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Pitman grad turned Marine watches over presidential helicopter

Pitman High School graduate Marcel Cruz always knew he wanted to travel one day - what he probably didn't expect was that his travel companion would end up being President Barack Obama.

December 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fundraising event hopes to help ‘Save Stanislaus Libraries’

With a sales tax that funds libraries throughout Stanislaus County nearing expiration, a committee of library enthusiasts known as Save Stanislaus Libraries will sponsor a fundraising event in January that will raise awareness about a tax renewal up for consideration in November and enlighten others on how they can get involved.

December 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock duo take health into own hands through plant-based diet

Our diets play an essential role in how bodies function, and can have a negative or positive impact on wellbeing depending on what we eat. In an effort to restore their health, vitality and overall quality of life, Turlock residents Tammy Jones and Sherri Villarreal took it upon themselves to change their eating habits and in turn, change their lives. Now, they are hoping to share their knowledge and teach others to "eat to live" through their series of Soon2bhealthy classes.

December 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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


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Don Pedro Reservoir nears max capacity with more rain on the way

While the latest winter storm to hit Turlock left the city with a number of toppled trees and several power outages Friday, the precipitation forecast ...

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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