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Locals selected for ag leadership program

Agriculture is the top industry in the Central Valley and local growers supply the world with hundreds of products every year. As with any industry, fostering future leaders is key to continued success; that's where the California Agricultural Leadership Program comes in. Twenty-four individuals - including three Turlockers - were named to Class 43 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development program for emerging agricultural leaders.

December 18, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family escapes house fire

Two children had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire swept through their Turlock home Sunday night.

December 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A family Christmas event

Thanks to local efforts, Turlock Family Network celebrated a special Christmas party for past and present clients Thursday evening.

December 14, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Wheelchairs recycled through Ceres warehouse give dignity to world’s poor

Over and over again, Lonny Davis has witnessed a heart-breaking sight in Third World nations: men, women and children crawling on dirt roads as they make their way to free wheelchairs he and other Rotarians have brought. However, their dire situation does a 180 degree turn when they receive a device – once discarded in America and refurbished – that gives them dignity through mobility.

December 14, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


A heart for children: Kaepernick continues support of Camp Taylor

Two local children had a special reunion with a friend from Camp Taylor on Sunday. San Francisco 49ers quarterback and native Turlocker Colin Kaepernick celebrated his team's win against the Miami Dolphins with the two campers at Candlestick Park.

December 14, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Our Lady of Guadalupe: Centuries old tradition alive in Catholics today

The sound of beating drums echoed through the walls of Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, as over a thousand Catholics watched a group of Aztec dancers unite to manifest their cultural spirit to La Virgen de Guadalupe.

December 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Fire races through Turlock condos

A fire possibly ignited by faulty Christmas light wiring burned through four Turlock condominiums Wednesday morning, leaving several residents displaced.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Illegal tobacco sales to minors increasing

California's first ever detailed report on trends among tobacco users and the advertising targeting them was released Thursday by the California Department of Public Health and it reflects an increase in youth smokers.

December 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Canal repair almost complete; no major damage done

A million-dollar project to remove a mountaintop that threatened to cave in on a Turlock Irrigation Canal is nearly complete.

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hen sanctuary lawsuit moves forward

Three non-profit animal sanctuaries are a step closer in seeking justice for 50,000 hens who were abandoned this past February in what Stanislaus County Animal Services executive director called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

December 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


E Main Skin & Body: A great escape

Name of business: E Main Skin & Body

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Volunteers prepare 4,000 holiday food boxes

Despite a tough economy and thousands of hungry mouths to feed, Turlock Together is right on track to fulfill their 4,000 food box goal this Christmas season thanks to support from area volunteers and supporters.

December 11, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Judge orders reprieve for dog

The Alaskan malamute Bolt, the dog that has sparked a community discourse on the scope of dog owner responsibility, has been given a temporary reprieve by a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge from his slated euthanasia.

December 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rain year now above average

The 2012-2013 water year is on the right track for the first time, with year-to-date precipitation of 110.5 percent of average for this date.

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Toy drive offers hope to sick children, grieving families

The Destiny and Isaac Memorial Toy Drive not only honors the memory of two children whose lives were cut short due to illness and tragedy, but also offers a way for grieving families to help others during a difficult time.

December 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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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


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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