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USDA to survey small grains farmers

During the first two weeks of September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey the growers of small grains, including wheat, barley and oats. The results of this survey will provide an in-depth look into small grain production in the United States in 2012.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


One dead after contracting hantavirus at Yosemite

One of two Californians recently diagnosed with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome died, according to the California Department of Public Health. There has been no further details released on the ages, gender or hometowns of the infected, but officials believe they both came into contact with the rare disease at Yosemite National Park.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock seeks slot on Amgen Tour

Just over two weeks ago, Turlock Chamber of Commerce CEO Sharon Silva received some unexpected news – The Amgen Tour of California, one of the world's premier cycling races, had requested that Turlock apply to host the start or end of a race leg.

August 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Army National Guard Pvt. Hector P. Cervantes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 14, 2012 | | Local


From tattoos to tobacco

Name of business: Da Kine Smoke Shop

August 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


BOUNTIFUL VALLEY: Diversification key to success

As the earth's population continues to grow, the demand for food escalates as well. Farmers, particularly those in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, are working harder than ever to meet the needs of the world as well as the needs of their own families as regulations, both federal and state, squeeze the profit out of working the land.

August 14, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Target helps local students stock up on school supplies

Twenty-four local students were able to get the pencils, notebooks, backpacks and new clothes needed to start the school year out right, thanks to a program through Target. On Monday, each of the 24 students, selected by the Turlock Salvation Army, was awarded an $80 Target Gift Card to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies and clothes.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Gas prices spike amid refinery fire

People might be reconsidering any end of summer get-a-ways and giving new thought to carpooling, as the price of gas climbs upward.

August 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County teams up with Nuts to promote child support awareness

Baseball has long been a sport parents shared with their children; the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services is hoping the game will also raise awareness about the importance of dads and moms participating in their children's lives.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


PG&E to hold hydro test open house on Wednesday

Pacific Gas & Electric will conduct comprehensive tests of Turlock's aging natural gas pipelines in the coming weeks, in efforts to ensure the pipeline does not fail as in the 2010 San Bruno explosion which killed eight people.

August 14, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Community gathers to pay respect to Sikh victims

Hundreds of Sikhs and community leaders joined together at the Turlock Sikh Temple on Friday to remember the six Sikhs killed when a white supremacist opened fire in an Oak Creek, Wis. temple on Sunday.

August 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Marine Corps Pvt. Diana C. Yorba, daughter of Diana A. and Javier Riojas of Hughson, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

August 10, 2012 | | Local


Turlock soldier laid to rest

In a somber ceremony Wednesday, family, friends, fellow soldiers and the community paid their final respects to Spc. Benjamin Carlos Pleitez, the 25-year-old Turlock soldier who died July 27 while serving in Afghanistan.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heat is on

A high pressure system hovering over the West is causing temperatures to spike and is testing the electrical grid.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One dead after Hwy. 99 crash

A Turlock woman was involved in a chain-reaction crash in Modesto Thursday that claimed the life of an Antelope man.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


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