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Fallen officers remembered in somber ceremony

A large contingency of law enforcement officers from throughout Stanislaus County paused Wednesday to remember the officers who were killed in the line of duty during 2013 as well as countywide since 1935.

May 08, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER | Local


Community invited to baby animal shower

All babies need tender loving care to survive and thrive in life, including native wildlife like barn owls, ravens, red foxes and red-tailed hawks. Often, orphaned or injured baby animals' only chance of survival is the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.

May 08, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s 'makers of fine ales and lagers'

Name: Sandude Brewing Co.

May 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Wildlife birthday surprises

Since my husband Oly and I both appreciate the wonders of nature, we will often celebrate our birthdays by going on an outing.

May 07, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Turlock Relay for Life raises over $160,000

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 4 million people across 20 countries gather each year to participate in Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research and awareness. The Turlock community was no exception this past weekend as more than 700 participants gathered at Pitman High School to walk for a cause in the traditional Relay format: At least one member from the 55 teams was walking at each moment in honor of the chronic fight cancer patients endure. The teamwork and collaboration in the community during the fundraising period and actual event amounted to a significant ...

May 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Rodeos to teach children bike safety skills

With sunny days and cool evenings, many Turlockers are beginning to spend more time outdoors. Although going on bike rides can be a fun way for families and friends to enjoy the warmer weather, riding a bicycle around Turlock can often be an unsafe and treacherous task.

May 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Volunteers spread the love in community event

Hundreds of locals could be found Saturday painting the town – literally. Gold-shirted volunteers were dispersed over the city to paint, trim, whack, clean and spruce up buildings, yards, homes and businesses as part of the annual Love Turlock event.

May 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Calaveras Big Trees State Park to celebrate new visitor center

Calaveras Big Trees State Park will hold the grand opening of its new Visitor Center on May 24 during Memorial Day weekend. The new Visitor Center features a variety of exhibits and artifacts that display some of the local history of California.

May 02, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER

Water Awareness Month started as a joint effort between the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies during the California Drought of 1987-1992. Today, water agencies throughout the state continue to use Water Awareness Month to deliver the message of water conservation.

May 02, 2014 | | Local


Stanislaus top 10 in U.S. ag sales

Agriculture is a cornerstone of daily life in the Central Valley, and the products that are harvested locally make a national impact as Stanislaus County was the seventh highest county in terms of national agricultural sales in 2012.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Farmers Market opens for 2014 season

Despite the heat, downtown Turlock was bustling with shoppers on Friday morning as locals congregated to check out the first Turlock Certified Farmers Market of the 2014 season.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock’s ‘favorite son’ Colin Kaepernick receives key to the city at Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Hundreds of Turlockers sat down for breakfast on Friday morning to commune together at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, but attendees were more focused on the stage before them at Larsa Hall than their plates as they tuned in to the words of Turlock native turned professional football player Colin Kaepernick.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ice rink expansion approved with conditions

Ice skating is set to carry on as a winter pastime for Turlock families attending the R.A.M. Farms Christmas Tree Lot later this year, as the Planning Commission unanimously approved not only the continued operation of the facility's adjacent ice rink, but an expansion of the seasonal project to nearly double in size as well.

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock day spa recognized by leading skincare company

Name: The Spa of Turlock

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local racing fans prepare for Kentucky Derby

It's called the greatest 2 minutes in sports. For the Turlock Turf Club, however, the Kentucky Derby is a whole day event.

May 01, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Local bike park national finalist for $100K grant

Local cyclists may have a new trail to try as the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park at Lake McClure is one of three national finalists for a $100,000 grant furnished by Bell brand helmets.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese recognized for sustainability efforts

Since it produces approximately 2 million pounds of cheese a day, it is oftentimes difficult to remember that Hilmar Cheese Company-the largest single-site cheese processor in the world-is known for more than just cheese.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Recent rainfall proves no match for drought

Although the amount of precipitation experienced by the region for the month surpasses the historical average rainfall amount for May, it still is not enough to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock remembers

Community members gathered at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.

May 26, 2015 | | Local


Neighbors concerned with night activity at Denair park

While Sterling Ranch Park in Denair is a welcoming community park during the day, nearby residents are not happy about the potentially illegal nightly activities at the park that are exacerbated by poor lighting.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dollar General expands in Stanislaus County

If it seems like there is a Dollar General on just about every corner, that's probably because the retail chain has continued to expand into Stanislaus County over the past few years and it isn't stopping.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


AAA projects uptick in Memorial Day travelers

Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.

May 22, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

Did you know...

May 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Pentecost Association prepares to celebrate 103 years of cultural traditions

It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honey bee decline causes buzz throughout nation

A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business forecast strong, despite negative impact of drought

Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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