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Turlock cheese maker finds favor with Med dieters

Karoun Dairies has been a leading producer of artisan cheeses and natural yogurts for over two decades, but recently the Turlock-based company has had an increase in demand for one its more ethnic products - labne.

June 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Wind sparks grass fires

The breezes that have kept the temperatures in the area in the pleasant range have also contributed to two fires flaring up alongside Highway 99 in Turlock.

June 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Lake remains open under new operator

The Turlock Lake State Recreation Area will remain open, but the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors isn't pleased with how new operator American Land & Leisure was forced upon them.

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Horsing around at the county fair

Hundreds of 4-H and FFA youth put their skills to the test Tuesday at the Showmanship and Western horse competitions held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

June 26, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock Sikh Temple holds first parade

Turlockers for more than 37 years, Dennis and Kathy Givens sat in front of their house on Sunday and watched in amazement as thousands of Sikhs marched down their residential street - and they loved every minute of it.

June 26, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


PG&E to test Turlock natural gas pipelines in July, September

Pacific Gas & Electric will conduct comprehensive tests of Turlock's aging natural gas pipelines in the coming months, in efforts to ensure the pipeline does not fail as in the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion which killed eight people.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Summertime Favorites offer lasting value for young readers

In 1988, the National Endowment for the Humanities published its first Summertime Favorites reading list. Selections were based on an informal survey of 60 public and private schools around the country. Every book had been published before 1960 and so had stood the test of at least one generation. Kept in circulation through reprinting and republication on the NEH website, Summertime Favorites for K-8 readers proved enormously popular.

June 22, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Children’s librarian hosts her final story time

After more than three decades of service, Stanislaus County Librarian Susan Guest is ready to check out her last book. Dozens of parents and children were present at the Turlock Branch of the Stanislaus County Library Tuesday morning to see Guest work her magic during story time, one last time, as she turned each page and looked at every child as if they were the only one in the room.

June 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


30-foot tree falls into street, injures one

One man was injured when a 30-foot-tall Hackenberry tree at Denair Park suddenly fell over on Wednesday afternoon.

June 20, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Berryhill names Stockton bakery as 26th Assembly District Small Business of the Year

Each year, the California Assembly honors small businesses from each assembly district for being successful and charitable business members within the communities in which they thrive. This year, the owners of Stockton's Toot Sweets Bakery Cafe, Kim and Monique Kelso, were honored in a special ceremony held at the capitol on June 11.

June 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


University faculty, staff rally to save furry friend

The faculty and staff who work out of Bizzini Hall on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus didn't realize how much one member of their team meant to them until she came up missing last week.

June 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikh parade to hit streets of Turlock

The streets of Turlock will be filled with the sights and sounds of the Sikh culture on Sunday, as the Turlock Sikh Temple hosts its first-ever parade.

June 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The world comes to Turlock

This summer more than 200 young adult Catholics from around the globe will converge on Turlock for the 2012 Young Adult Teams Of Our Lady International Meeting, which will be held at California State University, Stanislaus in July.

June 19, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Property owner calls vandalism attack on free speech

Downtown window signs questioning Republican ideals have been destroyed in an act of vandalism their owner sees as an attack on free speech.

June 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Freeway collision injures one

A Turlock family escaped unharmed a freeway collision that sent a Winton man to the hospital with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

June 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock father, son drown in waters off San Francisco

A Turlock father and his adult son drowned earlier this week after they were swept out into the pounding waves off a treacherous San Francisco beach.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


BRING ON THE PINK

Support Turlock Firefighters 2434 union's efforts to raise money for breast cancer awareness by purchasing and wearing their specially designed pink T-shirts. T-shirts can be pre-ordered through the union's website at www.turlockfirefighters.org.

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Status update on current and future drought conditions

The end of summer has arrived but what does that mean for the severe drought that is plaguing California? Weather forecasts indicate the answer is: "not much."

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Merced County reports first human cases of West Nile

The threat of West Nile Virus remains high across the area as Merced County reported its first confirmed human cases of the virus this year.

September 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chiefs chill out for good causes

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman completed the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday by getting drenched with buckets of cold, icy water as they stood in the Columbia Pool. The challenge allowed for the largest donor to have the honor of soaking the chiefs and in the end it was the police explorers who claimed the victory. An exact total of the funds raised is unknown because donations were still being collected, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dog’s injuries may be from mountain lion encounter

The mountain lion seen prowling the streets of Turlock that officials believed had left the area, may be back and may be responsible for an attack on a resident's dog.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mystery of the lost class rings

Class rings are meant to be a treasured memento of high school days, but for two individuals those mementos vanished around 20 years ago.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vongsaly brings passion for Thai cuisine to new downtown restaurant

Name of Business: Ju Ju Thai Cuisine

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety, childhood cancer awareness focus of weekend events

Two events will highlight children this weekend, the MedicAlert Health & Safety Fair and Lil Scotty's Soldiers of Hope Survivor Boot Camp.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


American Legion Riders hit the road for good causes

Although their motorcycles and leather jackets may look tough, the mission of the American Legion Riders is all heart.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID throws weight behind water bond

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees joined leagues with a broad coalition of water, conservation, and agricultural organizations with its adopted position of support regarding California's Proposition 1, or the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

September 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Horseman’s Club has no plans of riding off into the sunset

It may surprise some outsiders to know that in the Turlock Horseman's Club, horses are secondary.

September 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock dancing stars delight crowd, rake in the donations

The performers for the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars did the cha-cha, the hustle, the flamenco, and in general thrilled the capacity crowd Saturday night as they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID looks at electric rate hike

Electric service rates could increase next year, after a review of Turlock Irrigation District's preliminary budget for the 2015 financial year. The possibility of a 5 percent increase in rates, which will be used to address a forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 2.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cars, coffee and charity

An annual event aimed at sharing a love of fine automobiles took a philanthropic turn this year as Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance, in collaboration with Hagerty Insurance, raised funds for pancreatic research in memory of late Turlock High aquatics coach Steve Feaver.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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