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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


Poor air quality continues; officials discourage wood burning

Poor air quality Valley-wide continues to persist as the air basin lingers under a high-pressure system that has kept emissions from escaping.

December 18, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock CVB looks for new opportunities to bring in tourists

The Turlock Convention and Visitor's Bureau is looking forward to a bright 2014, as the tourism marketing organization hopes to bring some new ideas for the upcoming year.

December 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission makes progress with building funds, in need of more donations

Each day, the Turlock Gospel Mission is getting closer to its fundraising goals with the help of Turlock's generous citizens.

December 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Family dedicates tree at Crane Park in remembrance of lost son

For the Holguin family, the holidays have been an especially difficult time as they enter the Christmas season with one empty seat at the family table.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Envy Fine Clothing: Thinking outside of the gift box

While individuals are rushing to complete their holiday shopping, Envy Fine Clothing of Turlock is asking customers to consider allocating some funds from their Christmas lists to sponsor local families in need.

December 13, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local entrepreneur creates unique artisan jewelry, organic soaps and candles

Name: Whitney Oliver Designs; EDEN Soap & Candle Co.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock: Growing and giving

A community reflects its residents and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock have demonstrated the connected and charitable nature of local society members through its consistent, generous contributions.

December 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Annual community effort brings Turlock Together

Locals will notice the slow disappearance of Turlock Together's hallmark blue barrels at schools and businesses as the collection and sorting of goods has begun and the countdown towards distribution ticks away.

December 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Loss of a legend: Steve Feaver passes at age 65

Turlock lost a legend Wednesday morning with the passing of longtime swim and water polo coach Steve Feaver.

December 12, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TID expects better 2014

Budget season is never easy; especially for an organization like the Turlock Irrigation District, which provides electric service to over 99,000 customers and irrigation water to 4,900 area farmers. But after three months of reviewing reports from each TID department, a final budget was passed on Tuesday. The outcome? A brighter outlook for 2014 than originally expected.

December 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Warming up with Coats 4 Kids

For over 20 years, Westside Ministries has been collecting and distributing coats in an effort to keep area kids warm during the cold winter months. This year, the Turlock ministry is hoping to provide 1,000 coats to children in need. Students are referred to the Coats 4 Kids program through local schools. To donate funds to purchase additional coats, visit www.westsideministriesturlock.com.

December 10, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Valley economy on the mend, finds report

Rising employment rates, and increasing consumer confidence and wealth are slowly bringing the Valley economy out of recession - and the positive trend is forecast to continue through 2015.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Gemperle Farms offers eggs-citing videos, holiday giveaway

Parents looking to focus children's rambunctious behavior during the winter break can turn to a kitchen staple: eggs. Gemperle Farms has initiated the latest component to their new and improved website -a video series on egg-related crafts, recipes and science experiments.

December 10, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Understanding cows key to Dairy Stockmanship

Danny Avila, manager of Clauss Dairies in Hilmar, had a problem. Farm employees were expending too much time and energy in their daily handling of cows. Seeing as cows are the bread and butter (literally) of the dairy industry, Avila sought a solution. He found the answers to his interspecies relations problems in the Stockmanship Training Program.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Firefighters turn to high school students for pink T-shirt design

For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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