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Turlock retiree turns eye for detail into yard art

Turlock resident Bill Blair's jewelry store, Blair's Jewelry, was a mainstay in downtown Turlock for 29 years. After retiring, Blair began creating "yard birds" – unique, decorative creations made of old parts and recycled materials.

March 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Flu claims over 300 deaths in state

The California Department of Public Health announced another increase to the influenza-related deaths in the state.

March 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate grows as seasonal jobs end

The start of 2014 brought in an increase of unemployed individuals in Stanislaus County, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID recognizes long term employee’s retirement

Recognizing his 32 years of service, the Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors honored long-term employee Stephen Pinkney as he sets to retire.

March 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock design firm creates packaging for organic brands nationwide

NAME OF BUSINESS: Nishihara/Wilkinson Design

March 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Annual event rocks Turlock

A picture capturing an exploding nebula millions of miles in space and the fossilized jaws of a prehistoric giant shark don't have much in common, but the people who are bringing these exhibits to Turlock share the same passion for natural wonders.

March 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Finances for the common good focus of workshop

Finances are not only the lifeblood of business, but also nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit advocate Kim Klein believes that nonprofits working together across a broad spectrum can have a more powerful voice in governmental finance decisions at all levels. Klein will be the featured speaker in an upcoming local workshop to discuss issues of public finance and the California budget process.

March 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Inaugural seed swap at Denair public library

Aspiring and veteran gardeners have the opportunity to enrich their land plots by exchanging seeds at the Denair Library's inaugural Seed Swap.

March 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


PIGEON CRAFT

Lourdes Calderon and her sons, George Sanchez, 6, and Victor Sanchez, 4, all of Keyes, turned out for the Keyes Library's Feb. 19 craft session where participants made paper pigeons. The craft was in celebration of Mo Willems, an American writer, animator, and creator of children's books who often uses pigeons in his work.

March 04, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Community Challenge to collect food, money for local kids

Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.

March 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s bus service sees decline in ridership

As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.

February 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Low water levels prompt Don Pedro marina move request

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.

February 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Dry winter brought about more wood-burning curtailments for county residents

The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.

February 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dental office offers pain-free fieldtrip for local kids

Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.

February 28, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Flu deaths continue upward climb

State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.

February 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Foster Farms serves up tips for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey

With the most anticipated meal of the year just weeks away, the countdown to turkey time is on. The Thanksgiving preparation spotlight can make even ...

November 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Pecans top winning pumpkin pie

If you ask Turlock resident Terry Foote what makes a really good pumpkin pie, she'll tell you it's the pecans. Her recipe took ...

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


U.S. farm exports hit 3rd highest level on record

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level ...

November 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID helps conserve energy this Christmas

A number of holiday decorations will remain bright while saving Turlock residents money this Christmas season, thanks to Turlock Irrigation District's first-ever holiday light ...

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Festival of Lights set to welcome holidays

One of Turlock's most beloved traditions is hitting the streets of downtown on Friday, as the annual Festival of Lights celebration looks to illuminate ...

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Drivers urged to proceed with caution during busy holiday season

As the holiday shopping season jumps into hyper speed this Friday, motorists will need to be particularly mindful as the number of vehicles on the ...

November 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business owners irate at prolonged road closures

As the City of Turlock's most recent completion deadline for the improvements to the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Golden State Boulevard came and ...

November 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family business handles Christmas light stress

Name of business: Mr. 209 Incorporated

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission needs food items for Thanksgiving dinner

For those savvy shoppers that scooped up deals on Thanksgiving meal staples, the Turlock Gospel Mission would appreciate any donations from the bounty.

November 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Survey: Thanksgiving dinner cheaper this year

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of ...

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Two people escape shed fire in Turlock

A fire of undetermined origin burned through a shed in Turlock, which displaced two people that had been living in the outdoor building, according to ...

November 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fields of Ice readies for seasonal skaters

Name of business: Fields of Ice presented by R.A.M. Farms

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire destroys shed, vehicles in Turlock

A fire of accidental origin ignited a shed and several cars parked nearby, but Turlock firefighters were able to keep it from reaching a neighboring ...

November 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pumpkin Pie Challenge: Turlock edition

Think you've got what it takes to bake a winning pumpkin pie? If the answer is yes, then local chiropractor David Dubyak is looking ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock student’s singing victory provides again for United Samaritans

Turlock High School senior Felisha Dias has an incredible singing voice, and her talent has now helped give back to the Turlock community twice in ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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