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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


Love Light: Remembering those who are gone

Sometimes the most meaningful way to memorialize a loved one is by simply remembering their name.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Starbucks partners with Aspiranet to provide Christmas for foster youth

Starbucks is doing more to share the joy of the holidays than just changing their notorious cups to red.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to encompass what Mike Hibdon, executive director of Prodigal Sons and Daughters, says the holidays are really about - giving.

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all things sweet into the creation of her award-winning entry titled, "Grandma's House."

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate, through community dinners, donations of food baskets and providing winter survival kits to the homeless.

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as the Turlock resident won the Dubyak Family Chiropractic's annual pumpkin pie contest-again.

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of Directors on Tuesday as they discussed the planned expansion of the Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir.

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for that one must have item this season. Instead, it's the parking lot.

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from AAA.

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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