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Making Turlock shine

Trish Ferguson and Sandra Saldivar of MedicAlert joined groups of citizens and organizations on Saturday during Turlock Shines - a community effort to clean up and make Turlock sparkle. Ferguson and Saldivar helped clean up debris at the corner of Fulkerth and Highway 99. City Council member Mary Jackson helped organize the event. She said students and teachers joined the effort from Pitman High School, Earl and Crowell elementary schools, as well as church groups from Westside Ministries and Turlock Covenant Church. The City of Turlock also supplied manpower for the event.

October 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Annual service honors St. Francis of Assisi

Two local congregations came together on Sunday to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals service.

October 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Blue Diamond expands to Turlock

The City of Turlock's $15 million investment in its industrial park paid off on Tuesday, city officials said, as Blue Diamond Growers announced plans to expand to the newly-renamed Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

October 04, 2011 | | Local

Turlock veterans groups come together to save memorial

When the plans were made for Turlock's new Public Safety Facility, currently under construction on the corner of Broadway and Olive, a veterans' memorial was incorporated in the design - something that was important to Mayor John Lazar, then-Police Chief Gary Hampton and the city's organizations that serve veterans.

September 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Local group sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas

Local organization Soldiers Far From Home has sent a whopping 11,000 pounds of care package goodies to soldiers overseas in the last eight years. Sheila Wilmouth, coordinator of the care packages for soldiers effort, said that the group relies on community donations to send a little piece of home to servicemen and women deployed in Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East. The group is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner to help cover the cost of shipping their next big delivery, which will go out just in time for the holidays.

September 30, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Health department recalls organic grape tomatoes

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating "Limited Edition" and "Fresh and Easy" brand organic grape tomatoes. Routine testing found salmonella contamination in the tomatoes, which were distributed by Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce in San Diego.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Small Business Administration seeks award nominees

Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society. Small Business Week 2012 will be celebrated the week of May 20.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Cooler, more energy-efficient dairy cows possible through heat exchangers, finds report

A new, energy-efficient technology to keep dairy cows cool in summer heat has real-world potential, according to a study funded by the Turlock Irrigation District.

September 27, 2011 | | Local

County mental health looks to form partnership with university

The Stanislaus County Mental Health board brought their regular monthly meeting to the California State University, Stanislaus campus on Thursday to consider the potential for forming a partnership with the university.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Covenant Village residents have historic celebration

Covenant Village in Turlock celebrated 125 years of Covenant Retirement Community operations with a day of historical presentations, guest speakers, and 19th century costumes. Covenant Retirement Community was founded by the Covenant Church with the purchase of Home of Mercy in Chicago in 1886. It has since expanded across the United States. Covenant Village in Turlock was founded in 1977.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

American Legion donation to help city’s ‘cat problem’

Turlock Animal Services will soon be offering cat spay and neuter coupons to city residents thanks to a donation from the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88. The group gave a $1,500 donation to the Turlock Animal Shelter to spay and neuter cats in the Turlock area.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Hilmar Angels

Hilmar resident Kelly Fultz-Von Aspern never again wants someone she loves to say the words "I have cancer." Eight months ago her sister, Erica Fultz-Summers, lost her battle with breast cancer, leaving a grieving husband, two children and extended family.

September 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Hughson dairy plant celebrates 100 years of operation

One of the first things Mike Zanos did when he returned to the Dairy Farmers of America's Hughson plant as its manager last month was to flip the switch back on to the plant's steam buzzer.

September 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Despite the near-century mark temperatures on Thursday and Friday, hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls saddled up for the American Cowboy Team Roping Association's State Finals held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds this week. The four-day event was expected to bring in 2,000 participants.

September 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Stanislaus County Fair sets dates for 2012

Stanislaus County Fair officials confirmed the dates for the upcoming 2012 fair. The fair will resume its 10-day run July 13 – 22, 2012. This follows the 2009 decision of the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors to change the traditional late July fair dates to mid-July.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

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Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

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Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to ...

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Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

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October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just ...

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlocker reflects on life-changing encounters with the Pope

Amidst the thousands of people who gathered to see Pope Francis during his whirlwind visit to the United States last week was Turlock resident and ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Burnt American flag cause of concern in Turlock neighborhood

When retired Marine Loren Vincent returned from church on Sunday night, he said that he remembers seeing his American flag flying proudly outside of his ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Crop report reveals historic boost for ag commodities

Stanislaus County agricultural producers not only managed to pull through another year of drought conditions in 2014 with a record-breaking year for agricultural commodities, but ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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