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Turlocker returns to Ghana with ag expertise

For Turlocker Nana Bekoe-Sakyi a recent two-week volunteer stint in his native homeland of Ghana was the opportunity of a lifetime and a chance to bring agriculture technology to a developing part of the country.

January 31, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Planting time

When Ed Sai started farming 40 years ago, the process of planting almond trees was labor intensive. It involved manually marking out the field in evenly spaced rows, then using an auger to drill thousands of holes before placing each and every tree into the ground by hand and filling in the dirt and patting it down.

January 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Shelter expansion made possible through SB2

Turlock's homeless now have a few more beds to call home.

January 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Rob Jackson new police chief

Come Feb. 14 the bars on Capt. Rob Jackson's uniform will be replaced with a few shining stars as the veteran law man officially takes the helm of the Turlock Police Department.

January 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission seeks community input

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expanding and would like community input on future services.

January 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


No whooping cough deaths reported in 2011

A 20-year milestone in the fight against whooping cough was reached in 2011. There were no deaths from whooping cough reported in California in all of 2011. The last time California went a whole year without a whooping cough death was 1991, announced Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and the state public health officer.

January 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Helping Hawks make a difference for We Care

About one year ago Delhi High School student Emmanuel Perez volunteered at the We Care Program shelter. His experience serving food to the homeless men sheltered at We Care moved him so much that he started a club at Delhi, the school's first student-run service club known as "The Helping Hawks."

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


To protect and serve

The Turlock Police Department handed out their annual awards Friday morning, recognizing those officers and employees who have exhibited an exemplary year of service. The Employee of the Year award was given to Trish Panos; Officer of the Year was awarded to Sgt. Miguel Pacheco; Volunteer of the Year Rick Wallace; Excellence Award went to the Firearm Training team, consisting of: Lee Medlin, Brandon Bertram, Michael Parmley, Jesse Bawcum, Michael Stapler, Justin Williamson, Steve Crawford, Ian Rodriguez, and Al Updike; Two Distinguished Service awards were given to Detective Timothy Redd and Officer James Brewer.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Highway 99 to get facelift

The bumps and potholes which riddle Highway 99 throughout Stanislaus County will soon become a thing of the past.

January 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Highway blaze brings traffic to a halt

A two vehicle collision ignited a fiery blaze Thursday night on Highway 99 that brought traffic to a standstill in both directions for nearly an hour.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Small businesses, economy reaping benefits of help from development center

According to Al Seaton, a 20-year veteran of the marketing, advertising, and business development world, new jobs aren't going to come directly from budget-crunched governments – despite ceaseless arguments in Washington and Sacramento on the point.

January 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Book sale helps keep library open in budget-strapped times

If electronic readers are supposed to be the demise of printed books, then someone forgot to tell the throngs of people waiting in line outside the Friends of the Turlock Library annual book sale.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock says farewell to favorite Sister

After 28 years of memories, the Turlock community is saying farewell and safe travels to Sister Christina Doona as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. Doona will be leaving for her native Ireland on Tuesday, after serving the Sacred Heart Parish since 1983.

January 27, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Public safety facility construction reaches milestone

Work on Turlock's new public safety facility took a significant step toward completion Wednesday when the final steel beam was put into place at the top of the structure.

January 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County Fair market beef weigh-in set for Feb. 16

A one-day only, mandatory event is scheduled Feb. 16 for 2012 Merced County Fair market beef exhibitors.

January 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 27, 2015 | | Local


‘Biggest Loser’ celebrates opening of Turlock fitness club

Turlock's first Planet Fitness has been up and running since June, but Wednesday marked the official grand opening celebration, which included a large donation ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California surpasses water conservation goal for second consecutive month

In response to what the State Water Resources Control Board calls "the drought of the century," California is continuing to exceed Gov. Jerry Brown's ...

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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