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California’s drought calls for continued conservation efforts

Our state is now facing its fourth year of severe drought. Many communities are suffering as a result. Water, one of our most important resources, is in trouble, and we need to continue to do everything we can to protect it - today and into the future.

April 03, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to bolster grant writing skills for local, regional food businesses

Just as local and regional food producers boost the local economy, the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources hopes to boost local and regional food businesses by teaching effective grantwriting skills in a series of workshops this month.

April 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Sixth annual fun run to benefit Turlock Chaplaincy fast approaching

Downtown Turlock is a place for shopping and dining, but it's also a place for running – at least for the participants of the sixth annual Turlock Chaplaincy Fun Run.

April 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Kite Festival encourages kids, families to get outdoors

The Knights of Columbus are taking a tip from "Mary Poppins" and encouraging local families to fly kites together. The Knights are turning their 4th annual Time to Fly Kite Festival into a Week of the Child celebration this year with a host of family-friendly activities.

April 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel clinics in Turlock, Patterson closing

The departure of the last primary care physician practicing at two clinics serving thousands of patients in Turlock and Patterson is forcing Emanuel Medical Center to shutter the doors on the facilities.

April 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock based design company lands local, national clients

Name of Business: Nishihara/Wilkinson Design Inc.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Annual ceremony for local heroes seeking nominations

The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter is looking for a few heroes in Stanislaus County.

April 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Poetry, kids and recycling highlight April library events

If prayers are answered and the Valley sees April showers, there are a variety of free events offered this month at local libraries to help children and adults get out of the rain.

April 02, 2015 | | Local


Prescription drug drop off box now in Turlock

Those individuals in need of a place to safely discard expired, unused or unwanted and potentially dangerous prescription medications now have an option to do so in Turlock.

April 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teen’s text message gives rise to service, social club

For most teenagers, text messaging has increased the feasibility of communicating with family, sending funny pictures to classmates, or hashing out in great detail to friends what their crush said to them between class periods that day.

April 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Covenant Church adds stained glass art to historic sanctuary space

The sunlight that is cast on Turlock Covenant Church sanctuary is unique in that it is reflected through vast stained glass windows dating back to 1928 when the church was built. Now, the church also has a more recent custom stained glass piece on display in the sanctuary lobby.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Governor announces mandatory water reductions

On Wednesday California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the first ever mandatory water reduction measures to be implemented in communities across the state, a testament to the severity of the ongoing drought that promises to be problematic in the upcoming summer months.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


96 years of supporting veterans

Members and guests of the Turlock American Legion Post celebrated the organization's 96th anniversary on Friday with a dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 is named after Rex Ish, the first World War I causality from Turlock. Over the decades, the American Legion members have been dedicated to serving military veterans, service members and the community at large.

March 31, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keyes car club to host spring fever event

Local car club 209 Rustbuckets are combining their annual car show with a host of spring activities, including an Easter egg hunt for kids.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Raider faithful: Derek Carr coming to Turlock

The Turlock Gospel Mission is calling a Hail Mary pass in order to raise enough funds to operate its meal mission and day center for homeless families during the fund-dry summer months. To execute this play, the mission is bringing in the big guns: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

March 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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CROSSTOWN CULINARY CLASH: Pitman lays claim to Iron Chef title

For several years now the golden trophy from the annual Turlock Education Foundation sponsored Iron Chef competition has adorned the kitchen of the Turlock High School culinary class. Now it's Pitman's turn.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Artisanal shop Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery opening in time for summer

Many adults have fond childhood memories of melting ice cream cones and sticky fingers during the summertime, including Greg Raynes. The local teacher turned ice cream aficionado is now providing this memorable experience to children in Turlock by opening his first ice cream parlor, Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Monte Vista Avenue welcomes new café and pharmacy

In what might be a sign of recovering times in Turlock, two new businesses are joining the strip of stores along heavily trafficked Monte Vista Avenue: The Cottonwood and Turlock's New Vision Pharmacy.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it's been for the month since before the Great Recession began.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock's homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two of Emanuel’s own named Tenet Heroes

One man has brought new life to Emanuel Cancer Center and another is literally saving lives in the emergency room, and now both are being touted for their exemplary service to the patients served by Emanuel Medical Center.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suddenly Perfect moves locations after three decades

Name of Business: Suddenly Perfect

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Active 20-30 Club to host Casino Royal Prom fundraiser

Locals looking to relive their high school glory days will have the opportunity to as the Active 20-30 Club of Turlock is hosting a Casino Royale Prom event complete with gowns, corsages, photos, and more.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Safety Saturday free community event returns to Turlock

GDI Insurance will once again help families learn how to keep their children safe during a free community event on May 16. The 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Road, Turlock.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


KENLEY’S WALK

Ten-year-old Turlock resident Kenley Montes is ready to take a walk.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High grad to head Patterson police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has named Lt. Jeff Dirkse as the new Patterson Police Services Chief.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Local law enforcement joins state efforts to help at-risk youth

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II traveled to the state capital last week to join numerous other law enforcement officials in support of funding aimed at helping at-risk youth.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Christian member of Iraqi parliament to visit Turlock

Amidst ongoing tragedy in the Christian communities of the Middle East, the local community will have a chance to connect with a representative from Iraq on Thursday as the local chapter of the Assyrian Democratic Movement is hosting Yonadam Kanna. Kanna is a member of Iraqi parliament and the Secretary General of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chef John Surla expands to Hilmar with Lola Express & Bistro

Fresh cuisine in a farm-friendly atmosphere is now available in Hilmar as Lola Bistro & Express officially opened its doors on Tuesday.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A rising star

Local singing artist and Pitman High student Ansley Murillo signed autographs and CDs at Rancho Grande restaurant on Lander Avenue Friday promoting her demo.

April 10, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


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