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Sam's Food City closes; Walmart market to open at Mervyn's site

While one long-time Turlock grocer announced plans to shutter its doors, the town was buzzing with news that a Walmart grocery store would be taking over the vacant Mervyn's building on Geer Road.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Truck hits girl in crosswalk

A teenage girl walking across Canal Drive was struck by a pickup truck and taken to the hospital Wednesday.

February 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ron Macedo: Agriculture ambassador, leader of the year

Since he was a boy, Turlock native Ron A. Macedo knew he was going to grow up to be a farmer, but he never imagined that he would one day be named the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Agricultural Leader of Year.

February 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Jaureguy's: Designing a better place to live, work

Name of business: Jaureguy's Paint & Decorating

February 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Concealed weapons: Self protection a 'good cause,' says sheriff

As national leaders and law enforcement officials across the country talk about possible gun control legislation, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has renewed his commitment to seeing that law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves.

February 05, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Freeway crash in Delhi claims one life

An 18-year-old Fresno man was killed after being hit by a tractor-trailer truck while standing along Highway 99 in Delhi.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Despite Niners loss, Southern hospitality wins out

NEW ORLEANS – Looks like I should have paid that street magician who promised to fix the game with a spell, but though the Niners lost the Super Bowl, the Big Easy delivered me a lesson in Southern hospitality.

February 05, 2013 | BY MATT JOHANSON Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock plays host to 49er, Kaepernick fans

As locals prepared to cheer on the 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans, Turlock bars were filled with out-of-town fans looking for a unique Super Bowl experience in Colin Kaepernick's home town.

February 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock believes in Colin Kaepernick

It was a wave of red a gold Saturday morning as hundreds of 49er fans flooded Pitman High for a community tailgate party in honor of Colin Kaepernick.

February 02, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Diamond Pet Food opens plant in Ripon

Diamond Pet Foods announced the opening of its long-awaited Ripon facility and the creation of 75 or more jobs on Wednesday.

February 01, 2013 | BY JAMES BURNS Turlock Journal | Local


Long-time postal clerk calls it a day

For just over 32 years, customers coming into the Turlock post office have found a grinning Lois Mattox at the counter ready to help. But as of Friday, Mattox is no longer donning her light blue top and navy slacks because after more than three decades on the job, she is ready to retire.

February 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock's finest receive awards for service

The past year was a trying time for the Turlock Police Department as several of their law enforcement members came face to face with life-threatening events during the course of their daily duties.

February 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Walnuts worth their weight in gold

California is known for its strong agricultural ties, but a recent business boom in the walnut industry has captured many first time farmers attentions, and quickly. According to Ag Alert, tree nurseries throughout California have already sold out walnut varieties for 2013, and are even unable to sell for 2014. Nurseries are now starting to take orders for 2015.

February 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


First influenza death reported in county

A 28-year-old man in Stanislaus County with chronic health problems has died from the flu county health officials reported Friday.

February 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gearing up for the BIG GAME

Turlock is preparing for a Super Bowl celebration like has never been seen before in this small Central Valley town. From his high school alma mater to the streets of downtown and even City Hall, Turlock has thrown its full support to hometown hero and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as he and his team prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.

February 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Understanding cows key to Dairy Stockmanship

Danny Avila, manager of Clauss Dairies in Hilmar, had a problem. Farm employees were expending too much time and energy in their daily handling of cows. Seeing as cows are the bread and butter (literally) of the dairy industry, Avila sought a solution. He found the answers to his interspecies relations problems in the Stockmanship Training Program.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Firefighters turn to high school students for pink T-shirt design

For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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