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Thousands flock to downtown Turlock for annual parade

Maybe it was the array of lights on every float, person or car? Perhaps it was the funnel cakes, kettle corn or Santa up on the fire truck? Regardless the reason, roughly 30,000 people gathered in the heart of downtown Turlock Friday night for the 37th annual Downtown Christmas Parade, hosted by the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434.

December 04, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


ACT GIVES BACK

The Advancing Children of Turlock club took 35 local children on a shopping spree at Target on Wednesday. The club members focused on buying the children coats, shoes and warm clothes for the cold winter season. At the end of the shopping spree, the kids received a hot meal and a visit from Santa.

December 04, 2015 | | Local


Mary and Joseph seek shelter in Gold Rush town

For over 30 years, the community of Columbia has come together each December to present their unique take on Las Posadas. The original Spanish holiday tradition re-enacts the biblical story of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter in Bethlehem on the original Christmas Eve. In Columbia, as Mary and Joseph seek shelter they encounter gold mining shepherds, saloon tenders and 1850's fire fighters, along with a host of more traditional angels.

December 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Like father, like sons on Dad's High Sierra hike

For a middling fisherman like me, a nibble in a backcountry lake is a big deal, especially the first one after eight days on the trail. I eagerly reeled in the hook I had cast into the high-elevation lake beneath Isberg Peak in southeastern Yosemite, only to feel the line abruptly stick. My sinker had lodged beneath a rock on the lake bottom.

December 04, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


For the love of coffee

Name of Business: Luis Coffee & Tea

December 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


The Force Awakens at local libraries ushering in holiday fun

Along with the traditional winter craft fun, this December local libraries will be hosting Star Wars Day and celebrating National Cupcake Day.

December 03, 2015 | | Local


Salvation Army to host Santa Pub Crawl in downtown Turlock

Join the Christmas fun in downtown Turlock for the fifth annual Santa Pub Crawl hosted by the Turlock Salvation Army on Dec. 19.

December 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Tuolumne River Trust receives $91K to boost water literacy for local students

As a record-breaking drought continues to parch California with no foreseeable end, the Tuolumne River Trust is hoping to transform local students into knowledgeable water stewards with a first-of-its-kind K-12 water literacy program at Hughson Unified School District.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Sheriff trains in counterterrorism

The terror attacks carried out in San Bernardino on Wednesday and the attacks that happened in Paris last month have opened up new dialogues in America on terrorism and how to best protect the country. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has a newly obtained understanding of counterterrorism efforts that he likely hopes never to put into practice.

December 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair celebrates life of educator with candlelight vigil

On the same playground where Denair Elementary Charter Academy fourth grade teacher Mark Selee was often seen playing basketball with students, hundreds of Denair community members gathered on Wednesday to honor him after he died recently of an apparent heart attack.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shopping for a cause

The start of December marks the time of giving and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock is doing just that by hosting their annual Kohl's shopping spree for underprivileged youth in the area.

December 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Hospital admissions drop with wood burning restrictions

Historically, the San Joaquin Valley is known as one of the most polluted air regions in the state-not to mention the country-due to its bowl shape that collects and holds emissions.

December 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Turlock woman battling Parkinson's finds hope with brain treatment

Sherri Todd had always been an athlete. During her years at Turlock High School she played volleyball, basketball and softball and was voted most athletic by her classmates during her senior year. She went on to play softball in college and continued to live a life full of physical activities well into her adulthood.

December 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tips for wise giving

With the holiday season and the end of the tax year approaching, the California Attorney General's Office issued consumer tips on how Californians can make the most of their charitable giving and avoid scams.

December 01, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Santa tours the city atop fire truck

Santa Claus is comin' to town, literally.

December 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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Brief break from rainy weather forecast for Turlock

While Turlock has been doused with showers this week, skies are expected to clear just in time for the weekend before a possible return to ...

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In response to the ongoing deliberations surrounding President Donald Trump's travel ban, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock hopes to inform the community ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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