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Verify bonds before buying, advises city

Bearer bond buyers beware.

December 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The frost effect: Almond growers rejoice at cooler temps; cold kills local citrus crops

Waking up to the windshield of your car frozen with ice and the chilling bite of a frosted morning are telltale signs that winter is officially here, but these weather conditions affect more than people's morning routines as they play an essential role in the agricultural cycle.

December 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Simon M. Bromley has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

December 23, 2013 | | Local


Japanese tradition continues at Livingston church

Every December, the Livingston United Methodist Church brings in hundreds of community members and volunteers for its annual Mochitsuki ceremony, a Japanese New Year's tradition that requires many hours of physical labor for the pounding of rice cakes.

December 23, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local woman collects more than 650 nativities

Throughout the Christmas season, you're bound to see a nativity scene or two. Local resident Toni Conway, however, has over 650 nativities after having started her collection more than 50 years ago.

December 23, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Farmers, food banks bring more produce to locals in need

Recent farming trends showcase the public interest in a "farm to table" approach, which promotes a transparent process of food handling for the consumer, but this movement has reached beyond the individual consumer as farmers have developed relationships with larger operations such as food banks to provide those in need with the same healthy advantages.

December 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Santa Claus is coming to town

While the North American Aerospace Defense Command is typically patrolling the skies for possible aerial threats, once a year employees focus their attention on another airborne invasion: Santa Claus.

December 20, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Soldiers provide holiday cheer

Staff Sergeant Brian Bischoff, along with two other soldiers and their wives from the Army Recruitment Center in Modesto visited each of the Children's Crisis Center's five sites on Friday, handing out gifts to the children and spending time getting to know them. The children were very excited to see the soldiers and had lots of questions for them. When they arrived at Verda's House in Turlock, which was their first visit of the day, one 2-year-old girl present immediately ran to one of the soldiers and gave him a big hug!

December 20, 2013 | | Local


Bistro's acclaimed chef shares his favorite holiday dish, excitement with Turlock's growing culinary

Leroy Walker has been the Executive Chef at Bistro 234 in downtown Turlock for over a decade.

December 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Jessica’s House brings Christmas cheer to local children

The holiday season can be difficult for many families struggling with the grief of losing a loved one. Fortunately, Jessica's House – a branch of Emanuel Medical Center dedicated to providing grief support for children and teens – has made continual efforts to bring Christmas cheer to the children participating in the program.

December 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Number of county’s unemployed grows

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed an uptick in November, largely from seasonal job declines, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

December 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Filming concludes on Bernsen project

The celebrity spotting in Turlock has come to an end for now, as filming of the romantic comedy "Christian Mingle" finished off its work in Turlock earlier this week.

December 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Craftsmanship, creativity combine in family business Rustic Metal Designs

Name: Rustic Metal Designs

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Community supports hospice, children 's grief program at holiday gala

The holiday spirit was evident at the recent Festival of Trees gala and auction, which raised an astounding $323,624. Every dollar goes to support local hospice services and Jessica's House, a grief support program for children and teens.

December 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Student's recycling proceeds provide holiday joy for others

Recycling is a great way to earn some extra cash on the side, but when the proceeds go towards others in the community the benefits of giving outweigh the dollars earned. Steven Shamgochian of Turlock Junior High School experienced this first hand as he has spent the past year recycling, ultimately raising over $2,000 and using the proceeds to purchase items to donate to fellow schoolmates.

December 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Gospel mission, neighbors talk over concerns

Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Girl Scouts prepare for cookie season

It's that time of year where local Girl Scout troops across the nation will post up in front of storefronts to sell their most precious products: cookies.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County awarded grant for at-risk youth

Local law enforcement and youth-oriented service groups are getting a major financial boost in keeping kids off drugs and out of gangs, with a newly awarded federal grant.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CALIFORNIA FRUIT & NUT REVIEW

Pruning and shredding were the month's main reported activities, as well as application of pre-emergence herbicides on nut trees, and fumigating for replanting. The export of stored table grapes had mostly ended. Kiwifruit continued to be packed and exported for domestic and foreign markets. Avocados were harvested. Persimmons continued to be harvested and sold at roadside stands. Minimal damage from mid-month cold temperatures was reported in a few isolated spots. The sale of stored nuts continued to be dominated by domestic markets.

February 19, 2015 | | Local


Her Royal Highness offers romantic twist on antiques

Name of Business: Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Prodigal Sons and Daughters partners with TUSD, Carnegie for positive projects for youth

Where can local students go when they are suspended for using drugs or alcohol? Now, they can head to the Prodigal Sons and Daughters teen center due to a new partnership with the Turlock Unified School District.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Guest helps battle Turlock motel fire

A fire at a Turlock motel was kept from spreading to adjoining rooms by the quick reactions of a guest and a garden hose.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Despite recent drop, gas prices on the rise

Locals were rushing to the pumps in late January when gas prices began to dwindle to less than two dollars, but now the value of gas is once again on the uptick evident by the 16.5 cents per gallon average increase in Modesto area pumps according to GasBuddy.

February 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Small pouches, big impact

Hilmar Covenant Church associate pastor Dan Johnson believes that it only takes two hours for volunteers to make a huge impact to malnourished children throughout the world.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


CALIFORNIA CROP WEATHER

Heat built over the southern portion of the State as high pressure anchored over the area. Weak Santa Ana wind events drove highs into the lower 90s across the Los Angeles basin on multiple days last week. Elsewhere, the State felt the effects of the high, but these were much less pronounced. Temperatures varied considerably in a real sense, but almost none in the temporal sense, as locations saw essentially the same weather every day. Highs in the valley reached the 60s and 70s each day, while the coasts north of San Francisco and the mountains saw 50s. The desert ...

February 17, 2015 | | Local


Farm Bill celebrates one year anniversary, achievements

Since its official signing by President Barack Obama one year ago, the Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly known as the 2014 Farm Bill, has made significant impacts across landscapes throughout the world and regionally.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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