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Creepy crawlers capture children’s attention

Handling a tarantula or pet lizard is all in a day's work for local veterinarian Brandon Barrett, and something that often occurs at home as he and his family are the proud owners of several exotic animals.

October 30, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Central Valley sends aid to hurricane victims

As the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the following superstorm continues to mount, area residents are not only sympathizing with those on the East Coast but many are asking how they can help.

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hymns to feed children

Last January, Hilmar Covenant Church packed over 300,000 meals for hungry kids around the world through the Christian organization, Feed My Starving Children. HCC will continue its missionary work this January with a goal of packing over half a million meals.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock Christmas parade seeks entries

It may be Halloween, but planning for the Christmas holiday is already in full swing.

October 30, 2012 | | Local


COMMUNITY: PINK STYLE

The Turlock Firefighters' signature pink t-shirts to benefit Emanuel Cancer Center are popping up all over town -and the Valley. There's still time to purchase the pink shirts and submit a photo to the Journal for publication.

October 26, 2012 | | Local


Fewer Californians covered by employer insurance

The number of Californians covered by employer-based health insurance fell below the halfway mark as a result of the recession, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ceres airman sings before World Series crowd

Thursday night presented Dan Olivas, a 2011 graduate of CSU Stanislaus and Ceres resident, with his "15 minutes of fame."

October 26, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Hospice offers help coping with the holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for some it's a painful reminder of loss.

October 26, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


State board to discuss impact to California agriculture as farm bill programs expire

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss the impact of expiring farm bill programs to the State at a Nov. 6 meeting. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N St., Sacramento.

October 26, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock couple share love of all things spooky

With Halloween just around the corner, local families are gearing up for the festivities by purchasing pumpkins, assembling costumes and, of course, buying candy for trick-or-treating. Along with the traditional door-to-door candy collecting on Halloween night, one particular house is hosting its own spooky adventure and inviting ghosts and ghouls of all ages to join in the fun.

October 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Despite slower year for Turlock farmers market, vendors look forward to returning

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market came to a close on Friday, finishing a summer-long run of food, fruit, and fun.

October 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Literacy program comes to homeless day center

Since its opening on Feb. 27, the Turlock Gospel Mission Homeless Assistance Ministry has provided the homeless a safe place to go during the day and a variety of social services. Thanks to the Turlock Rotary Club, the H.A.M. center will soon offer literacy and GED test tutoring.

October 26, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Almonds surpass grapes in crop report

The California crop report coming out in November is expected to reflect a shake-up as almonds take the number two spot in the state's top agricultural commodities.

October 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pie contest brightens up Thanksgiving meals

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 17th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 25, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Chamber, Home Depot 'Framing Hope' for local non-profits

Sometimes the only thing stopping a non-profit agency from opening its doors and providing much-needed services to those in need is a lack of carpet, or maybe the absence of light fixtures. Now, local non-profits and other organizations have a new place to turn for building supplies - the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

October 25, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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