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Churches offer safe, fun holiday activities

Although Halloween is a popular holiday amongst children and adults, there are many individuals who prefer a safe alternative to the regular trick-or-treating.

October 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID to review budget, investment activities

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will take up a series of reports on Tuesday morning, as TID staff continue to prepare the upcoming 2014 budget.

October 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Dana McGarry: Helping grow Turlock's downtown

Dana McGarry has been a resident of Turlock for the past 35 years and is the administrator for the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association.

October 26, 2013 | | Local


Delhi crash victim identified

The identity of the teenager killed in a collision on Interstate 5 Thursday morning near Woodland has been identified.

October 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market comes to a festive close

Locals will have to hunt down another local farmers' market or return to grocery stores for their produce and goods, as the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market season officially ended on Friday.

October 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock man killed in big rig crash

A Turlock man died Friday morning when his truck hit a power pole and overturned on a Salida Road.

October 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Overall well-being focus of health store

Name: Sheri's Turlock Health Foods

October 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local dentist helps send Halloween candy to troops

Two years ago TV personality Jimmy Kimmel created a viral internet sensation through his YouTube challenge that asked parents to take away their children's Halloween candy and tape the children's reactions leaving some mad, some sad, and some downright confused. Fortunately this year, children have the opportunity to avoid the "trick" and instead "treat" our troops abroad to some of the Halloween fun by donating their excess candy.

October 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California dairy producers argue for federal pricing

The California Dairy Campaign's request to raise cheese milk prices and whey factor values was denied Tuesday by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, which opted instead to grant an extension on the temporary price relief.

October 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gas prices on the decline

Though California may have the third highest state average price for regular unleaded gasoline, gas prices appear to be on the steady decline.

October 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock LDS celebrates 100 years of scouting

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America have a long history together - 100 years, to be exact.

October 24, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock welcomes Chinese, Volvo partnership

One of China's top construction equipment producers has opened its first North American branch in Turlock.

October 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Early treatment of depression important

Millions of Americans are suffering from depression, a common mental illness that heavily interferes with one's life if left untreated.

October 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


House with 50 dogs shut down

With more than 50 small dogs, a Delhi man's home may look more like a kennel. And therein lies the problem with Merced County Animal Control – it isn't one.

October 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


THS ALUMNI GAME: BACK ON THE FIELD

The second annual Turlock High Alumni Baseball game was held on Saturday, complete with a homerun derby and game between the Mendonca Maulers and Bettencourt Dreamers. In addition to the fun, there was also a touching moment as recently graduated Tyler Murphy threw out the first pitch.

October 22, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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