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Applications sought for San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge

Driving to work, taking a shower, fixing a snack. Good ideas can be born at anytime and those individuals who have been struck with the creative impulse to invent now have an opportunity to showcase their idea at the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge for a shot at $20,000 in cash and services.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to provide water update at grower meetings

As the state faces its fourth consecutive dry year, Turlock Irrigation District is preparing local growers for a potentially rough irrigation season with two upcoming evening grower meetings.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Controversy follows Cosby into Turlock

Turlock is once again being thrust into the national spotlight with the planned appearance of beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby at the Turlock Community Theatre.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Save Mart and affiliates now offer Apple Pay

Now all you need to check out at the grocery store is your phone - that is if you're shopping at your local Save Mart, FoodMaxx or Lucky markets as each Northern California business now offers Apple Pay.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire ignites in home for second time in two weeks

Turlock Fire fighters were able to quickly douse a house fire after noticing the smoke and flames while extinguishing a vehicle fire just down the road.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN

Although Evelyn Matney is technically a novice painter, but her works of art are far from elementary. In fact, she earned first, second, and third place with her oil paintings at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair – she is also 96 years old.

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi school evacuated for possible gas leak

Even though El Capitan Elementary School suffered a potential gas scare that merited the evacuation of several classrooms early on Thursday morning, Delhi Unified School District superintendent Adolfo Melara reported that one of the teachers positively equated it to the calmness associated with any other day.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


RV fire threatens Turlock business

A fifth wheel caught on fire Wednesday morning and erupted into a blaze that threatened to ignite the commercial buildings it was parked next to, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Creative primping for pooches at Lisa’s Pet Styles

Name of Business: Lisa's Pet Styles

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Farming root zone topic of field day event

With the drought carrying on with no foreseeable end, sustainability and conservation practices are more crucial than ever.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Methodist churches Imagine No Malaria

The United Methodist Church has a specific outreach goal for 2015 - end preventable death from malaria in Africa.

January 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gas prices: How low can they go?

2015 is staring out on a low note - at least when it comes to gas prices. A gallon of unleaded gasoline could be found for $2.19 at three different locations in Turlock on Tuesday, $0.60 less than the cheapest gas in town just two months ago.

January 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Three downtown shops close their doors

Simply Blinged and Ritzy Ragz and Thingz, two boutiques a stone's throw away from each other, will be closing their doors on Main Street in downtown Turlock today. Next month neighboring store Sky High Comics will follow suit.

January 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID approves irrigation rate increase

Despite fervent protest, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees approved an adjustment that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season.

January 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Modesto ranked as one of the worst cities to obtain a job

It's the new year and many people are on the hunt for change, such as a new job. However, the prospects are not too promising according to WalletHub which found Modesto as one of the worst cities to get a job.

January 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Stanislaus County Fair recognized for innovation, use of technology

For over 100 years, locals have looked forward to the Stanislaus County Fair as one of Turlock's most anticipated summertime events filled with crowd-pleasing music, thrill-seeking fun and, of course, deep fried food.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Gas prices drop below $2

Drivers entering the AMPM shop at the Arco gas station on Lander Avenue on Tuesday were probably spending more on their bottle of soda than a gallon of gas as the well traversed station was the only one in town to boast unleaded gas at $1.99.

January 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


After theft, town helps cancer patient pedal on

Stephen Swift has had more than a lifetime's share of misfortune.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


A sweet take on Deflate-gate

Recent allegations that the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts has sportscasters and football fans talking - and Olde Tyme Pastries baking.

January 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farmers market moves to Saturday for 2015 season

Saturdays in downtown Turlock will be much fruitier come May, as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market decided to move the event from Fridays to Saturdays for the 2015 season.

January 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Avian flu found in Stanislaus County turkey flock

The first finding of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza in commercial poultry was detected at a Foster Farms turkey facility in Stanislaus County.

January 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


47th annual event showcases a community with heart

Hundreds of people may have gathered at the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday, but a handful of individuals stole the spotlight, and rightfully so. They were an Eagle Scout, a doctor, a future valedictorian, and a philanthropist to name a few, and now they are the 47th Annual Best of Turlock award winners.

January 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seminars aim to equip small business owners with resources to succeed

In an effort to equip small companies with a range of techniques to optimize their business, the Strategic Legal Group law firm is hosting seminars on "Essential Information Every Business Owner Should Know" in collaboration with several local businesses including Hillberg & Company, G.D.I. Insurance and the Small Business Development Center.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl expansion project draws protest from carpenters union

A haunting presence cropped up outside of Dust Bowl Brewing Company's downtown taproom on Friday as the Carpenters Local Union 152 constructed an enormous grim reaper to publicize opposition to the company's decision to use Huff Construction for its expansion project.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


BOOKS ABOUND

Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock resident recognized as Save Mart Store Manager of the Year

When Save Mart Supermarkets honored its leading employees last week, Turlock resident Deborah Bookil stole the spotlight as Store Manager of the Year.

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The Udder Place brings country with a twist to downtown Turlock

Name of Business: The Udder Place

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ag partnership to increase informational access

Furthering a relationship that has evolved over the past six months, Ag Link has decided to partner with Stanislaus Grown and Country Ventures to shine a spotlight on local food, farms, and fun within the region.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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