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Kristin Bettencourt: Turlock's biggest supporter

As the year comes to a close, many find themselves reflecting on their personal achievements. When Kristin Bettencourt reflects on her year, it's full of the amount of money raised for nonprofits, awareness brought to important issues and the increased sense of community fostered -all for the betterment of Turlock.

December 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Most viewed stories of 2015 on TurlockJournal.com

The following stories received the most views over the past year on TurlockJournal.com:

December 29, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Checking in with the Journal's 'Movers & Shakers' for 2015

At the beginning of 2015, the Turlock Journal editorial team put together the people-focused feature "15 Movers & Shakers for 2015." As the year comes to a close, we will take a look at how a few of those "movers and shakers" fared over the year, and see what their plans are for 2016.

December 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock boy with Spina Bifida dreams of swimming like all the other kids

When 6-year-old Emilio Delgadillo slips into a pool he glides around the water with a freedom of movement he rarely gets to experience.

December 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Norovirus cases on the rise in California

The California Department of Public Health is reminding residents of the importance of hand washing as the state sees an increase in norovirus cases.

December 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Preparing for El Niño

With anticipation of a wet El Niño winter at its peak, many local entities are taking precautionary measures to ensure that they will be ready if-and when-the rainy forecast materializes.

December 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Gearing Up! donates bikes, skateboards to local at-risk youth

Their mission is simple and their actions are huge.

December 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Teenager injured in ATV collision

A 15-year-old Hughson boy suffered major injuries when his all terrain vehicle was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

December 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air defense command celebrates 60 years of tracking Santa

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Turlock wins Salvation Army Mayors Kettle Challenge

Celebrity bell ringer challenges are one of the many community-centered ways that the Salvation Army raises funds and Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and his team of bell ringing volunteers soundly defeated Ceres, Modesto and Riverbank in the third annual Salvation Army Mayors kettle Challenge.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Hilmar dreamer seeks worldly experience through video contest

Spending time traveling may be a common item on the average bucket list, but Hilmar resident Justin Morris has his sights set much, much further.

December 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Stewart & Jasper Orchards president receives Almond Board’s highest award

When Stewart & Jasper Orchards president Jim Jasper was asked to attend the Almond Conference Gala Dinner to celebrate the retirement of his company's marketing manager Marguerite Bradley, he had no idea that he would also be recognized that same night with the Almond Board of California's most distinguished honor, the Almond Achievement Award.

December 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Westside Ministries feels the sting of donations decline

An hour before Westside Ministries opened the gates for their annual coat drive there was a long line of parents and children snaking around the block eager to bundle themselves up into a nice warm winter jacket. Inside the facility volunteers were bustling about making sure the meal would be ready to serve when the doors opened and upstairs a host of children were partaking in activities as part of the afterschool program.

December 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local church keeps Japanese tradition alive

For any culture, the start of a new year is more than just the earth completing another journey around the sun. It marks a new vision, new goals and for those of Japanese descent it brings about an old tradition.

December 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Christmas charity provides over 700 students and their families with gifts, food

While Santa Claus was missing his signature red suit and white beard for 100 students at Wakefield Elementary School and their families on Friday afternoon, his giving spirit was apparent as he delivered presents and a Christmas dinner during the seventh annual Letters to Santa Charity distribution event.

December 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Animal testing lab looks to construct new Turlock facility

A Turlock-based veterinary research service that works with the animal health industry to develop veterinary drugs is hoping to move to a new location in ...

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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