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Journal reporters earn top honors in contest

The work of two Turlock Journal reporters was recently recognized in a statewide journalism contest.

April 19, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Feed, fuel cost add to issues egg farmers face

The Easter holiday usually brings a healthy boost to egg sales, but California egg farmers say soaring feed, fuel and other production costs are quickly eroding farm income, and legal uncertainties continue to cloud the future of their businesses.

April 19, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Mystery solved: Time capsules discovered in fair arch

The mystery behind the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds arch gate time capsule was solved Saturday in front of hundreds of on-lookers.

April 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Four hurt in school parking lot crash

HUGHSON – Three pedestrians, including a five-year-old student, were injured when an elderly motorist accidentally accelerated into them while making a turn in the parking lot of Hughson Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

April 19, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


Above normal rain, snow to fill Don Pedro

The verdict is in: Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir will enter the winter full to the brim for just the fourth time in the last 11 years.

April 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Valley lagging in economic recovery

The California economy is improving, but the recovery isn't reaching the extent of the Central Valley, according to the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

April 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Sunnyside Farms donates playground equipment for Turlock park

In celebration of Earth Day, the California Milk Processor Board and Sunnyside Farms, a local dairy product producer, are offering to donate a $40,000 recycled play structure to the City of Turlock.

April 15, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


5k dog walk to benefit Turlock Animal Shelter

Getting fit and staying active is not only good advice for humans, but also beneficial for their canine companions. On May 1, local residents will get a chance to exercise with their dogs while supporting the Turlock Animal Shelter in the process.

April 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Painting the town purple

Purple ribbons were hung around Turlock this week to raise awareness for today's Relay For Life event at Dutcher Middle School. Last year the community raised $198,000 for the American Cancer Society this year the goal is $205,000. The event is open to the public and will be held all day.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Candidates sought for Turlock Heritage Festival royal court

Downtown Turlock's popular Taste of Turlock event has officially become a city-wide cultural celebration after the Turlock City Council proclaimed it the newly-named Turlock Heritage Festival.

April 15, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


What it means to be green

Earth Day isn't until April 22, but Modesto Junior College – and more than 300 festival-goers – couldn't wait to celebrate all things green this year.

April 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County’s unemployment more than double national average

The latest numbers from the Economic Development Department show the Central Valley continues to feel the lingering effects of a down economy as the unemployment rate ticks upward again.

April 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Woman credits store clerk’s actions for saving husband’s life

When Joseph Bagliere took a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course at Emanuel Medical Center in March he had no idea that he would use his new-found skills so soon.

April 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lawn mower program returns

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping that new funding and a simplified, regional voucher request process will make clean, electric lawn mowers available to more Valley residents through the Clean, Green Yard Machine program that began Monday.

April 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Gas prices continue to climb

Even in the face of eroding demand for gasoline nationwide, all of the metro areas tracked by AAA Northern California have climbed past the $4 per gallon mark for regular, unleaded. California now has the second highest state average gas price among all 50 states.

April 12, 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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