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Local artist creates mural for cancer survivors

Rosie the Riveter has long-been a symbol of strength and empowerment for women. Thanks to local artist Jon Nichols, she is also now a symbol of courage for cancer survivors.

October 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Women’s cancer awareness event draws in hundreds

Courage is a beautiful thing, as are the women who demonstrate it during their battles with cancer. On Tuesday evening, hundreds of these women joined together to celebrate their courage and offer encouragement to those affected by the disease.

October 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Rim Fire continues to cause damage

While the gigantic wildfire that burned 402 square miles in the Sierra Nevada has been contained, the Rim Fire is still burning through resources. For the Turlock Irrigation District, and the thousands of irrigation customers who depend on water from Don Pedro Reservoir, the only fact known at this time is that there will be consequences.

October 08, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Foster Farms chicken source of salmonella outbreak, says USDA

An outbreak of salmonella that has made hundreds sick was linked to raw chicken products produced in local Foster Farms facilities, reported the United States Department of Agriculture on Monday.

October 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pink challenge continues

The Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit T-shirts and support cancer research and awareness during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at the Emanuel Medical Center gift shop, at www.turlockfirefighters.org or at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in October.

October 04, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Government shutdown will close area parks, marina

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will close public access to its 10 parks in California on Sunday, as a result of the federal government shutdown.

October 04, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Kitchen focus of fire prevention week

Sunday kicks off Fire Prevention Week and this year the focus will be on curbing flare-ups in the kitchen.

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chris Handy: Game designer, Evel Knievel enthusiast

Occupation: Game Designer/Recording Artist

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local girl raises nearly $12,000 for diabetes research

After holding her second successful fundraiser to help diabetes research, 11-year-old McKenzie Bronken has raised nearly $12,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

October 04, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Power of Pink

The Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit T-shirts and support cancer research and awareness during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at the Emanuel Medical Center gift shop, at www.turlockfirefighters.org or at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in October.

October 03, 2013 | | Local


Screen printing business serves Turlock students

Name of Business: Crivelli's Shirts & More

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Be relevant to stay competitive

How I see it, is that we need to be relevant in order to stay competitive in the marketplace.

October 03, 2013 | BY ALAN SEATON Business contributor | Local


Fitzpatrick Homes constructs all-American made homes

The first all-American made housing development has made its way to Turlock, as Fitzpatrick Homes continues to finish building two new subdivisions using materials only manufactured in the United States for a total of 68 new homes.

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Strumming the uke in the 209

Community Contributor

October 03, 2013 | BY SANDIE SING Community Contributor | Local


Grass fire causes traffic backups around town

A train wheel sparked a grass fire Wednesday afternoon at Taylor Road that burned about one acre and triggered traffic jams at multiple intersections in town.

October 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jerry Powell

Central Valley born and raised, Turlock resident Jerry Powell has made a name for himself in the city through his work in real estate, construction ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment rate rises in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight rise in December, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlocker heads effort to fight African illiteracy

In the villages throughout West Africa, school books are hard to come by, and over the past decade, Books and More Education Foundation has sent ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Lions help kids see the future

Within seconds, Turlock Lions Club member Leroy Knapp was able to identify possible vision problems for students at Cunningham Elementary School Wednesday morning – part of ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Town Center sees new life

Before Monte Vista Crossings became Turlock's go-to retail hub, the Turlock Town Center served as one of the community's largest, most-frequented shopping pads ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man killed in Highway 108 crash

A Turlock man died in a head-on collision with a flatbed truck Thursday morning while driving on Highway 108 in Knights Ferry.

January 18, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man finds cannonball on roadside

Plenty of people find interesting little trinkets and treasure alongside roadways, but what makes Mark Wendell's story of interest is that his find had ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local Las Vegas shooting survivors to run in remembrance

For several years Turlock resident Christie Marriott and Ceres resident Mary Sylvester have enjoyed the physical benefits of running, but over the last year they ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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