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Community supports hospice, children 's grief program at holiday gala

The holiday spirit was evident at the recent Festival of Trees gala and auction, which raised an astounding $323,624. Every dollar goes to support local hospice services and Jessica's House, a grief support program for children and teens.

December 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Student's recycling proceeds provide holiday joy for others

Recycling is a great way to earn some extra cash on the side, but when the proceeds go towards others in the community the benefits of giving outweigh the dollars earned. Steven Shamgochian of Turlock Junior High School experienced this first hand as he has spent the past year recycling, ultimately raising over $2,000 and using the proceeds to purchase items to donate to fellow schoolmates.

December 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Poor air quality continues; officials discourage wood burning

Poor air quality Valley-wide continues to persist as the air basin lingers under a high-pressure system that has kept emissions from escaping.

December 18, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock CVB looks for new opportunities to bring in tourists

The Turlock Convention and Visitor's Bureau is looking forward to a bright 2014, as the tourism marketing organization hopes to bring some new ideas for the upcoming year.

December 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Turlock Gospel Mission makes progress with building funds, in need of more donations

Each day, the Turlock Gospel Mission is getting closer to its fundraising goals with the help of Turlock's generous citizens.

December 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Family dedicates tree at Crane Park in remembrance of lost son

For the Holguin family, the holidays have been an especially difficult time as they enter the Christmas season with one empty seat at the family table.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Envy Fine Clothing: Thinking outside of the gift box

While individuals are rushing to complete their holiday shopping, Envy Fine Clothing of Turlock is asking customers to consider allocating some funds from their Christmas lists to sponsor local families in need.

December 13, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Local entrepreneur creates unique artisan jewelry, organic soaps and candles

Name: Whitney Oliver Designs; EDEN Soap & Candle Co.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local

Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock: Growing and giving

A community reflects its residents and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock have demonstrated the connected and charitable nature of local society members through its consistent, generous contributions.

December 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

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 | Elizabeth Arakelian | 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 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

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Rotarians promote literacy with dictionary donations

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is hoping to pass along a love of words to local youth by giving every third grade student their very ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

California barbecue graces Turlock

Name of Business: Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Residents ready to stretch their legs for Turkey Trot

Turkey Trots are becoming more and more popular, but Turlock has been with the program for 41 years.

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Clean-up begins for Denair in wake of tornado

The winds have long since died down and residents of Denair are now beginning the task of repairing all the damage and wreckage brought to ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock firefighters douse fire at Foster Farms plant

The rapid response from the Turlock Fire Department and the quick actions of Foster Farms employees is being credited with keeping a fire that ignited ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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