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University to open art gallery downtown

While Turlock's downtown restaurant scene has expanded in recent years, the area will soon be playing host to a more culturally appetizing establishment: the California State University, Stanislaus Art Gallery.

March 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID still seeking Rim Fire assistance

Following one of the largest wildfires in California's history, water supplies across Northern and Central California became at-risk for millions due to the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir which suffered damage due to washed down silt and debris.

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Red Cross efforts celebrated in March

Following the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, President Barack Obama proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States. The non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid domestically and around the globe has a special connection here in Turlock. The first Stanislaus County chapter of the Red Cross was established in Turlock in 1917. Ninety-seven years later, the organization is still providing support during emergencies and helping to prepare residents before disaster strikes.

March 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


La Mo to open Café with fresh locally roasted coffee, craft beer

Name of Business: Café La Mo

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sutter Gould site taking shape

Officials expect the new Sutter Gould Medical Foundation in Turlock to be open for business in August as construction at the site continues making progress.

March 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID announces energy efficiency video contest winners

A group of Hilmar High School students were recognized during the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday after winning this year's "Take Action" Energy Efficiency Video Contest.

March 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Tyler A. Cook has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

March 24, 2014 | | Local


Denham honors 95-year-old veteran

When Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) learned of the approaching 95th birthday of Iwo Jima veteran Robert "Bob" Lowry, of Modesto, back in February, the Congressman felt a chord struck in his heart to recognize Lowry for his dedicated service to the United States Marines.

March 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


State square dancing convention coming to Turlock

Local square dancers and enthusiasts are preparing to "swing their partner round and round" as the 54th annual California State Square Dancing Convention is headed to Turlock.

March 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Kite Festival features family activities, law enforcement demos

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a giant flying octopus! It's Merced County's Sheriff's Huey helicopter! Well, actually, it could be all four at Livingston's 3rd Annual Kite Festival.

March 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


County’s unemployment rate static

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained unchanged in February, but fell below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tradition meets technology: the changing face of agriculture

As a country that sold $395 billion in agricultural products in 2012, the agriculture industry is an integral part of America's identity. But with the average age of the American farmer at 58 years old, the United States Department of Agriculture deputy secretary Krysta Harden is anticipating a shift from the old guard to the new and thus spearheading a national conversation on the future of agriculture in the U.S.

March 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Avena Bella grand opening celebrates City’s effort to help low-income families

Local officials and new tenants of Turlock's newest affordable housing complex Avena Bella joined together for the official ribbon cutting ceremony held on Thursday, celebrating the conclusion of the four-year process to bring quality housing to low-income families.

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock inventor also pursues acting career

Name of Business: Master Locking Pliers

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


ABC Project makes reading a reality

Even in an ever increasing technological world, books play an important role in child development. Luckily for local parents of little ones, there is a free way for children to build their own library at home: the Abundant Books for Children Project, or ABC Project.

March 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Child safety focus of community event

The GDI Insurance hosted safety fair is returning to Turlock with the KlaasKids Foundation.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed a slight increase in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department, however a new program from the Alliance has the potential to send it in the opposite direction.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


10 ways to enjoy springtime with the whole family

Spring is the perfect time to bond with your family by playing, exploring, and getting active. Teach your kids about nature while taking in the warm, sunny weather and celebrate the Earth by taking care of your environment. Take advantage of the spring break by going on a fun trip or even just doing some family activities in the backyard. Your kids will love spending time with you and they'll enjoy learning something new. Baby J founder Jennifer Jacobellis shares 10 ways to have fun with family during the springtime.

April 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: City encourages residents to reduce landscape watering

As summer approaches it pays to be mindful of outside water use. Historically, the average residential water use increases beginning in the month of March, as the weather warms and customers turn their automatic sprinkler systems back on.

April 18, 2014 | | Local


Stanislaus humanists to host Freedom from Religion Foundation speaker

It's no secret that the City of Turlock is a religious community, even once being cited by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as having the most churches per capita in the nation.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Downtown boutique offers affordable designer clothing

Name of Business: Second Chance Boutique

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Remembering the fallen

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."

April 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local sorority aims for equality for disabled

The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Water forum at CSUS

Experts from the city, county, state and local university will address groundwater challenges currently facing the Turlock area on Tuesday, as part of a public forum cosponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce and California State University, Stanislaus.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


San Joaquin River deemed 'most endangered river' in the nation

The San Joaquin River is in grave danger.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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