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U.S. world's most benevolent country

America is obsessed with being No. 1. It dominates in military power, economic prosperity, high technology, even movie blockbusters. Recently, its glorious résumé was freshened up with yet another impressive credential: The world's most benevolent country of 2014, a title it shares with Myanmar.

December 02, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Downtown prepares for Christmas parade

The streets of downtown Turlock will soon be filled with crowds of holiday revelers as the 36th annual Downtown Christmas Parade is set for Friday.

December 02, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Partnership fosters the season of giving

Tis the season for family, holiday feasts and-arguably the most important-giving. For those interested in not only providing presents underneath their own Christmas tree, but also the trees of foster and at-risk youth, Aspiranet and Starbucks have just the way with their 6th annual gift drive.

December 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Changes in TID solar rates come to light

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees continued talks on Tuesday on how to deal with new solar customers in light of the district reaching its previously established peak of 27.81 megawatts of solar generation, or 5 percent net metering cap.

December 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farming and fitness: Local health store owner creates first protein bar

When Gustin Scoto left the family farm and decided to open up a sports nutrition store amidst the recession, his friends and family told him he was crazy.

December 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Bingo makes a comeback in Turlock

After over a decade hiatus, bingo is set to return to Turlock thanks to the Assyrian American Kids Foundation.

December 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair foundation to sell alcohol at 2015 event; three nonprofits lose booths

Three organizations that have made thousands of dollars at the fair in previous years will now have to find other ways to raise funds as the Stanislaus County Fair has decided to dissolve an agreement that allows them to sell alcohol at the 2015 fair.

December 02, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS AND ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | Local


Garage fire displaces six in Turlock

The quick actions of a neighbor kept a blaze from spreading from a garage into a Turlock home Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

December 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tree lighting begins holiday countdown

Hundreds gathered in downtown Turlock on Friday to kick off the holiday season at the 16th Annual Festival of Lights, with the highlight of the event being the lighting of the community Christmas tree.

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Proper dog park etiquette key to safety, fun

While most dog owners can attest to the culture of camaraderie at Turlock's two dog parks, at the November Parks, Art, and Recreation meeting one local dog owner vocalized concerns about park goers not respecting the rules.

November 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Stores opening early lessen shopping frenzy on Black Friday

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but this year the unofficial holiday was slightly less, well, crazy.

November 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Electric rate increase public hearing set for Tuesday

A 2 percent increase in electric service rates, which will be used to address Turlock Irrigation District's forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing on Tuesday.

November 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Drink and be merry at The Rail, Turlock’s newest bar

Name: The Rail

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Twice the ice

Ice skating is back and in full swing for the second year in a row at Fields of Ice, but now there is twice the ice. With a rink 120 feet by 80 feet, locals of all ages can rent some skates and hit the rink.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Forest, Oregon farms grow holiday tradition

Ready or not the holiday season has officially arrived - and so have the Christmas trees.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | 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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