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Changes needed to make state more business-friendly, says CalChamber CEO

As the president and CEO of CalChamber, Allan Zaremberg, travels to every corner of California talking to the small business owners who comprise the membership of local Chambers of Commerce, he inevitable hears the same complaint.

October 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


PERMANENT TRIBUTE

In honor of her grandmother and aunt, who both passed away from breast cancer, 19-year-old Ashley Schroder got a pink ribbon tattooed onto her hip by Main Street Tattoo artist Bryan Angel on Friday. Half of the $40 Schroder paid for the tattoo is being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a promotion the tattoo parlor will continue through October.

October 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Downtown tries to hand off egg project

The Sunny Side Up public art project is being passed around like a bad egg, as the Turlock Downtown Property Owners' Association made an appeal to the city Arts Commission on Thursday night to take over the flailing project.

October 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Small business lending increases in 2012

Loans made by local lenders and banks and guaranteed by the Fresno District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration to small businesses and entrepreneurs continued to rebound in fiscal year 2012 which just ended on Sept. 30. The local SBA District Office services the 15 counties of Central California from the sierras to the pacific coast.

October 12, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Sikh Temple moves forward with expansion

Just more than a year after the opening of Turlock's new Sikh Temple, temple leaders are already planning for expansion.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Helping Turlock shine

Hundreds of volunteers took a little time out of their busy weekend schedules to clean up the town, literally. The annual Turlock Shines volunteer clean-up effort was held on Saturday and Sept. 29 this year, giving volunteers more opportunities to help out.

October 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Car-free family

Just over two years ago, John and Elizabeth Claes' only car broke down – permanently.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


The PINK is on

It's been four days since the Turlock Journal issued a challenge to other local businesses and organizations to support the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for the Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 09, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Grant to help connect consumers with local products

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District was awarded an $85,000 grant through the Farmers Market Promotion Program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a farmers' market project and a new food logo.

October 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


New restaurant offers India’s culinary delights

Name of business: Nagina Palace

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Irrigation ends for the season

The Turlock Irrigation District 2012 irrigation season comes to an end today.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pink challenge: Work towards a cure

The staff of the Turlock Journal supports the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for Emanuel Cancer Center. The Journal challenges local businesses to show their support by purchasing the benefit t-shirts and sending in a picture of employees donning their pink. All photos submitted in the month of October will be published in the Journal.

October 05, 2012 | | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 457 incidents during the month of September. These included a total of 295 emergency medical service calls.

October 05, 2012 | | Local


Two Guys on Broadway move one block, drop catering

Two Guys on Broadway will soon exit the catering business, moving its successful Red Brick Café just down the block to a piece of prime Main Street real estate.

October 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock woman celebrates being cancer free with haircut

Mary Alquist's world was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2004, and later diagnosed with skin cancer as well.

October 05, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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