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Popular nativity trek on

Organizers of the popular annual "Journey to Bethlehem" event hope to get a break from the weather that partially rained out their outdoor venue during last week's opening.

December 04, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Bring on the rain

The rain fell and the winds blew this past weekend - as predicted - and the City of Turlock fared pretty well in the first big storm of the winter season. In fact, some residents took advantage of the temporarily flooded streets to get in some kayaking.

December 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local man fights to save dog; Alaskan malamute accused of biting two women

A beloved family pet is now slated to be euthanized, over disputed allegations that it bit two women in the face.

December 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New report details charitable contributions

A new report from the California Attorney General's Office on charitable fundraisers shows that just over half of the money raised by commercial fundraisers last year was actually received by charitable organizations.

November 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock sober living facility helps women, children recover

The vodka started when she was eight years old. A young Blossem Burciaga had her first taste of the alcohol and quickly discovered that it numbed the internal pain she was feeling.

November 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock hosted its annual holiday shopping spree for children at Kohl's on Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Turlock loses bid for Amgen Tour

The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race will not pay a visit to the Central Valley in 2013, organizer AEG announced Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Winter storm on the way

The Indian summer conditions Valley residents have been enjoying - or lamenting - will finally come to an end this week.

November 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Farm income up in 2012, so are expenses

There's good news and bad news in the 2012 Farm Income Forecast, released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

November 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


DIGS: 'Life is short; decorate well'

Name of business: DIGS

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID, lineworkers continue contract talks

Turlock Irrigation District labor negotiations, which have stretched on for more than a year and a half – and have been blamed for a lengthy electrical outage in September – will resume Wednesday.

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Homeless receive gifts from Knit Wits

Members of Home Community Church's group Knit Wits put their hobby to good use on Tuesday, handing out 100 handmade scarves to the homeless at Denair Park.

November 23, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dogs strut their stuff at annual show

Janice McClary purchased her first Old English Sheepdog nearly 50 years ago, and credits her husband for starting a passion that continues to inspire her to compete across the globe.

November 23, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Toy drive sets 5,000 goal

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Turlock - especially among the youth. The continued outpouring of support for the Bradley Pacheco Toy Drive means more toys for kids at local hospitals during the holiday season.

November 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Holiday tradition lights up downtown

The 14th annual Festival of Lights once again heralded the holiday season as hundreds gathered Friday night to watch the lighting of Turlock's Christmas Tree in Central Park.

November 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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