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Flags repeatedly destroyed outside Turlock business

Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist to host third annual free dental care event

According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Understanding cows key to Dairy Stockmanship

Danny Avila, manager of Clauss Dairies in Hilmar, had a problem. Farm employees were expending too much time and energy in their daily handling of cows. Seeing as cows are the bread and butter (literally) of the dairy industry, Avila sought a solution. He found the answers to his interspecies relations problems in the Stockmanship Training Program.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Firefighters turn to high school students for pink T-shirt design

For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California’s drought calls for continued conservation efforts

Our state is now facing its fourth year of severe drought. Many communities are suffering as a result. Water, one of our most important resources, is in trouble, and we need to continue to do everything we can to protect it - today and into the future.

April 03, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to bolster grant writing skills for local, regional food businesses

Just as local and regional food producers boost the local economy, the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources hopes to boost local and regional food businesses by teaching effective grantwriting skills in a series of workshops this month.

April 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Sixth annual fun run to benefit Turlock Chaplaincy fast approaching

Downtown Turlock is a place for shopping and dining, but it's also a place for running – at least for the participants of the sixth annual Turlock Chaplaincy Fun Run.

April 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Kite Festival encourages kids, families to get outdoors

The Knights of Columbus are taking a tip from "Mary Poppins" and encouraging local families to fly kites together. The Knights are turning their 4th annual Time to Fly Kite Festival into a Week of the Child celebration this year with a host of family-friendly activities.

April 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel clinics in Turlock, Patterson closing

The departure of the last primary care physician practicing at two clinics serving thousands of patients in Turlock and Patterson is forcing Emanuel Medical Center to shutter the doors on the facilities.

April 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock based design company lands local, national clients

Name of Business: Nishihara/Wilkinson Design Inc.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Annual ceremony for local heroes seeking nominations

The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter is looking for a few heroes in Stanislaus County.

April 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Poetry, kids and recycling highlight April library events

If prayers are answered and the Valley sees April showers, there are a variety of free events offered this month at local libraries to help children and adults get out of the rain.

April 02, 2015 | | Local


Prescription drug drop off box now in Turlock

Those individuals in need of a place to safely discard expired, unused or unwanted and potentially dangerous prescription medications now have an option to do so in Turlock.

April 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teen’s text message gives rise to service, social club

For most teenagers, text messaging has increased the feasibility of communicating with family, sending funny pictures to classmates, or hashing out in great detail to friends what their crush said to them between class periods that day.

April 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Covenant Church adds stained glass art to historic sanctuary space

The sunlight that is cast on Turlock Covenant Church sanctuary is unique in that it is reflected through vast stained glass windows dating back to 1928 when the church was built. Now, the church also has a more recent custom stained glass piece on display in the sanctuary lobby.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Valeriashop offers eclectic custom jewelry, hand sewn scarves locally and online

Name of Business: Valeriashop

May 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Summer reading challenge heats up at local libraries

Every hero has a story and the Stanislaus County Library is hoping readers of all ages will find their favorites during the Summer Reading Challenge.

May 28, 2015 | | Local


Community shows support for Turlock girl

Long before Turlock eighth grader Breanna Mendoza's story about being bullied at Dutcher Middle School made headlines last month, Craig Day was busy buying tickets for Taylor Swift's 1984 World Tour.

May 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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


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