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Crews tear down cheese plant destroyed in arson fire

The process of removing the charred rubble and burnt out husk of the vacant Turlock cheese plant began earlier this week.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Scholarships support future of Valley ag

For the past 13 years, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Ag Committee has supported the future of the region's number one industry through its Annual Ag Scholarship event.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Vander Veen named MNC group publisher

After a year at the helm of the Turlock Journal, Hank Vander Veen was named group publisher of Morris Newspapers of Northern California. The MNC group includes the Journal, Ceres Courier, Oakdale Leader, Escalon Times, Riverbank News, Manteca Bulletin and Ripon Bulletin.

March 29, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel employees rally for union vote

Mark Eusey comes from a family of healthcare workers, so naturally he became an auto mechanic.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair toddler drowns in hot tub

A Denair toddler drowned Thursday after falling into a hot tub.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pitman High students named winners of TID’s first video contest

Dapper suits, black and white grainy film, a loving family, and…energy efficiency? This isn't your ordinary "Leave it to Beaver" rerun, or 1950s "how to" video promotion. Instead, Pitman High School students decided to revamp the classics when they created their winning submission to Turlock Irrigation District's 1st Annual 'Take Action' Energy Efficiency Video Contest.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Unemployment falls in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made significant improvement in February as more people were able to join the area's workforce, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Purina plant under investigation

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of specific sweet feed for horses at a Turlock mill location after a banned medication, zilpaterol, was found in 48 horses earlier this year.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Pitman juniors named scholarship program winners

Twenty-seven juniors from five area high schools competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women of Turlock Scholarship Program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss).

March 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

March 26, 2013 | | Local


Different strokes: Local business ‘Paints It Forward’

Lancaster Paint welcomed the opportunity for spring cleaning this weekend through its 3rd annual "Paint It Forward" campaign. After receiving a year's worth of nominations, the Turlock business picked residents of Stanislaus County to receive a free paint job for their good deeds and community service.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Downtown favorite undergoes extreme culinary makeover

The newest addition to downtown Turlock's emerging culinary scene is actually an old favorite, reimagined with a focus on modern California cuisine.

March 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Website links schools with local growers

As part of a new age of agricultural business, Jana Nairn, CEO of the newest e-commerce web solution known as Ag Link, is trying to bridge the gap between farmers of older generations with a new and easy approach to serving those who need and buy a greater quantity of produce: schools.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


New chief for Stanislaus Consolidated Fire

A veteran Fire Chief with over 34 years of firefighting and emergency service experience has temporarily taken over as interim fire chief for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District.

March 22, 2013 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Sewing to mend the soul

To celebrate the first day of spring, students of Pitman High's home economics fashion class collaborated with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock for the 11th year in row to donate hand-made dresses to the Salvation Army. On Friday afternoon, the students presented their creations to Major Debi Shrum of the Turlock Salvation Army.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Efficient indoor water use tips

In 2014, the average residential water use was 139 gallons per person per day. What can we do to reduce that number? While the main use of water at a residence is outside landscape watering, in this article we will explore ways of reducing water use inside the home.

May 29, 2015 | | Local


In Service

Air Force Airman Zachary M. Mendes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 29, 2015 | | Local


Centers offers workshops for new, growing businesses

Budding entrepreneurs and future business owners looking for direction may have a resource to turn their ideas into a reality: Stanislaus Business Alliance workshops.

May 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Wildfire training

In preparation of the anticipated very busy 2015 wildland firefighting season, the Turlock Fire Department hosted live fire wildland firefighting training sessions Thursday, Friday and today.

May 29, 2015 | | Local


City welcomes summer with camps, rec programs

With vacant classrooms and empty campuses signifying the start of summer vacation, the City of Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department has summertime fun covered with a plethora of camps, activities and programs.

May 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Valeriashop offers eclectic custom jewelry, hand sewn scarves locally and online

Name of Business: Valeriashop

May 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Summer reading challenge heats up at local libraries

Every hero has a story and the Stanislaus County Library is hoping readers of all ages will find their favorites during the Summer Reading Challenge.

May 28, 2015 | | Local


Community shows support for Turlock girl

Long before Turlock eighth grader Breanna Mendoza's story about being bullied at Dutcher Middle School made headlines last month, Craig Day was busy buying tickets for Taylor Swift's 1984 World Tour.

May 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local bike park national finalist for $100K grant

Local cyclists may have a new trail to try as the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park at Lake McClure is one of three national finalists for a $100,000 grant furnished by Bell brand helmets.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese recognized for sustainability efforts

Since it produces approximately 2 million pounds of cheese a day, it is oftentimes difficult to remember that Hilmar Cheese Company-the largest single-site cheese processor in the world-is known for more than just cheese.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Recent rainfall proves no match for drought

Although the amount of precipitation experienced by the region for the month surpasses the historical average rainfall amount for May, it still is not enough to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock remembers

Community members gathered at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.

May 26, 2015 | | Local


Neighbors concerned with night activity at Denair park

While Sterling Ranch Park in Denair is a welcoming community park during the day, nearby residents are not happy about the potentially illegal nightly activities at the park that are exacerbated by poor lighting.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dollar General expands in Stanislaus County

If it seems like there is a Dollar General on just about every corner, that's probably because the retail chain has continued to expand into Stanislaus County over the past few years and it isn't stopping.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


AAA projects uptick in Memorial Day travelers

Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.

May 22, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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