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Firefighters help woman regain mobility

Turlock resident Geneva England isn't sure if she should either bake a big batch of cookies or make a big pot of spaghetti for the Turlock fire fighters she now calls her guardian angels, but she certainly plans on thanking them every chance she gets.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crude oil rail shipments worrisome for Turlock Fire

On Feb. 16, a 109-car unit train was passing through Montgomery, West Virginia when 27 tank cars carrying Bakken crude oil derailed. The derailment caused a massive fire that burned for three days and forced 200 residents to evacuate their home. The local emergency responders jumped into action but their efforts would have been swamped had they not gotten assistance from federal and state agencies, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlockers rally to aid Assyrian refugees

The Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club is collecting donations to send much-needed aid to Assyrians in Syria forced to flee their homes in the wake of recent attacks by Islamic State.

March 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public’s help sought in finding missing man

A family is hoping the Turlock community will be able to help them find a relative who has not been seen in several months.

March 13, 2015 | | Local


CALIFORNIA FINAL GRAPE CRUSH REPORT FOR 2014

The Final Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2014 season. Changes in tonnage, Brix and prices from the preliminary report to this final report were due to late reports and corrections to the original data. Reporting errors by some processors have caused a change in some district/variety entries.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


New owners bring family and farming together at Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply

Name of Business: Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VALENCIA ORANGE PRODUCTION FORECAST AT 20 MILLION CARTONS

The March 2014-15 Valencia orange forecast is 20 million cartons. This forecast was based on the results of the 2014-15 Valencia Orange Objective Measurement (O.M.) Survey, which was conducted from January 16 to February 14, 2015. Estimated fruit set per tree, fruit diameter, trees per acre, bearing acreage, and oranges per carton were used in the statistical models estimating production.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


Turlock, Chamber of Commerce positioned for growth

Turlock is an economic force to be reckoned with in the county, a fact not surprising to those gathered at the annual State of the Chamber Membership Breakfast on Thursday.

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention Seminar offers diet tips to boost brain health

Food can be the most effective weapon against Alzheimer's disease, according to geriatric neurologist and dementia specialist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


Turlock grad recounts Hussein FBI interview at black tie ball

Turlock High grad and former Ceres Police Officer turned FBI agent George Piro was on the most important assignment of his career in 2004 when he asked his mother in Turlock, Francia Piro, to send a care package with home-baked Assyrian cookies. His mother complied, sending them by FedEx with the belief that her son assigned to Baghdad, Iraq, would be the one eating them.

March 10, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Local teacher fundraises to preserve Tuolumne River

Dutcher Middle School teacher Elias Ruiz was browsing online for a map of the Tuolumne River last year when he came across a link for the Tuolumne River Trust's Paddle to the Sea event.

March 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City, TUSD prepare for Go Green partnership

While it seems residents across the state of California are finding creative ways to "go green" and conserve during the ongoing drought, next week Turlock Unified School District students will get an education in what it takes to be environmentally friendly through the City of Turlock's Go Green Week.

March 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


End of seasonal retail jobs sends unemployment upward in Stanislaus County

The start of 2015 saw Stanislaus County experience an increase in the ranks of the unemployed, especially as seasonal retail jobs came to a close, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Outstanding Women of 2015: Four Turlockers honored by county commission

What makes a woman outstanding?

March 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local dairy farmer wins 2015 Agriculturist of the Year

It is safe to say that Turlock farmer Charles "Chuck" Ahlem's year is off to a good start.

March 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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96 years of supporting veterans

Members and guests of the Turlock American Legion Post celebrated the organization's 96th anniversary on Friday with a dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 is named after Rex Ish, the first World War I causality from Turlock. Over the decades, the American Legion members have been dedicated to serving military veterans, service members and the community at large.

March 31, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keyes car club to host spring fever event

Local car club 209 Rustbuckets are combining their annual car show with a host of spring activities, including an Easter egg hunt for kids.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Raider faithful: Derek Carr coming to Turlock

The Turlock Gospel Mission is calling a Hail Mary pass in order to raise enough funds to operate its meal mission and day center for homeless families during the fund-dry summer months. To execute this play, the mission is bringing in the big guns: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

March 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New solar plan sparks debate

Solar providers are doing everything in their power to convince the Turlock Irrigation District to reconsider its proposed rate design for new solar customers after the District reached its 5 percent net metering cap in November.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID directors split on 18-inch irrigation cap

As the drought continues to scorch the state with no foreseeable end, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors took action on Tuesday to implement a historically-low 18-inch cap water allotment with no carryover in the Don Pedro Reservoir for the 2015 irrigation season.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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


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