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Local dairymen struggle to survive

California dairy farmers have been fighting a losing battle for the past two years and slowly turning into a dying breed. Norman and Mike Lucas, owners of Lucas Dairy, have been in the business for over 60 years and they are struggling just to come out even.

August 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Local unwanted small breed dogs find new owners out of state

A few lucky dogs from Turlock will soon have the chance to start over with a new life in a new country. The demand for small dogs in the Pacific Northwest and Canada is helping Turlock Animal Shelter find forever homes for local abandoned pets. Turlock Animal Shelter has sent 40 cats and 87 dogs to out-of-state rescue groups since January of this year. Many of those animals went to rescue groups in Washington and Oregon, and some as far as Canada. Officer Glena Jackson of the Turlock Police Department said that in the past these animals would have gone ...

July 30, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Used book store looks to fill a niche for local readers

When Valerie and Tim Brown started contemplating what type of business to open, they didn't have to look far for inspiration. The myriad of books stacked up in the shelves of their home served as the perfect muse.The couple just opened Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock and are hoping their love of reading translates into a successful business venture."It was an idea we had both toyed with for a while, but it wasn't until the last few months that we really started to think we could make a go of it," Valerie Brown said. "I ...

July 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


University tournaments expected to bring in millions of tourism dollars

Hundreds of college-level athletes will be descending upon our fair city in the coming months - bringing with them much-needed income for the city and local businesses.

July 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Fixing the worst of the worst

Canal Drive isn't being paved with gold, but stimulus dollars will work all the same.

July 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Last fair hurrah

Fun seekers took advantage of the last weekend of the 2010 Stanislaus County Fair to get in a few last-minute thrills.

July 27, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Former Journal editor, university media professional retires

After nearly three decades of scribing the news and happenings in Turlock and those at the California State University, Stanislaus, public relations specialist and former journalist Don Hansen is laying down his pen.Hansen has spent the last 14 years in the media and public relations division at CSU Stanislaus. Over the years he has been a part of a public relations team that has elevated the university's profile on the national level, helping it earn multiple features in the annual Princeton Review of best colleges."Don Hansen has been one of the university's most loyal, dedicated, and ...

July 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID Board appoints Hashimoto interim general manager

Less than a week after Turlock Irrigation District General Manager Larry Weis announced he's headed for a new post at Austin Energy on Aug. 31, the TID Board of Directors is already at work planning for his successor.On Tuesday morning the board appointed Assistant General Manager of Electrical Engineering and Operations Casey Hashimoto to the post of Interim General Manager, effective Aug. 1."Working as the general manager of TID, in this interim capacity, is a great responsibility to the TID employees, board members and communities we serve, and it is one I do not take lightly," Hashimoto ...

July 27, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Resource center needed in Turlock, says homeless committee

A day-time resource and referral service for community members who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless is one need that the Turlock Homeless Action Committee relayed in their update report to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.Since its inception after the September 2008 report on homelessness commissioned by the City Council and prepared by the Center for Public Policy Studies at California State University, Stanislaus, the Homeless Action Committee has been working on the problem of homelessness in Turlock.The committee members - made up of community and business leaders, faith-based organizations and other homeless service providers, as ...

July 27, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Shelter a problem for homeless in summer months

Between the months of March to November, local homeless have a hard time finding a place to lay their heads at night.

July 27, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


The end of an era

Chaos. That's the only word for the current real estate market, according to Bob Endsley, owner of Turlock's Coldwell Banker Endsley & Associates.There are fewer homebuyers. Overhead costs are steadily increasing, due to a push for expensive, high-tech virtual house hunting options. The recession shows no signs of letting up."This has been going on now for over four years and it's just gotten to the point…" Endsley trailed off.Endsley and Associates, a Turlock institution for more than 33 years has been scraping to make ends meet for some time, Endsley said. Where past downturns were ...

July 27, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Zumba craze hits Turlock

The 20 or so women in Tiffany Ramirez's Friday morning class were a little out of breath as they followed along to her fast-paced Latin dance moves. One second they were pretending to play a bongo, the next they were jumping up and down, bending into squats and shaking their butts. Their hips never stopped moving throughout the routine, and by 10 minutes in most had broken a sweat.

July 23, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Dairy producers lobby for price stabilization act

Agreement was reached among dairy producers from around the country earlier this week after they met in Chicago to discuss the need for an effective nationwide dairy inventory management program.

July 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Labor of love

Members of the Turlock City Fire Department painted two goalie boxes on Friday in hopes of delivering the donated sports equipment to Wakefield Elementary School before their Aug. 16 start date.

July 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Local chefs vie for top honors in fair cooking contests

Everyone knows the Stanislaus County Fair has food galore. The cotton candy, corn dogs, and caramel apples vendors clog the aisles, while fresh fruits, veggies, and preserves are displayed prominently in exhibit halls.

July 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | 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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