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Central Valley ripe for fruit production

Peach grower Jim Santini has spent every summer in a peach orchard since he was about four years old. His father planted his first peach orchard in the mid-1950s when Santini was about two.

August 03, 2012 | BY DAWN M. HENLEY TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Family forced out by fire

A family of seven had to find temporary housing Wednesday after an electrical fire caused damage at their home.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile claims first life in California

California recorded its first fatality of the year from the West Nile virus, just as new cases have been reported in Stanislaus County.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock teen leads normal life after liver transplants

An emotional panel of speakers gave a new meaning to life when they honored organ donors and transplant recipients at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto Wednesday morning. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Week, about 40 panels were on display in the hospital's main hallway, which featured stories of residents whose loved ones lost their lives and donated organs and tissues. The wall also commemorated the people whose lives were saved because of the transplants.

August 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Climate change and specialty crops focus of new CDFA group

California's specialty crops account for more than half of the nation's fruits, vegetables, and nuts as well as nearly $7 billion dollars of exports worldwide. California's production of diverse specialty crops is threatened by potential climate-related phenomena, including reduced water supplies, increased plant heat stress, decreased chill hours, shifts in pollinator lifecycles and increased influx of invasive species, according to the California Department of Agriculture.

August 02, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Air quality declines as ozone levels climb

Rising ozone levels throughout the San Joaquin Valley are causing air quality to deteriorate, and local air officials urge residents to take health-protective measures where necessary.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock boy hit and killed by train

A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a train Tuesday night in Turlock, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.

August 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New commissary to meet needs of booming food truck businesses

One aspect of the health code has long troubled Stanislaus County food truck owners and inspectors alike: trucks are required to park in secured commissaries overnight, but there aren't enough commissary parking spots to accommodate the county's numerous mobile food vendors.

July 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Annual mission conference open to all

Missionary Gospel Fellowship is holding its annual mission conference at Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock, Sunday through Tuesday. MGF conference features speaker Clayton Dougan, a native of Scotland who will speak on the importance of evangelism and "The Key to Effective Ministry."

July 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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


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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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