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Summer fun and learning

Summer may not be a time for classrooms, but that doesn't mean it's not a time for learning.

July 31, 2012 | | Local


Turlock Gold Medal, Bronze Star recipient dies at 88

In 2011, Turlock native Hiroshi "Hiro" Asai was one of several local veterans presented the highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his outstanding efforts in World War II.

July 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Majesty Bible: Serving the needs of the Christian community

Name of business: Majesty Bible & Gifts

July 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock event to bring jobs seekers, employers face-to-face

In just three weeks, Turlock's Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will play host to one of the largest job fairs in the region, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) and coordinated by the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance.

July 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 25-year-old soldier from Turlock died in Afghanistan while serving as a combat medic with the California National Guard.

July 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock cyclist travels around the world and back again

One Turlocker's two-year quest to complete a bike ride around the world came to an end when she concluded her last stop at Pop's Bargain Outlet on Friday morning.

July 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Renters protected from foreclosure eviction face set-back in Merced

Foreclosure doesn't just hurt homeowners, banks, and the economy at large.

July 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Plan for success before opening small business, advises SBDC

The recession has been particularly tough on small businesses, knocking more than 170,000 such businesses out of operation between 2008 and 2010, per U.S. Census Bureau Data.

July 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cougar visits local home

Mountain lions are known to prowl rocky ridges, canyons or even dense brush, but the flat farmlands of Turlock are not exactly known to entice the furtive felines. However, that wasn't the case on Sunday.

July 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID warns of utility scammers

The phone rings. It's the local utility, the man on the phone says, and the electric account is past due.

July 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Navy Seaman Recruit Vanessa M. Jensen, daughter of Veronica M. and David E. Jensen of Delhi, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

July 27, 2012 | | Local


Fair records high attendance for 2012 run

Over 221,000 people visited the Stanislaus County Fair during its 2012 10-day run, marking it as another strong year.

July 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Recalls issued for Gills Onions, Trader Joe’s BBQ chicken salad

California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman is warning people not to eat diced, slivered and whole peeled Gills Onions, and diced onion and celery mix because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

July 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Smashed pears result of train versus truck collision

A semi-truck was struck by a freight train Wednesday afternoon in Turlock, leaving a debris field of truck parts and smashed pears all over the road.

July 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tractor sales no longer a man’s world in Turlock

Central Valley resident Alisha Nelson knows a thing or two about raising the bar for women in the workforce. An agriculture enthusiast and former rodeo sweetheart, Nelson is not afraid to get her hands dirty, especially when it comes to heavy machinery as she is the first woman hired by Turlock's Garton Tractor Inc. as an agriculture sales consultant.

July 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlock’s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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