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Unemployment makes small dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained below 10 percent for the month of May, with more workers finding jobs as the harvest season gains momentum.

June 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sunsports offers seasonal equipment and accessories for outdoorsy locals

Name of Business: Sunsports

June 18, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ann’s Fish and Chips temporarily closing

After two years at their downtown Turlock location, Ann's Fish and Chips is hunting for a new location in Turlock.

June 18, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


MedicAlert brings in new CEO

MedicAlert Foundation, a part of the Turlock community for almost 60 years, is looking for a new home in town and is welcoming a new chief executive officer.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memorial skate park design coming to fruition

The Skate Park Community Committee met for the last time on Wednesday to contribute their final comments regarding the Memorial Skate Park for Brandon Koch, an avid skater who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer in April 2012.

June 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hughson fire victim identified as Turlock dairyman

Authorities have identified the remains found inside a Hughson home that ignited in fire Monday night, but have not determined the cause of death.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced Fair livestock auction sees jump in number of animals, sales

At the 2015 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction 619 animals were sold and the sales totaled a whopping $614,582.

June 16, 2015 | | Local


Hilmar livestock exhibitors give back

Hilmar exhibitors at the 2015 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction had top showings of both their respective animals and their philanthropic spirit.

June 16, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Farmers market coupons aim to promote senior healthy eating

To the Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging, a coupon is more than just a piece of paper.

June 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City of Turlock water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

June 12, 2015 | | Local


Honor Guard pays tribute to TPD fallen in D.C.

Every May law enforcement in Stanislaus County join together to remember those who died in the line of duty. With five of those names coming from the ranks of the Turlock Police Department, there has long been a desire by the men and women of the department to pay tribute to those fallen officers. This year they got such an opportunity when the department's Honor Guard was selected to participate in the National Peace Officer's Memorial week tributes.

June 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local student selected to help others get active, stay healthy

Denair Middle School seventh grader Brielle Prock has been selected to serve as State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, a nationwide health and wellness program created in partnership with the National Dairy Council and the National Football League.

June 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ag Link Food Hub to increase awareness, access to local products

The farm to table movement, which has become a staple in local schools, is about to extend further than the cafeteria thanks to Ag Link Food Hub, an online catalogue of locally grown food slated to launch next week.

June 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Memory of Turlock's last fallen officer still echoes in community

Forty-two years after Turlock Police Officer Raymond Willert was gunned down during a robbery, his widow Connie Rossi is still haunted by questions of what if.

June 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


HopeMania shines light on rare genetic disorder

At five-months-old, Hope Hailey Haugh is one tough little girl.

June 11, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


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Water conservation in the workplace: Commercial, industrial & institutional water use reduction stra

Conduct a facility audit to quantify water use.

July 02, 2015 | | Local


Philanthropist and businessman Don Smith leads Turlock's Independence Day parade

The annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Turlock wouldn't be complete without a Grand Marshal, an honorary title bestowed to a notable individual in the community. This year that honor was given to Don Smith, who will be leading the parade in a brand new red convertible Camaro.

July 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock City Council member to head United Samaritans Foundation

Barbara Bawanan, a long-time champion of the United Samaritans Foundation, will be leaving her position as executive director in August and former Turlock City Council member Beverly Hatcher will be stepping into the role.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Foster Farms to open turkey hatchery in Turlock

For the past eight years Foster Farms has had a chicken hatchery in Turlock that has not been utilized, but that is about to change.

July 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lemonade for London

A baby battling leukemia in Minnesota will be honored in Turlock on Saturday with "Sweet London's Lemonade," a lemonade stand and bake sale fundraiser that aims to raise $1,000 for cancer research.

July 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Passersby attempt to put out house fire

Multiple fire crews, including an engine from Ceres, battled to contain a Turlock house fire Thursday evening that broke out in the 2000 block of Royal Wood.

July 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local companies prepare to exhibit new products at Fresno Food Expo

The fifth annual Fresno Food Expo is fast approaching meaning several local companies are eager to introduce their new and improved products to the public for the first time.

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


68 local candidates achieve citizenship in time for Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the 239th year of the United States of America's independence, but for many individuals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Officials warn of West Nile presence

With all the holiday activities sure to bring people outdoors, the East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts want to remind people to be mindful of taking steps to avoid contracting West Nile Virus.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


New civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2015-16 has been selected by the Superior Court and started their term Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Police Department promotes two and welcomes new officer

The Turlock Police Department welcomed a new officer and promoted two of their own this week during two separate ceremonies.

July 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dinner brings consumers, growers to the table

It is not often that consumers get to share the dinner table with the growers who are responsible for the meal in front of them.

July 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Country business offers funky take on home and garden goodies

Name of Business: Ebb n' Flow Patio Home and Gardens

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Marshmallows, real-life heroes part of July library events

Summer reading is in full swing at Stanislaus County Libraries and this month children will learn about real-life heroes during special book readings and craft projects. Other activities include ocean and marshmallow crafts, along with a monthly LEGO building time.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Mini-grants to cultivate community gardens

In an effort to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods throughout Merced County, the Merced County Department of Public Health CalFresh Champions for Change Program is looking to award mini-grants to either start a community garden or improve an existing community garden.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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