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Partnership fosters the season of giving

Tis the season for family, holiday feasts and-arguably the most important-giving. For those interested in not only providing presents underneath their own Christmas tree, but also the trees of foster and at-risk youth, Aspiranet and Starbucks have just the way with their 6th annual gift drive.

December 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Changes in TID solar rates come to light

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees continued talks on Tuesday on how to deal with new solar customers in light of the district reaching its previously established peak of 27.81 megawatts of solar generation, or 5 percent net metering cap.

December 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farming and fitness: Local health store owner creates first protein bar

When Gustin Scoto left the family farm and decided to open up a sports nutrition store amidst the recession, his friends and family told him he was crazy.

December 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Bingo makes a comeback in Turlock

After over a decade hiatus, bingo is set to return to Turlock thanks to the Assyrian American Kids Foundation.

December 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair foundation to sell alcohol at 2015 event; three nonprofits lose booths

Three organizations that have made thousands of dollars at the fair in previous years will now have to find other ways to raise funds as the Stanislaus County Fair has decided to dissolve an agreement that allows them to sell alcohol at the 2015 fair.

December 02, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS AND ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | Local


Garage fire displaces six in Turlock

The quick actions of a neighbor kept a blaze from spreading from a garage into a Turlock home Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tree lighting begins holiday countdown

Hundreds gathered in downtown Turlock on Friday to kick off the holiday season at the 16th Annual Festival of Lights, with the highlight of the event being the lighting of the community Christmas tree.

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Proper dog park etiquette key to safety, fun

While most dog owners can attest to the culture of camaraderie at Turlock's two dog parks, at the November Parks, Art, and Recreation meeting one local dog owner vocalized concerns about park goers not respecting the rules.

November 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Stores opening early lessen shopping frenzy on Black Friday

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but this year the unofficial holiday was slightly less, well, crazy.

November 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Electric rate increase public hearing set for Tuesday

A 2 percent increase in electric service rates, which will be used to address Turlock Irrigation District's forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing on Tuesday.

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Drink and be merry at The Rail, Turlock’s newest bar

Name: The Rail

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Twice the ice

Ice skating is back and in full swing for the second year in a row at Fields of Ice, but now there is twice the ice. With a rink 120 feet by 80 feet, locals of all ages can rent some skates and hit the rink.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Forest, Oregon farms grow holiday tradition

Ready or not the holiday season has officially arrived - and so have the Christmas trees.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Businesses urge shoppers to keep it local this holiday season

The words "buy local" have been promoted across the state and country over the past few years and there is no better day to head the command than on Small Business Saturday.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock BBQ teams among winners at Ceres ‘Smoke on the River’ event

An estimated 3,000 enjoyed live music, barbecued meats with its irresistible smells, beer, great weather and conversation at Saturday's third annual "Smoke on ...

August 30, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turf improvement plan reached for Joe Debely Stadium

The Turlock Unified School District has reached an agreement with a turf manufacturer that could see area football players taking the field at Joe Debely ...

August 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kaepernick sits during national anthem, causes national discussion

San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Turlock native Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem until he sees improved race relations in the ...

August 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mystery book lovers, pirates welcome at local libraries in September

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities for all ages scheduled in September including a new Mystery Lovers Book Club ...

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Greenery to host first farm to fork dinner

The Greenery Nursery in Turlock is inviting the community to dine among their colorful array of flowers, plants and trees, all for a good cause ...

August 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair native finds calling in television production

Growing up in Denair, Emily Wynn had an early interest in live theatre and earned her college degree in business administration, so it may have ...

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County rolls out new commuter bus with Turlock service

Turlock residents who are used to driving six to 10 hours every day to get to their jobs in the Bay Area and back now ...

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Square dance club hopes to teach community a few steps

For 63 years, the Turlock Steppin Pards have do-si-do'd around the city, keeping the American tradition of square dancing alive through exciting dance steps ...

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tune In and Tune Up planned for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will host a Tune In and Tune Up car clean-up event at ...

August 25, 2016 | | Local


Milano Pizza offers cross-cultural cuisine

Type of business: Pizzeria

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlocker celebrates 95th birthday dinner with mayor

At the age of 95, Helen Abraham has met her fair share of prominent figures, including the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Temple. For ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Birth rate among teens falls in county, state

The teen birth rate in California and in Stanislaus County continue to decline, according to recent data from the California Department of Public Health.

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair woman to compete for Miss California crown

Growing up, Brooklyn Lowery never envisioned herself as a pageant queen. After years of modeling and some persuasion from her mother, Lowery began competing in ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Grant to expand We Care shelter availability

We Care in Turlock has been awarded a state grant that will allow the organization to open the emergency shelter earlier and stay open longer ...

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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