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Bronco nears ‘zero waste’ facility goal

Bronco Winery of Ceres has a goal of soon diverting all of its waste away from the landfill.

January 14, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


New ag supply website simplifies shopping for farmers

Trips to multiple farming goods stores are a thing of the past following last month's launch of Fence Post Ag, an online site that provides farm hardware and supplies to the agricultural community.

January 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Soroptimists seek volunteers

Turlock is looking to charter a club that seeks to help women and girls globally with over 32,000 members in 20 different countries and territories, Soroptimist International.

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Fun run will serve as Turlock woman’s legacy

Kayla Bernardi, a beloved student and graduate of Turlock High School, passed away last winter after a brave fight with leukemia and the Kayla Bernardi Memorial Bee Positive Foundation now stands in her honor.

January 14, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Milk board brings home Rose Parade trophy

The California Milk Advisory Board rang in 2016 with its first ever Rose Parade trophy at the 127th parade on New Year's Day. The CMAB's "Adventures in Real Food" float entry from builder Fiesta Parade Floats was recognized with the Tournament Special Trophy, honoring "Exceptional Merit in Multiple Classifications." The trophy is one of 24 presented to the parade's 44 float entries each year, recognizing such elements as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation, and dramatic impact.

January 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State gas prices remain unpredictable

California drivers are once again paying for the most expensive gas in the nation and will continue to experience price swings in the near future, due to statewide refinery issues. According to the latest AAA Fuel Gauge Report, pump prices are up $0.17 with the average price of unleaded regular at $2.85 per gallon as of Tuesday.

January 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former Mayor joins Stanislaus Community Foundation Board

Former Turlock Mayor John Lazar will use his decades of public service expertise for philanthropic endeavors as he recently joined the Stanislaus Community Foundation Board of Directors.

January 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Channel your inner fun at Spirit Festival

A unique spiritual experience is coming to Turlock on Saturday, as the Spirit Festival returns to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for its biannual event.

January 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Eastside Water District moves forward with groundwater recharge plan

A groundwater recharge project expected to cost Eastside Water District landowners approximately $6 million over a ten year period is slated to go before the Board of Directors next month for final consideration.

January 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Building hope: Contractors help year-round shelter project

As anyone who has ever undertaken a renovation project can attest, in construction the devil is often in the details. But for the Hope Lives Here campaign, a fundraising effort to complete the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter, members of the construction community are energizing the project with a spirit of giving.

January 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Asian Citrus Psyllid found in Oakdale

Despite quarantine efforts made by the California Department of Agriculture up and down the state to stop the spread of the Asian Citrus Psyllid, another psyllid was found on a residential property within the City of Oakdale.

January 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


This is the year to get involved

As the first week of 2016 has come and gone, it's time to start putting those New Year's resolutions into action.

January 08, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Rents on the rise in Turlock, across California

Many families started 2016 having to pay more for a place to live, as a new survey found that rents across California went up 7.6 percent from November to December 2015 and 4.9 percent over the last year with median prices of $1,500 for a one bedroom home and $1,640 for a two bedroom.

January 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Auto sales without the salesman

Name of Business: SFS Vehicle Remarketing

January 07, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Author to offer tech tips for Turlock seniors

Technology guru and author Abby Stokes has helped thousands of seniors learn to navigate the latest technology. She will be bringing her expertise to Covenant Village of Turlock at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 for a program titled: "How to be Smart with Your Smartphone and Tablet."

January 07, 2016 | | Local


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Beer enthusiasts gather for Blaker Brewing opening

A packed crowd gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of Blaker Brewing - Ceres' first-ever craft micro-brewery and tap room.

January 19, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jerry Powell

Central Valley born and raised, Turlock resident Jerry Powell has made a name for himself in the city through his work in real estate, construction ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment rate rises in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight rise in December, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlocker heads effort to fight African illiteracy

In the villages throughout West Africa, school books are hard to come by, and over the past decade, Books and More Education Foundation has sent ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Lions help kids see the future

Within seconds, Turlock Lions Club member Leroy Knapp was able to identify possible vision problems for students at Cunningham Elementary School Wednesday morning – part of ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Town Center sees new life

Before Monte Vista Crossings became Turlock's go-to retail hub, the Turlock Town Center served as one of the community's largest, most-frequented shopping pads ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock man killed in Highway 108 crash

A Turlock man died in a head-on collision with a flatbed truck Thursday morning while driving on Highway 108 in Knights Ferry.

January 18, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man finds cannonball on roadside

Plenty of people find interesting little trinkets and treasure alongside roadways, but what makes Mark Wendell's story of interest is that his find had ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local Las Vegas shooting survivors to run in remembrance

For several years Turlock resident Christie Marriott and Ceres resident Mary Sylvester have enjoyed the physical benefits of running, but over the last year they ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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