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Valley economic recovery off to slow start

In his State of the City address, Mayor John Lazar was excited to announce that Turlock has "turned an economic corner," and will continue to grow and self-sustain itself as new industries and developments take place promoting job growth.

February 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


House fires keep crews busy

Turlock fire fighters responded to two other fires Tuesday night after battling an inferno at a vacant cheese factory.

February 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tenet buys Emanuel Medical Center

Emanuel Medical Center will become part of Tenet Healthcare, it was announced Thursday, as the organizations came to a definitive agreement after months of negotiations. Tenet is an investor-owned hospital operator that runs 49 hospitals nationwide including Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and Doctors Hospital in Manteca.

February 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Giants' World Series trophies make unexpected Turlock stop

Local San Francisco Giants fans were given a unique opportunity to bask in their team's success Wednesday afternoon when the World Champions Trophy Tour made an unexpected stop at Wellington's Pub and Restaurant.

February 20, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

February 19, 2013 | | Local


USDA proposes new healthy school snacks rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been on a mission to make school lunches healthier for students across the country. With a new proposal, the USDA is now targeting school snacks.

February 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Bigfoot brings discount carpet to Turlock

Name of business: Bigfoot Carpet

February 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock entrepreneur named finalist in business challenge

Turlocker Stephen Rodenburg will be one of 18 finalists competing for more than $24,000 in cash and business services in the 2013 San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on Feb. 27.

February 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Family Network facing closure, again

In the seven months since the Turlock Family Network reopened its doors, the nonprofit parenting resource has helped 55 families find the support and training needed to develop healthy and loving families. Those families may soon lose this support due to a lack of funding.

February 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denair motorcyclist dies in collision with tractor

A 33-year-old Denair man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a tractor along Santa Fe Drive.

February 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


KIWANIS: BRINGING THE ART

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock provided a four-day art class for the fifth grades at Cunningham Elementary School earlier this month. Funds were raised to hire an art teacher and purchase the art supplies. The students used oil pastels and watercolors to create their own versions of James Rizzi's whimsical landscapes. Their art work will be on display throughout the month of March at the school.

February 15, 2013 | | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 532 incidents during the month of January. These included a total of 328 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents, and 35 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 30 fire type calls: five building fires, six vehicle fires, six outside rubbish fires, one brush fire, two arcing shorted electrical, seven unauthorized burnings, one Dumpster fire, and two fires classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal problem, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat, or power ...

February 15, 2013 | | Local


County reports decline in small businesses for sale

The total of 27 small and mid-sized business for sale offerings sold in Stanislaus County last month, represents 10 percent fewer deals than the 30 transactions concluded during January 2012, according to the BizBen Index. The company also reported the statewide business sales count in January was 1,179, a decline of 3.6 percent from the 1,223 transactions completed during the same month last year.

February 15, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Chimney fire damages home

A fire inside a chimney damaged a Turlock residence early Thursday.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Project FUN lives up to its name

A new community service project ran by kids for kids, is taking the Turlock community by storm. Friends in a United Neighborhood has become one of the newest organizations in Turlock intended to fight childhood obesity, promote lifelong friendships and help kids become acquainted with conventional and non conventional activities.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Turlock apartment damaged in kitchen fire

An unattended cooking fire on a stove ignited a blaze that charred the kitchen of a Turlock residence.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Getting to know the neighbors

Kart Raggi, Harleen Maitla and Harry Atwal delivered pizza to their neighbor Jose Corrales Friday evening during the second day of the Know Your Neighbor ...

April 21, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock’s Colin Kaepernick named Time 100 Icon

Time Magazine has published its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world - the Time 100 - for 18 years. Over that time ...

April 21, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Volunteer opportunities abound in Turlock

Americans across the country will join forces in the coming days for National Volunteer Week, which kicks off on April 23, and in Turlock, there ...

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unhealthy air continues to be the bane of the region

The air that Stanislaus County residents breathe in continues to be some of the worst in the country, according to the latest findings from the ...

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County’s unemployment rate moves slightly upward

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose just slightly in March, but remains below the rate set a year ago, according to the latest report ...

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Spring homebuyers face lack of listings in Turlock, statewide

Spring is the season of new beginnings, but while there may be fresh flowers blooming around the city, new home listings in Turlock and around ...

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


STRUMMING THE DAY AWAY

The grass is green and the music is blue out at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds where the California Bluegrass Association is holding their spring campout ...

April 20, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Filipino cuisine rolls into Turlock

Name of business: Rolls on Wheels

April 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


California, nation fall short on Infrastructure Report Card

Although many Californians are decrying the legislature for passing a transportation plan that includes new gas taxes and vehicle fees, there's no argument that ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Marathon moms run race in honor of late husbands

It rained, it poured and then it rained some more, but at the Big D Marathon in Dallas, Texas, Amy Harmon, Jessica MacDavid and Kari ...

April 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Fire adds new engines to fleet

The Turlock Fire Department held the official dedication Thursday morning for the Rosenbauer Engines 32 and 34, becoming the most state-of-the-art firefighting engines to join ...

April 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market season is here

The area's agricultural bounty and craftsmanship will soon be on display as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market opens for its eighth consecutive season on ...

April 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock residents chosen for Almond Board leadership program

Three Turlockers were selected to be a part of the 2017 Almond Leadership class, preparing them to become leaders not just within the California almond ...

April 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock prepares to ‘love’ community

Every year, volunteers with the city's best interests in mind head out into the Turlock community for a day of service known as Love ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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