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Business promotes Christmas cheer

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas inside Smith Chevrolet Cadillac in Turlock. There were signs of Christmas cheer in almost every department of the dealership; the inside is decorated with a festive Mickey and Minnie, a snowed in village featuring 48 houses, and even old Saint Nick himself.

December 08, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Three Californians chosen to serve on House Ag Committee

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was one of three Californians chosen to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in the 113th Congress, it was announced Wednesday.

December 08, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 491 incidents during the month of November. These included a total of 283 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents, and 35 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 23 fire type calls: Three building fires, one cooking fire, four vegetation/ rubbish fires, two electrical wiring type fires, three excessive heat, scorch burns fire, three vehicle fires, six unauthorized burnings, and one chimney or flue fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, chemical reaction rupture, water or steam leak, smoke checks ...

December 08, 2012 | | Local


Local business 'Paints It Forward'

Lancaster Painting is once again looking for an opportunity to share its services by providing a free paint job for their 3rd annual "Paint It Forward" program.

December 08, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


New app for air information

Want to know how the air quality is for the day or if it's a no burn day? Well, there's an app for that.

December 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local farms open for holiday events

The holidays have arrived, and Macedo's Mini Acre Ranch is opening its door to folks of all ages so everyone can experience a little Christmas- alpaca style.

December 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Flu season lurking around the corner

As people start making out their holiday to-do lists, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is strongly advising one more task be added to the list and checked off before year's end.

December 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hundreds line Main Street for annual parade

Festive floats steamed down Main Street Friday night as holiday music filled the air at the 34th annual Turlock Christmas Parade.

December 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Court hearing could give dog another chance

The saga of the Alaskan malamute Bolt, who is scheduled to be euthanized early next week, took another turn as his owner hired an attorney in his quest to save the dog's life.

December 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kiwanis spreads holiday cheer

Christmas jingles echoed throughout the halls of the Bel Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital on Tuesday when the Kiwanis Club of Turlock crew including Santa (Joe Blanc) and his four elves passed out presents. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock delivered a total of 81 hand-knitted afghans to residents in long-term care facilities throughout Turlock on Tuesday.

December 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Caltrans implements Operation Fog

During the winter months, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties are plagued by extremely dense fog which poses a severe hazard to drivers. Typically the fog season begins during the month of November and continues through February. Despite this predictable seasonal occurrence, multi-vehicle accidents are commonplace due to the combination of fog, excessive speeds and traffic congestion.

December 04, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Rad Rags Scrubs newest Small Business Incentive recipient

Name of business: Rad Rags Scrubs

December 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Santa's coming to town

Every December members of Turlock Fire Incorporated and their families volunteer to drive Santa around town on a vintage 1955 fire engine spreading holiday cheer through the neighborhoods of Turlock.

December 04, 2012 | | Local


Starbucks toy drive to benefit foster youth

Starbucks is hoping to make the holidays a little bit brighter for area foster youths.

December 04, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Popular nativity trek on

Organizers of the popular annual "Journey to Bethlehem" event hope to get a break from the weather that partially rained out their outdoor venue during last week's opening.

December 04, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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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


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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