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County sees unemployment fall to lowest rate of the year

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate took a nice dip in the month of August and posted the lowest rate for the year as food processing of the area's crops ramped up.

September 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local teen finds success in Hollywood

While the competitiveness of Hollywood may drive away many young actors and actresses, those who do not give up trying might just find their way to stardom.

September 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Capital expenses down for TID

The relicensing of Don Pedro Reservoir and purchase of Turlock's former police station/skate park on Palm Street, will account for a hefty sum of the 2014 capital expenses for the Turlock Irrigation District, based on budget numbers presented at a workshop on Tuesday.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


TID approves bigger houseboats for Don Pedro

Own a houseboat on Don Pedro Reservoir? Go ahead and build it bigger.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Red Brick gets new look, new hours, new food

Name of Business: Red Brick Bar and Grill

September 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Festivals liven up CSU Stanislaus, Denair

Community fun abounded Saturday as the city of Denair and California State University, Stanislaus both hosted family-friendly events.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


California walnut growers expect above average crop

Walnuts, walnuts and more walnuts.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Nationwide event aims to prevent texting and driving

1.6 million. That's the number of estimated drivers who are involved in an accident due to texting behind the wheel, according to the National Safety Council.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman Krista A. Yu graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 17, 2013 | | Local


Scout seeks flags for retirement ceremony

The Turlock Fire Department is extending an offer to the community to have their old or tattered flags retired properly.

September 17, 2013 | | Local


Turlock girl invites community to help fight diabetes

Eleven-year-old Mackenzie Bronken may at first appear to be your average sixth grade student. But when asked about her passion for finding a cure to diabetes, you'll find a motivated young girl who has no intention of giving up.

September 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


WANTED: Dairy digester project proposals

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and their partner agencies in the California/Federal Dairy Digester Working Group are currently seeking dairy digester concept proposals.

September 16, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Covenant Village Retirement Community held a ceremony on Wednesday in remembrance of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The facility's American flag was flown at half mast and Army Chaplain Assistant Sgt. Harrison shared his experiences at Ground Zero. Local bagpiper Randy Francis provided patriotic tunes during the ceremony.

September 14, 2013 | | Local


Raisin growers bargain for bigger payments

Raisin growers may be getting more money for their crops.

September 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


TURLOCK LOVES NUMBER 7

As the NFL season swings into action, Turlockers are gearing up in red and gold to show their support for the San Francisco 49ers and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick. Westside Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping local youth, will be selling Kaepernick inspired t-shirts designed by their staff throughout the football season to help send kids to camp. Last year Westside Ministries sold "Kap Town 209ers" shirts and sold out multiple times before the 49ers' Super Bowl appearance.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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