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Blue Diamond celebrates fruitful year, prepares for next

Almonds are a trendy and healthy snack that can be found everywhere from grocery stores to gas stations, but the success of this small nut is the result of an industry wide effort to educate consumers on the benefits of almonds with Blue Diamond Growers co-operative leading the charge.

November 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Troubles flood in with first big rain storm

Although skies were clear and blue on Thursday, the first big rain storm of the season just 24-hours prior threw Turlock residents into a frenzy as many streets became flooded throughout the city.

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock’s Covenant Care at Home named a top agency

Through exemplary nursing and staff, Turlock's CovenantCare at Home - a local medical agency providing in-home nursing and therapy - has been named as one of the top-performing health agencies in the nation.

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


39th annual Turkey Trot this weekend

Before sitting down to furiously feast on Thanksgiving next week, put your running shoes on for the 39th annual Turkey Trot this Saturday.

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Photographer clicks with Turlock

Name: K.T. Photography and Studio

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


AAA tows in turkeys

Turlock Gospel Mission's efforts to host their first Thanksgiving dinner at the home of the forthcoming year-round shelter got a big boost Wednesday when AAA donated more than 300 pounds of turkeys to the organization.

November 21, 2013 | | Local


Kennel club hosts top dogs in annual shows

The competition is tough. Hundreds come from across the country for a chance at a blue ribbon. The two-day event is a November tradition in Turlock and brings out the top dogs, literally, as the Golden Valley Kennel Club prepares to host its annual shows.

November 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Shelter opens doors for cold season

As the temperatures start to shift downward, the beds at the We Care cold-weather shelter are starting to fill up.

November 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kettle Kickoff rings in the season

The Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff luncheon is a yearly testament to the community-driven compassion Turlock residents possess, evident by the thousands of dollars donated in a matter of minutes to help serve the underprivileged in the area. The Kettle Kickoff is centered on the Kettle Klash -seven minutes of organized chaos as volunteer teams race around the room with Salvation Army kettles aiming to collect as many cash donations as possible to kick off the Salvation Army's holiday fundraising campaign.

November 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Motorcyclist dies in funeral procession

The tragic death of a 19-year-old Turlock man was compounded Saturday when a motorcycle rider assisting with the funeral procession lost control of his motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries.

November 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


'Batkid' fighting crime in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Dressed in a black Batman costume, his fists clenched as he took on foe after foe around San Francisco, a 5-year-old boy who has battled leukemia for years fulfilled his wish Friday to be his favorite superhero.

November 16, 2013 | BY PAUL ELIAS Associated Press | Local


Gerry Shippee: Passion for veterans, heart for service

Gerry Shippee is a longtime Turlock resident and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

November 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The Gemperle giving spirit

Here in Turlock, the Gemperle name is synonymous with eggs. Ernie Gemperle immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1949, and with a determination to succeed and unerring work ethic, he turned a small egg ranch in Turlock into an enterprise that is recognized as one of the most successful egg companies in the western United States. Gemperle Farms was one of the first to market organic and specialty eggs and remains a hormone and antibiotic free farm.

November 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID continues budget talks with electrical engineering and operations

Budget talks will continue at Tuesday morning's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, with a focus on the Electrical Engineering/Operations Administration and miscellaneous rates.

November 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Cookies sweeten holiday memories

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, the smell of freshly baked cookies may start to fill homes as holiday prep begins. While planning your own holiday festivities, cookie decorating can be a fun - and delicious - way for the whole family to spend quality time together.

November 16, 2013 | 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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