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The Force Awakens at local libraries ushering in holiday fun

Along with the traditional winter craft fun, this December local libraries will be hosting Star Wars Day and celebrating National Cupcake Day.

December 03, 2015 | | Local


Salvation Army to host Santa Pub Crawl in downtown Turlock

Join the Christmas fun in downtown Turlock for the fifth annual Santa Pub Crawl hosted by the Turlock Salvation Army on Dec. 19.

December 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Tuolumne River Trust receives $91K to boost water literacy for local students

As a record-breaking drought continues to parch California with no foreseeable end, the Tuolumne River Trust is hoping to transform local students into knowledgeable water stewards with a first-of-its-kind K-12 water literacy program at Hughson Unified School District.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Sheriff trains in counterterrorism

The terror attacks carried out in San Bernardino on Wednesday and the attacks that happened in Paris last month have opened up new dialogues in America on terrorism and how to best protect the country. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has a newly obtained understanding of counterterrorism efforts that he likely hopes never to put into practice.

December 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair celebrates life of educator with candlelight vigil

On the same playground where Denair Elementary Charter Academy fourth grade teacher Mark Selee was often seen playing basketball with students, hundreds of Denair community members gathered on Wednesday to honor him after he died recently of an apparent heart attack.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shopping for a cause

The start of December marks the time of giving and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock is doing just that by hosting their annual Kohl's shopping spree for underprivileged youth in the area.

December 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Hospital admissions drop with wood burning restrictions

Historically, the San Joaquin Valley is known as one of the most polluted air regions in the state-not to mention the country-due to its bowl shape that collects and holds emissions.

December 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Turlock woman battling Parkinson's finds hope with brain treatment

Sherri Todd had always been an athlete. During her years at Turlock High School she played volleyball, basketball and softball and was voted most athletic by her classmates during her senior year. She went on to play softball in college and continued to live a life full of physical activities well into her adulthood.

December 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tips for wise giving

With the holiday season and the end of the tax year approaching, the California Attorney General's Office issued consumer tips on how Californians can make the most of their charitable giving and avoid scams.

December 01, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Santa tours the city atop fire truck

Santa Claus is comin' to town, literally.

December 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Bar Bells ring in donations

The Salvation Army revived its tradition of asking for donations from bar patrons Wednesday night with volunteers ringing the signature bells in front of downtown Turlock night spots.

November 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Upcoming classes to help transform farms into tourist destinations

For over a decade, Riverdance Farms in Livingston has stood as a popular agritourism destination filled with guided farm tours, wine tastings and an annual two-day festival that allows Valley residents and visitors to pick their own blueberries, cherries and strawberries alongside the Merced River.

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Downtown event draws hundreds to kick off holiday season

Similar to the hoards of coat-clad celebrators around them, Turlock residents Marissa and Owen Cameron gathered in downtown Turlock on Friday to begin the holiday countdown during the 17th annual Festival of Lights and community Christmas tree lighting.

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Latest Turlock film project moves into next phase

Filming has wrapped on the latest project to use Turlock as the backdrop, and as producers move into the post-production phase, they're already thinking of plans for the debut screening next year in Turlock.

November 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Toy train show rolls into Turlock

The holidays in Turlock wouldn't be the same without the San Joaquin Toy Train Operating Society and their annual Toy Train Show. This will be the 38th annual show held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Dec. 5 and 6.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Animal testing lab looks to construct new Turlock facility

A Turlock-based veterinary research service that works with the animal health industry to develop veterinary drugs is hoping to move to a new location in ...

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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