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Hundreds flock to God’s Closet’s first free shopping event

Despite the rain on Sunday, hundreds of people from near and far made their way to Turlock Seventh-day Adventist Church to browse among mountains of gently used or new children's clothing during God's Closet's first Free Shop Day Event.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Letters to Santa raises thousands to bring Christmas to children in Stanislaus County

Although Turlock resident and Letters to Santa Charity president Justin Crone looks nothing like Santa Claus, he and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas have at least one thing in common: their desire to keep the magic of Christmas alive by making sure every child has a present to open on Christmas Day.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teen dedicates time, talents to helping community

Turlock resident Shivani Thakur is not your typical teen.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Monte Vista Crossings: Over 16 years of development brings top shopping center to Turlock

Since its development began at the start of the new millennium, Turlockers have known Monte Vista Crossings as the city's shopping epicenter. From pet stores to drive through restaurants, nearly two decades of growth have brought over 50 businesses and extraordinary revenue to Turlock, making Monte Vista Crossings one of the top five largest open air shopping centers on the West Coast.

November 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Man struck by train identified

The man struck and killed by a train Nov. 18 has been identified as a Turlock resident.

November 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


EMC honored for philanthropy

Emanuel Medical Center has received a 2016 National Philanthropy Day award from the Yosemite Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for its charitable contributions to the community. The hospital, which was nominated for the award by California State University, Stanislaus, was named Outstanding Corporate or Small Business Donor in Philanthropy.

November 25, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Fire damages Turlock residence

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that severely damaged a residence Monday evening.

November 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Small Business Saturday promotes inner-city growth

Big box department stores reap the benefits of Black Friday annually, but Turlock residents hit the aisles and racks of local stores just as eagerly the following day for Small Business Saturday - a day to celebrate and support locally-owned and operated businesses.

November 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Make-A-Wish grants Turlock teen’s wish to see the Fighting Irish

Andrew "AJ" Perez has wanted to attend a Notre Dame football game since he was six years old. This previous weekend, that long-awaited dream became a reality thanks to Make-A-Wish, who granted the 13-year-old's wish to see the Fighting Irish in Indiana.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kitchen fire re-ignites in attic of Turlock home

A kitchen fire that residents believed had been put out re-ignited Friday night, causing damage to the attic of the Turlock home, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Golf cart sparks fire at Turlock home

A vehicle fire of a golf cart sparked a fire that damaged a fence and one Turlock residence, but quick actions kept it from spreading to another home, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cost of thanksgiving feast sees slight decrease

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 31st annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year's feast for 10 is $49.87, a 24-cent decrease from last year's average of $50.11.

November 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CanTree helps provide for families in need

The holidays are a season full of giving, and since 1982 the Turlock Christmas CanTree Project has contributed to the city's efforts of making a difference for those in need through its annual breakfast fundraiser.

November 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dubyak Family Chiropractic crowns pie contest winner

Jeanna Pritt's granddaughter, Madison Slifert, doesn't bake often, but that didn't stop her from entering the Dubyak Family Chiropractic annual pumpkin pie contest and taking home the crown.

November 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission, La Mo offering Thanksgiving lunch for those in need

The Thanksgiving feast that the Turlock Gospel Mission holds each year for those Turlock residents in need will get a twist this year thanks to a partnership with La Mo restaurant.

November 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Annual awards ceremony in search of outstanding women

The Stanislaus County Commission for Women is searching the area for women who stand out from the crowd, whether it be through community service, inspirational ...

December 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Security fencing approved for Salvation Army

Amid safety concerns, The Salvation Army will construct a six-foot tall perimeter fence around their property following approval from the Turlock City Planning Commission Thursday ...

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing reopens

Drivers now have a smooth ride over the railroad tracks on Monte Vista Avenue, as road repairs have been completed on the popular thoroughfare.

December 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


State records first flu death in person under 65 years

The California Department of Public Health is reporting the state has recorded the first flu-related fatality of a person under 65 years of age for ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Aspiranet, Starbucks host annual gift drive for foster youth

For the eighth year, community members will have the chance to give back while ordering their morning coffee thanks to a holiday gift drive for ...

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local libraries offer holiday crafts, marionette show, literacy program in December

Community members are invited to enjoy a variety of free programs at the Turlock Library this December, beginning with the month-long Find the Grinch program ...

December 01, 2016 | | Local


Pizza Factory celebrates seven years in Turlock

Type of business: Pizza parlor

December 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tree lighting for homicide victims

The District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 19th Annual Lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil at 6 ...

November 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Healthcare Hero: Renee Pimentel

If you do not know Renee Pimentel, you should. While not a household name she is a healthcare hero.

November 29, 2016 | BY JEFFREY LEWIS Special to the Journal | Local


Denair preparing for first annual tree lighting celebration

Towns across the country celebrate Christmas traditions annually, and this year, Denair hopes to begin one of its own with its first annual Christmas tree ...

November 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don’s RV Center preparing to expand

Don's RV Center is set for expansion following the Stanislaus County Planning Commission's recent approval of the center's plans to create an ...

November 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Police department begins enforcement operations to curb collisions

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a special traffic enforcement today around town in an ongoing effort to drive down the number of fatal ...

November 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber of Commerce eliminates CEO position

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is restructuring its staff as the business organization looks to refocus its resources.

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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