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State grant brings new life to beautification plan

A dusty Golden State Boulevard median will soon be landscaped as the first phase of a plan to beautify Turlock, thanks to a new state grant.

February 24, 2012 | | Local


Emergency funding granted to control European grapevine moth

The USDA made $8 million in emergency funding available to prevent the spread of European grapevine moth in California.

February 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Stanislaus grad, brother host national sports cards website, podcast

For most American boys - and many girls - part of their childhood and adolescence included the traditional hobby of collecting sports cards.

February 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Dry winter leads to possible 24-inch irrigation allotment

The 2012 Turlock Irrigation District irrigation season could see an allotment half that of 2011's season.

February 24, 2012 | | Local


Investigation continues into largest case of animal cruelty county has ever seen

The investigation is still ongoing into what Stanislaus County Animal Services Executive Director Annette Patton called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

February 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lost camper found after four days of desperation

Chris Dellis went into the Stanislaus National Forest on Feb. 18 for a night of camping and a day of target shooting. What followed was an epic struggle for survival as the 32-year-old man wandered lost, dehydrated hungry, injured and burdened with a deep despair that he would never look once more upon the faces of his wife and three children.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Missing teen may now be with Turlock boyfriend

The search for a missing 14-year-old Livingston girl continues, though authorities now believe she left her family's ranch voluntarily with her 17-year-old boyfriend.

February 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus Library launches mobile app

Smartphone users can play Scrabble, update Facebook, and tweet to their hearts' content, thanks to the myriad apps available in their respective app stores.

February 21, 2012 | | Local


Fun center project still on hold

Last week's announcement that retailers Old Navy and ULTA Beauty are soon headed to Turlock's Monte Vista Crossings had Turlockers abuzz.

February 21, 2012 | | Local


Diamond Foods, Pringles part ways

An acquisitions deal between Diamond Foods, Inc. and Proctor and Gamble that has been dogged by an internal accounting probe and lawsuits, came to an official end Wednesday when The Kellogg Company stepped in and purchased the sought after Pringles snack brand.

February 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pump prices dig deeper into consumers’ pockets

The recovering economy may be good news to investors, but it's bad news for drivers.

February 17, 2012 | | Local


State closures leave TID looking at options to keep Turlock Lake open

Since moving to Turlock in 2002 the Turlock Lake State Recreation Area has become Nancy Jewett's home away from home, offering swimming in the summer, hiking in the winter, and a verdant natural landscape year-round.

February 14, 2012 | | Local


Turlockers open county’s first mobile cupcakery

Most retirees opt for a beach house or mountain cabin to while away their leisure years.

February 14, 2012 | | Local


Dry winter sparks increase in Valley burn bans

When the San Joaquin Valley's Check Before You Burn Program comes to a close in two weeks it will cap off a season that has seen a record number of banned burning days and some of the worst wintertime air quality.

February 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber wins big at Western conference

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce made quite an impression last weekend at the Western Association of Chamber Executives' annual management conference in Las Vegas. Turlock Chamber President/ Chief Executive Officer Sharon Silva was named the Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year and the Business News was awarded first place in the Magazine competition for chambers with under 1,000 members.

February 14, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Sacramento branch is currently taking applications from high school juniors for their Spring 2016 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy.

January 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


High school soap maker turns hobby into loving business

When 16-year-old Turlock Christian High School student Hailey Kellstrom made her first batch of cucumber melon soap three years ago, she admitted that it was ...

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alliance Worknet makes transition from public to private sector

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, signed into law in 2014, has resulted in a big change for Alliance Worknet of Stanislaus County, but one ...

January 29, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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