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Turlock dairy farmer visits Capitol Hill

Pete Mensonides, a dairy farmer from Turlock, was among more than 65 Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) Board members and Young Cooperators (YCs) who visited Capitol Hill last week to discuss issues affecting the dairy industry. DFA members and staff convened in Washington, D.C., for the cooperative's annual D.C. board meeting and Hill visits, where they conducted more than 175 visits with legislators.

June 07, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Episcopal Church to perform same gender union blessings

As of Sunday, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin - which includes St. Francis Episcopal Church of Turlock - may perform blessings of same gender civil unions and domestic partnerships.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Recreation Division offers art, sports, camp programs

Unlike many neighboring cities and communities, summer recreational opportunities remain plentiful through the City of Turlock's Recreation Division.

June 07, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Award-winning brewers to open tap room in July

In a relatively non-descript warehouse on Spengler Way, two local men are brewing beer that's earning accolades worldwide.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Public Health fines Emanuel for failing to follow medication protocol

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced on Thursday that it will fine Emanuel Medical Center of Turlock $50,000 in administrative penalties after the hospital failed to follow policies and procedures for the safe distribution and administration of medication.

June 03, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock Rotarians make a difference in Afghanistan

During a trip to Afghanistan a few years ago, Turlocker Fin Johnson met a group of men and women who were trying to make winter a little warmer for children in the war-torn country.

June 03, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fruits and veggies player bigger role in new food guidelines

The USDA announced Friday that it has replaced the familiar Food Guide Pyramid with the more modern, and more nutritious, MyPlate icon. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new icon and urged Americans to follow the new, simplified nutritional guidelines.

June 03, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


People of faith rally against cuts in education, programs for needy

Church leaders from Fresno to Stockton gathered in downtown Modesto on Wednesday to rally for a state budget solution which avoids cuts to education and programs for the needy.

June 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


THE FIRE LANE

Fire Call Summary May 2011

June 03, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Bboy competition open to all

Internationally known Hip Hop artist and Bboy Mookie Washington will host a Bboy competition with master classes to follow in Turlock on Monday.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fireworks return to Turlock

In just a month, fireworks will be erupting all over Stanislaus County – and the nation – as America celebrates its Independence Day.

May 31, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus County heroes recognized by Red Cross

The Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross - which includes Stanislaus County - will host a celebration to honor individuals in the community who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others and show extraordinary human compassion.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Red Cross to honor Turlock teen and ‘Blankets for Babies’

At 13-years-old Taylor Beckwith is already a role model and inspiration for the entire community. Last year she collected 601 blankets through her "Blankets for Babies" project to donate to families in need.

May 31, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train collision kills one

A Planada man was killed when a passenger train collided with his truck Sunday afternoon in Merced County.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bird enthusiasts to scour California for Yellow-billed Magpies

Bird enthusiasts from throughout California will descend upon the state's Central Valley and Coastal Ranges to count Yellow-billed Magpies this weekend. Popular among birders and compelling for conservationists, the Yellow-billed Magpie lives only in California, and may be may experiencing a comeback after major declines due to habitat loss, West Nile Virus and pesticide use.

"The Yellow-billed Magpie is a great California bird, very popular among bird enthusiasts and the general public," said Andrea Jones, Audubon California's director of Important Bird Areas. "If we want to be sure that the Yellow-billed Magpie is part of California's future ...

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Assyrian New Year celebration postponed

The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

March 27, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock's growing food processing niche

When former mayor John Lazar expressed a vision of making Turlock the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing," it was with companies like Certified Laboratories in mind.

March 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bus drivers seek city help to address insufficient wages

The public participation portion of Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting quickly turned into a plea for help as a legion of Turlock bus drivers took to the podium to voice their frustrations regarding what they regard as less than adequate wages.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The Double T opens its doors to the public for the first time with open house

Name of business: The Double T

March 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honoring women who make a difference

March is Women's History Month and the American Association of University Women could not think of a better way to celebrate than by honoring local women who are making history today.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Eggs-plosive trend in backyard chicken farming

The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farmers’ market moves to E. Main Street

More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.

March 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s vintage scene

Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Caroline Monroe honored as Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock

Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free workshop to educate businesses on cyber security

Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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