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Peace Corps experience 'game changer' for former sports reporter

Why did I join the Peace Corps?

December 26, 2013 | BY CHHUN SUN Special to the Journal | Local


PIECE OF HISTORY: Former Air Force One on display

Castle Air Museum will begin to host tours of the recently arrived Presidential Douglas VC-9 aircraft ( former Air Force One ) Friday. Tour times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and will also be available to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the times noted above.

December 23, 2013 | | Local


SBA accepting 2014 National Small Business Week Award nominations

Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society. Small Business week will be celebrated nationally May 12 – 16, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Verify bonds before buying, advises city

Bearer bond buyers beware.

December 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The frost effect: Almond growers rejoice at cooler temps; cold kills local citrus crops

Waking up to the windshield of your car frozen with ice and the chilling bite of a frosted morning are telltale signs that winter is officially here, but these weather conditions affect more than people's morning routines as they play an essential role in the agricultural cycle.

December 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Simon M. Bromley has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

December 23, 2013 | | Local


Japanese tradition continues at Livingston church

Every December, the Livingston United Methodist Church brings in hundreds of community members and volunteers for its annual Mochitsuki ceremony, a Japanese New Year's tradition that requires many hours of physical labor for the pounding of rice cakes.

December 23, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local woman collects more than 650 nativities

Throughout the Christmas season, you're bound to see a nativity scene or two. Local resident Toni Conway, however, has over 650 nativities after having started her collection more than 50 years ago.

December 23, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Farmers, food banks bring more produce to locals in need

Recent farming trends showcase the public interest in a "farm to table" approach, which promotes a transparent process of food handling for the consumer, but this movement has reached beyond the individual consumer as farmers have developed relationships with larger operations such as food banks to provide those in need with the same healthy advantages.

December 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Santa Claus is coming to town

While the North American Aerospace Defense Command is typically patrolling the skies for possible aerial threats, once a year employees focus their attention on another airborne invasion: Santa Claus.

December 20, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Soldiers provide holiday cheer

Staff Sergeant Brian Bischoff, along with two other soldiers and their wives from the Army Recruitment Center in Modesto visited each of the Children's Crisis Center's five sites on Friday, handing out gifts to the children and spending time getting to know them. The children were very excited to see the soldiers and had lots of questions for them. When they arrived at Verda's House in Turlock, which was their first visit of the day, one 2-year-old girl present immediately ran to one of the soldiers and gave him a big hug!

December 20, 2013 | | Local


Bistro's acclaimed chef shares his favorite holiday dish, excitement with Turlock's growing culinary

Leroy Walker has been the Executive Chef at Bistro 234 in downtown Turlock for over a decade.

December 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Jessica’s House brings Christmas cheer to local children

The holiday season can be difficult for many families struggling with the grief of losing a loved one. Fortunately, Jessica's House – a branch of Emanuel Medical Center dedicated to providing grief support for children and teens – has made continual efforts to bring Christmas cheer to the children participating in the program.

December 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Number of county’s unemployed grows

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed an uptick in November, largely from seasonal job declines, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

December 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Filming concludes on Bernsen project

The celebrity spotting in Turlock has come to an end for now, as filming of the romantic comedy "Christian Mingle" finished off its work in Turlock earlier this week.

December 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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May is Water Awareness Month

Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation habits.

May 01, 2015 | | Local


Denham to host job fair, veterans event

Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is hoping to put residents back to work by hosting a Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local teacher works to combat hyacinth problem in Tuolumne River

Elias Ruiz is a teacher at Dutcher Middle School during the week, but on the weekends he can be found plunging into the Tuolumne River in full scuba gear.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Summer openings slated for Monte Vista Crossings

Summer is almost here and so is the arrival of several new additions to the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Perrien Farms offers family friendly environment for competitive and recreational riders

Name of Business: Perrien Farms

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms employee recognized for innovative efforts against salmonella

Rather than making headlines for a salmonella outbreak, senior vice president of technical services at Foster Farms and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Robert O'Connor is making headlines for the complete opposite.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market ready to impress with events, selection

Although the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market has moved to a new location and a new day before its kick-off Saturday, one thing will remain the same: the market itself as a venue of quality produce, unique handcrafted items, and live entertainment.

April 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


May library events offer crafts, summer reading program kick-off

Star Wars, superheroes and butterflies will all make an appearance at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


WWII veteran honored at commission meeting

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor attack survivor Herb Miller was presented a commendation by Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow for his service to the country during a Veterans Advisory Commission meeting held Monday in Turlock.

April 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cost of driving dips in 2015

Due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly two percent drop from last year, according to AAA's 2015 Your Driving Costs study.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CDFA to host drought forum in Fresno

With nearly 100 percent of the state considered to be in a severe drought, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a drought forum on Tuesday to both unite and elicit comments from all farmers, ranchers and stakeholders throughout the state.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Friday marks first summer Main StrEAT Food Rally

Fridays are about to get food-friendly downtown with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs to kick off on May 1.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Female business owners band together for success

What does a ballroom dance academy, hair salon and fitness boot camp all have in common? More than just occupying the same building, the trio of businesses are all owned by women.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


How the other half lives in Yosemite

When my wife and I carried our bags down the red carpet into the plush lobby, I could still hardly believe it. In all the years we had visited Yosemite, we had never stayed at the lavish hotel that houses royalty, presidents and the well-to-do. I figured we never would, yet there we were.

April 24, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Water conservation for city parks and medians

The City of Turlock's Water Conservation Task Force Committee is focusing efforts on water conservation strategies and enhancing our public education and outreach. As part of the public education and outreach, the City will be posting signs on the City's medians and parks. These signs will indicate how that particular landscape is being irrigated.

April 24, 2015 | | Local


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