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Pedestrian in fatal collision identified

The Merced County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed Oct. 10 on Golden State Boulevard as 26-year-old Turlock resident Whitney Manzano.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Society extends helping hand for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

The first time Cindy Den Brave ever stepped through the doors of the Alzheimer's Aid Society office in Modesto, she was a daughter feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with the dementia that was slowly claiming her mother. She left the office feeling renewed and armed with information and support that would get her through the arduous days ahead.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Irrigation season official end meets projections

As the Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season came to a close this week, the district's final tally of water usage was almost unbelievably close to preseason projections.

October 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Livestock 101: Camp teaches youths how to raise championship animals

Over 700 youths flocked to the Stanislaus County Fair stockyards last weekend for the 9th annual Junior Livestock Camp. The two-day free event gave youth and group leaders the chance to learn in-depth skills related to raising and showing livestock, including preparation tips for fair competitions.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock welcomes new book store — and coffee house, too

Name of business: The Bookshop Cafe

October 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Changes needed to make state more business-friendly, says CalChamber CEO

As the president and CEO of CalChamber, Allan Zaremberg, travels to every corner of California talking to the small business owners who comprise the membership of local Chambers of Commerce, he inevitable hears the same complaint.

October 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


PERMANENT TRIBUTE

In honor of her grandmother and aunt, who both passed away from breast cancer, 19-year-old Ashley Schroder got a pink ribbon tattooed onto her hip by Main Street Tattoo artist Bryan Angel on Friday. Half of the $40 Schroder paid for the tattoo is being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a promotion the tattoo parlor will continue through October.

October 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Downtown tries to hand off egg project

The Sunny Side Up public art project is being passed around like a bad egg, as the Turlock Downtown Property Owners' Association made an appeal to the city Arts Commission on Thursday night to take over the flailing project.

October 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Small business lending increases in 2012

Loans made by local lenders and banks and guaranteed by the Fresno District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration to small businesses and entrepreneurs continued to rebound in fiscal year 2012 which just ended on Sept. 30. The local SBA District Office services the 15 counties of Central California from the sierras to the pacific coast.

October 12, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Sikh Temple moves forward with expansion

Just more than a year after the opening of Turlock's new Sikh Temple, temple leaders are already planning for expansion.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Helping Turlock shine

Hundreds of volunteers took a little time out of their busy weekend schedules to clean up the town, literally. The annual Turlock Shines volunteer clean-up effort was held on Saturday and Sept. 29 this year, giving volunteers more opportunities to help out.

October 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Car-free family

Just over two years ago, John and Elizabeth Claes' only car broke down – permanently.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


The PINK is on

It's been four days since the Turlock Journal issued a challenge to other local businesses and organizations to support the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for the Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 09, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Grant to help connect consumers with local products

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District was awarded an $85,000 grant through the Farmers Market Promotion Program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a farmers' market project and a new food logo.

October 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


New restaurant offers India’s culinary delights

Name of business: Nagina Palace

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Drink and be merry at The Rail, Turlock’s newest bar

Name: The Rail

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Twice the ice

Ice skating is back and in full swing for the second year in a row at Fields of Ice, but now there is twice the ice. With a rink 120 feet by 80 feet, locals of all ages can rent some skates and hit the rink.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Forest, Oregon farms grow holiday tradition

Ready or not the holiday season has officially arrived - and so have the Christmas trees.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Businesses urge shoppers to keep it local this holiday season

The words "buy local" have been promoted across the state and country over the past few years and there is no better day to head the command than on Small Business Saturday.

November 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

When the Chaparro family celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, there will be a special thanks said by the Turlock family for the presence of their matriarch Maria Isabel Chaparro's presence at the table.

November 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


It's all about the pie

Amelia and Xavier Bettencourt are used to being in the kitchen so perhaps it's no surprise that they took second place in the annual pumpkin pie contest to benefit the United Samaritans Foundation – except for the fact that they are nine and six years old, respectively.

November 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID proposes irrigation rate increase for 2015

No one likes to pay more - not for food, Christmas presents or irrigation water. The Turlock Irrigation District, however, is hoping to convince its irrigation customers that a proposed rate increase that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season is necessary for the health of the district.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Creating fruitcake fans one batch at a time

Those who claim to not like fruitcakes have probably never tried one of Betty Bradbury's delectable desserts.

November 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Feast breakdown

It is that time of year where savvy shoppers line the grocery store aisles looking for the best deals on everything from turkeys and green beans to pumpkin filling. However, this year even the average shopper won't have to worry about forking over too many dollars before grabbing their fork at the table since it costs less than $5 a person for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, according to the annual American Farm Bureau Federation's survey.

November 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Winter storm information

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.

November 21, 2014 | | Local


Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Opening up the table this holiday season

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.

November 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Coat program helps children combat winter chill

As Turlock welcomes winter and the accompanying drop in temperatures, Westside Ministries is making sure that every child in the community is prepared for the chill with the organization's 29th annual Coats for Kids program.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

November 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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