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Annual community effort brings Turlock Together

Locals will notice the slow disappearance of Turlock Together's hallmark blue barrels at schools and businesses as the collection and sorting of goods has begun and the countdown towards distribution ticks away.

December 12, 2013 | | Local

Loss of a legend: Steve Feaver passes at age 65

Turlock lost a legend Wednesday morning with the passing of longtime swim and water polo coach Steve Feaver.

December 12, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local

TID expects better 2014

Budget season is never easy; especially for an organization like the Turlock Irrigation District, which provides electric service to over 99,000 customers and irrigation water to 4,900 area farmers. But after three months of reviewing reports from each TID department, a final budget was passed on Tuesday. The outcome? A brighter outlook for 2014 than originally expected.

December 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Warming up with Coats 4 Kids

For over 20 years, Westside Ministries has been collecting and distributing coats in an effort to keep area kids warm during the cold winter months. This year, the Turlock ministry is hoping to provide 1,000 coats to children in need. Students are referred to the Coats 4 Kids program through local schools. To donate funds to purchase additional coats, visit

December 10, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Valley economy on the mend, finds report

Rising employment rates, and increasing consumer confidence and wealth are slowly bringing the Valley economy out of recession - and the positive trend is forecast to continue through 2015.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Gemperle Farms offers eggs-citing videos, holiday giveaway

Parents looking to focus children's rambunctious behavior during the winter break can turn to a kitchen staple: eggs. Gemperle Farms has initiated the latest component to their new and improved website -a video series on egg-related crafts, recipes and science experiments.

December 10, 2013 | | Local

Turlock student's art featured in air district calendar

As the New Year inches closer consumers across the country will be tossing calendars into their shopping baskets at drug stores and books stores, but locals have the option to hang a free and education calendar on their wall courtesy of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 10, 2013 | | Local


Air Force Airman Kyle M. Vaughn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 10, 2013 | | Local

Three injured in collision

A car speeding along W. Christoffersen Parkway early Saturday morning went out of control and collided with a tree, injuring the driver and his two passengers.

December 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Vigil for families

The District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program is hosting the 16th Annual Homicide Victims' Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. Thursday. The ceremony will be held on the courthouse lawn located at 1100 I St., in Modesto.

December 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID to present final 2014 budget

The final 2014 budget will be the focus of the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday morning, following several weeks of reviewing each department's individual financial plans. The meeting will also mark the final TID Board of Directors meeting for 2013.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Parade rocks downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock was filled with the lights of the season on Friday - and thousands of holiday revelers - for the annual Christmas parade.

December 06, 2013 | | Local

Turlock company to restore U.S. Capitol Dome

A Turlock based company has been awarded the prestigious task of restoring one of America's greatest landmarks – the dome of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Tenet purchase of EMC makes progress

The pending sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare moved a step closer to completion with the closing of an inquiry into the sale by the Federal Trade Commission.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Annual CanTree Christmas raises thousands for locals in need

As Christmas approaches hundreds in the community of Turlock are reaching deep inside their pockets to contribute to local efforts that aim to help those in need this holiday season. Turlock's local base of real estate agents are no exception as they raised $20,000 at their annual Christmas CanTree Fundraiser on Wednesday.

December 05, 2013 | | Local

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Sharing the silence

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

September 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Young Eagles fly Turlock skies

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson 7th grader had always wanted to ...

September 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. That leads to clogged storm drains, polluted water ...

September 26, 2015 | | Local

Local Girl Scouts encourage reading with book box

Sarah Gordon and Sarah Romo, two members of Girl Scout troop 3289, are hoping to increase literacy in local youth by offering a Little Free ...

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Local business aims to educate about arbor health

All it took was just one look at a discolored hackberry tree at a local park for American Tree Medics Inc. founder and certified arborist ...

September 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Stanislaus County medical corps sent to help fire victims

Although the Valley Fire in Lake County is now 90 percent contained, thousands of people left homeless due to the fire are still in need ...

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock’s fire fighters back from blazes

All the personnel from the Turlock Fire and Police departments have returned home after helping battle the wildfires burning in parts of California.

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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