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Blankets off to storm victims

A truckload of donated blankets is making its way to Hurricane Sandy devastated New York residents from Stanislaus County thanks in part to area churches and Casey Moving Systems of Ceres.

December 28, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Eastern Star returns to Turlock

After 20 years of being in the midst of obscurity, one of Turlock's original clubs is ready to make a triumphant return to its community.

December 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


State Parks offer First Day Hikes

Looking for an outdoor getaway for New Year's? America's state park systems across the nation will sponsor over 500 guided First Day Hikes on New Year's Day 2013, offering hikers an up-close and personal look at the country's natural beauty.

December 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Economic growth, gun violence, new leaders top news of 2012

A long-awaited economic recovery began to take shape in 2012, with major businesses breaking ground throughout the year.

December 28, 2012 | | Local


Local coin collector cashes out $4,000 penny

Four thousand dollars may not be pocket change for most Turlock residents, but for one lucky local man and coin collector, this was just the case. A rare 1992-D MS62RB NGC close "AM" Lincoln Memorial penny was sold recently on eBay for $4,051.99.

December 28, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fatal wreck claims life of 9-year-old

A 9-year-old Turlock boy travelling with family for the holidays was killed in a solo vehicle crash along Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County.

December 28, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Steven Ames new Alliance VP of Economic Development

Steven Ames, a marketing and economic development expert from Iowa, has been named the new Senior Vice President and Director of Economic Development at the Stanislaus Economic and Workforce Alliance.

December 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


International grocery store best kept café secret

Name of business: Blansh International Wholesale Foods

December 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees for the New Year

Residents of California can ring in the New Year with five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013.

December 24, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Music to give by

Salvation Army bell ringer Burt Gilpin got a little help from his grandson and a few musical friends to make spirits brighter on Christmas Eve in front of the Raley's supermarket.

December 24, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Livingston church comes together for Mochi Tsuki

Every December for the past 36 years, members of the Livingston United Methodist Church spend a day recreating a Japanese New Year's tradition - Mochi Tsuki, or rice pounding.

December 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New TID sprinkler district 'historic'

The decision was touted as nothing less than "historic" by Turlock Irrigation District Director Michael Frantz.

December 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Footers adds 'Kap Dog' to menu in honor of local NFL star

Just five starts into his National Football League career, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is already making his mark on professional football.

December 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


The Porcelain Doll

Like most kindergarten boys, there's a bit of elfish mischief in my son that revels in making his sister jump, scream and run frantically from whatever torture tool he flashes, such as a snail or water balloon.

December 21, 2012 | BY LYNNE THOMPSON Community Contributor | Local


Antique cars, 1950s diner adorn county supervisor's farm

About the only thing missing from the 1950's diner set up in Jim DeMartini's rural Ceres almond orchard is a crowd. But give the farmer and county supervisor enough time and crowds will come – probably with poodle skirts and men with greased back pompadours.

December 21, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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Turlock Gospel Mission plans block party, football game to fete Thanksgiving

The Turlock Gospel Mission is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a large block party complete with a traditional turkey meal and kickoff the event with what is expected to become an annual community flag football game.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cigar lovers find a home in Turlock

Name of Business: Ciganos Fine Cigars

November 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Church, city agencies partner up to clean alleys

The congregation of Turlock Covenant Church, along with staff from the City of Turlock's Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities went to work Saturday on a project to spruce up some of the alleys on Turlock's Westside.

November 20, 2014 | | Local


SIRS pays tribute to area’s Korean veterans

The Turlock chapter of the Sons in Retirement gave a salute to the area's Korean War veterans with a special ceremony Wednesday that included the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medals.

November 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock girl to compete in pre-teen pageant

After a successful application and interview process, Turlock resident Zoe Cavanaugh has been officially selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Stockton/Sacramento pageant competition on Saturday.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Realtors feed the hungry

For the past 32 years, local Realtors and their affiliates have held a Can Tree Breakfast in an effort to raise money to feed hungry families during the holidays. Although the literal Christmas tree-shaped pyramid of canned food - that some years reached as high as 25 feet - no longer adorns the entrance to the long-since closed Albertsons grocery store, the spirit of giving has remained strong.

November 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City, Stanislaus Business Alliance formalize 20 year partnership

While the City of Turlock has been a member of the Stanislaus Business Alliance since 1994, on Tuesday the two entities entered into an official agreement with the sanctioning of the Turlock City Council.

November 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock kicks off holiday season with Turkey Trot

While individuals across town will be rushing to the grocery store in upcoming days to purchase a turkey in time for Thanksgiving, a few lucky locals won't need to stress as the winner of the City of Turlock's annual Turkey Trot fun run will be granted the festive bird as a victory prize.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ringing in season of giving

The only thing made more apparent than the Salvation Army's love of bells at the 18th annual Kettle Kick-Off Luncheon was the generosity of the community as they donated over $46,000 for the local Salvation Army Corps.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock recycling company receives $1 million grant

Peninsula Plastics Recycling in Turlock was selected among more than 50 applicants to receive a $1 million grant which will bring new equipment and nine new positions to the company.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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


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