all heard the saying "April showers, brings May flowers," however, with our current drought situation that is not the case for California.

April 10, 2015 | | Local


Greenhorn guidebook for celebrating rodeo

With the 64th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" on the rodeo circuit, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.

April 10, 2015 | By RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Dairy industry looking to crown next princess

It's that time of year again for the local dairy industry to crown the next District 6 Dairy Princess and committee chairperson Linda Teixeira assures that the crowned winner will be given more than just the royal treatment.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Spreading the love

One day - that's all Love Turlock needs to make a difference in the community.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County residents’ overall health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

April 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warehouse group unveils largest rooftop solar project in TID service district

The pride emanating from Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Murphy on Friday could only be rightfully compared to the sun beaming down on his company's newly revealed rooftop solar project-which at 823 kilowatts has been dubbed as the largest solar installation in all of Turlock Irrigation District's service area.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local farm hosts Spring Open House

Name of Business: 3 Acre Farm

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Local student’s art to be displayed in Washington D.C.

Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lucas Dairy adds microbrewery to farming operations

Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl breaks ground on $12.5 million expansion

The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almond industry defends water usage

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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