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Egg-citing activities, Thanksgiving crafts coming to local libraries

As the weather finally turns cooler and rain begins to fall, local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of activities to stimulate creativity and encourage literacy throughout the month of November.

November 05, 2015 | | Local


Westside Ministries 30th annual Coats for Kids collection

Westside Ministries does not just preach the gospel through the Word, but with their actions as well. For 30 years they have been doing a Coats for Kids drive that allows underprivileged children in the area to receive a coat, haircut, Christmas gift and warm meal.

November 05, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Annual breakfast brings hometown rivals together for prayer

As Pitman High School and Turlock High School football players take the field tonight for the 12th annual Harvest Bowl, one player that will remain on the sidelines is PHS senior Quinton Coelho.

November 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID continues talks on 2016 budget

Following preliminary budget workshops earlier this year, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors moved forward in their 2016 budget process on Tuesday with presentations from the General Manager and Financial Services Administration regarding the 2016 Proposed Business Plan.

November 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Group sets sights on new library for Turlock

For years the Friends of the Turlock Public Library have engaged in efforts that have expanded the children's literacy programs and bolstered the library's offerings to the community. Now they are ready to embark on their most ambitious campaign: Find a new home for the Turlock library.

November 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


My own 'butterfly factory'

I have been "into" butterflies for at least 15 years now. My yard is filled with plants that attract them. I have learned to identify the ones commonly seen here. These include Cabbage Whites, Western Tiger Swallowtails, Buckeyes and Fiery Skippers.

November 03, 2015 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Don Pedro to honor veterans with free admission, camping

Don Pedro Recreation Agency will offer free admission and camping for all active United States military personnel, veterans and their families beginning on Thursday in honor of Veteran's Day.

November 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fire fighters battle semi truck blaze

A truck driver bedding down for the night in his sleeper compartment had to make a quick exit from his semi truck when it caught on fire.

November 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Have your cupcake and eat it, too

The Bell Real Estate Cycling club is hosting its fourth annual "Eat Cupcakes Kids Get Bikes" event that allows for guilt-free dessert indulgence and the opportunity for underprivileged children to get a bicycle during the holiday season.

November 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Kiwanis donate pumpkins to students

For over 25 years, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock has donated hundreds of pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary School just in time for Halloween. This year, member Larry DeBoara said that the club supplied approximately 700 pumpkins from RAM Farms to students in first through sixth grade in order to "give these kids a chance to have a pumpkin when maybe they can't afford it at home." As owner of RAM Farms, Ron Macedo said that he has provided the pumpkins for the past decade for to "allow all kids to take part in Halloween."

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Tips to keep kids safe on Halloween

Before children don their superhero capes, princess tutus or vampire teeth for Halloween this year, the American Red Cross is offering some safety tips to help parents and guardians ensure the safety of their trick-or-treater as they venture through neighborhoods in search of candy.

October 30, 2015 | | Local


Partnership to explore groundwater recharge on almond orchards

The Almond Board of California and Sustainable Conservation have joined ranks to determine the groundwater recharge potential of California's one million acres of almond orchards through grower field trials, research and geological studies.

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Dentists to exchange Halloween candy for cash

Trick-or-treaters who would rather get money than cavities from their Halloween candy this year will not only have the opportunity to sell their candy to two dental offices during candy buy-back events, but also help out troops overseas.

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Pumpkins, people and pups

Brothers James and Joseph Lynch picked out their perfect pumpkins at R.A.M. Farms just in time for Halloween.

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Family focused on creating positive dining experience

Name of Business: Strings Italian Café

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Turlock’s superheroes parade through downtown

Downtown Turlock was bursting with holiday spirit once again as the Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade made its way down Main Street on Friday night, with ...

December 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former Journal sports editor honored at namesake tourney

It's been 22 years since Frank Godinez passed away, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional sports reporting in the town of Turlock. Often referred ...

December 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Annual awards ceremony in search of outstanding women

The Stanislaus County Commission for Women is searching the area for women who stand out from the crowd, whether it be through community service, inspirational ...

December 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Security fencing approved for Salvation Army

Amid safety concerns, The Salvation Army will construct a six-foot tall perimeter fence around their property following approval from the Turlock City Planning Commission Thursday ...

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing reopens

Drivers now have a smooth ride over the railroad tracks on Monte Vista Avenue, as road repairs have been completed on the popular thoroughfare.

December 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


State records first flu death in person under 65 years

The California Department of Public Health is reporting the state has recorded the first flu-related fatality of a person under 65 years of age for ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Aspiranet, Starbucks host annual gift drive for foster youth

For the eighth year, community members will have the chance to give back while ordering their morning coffee thanks to a holiday gift drive for ...

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local libraries offer holiday crafts, marionette show, literacy program in December

Community members are invited to enjoy a variety of free programs at the Turlock Library this December, beginning with the month-long Find the Grinch program ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Pizza Factory celebrates seven years in Turlock

Type of business: Pizza parlor

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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