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Mayors compete in Kettle Challenge

Sometimes a little competition can spur the giving spirit, at least when it comes to the Stanislaus County Mayors' Bell Ringing contest in support of The Salvation Army.

December 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Collision claims life of Stanislaus Sheriff’s sergeant, Modesto woman

A sergeant with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and a Modesto baker were killed Friday evening in a head-on collision in Hughson.

December 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands flock to downtown Turlock for annual parade

Maybe it was the array of lights on every float, person or car? Perhaps it was the funnel cakes, kettle corn or Santa up on the fire truck? Regardless the reason, roughly 30,000 people gathered in the heart of downtown Turlock Friday night for the 37th annual Downtown Christmas Parade, hosted by the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434.

December 04, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


ACT GIVES BACK

The Advancing Children of Turlock club took 35 local children on a shopping spree at Target on Wednesday. The club members focused on buying the children coats, shoes and warm clothes for the cold winter season. At the end of the shopping spree, the kids received a hot meal and a visit from Santa.

December 04, 2015 | | Local


Mary and Joseph seek shelter in Gold Rush town

For over 30 years, the community of Columbia has come together each December to present their unique take on Las Posadas. The original Spanish holiday tradition re-enacts the biblical story of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter in Bethlehem on the original Christmas Eve. In Columbia, as Mary and Joseph seek shelter they encounter gold mining shepherds, saloon tenders and 1850's fire fighters, along with a host of more traditional angels.

December 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Like father, like sons on Dad's High Sierra hike

For a middling fisherman like me, a nibble in a backcountry lake is a big deal, especially the first one after eight days on the trail. I eagerly reeled in the hook I had cast into the high-elevation lake beneath Isberg Peak in southeastern Yosemite, only to feel the line abruptly stick. My sinker had lodged beneath a rock on the lake bottom.

December 04, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


For the love of coffee

Name of Business: Luis Coffee & Tea

December 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


The Force Awakens at local libraries ushering in holiday fun

Along with the traditional winter craft fun, this December local libraries will be hosting Star Wars Day and celebrating National Cupcake Day.

December 03, 2015 | | Local


Salvation Army to host Santa Pub Crawl in downtown Turlock

Join the Christmas fun in downtown Turlock for the fifth annual Santa Pub Crawl hosted by the Turlock Salvation Army on Dec. 19.

December 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Tuolumne River Trust receives $91K to boost water literacy for local students

As a record-breaking drought continues to parch California with no foreseeable end, the Tuolumne River Trust is hoping to transform local students into knowledgeable water stewards with a first-of-its-kind K-12 water literacy program at Hughson Unified School District.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Sheriff trains in counterterrorism

The terror attacks carried out in San Bernardino on Wednesday and the attacks that happened in Paris last month have opened up new dialogues in America on terrorism and how to best protect the country. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has a newly obtained understanding of counterterrorism efforts that he likely hopes never to put into practice.

December 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair celebrates life of educator with candlelight vigil

On the same playground where Denair Elementary Charter Academy fourth grade teacher Mark Selee was often seen playing basketball with students, hundreds of Denair community members gathered on Wednesday to honor him after he died recently of an apparent heart attack.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shopping for a cause

The start of December marks the time of giving and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock is doing just that by hosting their annual Kohl's shopping spree for underprivileged youth in the area.

December 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Hospital admissions drop with wood burning restrictions

Historically, the San Joaquin Valley is known as one of the most polluted air regions in the state-not to mention the country-due to its bowl shape that collects and holds emissions.

December 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Turlock woman battling Parkinson's finds hope with brain treatment

Sherri Todd had always been an athlete. During her years at Turlock High School she played volleyball, basketball and softball and was voted most athletic by her classmates during her senior year. She went on to play softball in college and continued to live a life full of physical activities well into her adulthood.

December 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Country artist Easton Corbin joins Fair line-up

It's "About to Get Real" at the Stanislaus County Fair as it gets ready to "Roll With" Easton Corbin.

February 23, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


St. Patrick’s Day and tax preparation pointers highlight March library events

Leprechauns, taxes and clouds will be among the March discussions and events the library branches in the area will be holding.

February 23, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


The power of social media

What if I told you that if you want something for free, all you have to do is ask? Well, ask and employ some of ...

February 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Milk up and running

Commercial operations began this month at Turlock's new, state-of-the-art powdered milk processing plant, Valley Milk, bringing more jobs to the area and contributing to ...

February 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Health endowment provides funding for sexually transmitted diseases testing

Legacy Health Endowment is continuing its mission to create health care solutions within Stanislaus and Merced counties, this time with a program aimed at preventing ...

February 22, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Freezing weather hinders almond pollination

Mid-February is typically a busy time for the honey bees tasked with pollinating the Central Valley's almond orchards, but this week's freezing temperatures ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dance troupe takes home Tam-Tam’s top prize

It's been just over three weeks since they took the stage, but dance troupe Lost and Found is still reveling in their first-place finish ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock musician sets up shop in Hilmar

Name of business: Chris's Music

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Flu cases continue, but peak may have passed

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the most virulent health officials have seen in a decade and has been responsible for a high ...

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman burned by leaky lighter

Fluid leaking from a lighter ignited a fire that severely burned a woman Saturday afternoon, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

February 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Yosemite Conservancy offers park volunteer opportunities

Yosemite Conservancy is seeking volunteers for 30-day stays in Yosemite National Park from May through September to help visitors enjoy the park's natural, cultural ...

February 16, 2018 | | Local


$16,000 signing bonuses for those ready to join TPD

Facing an ongoing shortage of police officers and dispatchers in town, the Turlock City Council took steps Tuesday night to make the city a more ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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