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A last look at 2016

It's the last day of 2016 and it's hard to find the words to accurately summarize the events of the past 12 months in one end of the year article. However, no matter what your local or national political leanings are, or where you stand on the Turlock farmers market issue, the past year was definitely not boring.

December 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock a popular spot for New Year’s Eve

Downtown Turlock has become a popular nightlife destination as of late, and this weekend's New Year's Eve festivities are expected to continue the trend as multiple locations plan to help the Turlock community ring in 2017.

December 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Schell’s Sport Shop finds niche with rare guns

Type of business: Full service gun shop

December 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar meetings to focus on optimizing dairy cow health

Characterized by dangerously low blood calcium levels in cows, subclinical hypocalcemia and its symptoms are not so apparent; however, the disease is still a real threat to herds, sparking a drastic reduction in dairy farm production. An animal health company and a professor who specializes in subclinical hypocalcemia are partnering together to equip dairy producers, veterinarians and nutritionists with the tools they need to mitigate the effects of hypocalcemia in cows with two upcoming dairy meetings in Hilmar.

December 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock student’s singing victory provides for United Samaritans

Thanks to Turlock High School student Felisha Dias and her singing talent, the United Samaritans Foundation on Thursday morning received 2,700 pounds of Foster Farms chicken to help serve the community's less fortunate.

December 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock celebrates the Festival of Lights

Over 30 community members gathered at Central Park in downtown Turlock on Wednesday for a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting - something that Rabbi Shalom Bochner from Congregation Beth Shalom called a "historic event."

December 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


State Water Board extends public comment period for flow proposal

The community has two extra months to comment on a controversial State Water Resources Control Board document that proposes cutting water use after Board chair Felicia Marcus sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown last week, effectively extending the public comment period into March.

December 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Warm up with good books, craft programs at local libraries in January

The Turlock Library will offer free programs for children, teens and adults in January, beginning with the "Add Some Color to Your World: Coloring for Grown Ups" program from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 3. Adults can relax with a day of coloring and conversation at the library. Colored pencils, crayons, and coloring sheets will be provided.

December 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Student artists, videographers wanted for annual Arbor Week contest

As one of California's most valuable natural resources and an essential part of its climate, trees can be considered an overlooked superhero in cities and neighborhoods throughout the state. However, California ReLeaf, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the California Community Forests Foundation are hoping to give credit where its due with the annual statewide Arbor Week poster and video contest.

December 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California top volunteer-producing state for Peace Corps

Since its establishment in 1961, the Peace Corps has sent Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities, creating lasting change. Of those volunteers, 30,418 California residents have served since the agency's founding and there are 916 volunteers from the state currently serving worldwide, making California the top state when it comes to those with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers.

December 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock's Blaker Brewing to open taproom in Ceres

Tom Lucas is excited about plans to open a tap room to promote his family's fledgling craft brewery.

December 27, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Fire burns through garage of Turlock home

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a blaze Friday night that destroyed a garage and charred other parts of the home, forcing the family to find other accommodations during the holiday.

December 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Japanese tradition continues in Livingston

Since the 1980s, Livingston United Methodist Church has kept the Japanese tradition of making mochi rice balls for the New Year alive and well through its annual Mochi Tsuki event.

December 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blue Santa spreads holiday cheer in Turlock

Members of the Turlock Police Department are making their way around town armed with a list, but this time it's those on the "nice" side and not the "naughty" that they are seeking.

December 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NORAD ready to track Santa on yuletide journey across the world

With Christmas just hours away, it is too difficult a task for many children to patiently wait until Santa Claus arrives with present in white-gloved hand. To help pass the time as he and his reindeer make their way across the world to every rooftop on Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has come to the rescue for over 60 years with their NORAD Tracks Santa program.

December 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Merced County feels impact of recent storms

Some of the Central Valley's most prominent political figures were given a bird's eye view of Merced County on Friday afternoon to see ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Brief break from rainy weather forecast for Turlock

While Turlock has been doused with showers this week, skies are expected to clear just in time for the weekend before a possible return to ...

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


International Rescue Committee to educate community on refugee crisis

In response to the ongoing deliberations surrounding President Donald Trump's travel ban, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock hopes to inform the community ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


United Samaritans spreads the love with Valentine's fundraiser

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the United Samaritans Foundation has those who are still scrambling for the perfect gift covered with a ...

February 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cruelty alleged at Denair egg farm

The animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere is alleging a Denair egg producing farm that is promoted as a "certified humane" cage-free egg supplier was ...

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dancing duo turns lessons into a party

Type of business: Dance lessons

February 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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