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A family Christmas event

Thanks to local efforts, Turlock Family Network celebrated a special Christmas party for past and present clients Thursday evening.

December 14, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Wheelchairs recycled through Ceres warehouse give dignity to world’s poor

Over and over again, Lonny Davis has witnessed a heart-breaking sight in Third World nations: men, women and children crawling on dirt roads as they make their way to free wheelchairs he and other Rotarians have brought. However, their dire situation does a 180 degree turn when they receive a device – once discarded in America and refurbished – that gives them dignity through mobility.

December 14, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


A heart for children: Kaepernick continues support of Camp Taylor

Two local children had a special reunion with a friend from Camp Taylor on Sunday. San Francisco 49ers quarterback and native Turlocker Colin Kaepernick celebrated his team's win against the Miami Dolphins with the two campers at Candlestick Park.

December 14, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Our Lady of Guadalupe: Centuries old tradition alive in Catholics today

The sound of beating drums echoed through the walls of Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, as over a thousand Catholics watched a group of Aztec dancers unite to manifest their cultural spirit to La Virgen de Guadalupe.

December 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Fire races through Turlock condos

A fire possibly ignited by faulty Christmas light wiring burned through four Turlock condominiums Wednesday morning, leaving several residents displaced.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Illegal tobacco sales to minors increasing

California's first ever detailed report on trends among tobacco users and the advertising targeting them was released Thursday by the California Department of Public Health and it reflects an increase in youth smokers.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Canal repair almost complete; no major damage done

A million-dollar project to remove a mountaintop that threatened to cave in on a Turlock Irrigation Canal is nearly complete.

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hen sanctuary lawsuit moves forward

Three non-profit animal sanctuaries are a step closer in seeking justice for 50,000 hens who were abandoned this past February in what Stanislaus County Animal Services executive director called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

December 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


E Main Skin & Body: A great escape

Name of business: E Main Skin & Body

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Volunteers prepare 4,000 holiday food boxes

Despite a tough economy and thousands of hungry mouths to feed, Turlock Together is right on track to fulfill their 4,000 food box goal this Christmas season thanks to support from area volunteers and supporters.

December 11, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Judge orders reprieve for dog

The Alaskan malamute Bolt, the dog that has sparked a community discourse on the scope of dog owner responsibility, has been given a temporary reprieve by a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge from his slated euthanasia.

December 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rain year now above average

The 2012-2013 water year is on the right track for the first time, with year-to-date precipitation of 110.5 percent of average for this date.

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Toy drive offers hope to sick children, grieving families

The Destiny and Isaac Memorial Toy Drive not only honors the memory of two children whose lives were cut short due to illness and tragedy, but also offers a way for grieving families to help others during a difficult time.

December 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock student turns 12 on 12-12-12

Today - 12/12/12 - will be the last date with all the same numbers for almost 1,000 years, which makes it special and exciting for Lilliana Lansely.

December 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Pilots brave winter storms in cloud seeding program

When winter storms force most small planes to land with iced-over wings, it's time for these pilots to take off and fly straight into the storm.

December 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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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


TID approves 2015 budget with electric rate increase

While Turlock Irrigation District customers can expect an increase in electrical service rates at the beginning of the new year, one thing that will not change is the district's currently implemented solar program.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Big rig collision injures one

A collision between a big-rig truck and a sedan on Geer Road left a 19-year-old Turlock woman hospitalized with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City braces for impact of big storm

In the words of a salty old sea captain, it's time to batten down the hatches because a big storm is brewing.

December 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Doctors buy Turlock office park in $4.4 million record deal

The largest commercial real estate sale in Turlock in the last decade closed on Tuesday at $4.4 million as three doctors purchased the 4.48 acre Turlock Professional Office Park to pursue their dental, orthodontic, and oral surgery practices.

December 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almonds $21 billion industry in California

For the first time ever, the University of California Agricultural Issues Center was able to accurately define the economic impact of the almond industry throughout the state. The results: Over 100,000 jobs created and more than $21 billion gross revenue.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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