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No need to fear big taxes in 2013, says gov relations specialist to TID trustees

The elections last November have most business communities such as Turlock scrambling for answers regarding new tax bills. After a slim couple hundred vote win in some regional areas, Democrats reigned winner over the Republicans within the Assembly and Senate in California, and are encouraging the state to increase taxes and spend more money in response to the debt crisis. But according to The Apex Group in Sacramento, businesses have no need to fear tax increases for this year.

January 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Books abound at annual library fundraiser

Book lovers have cause to celebrate as the Friends of the Turlock Public Library gear up for their annual book sale.

January 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abe Rojas: An advocate for youth, Turlock

There are not many towns that can boast of dedicated residents simultaneously promoting diversity, recreation, and education for more than 50 years. Thanks to resident Abe Rojas, Turlock has that legacy.

January 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Crash snarls traffic

A collision involving four vehicles caused significant damage to the vehicles and slowed traffic, but no serious injuries were reported.

January 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock vet receives medals for service in Vietnam

Rufino "Joe" Centeno physically left the jungles of Vietnam 45 years ago, but the sights and sounds and the losses experienced on the front lines have remained tangled in his mind for long after.

January 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tragedies trigger rise in gun sales

RIPON - Richard Hodder browsed the safe room at Barnwood, stopping to examine a firearms storage unit as tall as him.

January 11, 2013 | BY JAMES BURNS Turlock Journal | Local


Dried Valley fruit makes international waves

Name of business: Bella Viva Orchards

January 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Emanuel offers grief seminar, training

Two events aimed at grieving will be held in Turlock - one for those suffering a loss and another to help train grief counselors.

January 08, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Sikh Temple to hold bone marrow drive

Gurjeet Dosanjh-Brar has been battling a rare form of lymphatic cancer and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.

January 08, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local businesses compete for prizes in Entrepreneur Challenge

Two years ago Dale and Johni Melden decided to take their shared passion to the next level and open a small business - thus, Central Valley Standup Paddle was born.

January 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Nonprofits fill the need for seafood at annual crab feeds

Feeling crabby? It's the right time of year.

January 08, 2013 | Alex Cantatore | Local


History unearthed at Don Pedro

Summers at Don Pedro generally consist of Fourth of July celebrations, wakeboarding, and camping. But what many fail to realize is that Don Pedro is more than a recreational attraction and federally-licensed water storage and a hydroelectric generating facility; it is an archaeological site containing traces of prehistoric lifestyle.

January 08, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Snow enthusiasts take Lathrop over Sierra trek

LATHROP – Rosi Jordan thought about driving up to the mountains to play in the snow Wednesday.

January 04, 2013 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Geese take flight at Merced Wildlife Refuge

My husband Oly and I have had a January tradition for several years. We visit the Merced National Wildlife Refuge to see the white geese.

January 04, 2013 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community Contributor | Local


Nominations sought for Almond Board

The deadline for filing a nomination petition for open positions on the Almond Board of California is Jan. 20.

January 04, 2013 | | Local


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Almond growers seek to protect bees

In an effort to continue a mutually beneficially arrangement with nature's yellow and black pollinators, the Almond Board of California earlier this month unveiled Honey Bee Best Management Practices for the state's Almond Industry.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


SURPRISE VISIT

The owners of Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock had an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a car came crashing into their storefront.

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State, local agencies prepare for Ebola

There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but state and local entities, from health care workers to funeral directors, are instituting new protocols designed to help keep the public safe.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Korean veterans honored with Peace medal

It is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" but on Tuesday the sacrifices of those that served during the Korean War was brought front and center for a special recognition and the awarding of Ambassador for Peace Medals to almost a hundred local veterans.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands seek employment at Hilmar Cheese hiring fair

A line of individuals stretching nearly one mile in length wrapped its way around Turlock's War Memorial on Canal Drive on Tuesday with people snaking beyond the skate park and around the Turlock Irrigation District building. While the people represented a diverse array of backgrounds and ages they were all in search of the same thing: jobs, at Hilmar Cheese Company specifically.

October 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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