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Farming at the front door

Turlock resident JoLynn DiGrazia received a food delivery on Thursday morning that was unusually not pizza or Chinese food.

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


R.A.M Farms neighbors complain about traffic, noise from seasonal activities

For the past two years, winter holiday time in Turlock has been a little more fun as thousands of families have been able to enjoy ice skating at Fields of Ice, a seasonal rink operated by R.A.M Farms on Daubenberger Road, just south of Canal Drive.

September 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Save Mart gives back to community

Local Save Mart Supermarkets store managers Tony Dewinkle (Lander location) and Roy Torres (Geer location) presented the United Samaritans Foundation a $5,000 check on Tuesday on behalf of Save Mart CARES.

September 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


‘Good Morning America’ anchor to headline Emanuel’s cancer awareness event

Emanuel Medical Center's Women's Cancer Awareness Night Out will share the survival story of guest speaker "Good Morning America" news anchor Amy Robach for their annual October event.

September 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Steampunk comes to Turlock

A futuristic twist on Victorian-Era style is coming to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Oct. 2-4. Complete with celebrity guests, cosplayers, comic book artists and live bands-Steam House Con is set to bring the steampunk culture to this area.

September 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Survey: California one of the worst places for small business

California has received a grade of F in small business friendliness, according to Thumbtack's fourth annual Small Business Friendliness Survey, which surveyed over 2,000 small businesses in the state on a broad range of policy factors.

September 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Original Hilmar Cheese CEO retires after 31 years

After three decades that included the transformation of Hilmar Cheese Company from a small 12-dairy family operation into a worldwide leading producer in cheese and whey products, CEO John Jeter felt that it was finally time to retire.

September 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City encourages residents to increase water conservation efforts

The State of California has placed a mandatory 32 percent reduction in water consumption for the City of Turlock, using 2013 as the benchmark. In June, the City's water use reduction was 19 percent, falling short of the State's water use reduction mandate. In response, the State of California sent the City a Notice of Violation.

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Denair almond processor puts more control in individual growers’ hands

When Jim Crecelius founded the Monte Vista Farming Company 30 years ago, he envisioned a more individualized and secure approach to handling almonds that would be achieved through a collaborative partnership between processor and grower.

August 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


From railroad station to Scandinavian-themed shopping center

Although Scandia Village, the shopping center located on S. Golden State Boulevard just south of Central Park, has a long and storied history in Turlock, it is by no means a relic of the town's past. The center continues to draw a variety of new businesses to town, making it an important factor in Turlock's economic vitality.

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


El Niño impact uncertain for Central Valley

To the relief of residents throughout drought-stricken California, the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both predicted that there is more than a 90 percent chance that an increasingly strong and impactful El Niño will occur in fall and early winter of this year.

August 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Early morning fire destroys historic Turlock church

Hours before the sun rose in Turlock on Friday, firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a blaze that engulfed EQUIP Church of Turlock - and as the sun set, firefighters were breaking down walls to find and put out remaining embers in the almost 70-year old building.

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes community brings concerns to light at town hall meeting

The City of Keyes held a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at the Keyes Community Center to address a variety of concerns that range from public safety to family activities.

August 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Salon Rouge enters downtown Turlock scene

Name of Business: Salon Rouge

August 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Pirates, dinosaurs to invade local libraries in September

The Stanislaus County Library's Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but local branches of the library have a number of activities planned in September to encourage reading and inspire creativity.

August 27, 2015 | | Local


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Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jerry Powell

Central Valley born and raised, Turlock resident Jerry Powell has made a name for himself in the city through his work in real estate, construction ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment rate rises in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight rise in December, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlocker heads effort to fight African illiteracy

In the villages throughout West Africa, school books are hard to come by, and over the past decade, Books and More Education Foundation has sent ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Lions help kids see the future

Within seconds, Turlock Lions Club member Leroy Knapp was able to identify possible vision problems for students at Cunningham Elementary School Wednesday morning – part of ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Town Center sees new life

Before Monte Vista Crossings became Turlock's go-to retail hub, the Turlock Town Center served as one of the community's largest, most-frequented shopping pads ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man killed in Highway 108 crash

A Turlock man died in a head-on collision with a flatbed truck Thursday morning while driving on Highway 108 in Knights Ferry.

January 18, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man finds cannonball on roadside

Plenty of people find interesting little trinkets and treasure alongside roadways, but what makes Mark Wendell's story of interest is that his find had ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local Las Vegas shooting survivors to run in remembrance

For several years Turlock resident Christie Marriott and Ceres resident Mary Sylvester have enjoyed the physical benefits of running, but over the last year they ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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