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Distinguished Young Women honors local girls

Distinguished Young Women of Turlock, previously the Junior Miss pageant, named its 2012 winners: Nicole Larson and Stefanie Velasquez.

March 27, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


In Service

Marine Corps Pfc. Enrique Ceja Gaspar, son of Veronica Gaspar of Delhi, recently graduated from the Basic Water Support Technician Course while assigned as a student at Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, N. C.

March 27, 2012 | | Local


VACANCIES ON CDFA AVOCADO, FEED INSPECTION COMMITTEES

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has vacancies on two committees which make recommendations to CDFA Secretary Karen Ross on issues related to avocado and feed inspection programs. These positions are vital to help oversee associated inspection programs that ensure quality standards within the marketplace.

March 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Quilts offer heart-felt ‘thank you’ to veterans

It's always hard to find the perfect thank you gift. But the task becomes doubly hard when thanking veterans – those brave Americans who fight for the freedoms of men and women they will never meet.

March 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID prepares for new volumetric irrigation pricing

Most Turlock Irrigation District growers will pay more for irrigation water in 2013, as the district will be required by state law to adopt a by-volume pricing schedule.

March 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Renters being priced out of housing options

The dream of becoming a homeowner burst for countless individuals when the housing market collapsed and now even the hope of renting a decent residence is slipping further away from them, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

March 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Boot camps offer short-term goals, long-term benefits

It was 5:30 a.m. on a Friday and Curt Andre Park was filled with the sounds of grunts and groans that are common with physical struggle. A group of about 10 was lugging a weighted duffle bag 50 feet - bear-crawl style -while another group was running laps, and still another holding a plank pose for as long as each person could.

March 23, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Journal reporter reflects on success in Entrepreneur Challenge

When you work for something, really put your whole self into it, it's a bit hard to accept when it's all over.

March 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


More people looking for work in county

February's unemployment rate in Stanislaus County was up from the month prior, but well below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shelter pets need Snuggles

The Stanislaus County library system is asking residents to pick up their crochet needles and stitch together some well needed creature comforts for the dogs and cats at the county animal shelter.

March 20, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT | Local


Gallo executive touts social innovation at university forum

Employers must adjust to a changing Valley landscape, including an increasing reliance on social innovation.

March 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Automotive club offers free ‘Tipsy Tow’ for St. Patrick’s Day

Make this St. Patrick's Day more about St. Paddy and less about the paddy wagon. If you've been drinking on St. Patrick's Day, AAA Northern California will take you and your car home for free.

March 16, 2012 | | Local


Local charity looks to make prom dress dreams come true

Alix Ribeiro is proving that at least one New Year's resolution can stick. Her resolution was to make her community a better place, and, unlike many who soon forgot their goals, she has stuck to her resolution.

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Taco trucks going smoke-free for Fresh Outdoors Project

The California tobacco tax funds many programs aiming to create smoke-free environments. In Stanislaus County, the DMC Foundation received state grant funding to operate the Fresh Outdoors Project, which is designed to decrease tobacco exposure were people live, work and play. Its mission is "to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, discourage tobacco industry sponsorship, and improve air quality in and around Stanislaus County."

March 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Girl Scouts centennial celebration

Local girls joined millions of others across the country this week in celebrating a century of Girl Scouts. On March 12, 1912, founder Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls for the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Today, 3.2 million girls are members of Girl Scouts in troops across the country.

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Alliance hosts inaugural Innovation Challenge

Locals with an inventive knack will have the opportunity to express their creativity for a shot at $2,500 by entering the Stanislaus County Business Alliance's inaugural Innovation Challenge.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Tri-county leaders collaborate to enrich region

When Wanda Bonnell was a student working towards her Master's Degree in Education and Counseling at California State University, Stanislaus, she vaguely heard about the American Leadership Forum.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reason to wag

Swanson-Centennial Park, the newly renamed park on Countryside Drive, opened for dog business this month with the addition of a fenced off area. A $35,000 donation by the Swanson Family and Pet Extreme made the dog park a reality.

July 29, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Power of the Purse

This year marks the Women's Leadership Council's seventh Power of the Purse Luncheon. An annual event that brings together like-minded women in the community, this year's luncheon will once again focus on providing support to women and children in crisis.

July 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Grand re-opening set for Turlock Family Resource Center

For over seven years, Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center has been providing support and resources to children and families in the Turlock area. On Aug. 7, TFRC is hoping to achieve greater visibility throughout the community at a grand re-opening of its Geer Road facility.

July 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cross with caution: City begins North Walnut median construction

When the school bell rings most students are eager to escape the confines of the classroom and dart off campus, but some Turlock Junior High School students' paths may be impeded due to the construction of a median strip on the eastside of the campus on North Walnut Road.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cooking oil starts kitchen fire

Oil heating up on a stove ignited into a blaze that damaged a Turlock apartment Monday morning.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock police union offers free pool passes

The Turlock Association of Police Officers is planning on helping kids get through the dog days of summer with free pool passes.

July 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Masonic tradition continues at Turlock's public safety building

An ancient ritual was performed at the newest home to Turlock's public safety departments on Friday, in the form of a Masonic cornerstone ceremony.

July 25, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


United Samaritans Foundation celebrates two decades in community

Years ago there was an area of Hughson that was called "Lost City" – a housing development recognizable only by its dilapidated condition. In one of the two bedroom apartments lived a family with eight children and each day they would make their way to the United Samaritans Foundation food truck for lunch where they would see the friendly face of Maris Sturtevant.

July 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock ranked best place to live for fans of summer

The Modesto area, including Turlock, has once again found itself atop a national ranking, but this time it's for something good.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Water conservation tips for the workplace

Inefficient use of water may be costing your business more than you think. Follow these simple, yet effective practices around the workplace to avoid unnecessary water waste and to conserve our precious resource.

July 25, 2014 | | Local


TID chief dam safety engineer nationally recognized

Turlock Irrigation District Chief Dam Safety Engineer Peggy Harding is gaining national attention as a female trailblazer in an industry dominated by men, evident by her recent "Women With Hydro Vision" award from the PennWell Hydro Group.

July 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Get inspired to dance on National Dance Day

Kid Time Fitness has an option for anyone looking to celebrate National Dance Day in Turlock.

July 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Grizzly Rock Café offers locals American cuisine off the beaten path

Name: Grizzly Rock Café

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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