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Time to change the clocks

It's time once again to change those clocks, as daylight savings time ends on Sunday. At 2 a.m. Sunday, turn clocks backward one hour to 1 a.m.

November 01, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock offers ample options for helping others this holiday season

The holiday season often stirs a sense of both gratefulness and generosity in communities across the country and Turlock is no exception. Year after year Turlock community members have donated time and efforts to provide for those less fortunate, and this year veteran and novel volunteers alike have abundant opportunities to give time and donations to various causes.

November 01, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock community sugarcoats Halloween horror with good fun

Turlock was abuzz with sweet and scary options for youth on Halloween, including a blood drive, trick-or-treating, and haunted houses. Students dressed in costumes ranging from charming to creepy at Pitman High School as they waited in line to donate blood at the Hispanic Youth Leadership Club's appropriately timed blood drive. Younger children found more playful fun at community sponsored events that ran from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayor predicts Turlock ‘renaissance’

In the first ever Economic Trends Breakfast, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce joined together on Wednesday morning with business leaders and local officials to address the state of the regional economy and issues affecting local businesses.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Gas leak clears neighborhood

A Turlock neighborhood was briefly evacuated Thursday night because of a gas leak.

October 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pink Challenge

The staff at Turlock Junior High School show their support for the Turlock Firefighters' pink t-shirt campaign to raise funds for Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 31, 2013 | | Local


Local makeup artist makes beauty timeless

Name: Cher Morgan Timeless Beauty

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Alliance names new CEO

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has named David L. White as the new CEO for the regional business development organization.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


MedicAlert children’s health fair benefits all ages

From Batman to Wonder Woman, each year children across the country don capes and masks to emulate their favorite superheroes on Halloween. This year children in the community won't have to limit their super powers to just one evening thanks to the MedicAlert Foundation in Turlock, which is hosting a Super Hero Kids Health and Safety Fair.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Steppin Pards celebrate 60 years of do-si-do

Some come for the fellowship. Others want to continue a long family tradition. A Pitman High School freshman was pulled into it by neighbors, and has stayed for the fun. No matter what the reason, every member of the Turlock Steppin Pards wants to share their passion for square dancing.

October 31, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gemperle Farms new website aims to engage customers

Food industry professionals have been faced with increased consumer concerns regarding the source and handling of food products in recent years. In particular, the poultry industry has been in the crosshairs of consumers who want comprehensive information on production details such as hens' home environment and diet. In an effort to create more transparent relationships with customers, local company, Gemperle Family Farms, has launched an informational and interactive website to educate consumers on eggs.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Burn program returns to Valley

The Valley's most important regulation for wintertime air-pollution reduction begins its 11th season today.

October 31, 2013 | | Local


Merced County residents to be part of new cancer study

The American Cancer Society is seeking local residents near Merced County who are willing to participate in a landmark new research study that could help cancer prevention.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County residents to be part of new cancer study

The American Cancer Society is seeking local residents near Merced County who are willing to participate in a landmark new research study that could help cancer prevention.

October 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlocker takes on Ironman contest

Bryan Hunt, who retired in February as a Ceres fire battalion chief, successfully participated in the grueling first-ever Lake Tahoe Ironman competition.

October 29, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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