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Merced Fair market beef weigh-in upcoming

A one-day only, mandatory event is scheduled Feb. 13 for Merced County Fair market beef exhibitors.

February 07, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Flu deaths almost double last season

The influenza virus, largely spurred by a resurgence of swine flu, continues to claim more lives in California as public health officials increase their efforts to vaccinate more of the population.

February 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID warns customers of scams

After receiving reports from customers who have been contacted by fraudulent individuals claiming to represent the Turlock Irrigation District, the district is warning customers not to fall for the scams and report any deceitful phone calls to their main office.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


State Water Project zero allocation

State officials announced last week that, for the first time ever, the State Water Project - a water storage and delivery system distributing water to 29 urban and agricultural water suppliers throughout California - is set to provide zero percent of the contracted water allocations in 2014.

February 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Jiu Jitsu academy gets bigger, better location

Name: Turlock Academy of Jiu Jitsu

February 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock dentist office celebrates Children’s Dental Health month with free service day

Taking care of your teeth is essential for a healthy smile, but dentist appointments are often a luxury reserved for those who can afford dental care.

February 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Bean industry increases presence online and on the table

In the world of trendy health foods, kale, chia seeds and nuts have recently stolen the spotlight, but one food group is sneaking back into the health foods landscape: beans.

February 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


AAUW empowering women in education, leadership

Since its establishment in 1881, the American Association of University Women has been advancing equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, philanthropy and research. The Turlock chapter of the AAUW is continuing this tradition through scholarships, leadership training, and recognition programs.

February 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Behind the scenes at Turlock Pentecost cioppino feed

It is crab feed season and the Turlock Pentecost Association did not fail to impress their guests at the organization's annual cioppino and crab feed last Saturday. With attendance topping 2,000 and tickets sold out five days in advance, the annual event's reputation precedes itself.

February 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Regional pledges needed to secure new flights to LAX

Before the economic downfall of 2008, nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles were common, providing regional businesses easy access to and from Southern California's business hub.

February 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Bicyclist killed on Fulkerth Road

A Hilmar man out riding his bicycle along a stretch of country road in Turlock was killed Monday night when he was struck by a car.

February 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jesse R. Riendeau graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

February 04, 2014 | | Local


Stanislaus County sees high rate of flu deaths

The influenza virus that has been spreading across California continues to claim more lives, with Stanislaus County recording an alarmingly high rate of fatalities compared to other larger counties.

January 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Book sale final call

Today is the last day of the Friends of the Turlock Public Library annual book sale. The group sells hardbound books for $1 and most paperbacks for 50 cents, all of which raises much-needed funds for the library's operating budget.

January 31, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Amidst drought, rain finally falls

As Californians across the state have been hoping for rain over the past several weeks due to the ongoing drought, several communities finally experienced some rainfall.

January 30, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Assyrian New Year celebration postponed

The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

March 27, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock's growing food processing niche

When former mayor John Lazar expressed a vision of making Turlock the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing," it was with companies like Certified Laboratories in mind.

March 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bus drivers seek city help to address insufficient wages

The public participation portion of Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting quickly turned into a plea for help as a legion of Turlock bus drivers took to the podium to voice their frustrations regarding what they regard as less than adequate wages.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The Double T opens its doors to the public for the first time with open house

Name of business: The Double T

March 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honoring women who make a difference

March is Women's History Month and the American Association of University Women could not think of a better way to celebrate than by honoring local women who are making history today.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Eggs-plosive trend in backyard chicken farming

The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farmers’ market moves to E. Main Street

More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.

March 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s vintage scene

Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Caroline Monroe honored as Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock

Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free workshop to educate businesses on cyber security

Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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