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Sky's the limit at balloon festival

The enthusiasm for a successful hot air balloon festival was not diminished by the wind that kept the balloons grounded during a planned media event at Mistlin Sports Park in Ripon on Saturday.

September 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown hosts third night market of season

When the lights go down in Turlock, many residents moan there's little to do.

September 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Economic recovery on its way, finds report

California's economic recovery is on the horizon though challenges remain numerous, according to a new report from the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

September 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County campaign touts water over soda

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is asking residents to make a pledge to put down the sugary drinks and pick up glasses of water instead.

August 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Labor Day travel on the rise

High gas prices and continued economic recession aren't expected to keep holiday revelers off the road this Labor Day weekend.

August 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County reaches record high ag income in 2011

Local farmers enjoyed yet another bounce-back year with a gross agricultural farm gate increase of nearly $497 million for an all-time record of total income of nearly $3.6 billion in 2011, over 18 percent increase from 2010 gross production, according to the Stanislaus County Agricultural Report.

August 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Library looks for votes to win Lego contest

The Stanislaus County Library is hoping to build up its children's programs with the help of some Legos.

August 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


School spirit thrives at Crivelli’s Shirts & More

Name of business: Crivelli's Shirts & More

August 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID to spend $975K in canal tunnel repair

Turlock Irrigation District directors unanimously approved a project which will blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on TID's upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing a mountaintop in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.

August 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Paw Dogs: Training puppies into heroes

Those shopping at Tractor Supply Company on Aug. 7 had a few unexpected fellow shoppers - those of the four-legged variety. Members of Stanislaus Paw Dogs, a guide dog training club, took a field trip into the Turlock store - and the neighboring movie theatre - to help the canines get real world experience.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


City to replace water meters

Turlockers should expect to see city-authorized technicians conducting work on water meters in the coming months.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


West Nile outbreak reaches new high

The outbreak of West Nile virus is soaring across the country, reaching unseen levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

August 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands of Valley unemployed find hope at Turlock job fair

For job hunters, Turlock was the place to be on Wednesday.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New bus hub ready for passengers

A new chapter in the growth of Turlock was launched Friday with the official opening of the Regional Transit Center, a first for the town and second in the county.

August 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air District opens lawn mower program for commercial use

A pilot program from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is offering commercial lawn care operators the chance to use and evaluate electric yard equipment.

August 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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