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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


Japanese tradition continues in Livingston

Since the 1980s, Livingston United Methodist Church has kept the Japanese tradition of making mochi rice balls for the New Year alive and well through its annual Mochi Tsuki event.

December 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blue Santa spreads holiday cheer in Turlock

Members of the Turlock Police Department are making their way around town armed with a list, but this time it's those on the "nice" side and not the "naughty" that they are seeking.

December 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NORAD ready to track Santa on yuletide journey across the world

With Christmas just hours away, it is too difficult a task for many children to patiently wait until Santa Claus arrives with present in white-gloved hand. To help pass the time as he and his reindeer make their way across the world to every rooftop on Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has come to the rescue for over 60 years with their NORAD Tracks Santa program.

December 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Charity provides Christmas hope for children in need

Among the countless organizations that have made it their mission to better the lives of the less fortunate this holiday season is a new charity, Live for Hope, which completed its first successful toy drive on Friday.

December 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Public invited to Chanukah celebration in Turlock

Congregation Beth Shalom will celebrate the fifth night of Chanukah with a public lighting ceremony of the Chanukah Menorah in downtown Turlock, which will mark the second year the City has been the site of a public celebration of the Jewish holiday.

December 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Handmaid Rosaries combines faith and fashion

Type of business: Devotional jewelry

December 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus County one of the fast growing populations in the state

Stanislaus County is the fifth fastest growing county in California.

December 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced County Sheriff Posse selected for inauguration procession

The Merced County Sheriff Posse will prance down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. come January, as the group was selected to be part of the Inauguration Parade for Donald Trump.

December 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Program searches for best companies in the county

A brand new program is hoping to recognize companies who have proven to be the most desirable workplaces within the county. Developed by Opportunity Stanislaus and Prime Shine Car Wash, Best Places to Work: Central Valley aims to separate and celebrate top employers through a survey and recognition program.

December 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


The weather outside may be frightful

A winter storm is expected to hit the Central Valley today, causing havoc for holiday travelers.

December 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission awarded grant from Save Mart

The Turlock Gospel Mission's drive to help the homeless community got a boost this holiday season from a donation by Save Mart.

December 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi family honors lost child through annual Christmas event

Each holiday season, a family in Delhi goes above and beyond for the community's children, throwing a party that creates the joy of Christmas through gingerbread, toys and Santa Claus himself. And while the occasion has grown over the years, host Carina Singh will always remember why it began.

December 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Diarrhea infections on the rise in Stanislaus County

As people prepare to make their holiday meals, Stanislaus County health officials are imploring them to practice proper hygiene to help stop a spreading diarrheal infection.

December 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Fitness program aims to improve senior health

The aging process brings with it a multitude of obstacles, from memory loss to health issues. At Covenant Village of Turlock, the continuing care retirement ...

January 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac goes solar

Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac is heading into the New Year with an environmentally conscious approach, as the Turlock auto dealership recently connected with local solar energy installer ...

January 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


County sees first flu death for the season

Stanislaus County has recorded its first influenza-related death as the season hits the peak time for contagions.

January 12, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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