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State parks offer free outings on New Year's Day

The holiday season is a time to relax and commune with family which can make the New Year an ideal time to step outside and get moving. With the National Parks and Recreation Department opening up the parks across the country for free guided tours through their First Day Hikes initiative, locals can kick off the New Year by exploring new territory with friends and family.

December 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


PRK Arms fires up new store in Turlock

Name of Business: PRK Arms

December 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


State Fair accepting nominations for Agriculturist of the Year

As the state fair in the largest agriculture producing state in the country, the California State Fair wants to recognize individuals who contribute extensively and professionally to the state's agricultural industry.

December 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Best Christmas ever

Turlock Junior High student Aunika Light got her Christmas wish. She didn't wish for an iPhone, video games or any other electronic gadget popular with the pre-teen crowd. No, all Light wanted was to feed the homeless.

December 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock, Patterson experience industrial evolutions

Turlock has been experiencing significant economic growth in recent years and while it may be difficult to pinpoint exactly when the resurgence began, the Turlock Regional Industrial Park has certainly played a role.

December 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hughson teen dies in Contra Costa County crash

The community of Hughson is mourning the loss of 17-year-old resident Mario Castro, who was killed in an early Monday morning freeway crash in Brentwood in Contra Costa County.

December 26, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


TID comes to agreement with IBEW

After a series of power failures in 2012 that left Turlock Irrigation District's working relationship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in an impaired state, both sides were able to come to an official Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday.

December 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Community serves free Christmas dinner to hundreds

Every Christmas, a miracle takes place right here in Turlock. Hundreds of community members from all walks of life put their combined efforts into providing a better holiday to those struggling to make ends meet.

December 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police reach out to Turlock family felled by tragedy

The Turlock Police Department sought to bring a little bit of holiday cheer to a Turlock family rocked by a tragic loss earlier this year with donations and a special visit from the department's Blue Santa.

December 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man proposes on Christmas Tree Lane

It's a holiday tradition for Maci Williams to make her way to Christmas Tree Lane in Turlock, but this year was one for the books as her boyfriend Nick Smith got down on one knee to propose Sunday evening.

December 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


State veterinarian clears Santa’s reindeer to enter California

California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of Dec. 24 and in the early morning hours of Dec. 25.

December 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission seeks 'Outstanding' women

The holiday season is the time to appreciate those near and dear, but it is also the time of year for the Stanislaus County Commission for Women to accept nominations to honor females in the community for their year-round exemplary service.

December 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


NORAD prepares to track Santa on annual mission

For children who want to track Santa Claus and his reindeer as they make their way across the world to every rooftop on Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has them covered with their NORAD Tracks Santa program.

December 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment on slight upward trend for county

For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock turns 143 on Monday

Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).

December 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Stanislaus County Fair recognized for innovation, use of technology

For over 100 years, locals have looked forward to the Stanislaus County Fair as one of Turlock's most anticipated summertime events filled with crowd-pleasing music, thrill-seeking fun and, of course, deep fried food.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Gas prices drop below $2

Drivers entering the AMPM shop at the Arco gas station on Lander Avenue on Tuesday were probably spending more on their bottle of soda than a gallon of gas as the well traversed station was the only one in town to boast unleaded gas at $1.99.

January 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


After theft, town helps cancer patient pedal on

Stephen Swift has had more than a lifetime's share of misfortune.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


A sweet take on Deflate-gate

Recent allegations that the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts has sportscasters and football fans talking - and Olde Tyme Pastries baking.

January 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farmers market moves to Saturday for 2015 season

Saturdays in downtown Turlock will be much fruitier come May, as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market decided to move the event from Fridays to Saturdays for the 2015 season.

January 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Avian flu found in Stanislaus County turkey flock

The first finding of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza in commercial poultry was detected at a Foster Farms turkey facility in Stanislaus County.

January 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


47th annual event showcases a community with heart

Hundreds of people may have gathered at the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday, but a handful of individuals stole the spotlight, and rightfully so. They were an Eagle Scout, a doctor, a future valedictorian, and a philanthropist to name a few, and now they are the 47th Annual Best of Turlock award winners.

January 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seminars aim to equip small business owners with resources to succeed

In an effort to equip small companies with a range of techniques to optimize their business, the Strategic Legal Group law firm is hosting seminars on "Essential Information Every Business Owner Should Know" in collaboration with several local businesses including Hillberg & Company, G.D.I. Insurance and the Small Business Development Center.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl expansion project draws protest from carpenters union

A haunting presence cropped up outside of Dust Bowl Brewing Company's downtown taproom on Friday as the Carpenters Local Union 152 constructed an enormous grim reaper to publicize opposition to the company's decision to use Huff Construction for its expansion project.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


BOOKS ABOUND

Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock resident recognized as Save Mart Store Manager of the Year

When Save Mart Supermarkets honored its leading employees last week, Turlock resident Deborah Bookil stole the spotlight as Store Manager of the Year.

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The Udder Place brings country with a twist to downtown Turlock

Name of Business: The Udder Place

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ag partnership to increase informational access

Furthering a relationship that has evolved over the past six months, Ag Link has decided to partner with Stanislaus Grown and Country Ventures to shine a spotlight on local food, farms, and fun within the region.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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