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Economic disaster loans available to California small businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in 35 California counties - including Stanislaus County - are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.

January 17, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Michael Everett: Working to make Turlock the next Hollywood

Michael Everett is a record/film producer and owner of the The Creation Lab studios in Turlock. Everett also founded the Turlock Film Commission.

January 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu death toll climbing

The influenza virus that is sickening people all across the country is taking a deadly toll in California as the number of fatalities more than doubled in one week.

January 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Former Olympic rower opens marketing firm

Name of Business: Ali Cox & Company

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local WWII veterans honored

Between 1939 and 1945 more than 16 million Americans enlisted in the armed forces during World War II to protect the United States of America and help restore order to a world gone mad. In 2014, only 1.2 million of those veterans remain alive and are dying at a rate of 600 veterans a day.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Friends group gives library vital support

The Turlock Library holds special memories for many area residents. From first trips to the library for story time and getting that first library card, to finding the perfect resources for a finals paper or SAT test prep, the library often plays an important role in the literary development in a person's life.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Missing dog back home

Dolly, the Australian Shepherd mix that went missing after her owners were hit by a car has returned home.

January 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wynonna Judd to kick off 2014 Stanislaus County Fair

This summer five-time Grammy award winner Wynonna Judd will grace the free stage to kick off the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Community leader, volunteer Tom Truax succumbs to cancer

The Central Valley lost a community leader in Tom Truax on Tuesday. Truax passed away at age 55 after a year-long battle with cancer.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Cheese to open new facility in Turlock

Turlock's economic development efforts just got a big boost today, as Hilmar Cheese announced it will be building a milk processing facility in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hit and run victim seeks lost dog

A family is hoping the Turlock community can help reunite a lost dog with her owner, who was critically injured in a hit and run collision that claimed the life of his wife.

January 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diocese opts for bankruptcy filing

The Diocese of Stockton has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after a series of costly sexual abuse settlements left them financially drained.

January 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant provides MedicAlert tracking device for autistic children

MedicAlert is spotlighting a program that helps parents of autistic children locate them quickly if they wander away. The announcement comes in the wake of a 7-year-old autistic boy who went missing for several hours in a wooded area outside Hilmar.

January 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID prepares for dry irrigation season

Concerned farmers and growers packed Tuesday morning's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, as the district prepares to enter one of the driest irrigation seasons on record.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms closes Livingston plant, again

After being approved to reopen by the United States Department of Agriculture following a cockroach infestation last week, Foster Farms has voluntarily suspended poultry processing at its Livingston plant to expand USDA-approved manufacturing procedures.

January 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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My personal battle with anorexia nervosa

"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

February 27, 2015 | BY NANCY ANGEL Special to the Journal | Local


Turlock company brings electric bikes, vehicles to the region

When Volkmar Kunerth attended Eurobike in Germany, the biggest bike show in the world, he did not just admire the sleek design of the electric bikes before him. He saw the potential to contribute to the worldwide shift towards sustainable transportation.

February 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


HVAC unit blamed for apartment fire

A fire that is believed to have started in a heating and air conditioning unit charred a closet inside a downtown Turlock apartment.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Nonprofit highlights physical, mental crossroads of eating disorders

The multifaceted nature of eating disorders - with nearly 50 percent of people with eating disorders also meeting the criteria for depression according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders - is the reason that the nonprofit Mental Fitness evolved from being an organization that focused on solely eating disorder education to include other pertinent aspects such as body image, self esteem and nutrition. The expansion of the nonprofit's focus has allowed Mental Fitness to "really broaden our horizon" and address the complex disorder, said outreach director Jacob Burman.

February 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fair seeks new CEO

Chris Borovansky's time at the Stanislaus County Fair has come to an end. The fair's chief executive officer for the past five years announced his retirement on Thursday. After more than 30 years in the fair industry, Borovansky said it was time for him to have a real summer vacation.

February 26, 2015 | By Krisitna Hacker By Alysson Aredas | Local


Glories of gardening ready to be shown

The first tentative spring blooms may just now be popping up in the Central Valley, but members and friends of the Turlock Garden Club are already putting tender loving care into their landscapes, as the club prepares to host its Third Annual Garden Tour with the theme "Our Hearts in our Gardens."

February 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


21-year old boutique owner offers glam gifts at OneSixteen Bijou

Name of Business: OneSixteen Bijou

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dialysis center could be newest addition to Turlock industrial park

Those needing dialysis treatments may now have a closer location to go as the City of Turlock Planning Department is presently reviewing plans for a nearly 10,000 square foot building in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Civil Justice expert highlights Chamber’s ADA compliance forum

In the spirit of protecting small businesses in Turlock the Turlock Chamber of Commerce hosted the president of the Civil Justice Association of California to speak specifically about one issue plaguing businesses across the state: noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


CDFA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS RESEARCH PHASE OF NEW DAIRY DIGESTER PROGRAM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is developing Phase II (Research) of its new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2014.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


End of port dispute good news for almond industry

A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


UC Coop walnut, tree and vine meetings

The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes rainfall, anticipates more

A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Golf Link Road closed due to weakened overpass

Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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