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Turlock presidential turkeys pardoned, peaceful

The average turkey lives a relatively short life, rarely making it past three years old. This fact makes the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation pardoning ceremony a significant event for the turkey community.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Holidays bring more work for Turlock turkey plant

From sandwiches to burgers, turkey is consumed year round but it is the final months of the year when turkey takes the spotlight as a staple of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local company makes cooking turkey easy as Pop

Preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving is usually the most cumbersome task of the holiday, often becoming a chore that is annually passed off among relatives. The Volk family of Turlock has been easing consumers' turkey cooking concerns for years through their company's trussing and temperature devices. A family owned business that has expanded internationally with offices from Brazil to England and a manufacturing facility in Turlock, Volk Enterprises has made its mark in the meat industry.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


We Care gets $10,000 donation

The We Care Program, which just opened its cold-weather shelter for men Nov. 15, received a hefty donation to keep its services running.

November 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vita-Vital to come downtown

After much deliberation, a new food truck will soon be parked downtown.

November 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sikh community remembers slain son

The family and friends of Amritpal Sandhu came together Friday night to find solace in their shared grief.

November 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City hall closed for Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, Turlock City Hall is gearing up for closure.

November 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


County’s labor rate stays steady

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw an increase in October, but continues to fall below the year-ago estimates, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

November 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local family takes initiative to feed those in need

The holiday season often motivates individuals to give back to their community by heading down to their local soup kitchen or homeless shelter, but the Martinez family of Turlock is taking a more direct approach by hosting their own food drive.

November 22, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Downtown Turlock could grow upwards

Thursday evening's special workshop on the future of downtown Turlock drew in an eager audience of community members interested in how the area will face continued growth.

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Coat drive warms up for donations

It is not until that first winter chill hits that causes most people to throw on a coat as they head out the door, not stopping to consider the importance of this basic winter necessity. Many children are sent to school without coats and jackets in the wintertime and Westside Ministries of Turlock aims to remedy that with their annual coat drive.

November 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Blue Diamond celebrates fruitful year, prepares for next

Almonds are a trendy and healthy snack that can be found everywhere from grocery stores to gas stations, but the success of this small nut is the result of an industry wide effort to educate consumers on the benefits of almonds with Blue Diamond Growers co-operative leading the charge.

November 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Troubles flood in with first big rain storm

Although skies were clear and blue on Thursday, the first big rain storm of the season just 24-hours prior threw Turlock residents into a frenzy as many streets became flooded throughout the city.

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock’s Covenant Care at Home named a top agency

Through exemplary nursing and staff, Turlock's CovenantCare at Home - a local medical agency providing in-home nursing and therapy - has been named as one of the top-performing health agencies in the nation.

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


39th annual Turkey Trot this weekend

Before sitting down to furiously feast on Thanksgiving next week, put your running shoes on for the 39th annual Turkey Trot this Saturday.

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Locally grown products fulfill every Christmas wish

It is time to forget department stores and parking chaos, because fresh and locally grown products can make for the perfect gift for any and everyone during the holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Rain topples pine giant

Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.

December 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Jared J. McDonald has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Longtime Turlocker makes Swedish potato sausage an annual tradition

In the meat section of Village Fresh Market there is a laminated paper posted on the back wall with Scandinavian dancers holding a Swedish flag that reads: "Swedish Potato Sausage." While it is unclear how long the paper has been there, Jim Stevens might be the person to ask.

December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Cuts is a cut above

Name of Business: California Cuts

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Recent US citizen celebrates 104 birthday

Asiat Tamrazian has 32 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Thursday also marked her 104 birthday.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teacher’s Feather Raft invention wins regional challenge

Dutcher Middle School teacher by day and Feather Raft inventor by night, Elias Ruiz, took home the grand price of $2,500 cash Wednesday evening as the winner of the first annual Stanislaus County Innovation Challenge.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A BLUSTERY BLUNDER

What happens when you combine wind and rain? You get a hazardous combination. Just ask Turlocker Craig Mathews who found a dead tree uprooted on top of his truck Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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