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Plan for success before opening small business, advises SBDC

The recession has been particularly tough on small businesses, knocking more than 170,000 such businesses out of operation between 2008 and 2010, per U.S. Census Bureau Data.

July 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cougar visits local home

Mountain lions are known to prowl rocky ridges, canyons or even dense brush, but the flat farmlands of Turlock are not exactly known to entice the furtive felines. However, that wasn't the case on Sunday.

July 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID warns of utility scammers

The phone rings. It's the local utility, the man on the phone says, and the electric account is past due.

July 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Navy Seaman Recruit Vanessa M. Jensen, daughter of Veronica M. and David E. Jensen of Delhi, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

July 27, 2012 | | Local


Fair records high attendance for 2012 run

Over 221,000 people visited the Stanislaus County Fair during its 2012 10-day run, marking it as another strong year.

July 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Recalls issued for Gills Onions, Trader Joe’s BBQ chicken salad

California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman is warning people not to eat diced, slivered and whole peeled Gills Onions, and diced onion and celery mix because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

July 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Smashed pears result of train versus truck collision

A semi-truck was struck by a freight train Wednesday afternoon in Turlock, leaving a debris field of truck parts and smashed pears all over the road.

July 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tractor sales no longer a man’s world in Turlock

Central Valley resident Alisha Nelson knows a thing or two about raising the bar for women in the workforce. An agriculture enthusiast and former rodeo sweetheart, Nelson is not afraid to get her hands dirty, especially when it comes to heavy machinery as she is the first woman hired by Turlock's Garton Tractor Inc. as an agriculture sales consultant.

July 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Family cries foul at fair disqualification

What should have been an exciting and unforgettable experience for first time FFA exhibitor Victoria McPherson, instead, turned into a heartbreaking incident that left her and her family yearning for answers. McPherson and her sheep "Lambert" were dismissed from the Stanislaus County Fair Advance Showing last week after the fair's veterinarian disqualified the animal.

July 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Burning car in Highway 99 mishap carries 100 bullets

It wasn't your run-of-the-mill Highway 99 crash.

July 25, 2012 | BY GLENN KAHL TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


101st Stanislaus County Fair ends on a high note

At this point, if you're still imagining the fun, it's too late.

July 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Specialty store offers gluten-free choices

Name of business: It's Gluten Free

July 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


State board to discuss agricultural labor issues

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address agricultural labor issues at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 7.

July 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Valley economic recovery slow, but on its way, finds report

The Central Valley economy is continuing to gradually recover, and will slowly grow for the next two years, according to the latest California State University, Stanislaus Business Forecast Report.

July 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local food programs in need of donations

The summertime blues for local food pantries is heating up with donations down at Turlock community centers - a phenomenon food program coordinators see every year.

July 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Mountain lion evades search efforts

A mountain lion spotted in an east Turlock neighborhood Sunday night continues to roam free in parts unknown as officials suspended their search Monday.

September 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Befriend an alpaca on National Alpaca Farm Days

Community members who want to get up close with an alpaca will have their chance this Sunday and Monday at Macedo's Mini Acre as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 22, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Pirates reign high seas of Keyes Library

Arrrrr. Children in Keyes were treated to a number of pirate related events at the Keyes Library on Thursday afternoon in celebration of the International "Talk like a Pirate Day" on Friday.

September 19, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Dancing with the Turlock Stars: Preview Edition

For the past two months local participants of the first annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars event to benefit the Salvation Army could be found in dance studios, gyms, classrooms, and cafeterias across Turlock honing their dance skills and practicing routines for their big showcase tonight. As I peeked my head into several practices to interview participants for our Studio 209 video episode I was given a sneak preview of the dancers' routines. After witnessing a cha-cha, a rock and roll performance, and a western medley, it's clear that the array of dances is as diverse as the participants ...

September 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dick’s Sporting Goods looking to hire for new Turlock location

While the southern extension of Monte Vista Crossings has yet to be completed, Dick's Sporting Goods is wasting no time looking for local individuals to employ at its new Turlock location, just one of 574 stores across the country.

September 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock conservationist spreads message with children’s book

Ten years ago Turlock's Tammy Bird decided to make a dramatic shift in her life. She sold all her possessions, bought an RV and went to live in the Santa Cruz mountains.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pumpkins still aplenty

Farmers around the region have been taking drastic measures to deal with the ongoing drought, but fortunately for local children, there will still be plenty of pumpkins to choose from at Turlock's R.A.M. Farms.

September 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock fire fighters ready to turn town pink

As the fall season arrives more people will be adding warm golds, maroons, and oranges to their wardrobes, but in Turlock the color of the moment will be pink.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate drops in August

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw a welcome drop in August as more food manufacturing jobs opened up with the arrival of harvest season.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air officials issue health alert

The King Fire burning in El Dorado County has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts in surrounding counties, including Stanislaus and Merced, for as long as the fire continues to burn.

September 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Young Eagles Day lets local kids fly high for free

The Young Eagles Day at the Turlock Airport is approaching meaning children can abandon their toy planes for the day in order to tour real aircrafts at the City of Turlock's municipal airport.

September 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reading program goes to the dogs

Although Snoopy may have been kicked out of the library and told "no dogs allowed," the Turlock Library will be welcoming therapy dogs this October through a different kind of reading program.

September 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Westside Ministries to celebrate 30 years

This year marks Westside Ministries' 30th year and the organization invites the community to help it celebrate with a picnic dinner that will include a special anniversary service and dance performance.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ceremony will honor area philanthropists

On Nov. 5, the area's leading philanthropists will be recognized at the Association of Funding Professionals National Philanthropy Awards. The event will recognize active, philanthropic individuals who make a difference in the community.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fewer wood burning days ahead for Valley

The Governing Board for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District approved a proposal to tighten the wood burning bans in the Central Valley, lessening the number of days individuals can use traditional fireplaces.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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