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Pitman juniors named scholarship program winners

Twenty-seven juniors from five area high schools competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women of Turlock Scholarship Program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss).

March 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

March 26, 2013 | | Local


Different strokes: Local business ‘Paints It Forward’

Lancaster Paint welcomed the opportunity for spring cleaning this weekend through its 3rd annual "Paint It Forward" campaign. After receiving a year's worth of nominations, the Turlock business picked residents of Stanislaus County to receive a free paint job for their good deeds and community service.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Downtown favorite undergoes extreme culinary makeover

The newest addition to downtown Turlock's emerging culinary scene is actually an old favorite, reimagined with a focus on modern California cuisine.

March 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Website links schools with local growers

As part of a new age of agricultural business, Jana Nairn, CEO of the newest e-commerce web solution known as Ag Link, is trying to bridge the gap between farmers of older generations with a new and easy approach to serving those who need and buy a greater quantity of produce: schools.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


New chief for Stanislaus Consolidated Fire

A veteran Fire Chief with over 34 years of firefighting and emergency service experience has temporarily taken over as interim fire chief for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District.

March 22, 2013 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Sewing to mend the soul

To celebrate the first day of spring, students of Pitman High's home economics fashion class collaborated with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock for the 11th year in row to donate hand-made dresses to the Salvation Army. On Friday afternoon, the students presented their creations to Major Debi Shrum of the Turlock Salvation Army.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


County unemployment rate sees gain

Stanislaus County started the year off with an increase in the unemployment rate, but continued to better the estimates set a year ago, according to the latest Employment Development Department report.

March 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Certified Laboratories hosts open house at new Turlock facility

Almond blossoms are not the only thing coming to fruition this spring; economic development in Turlock is also blooming. One of the newest businesses to open up shop in town, Certified Laboratories, Inc., is hosting an open house on Saturday for its employees and the community.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

March 19, 2013 | | Local


Dubyak Family Chiropractic: Bringing balance to bodies

Name of business: Dubyak Family Chiropractic

March 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Immigration reform march set for Sunday

Families affected by current immigration laws, farm workers and community leaders are set to march on Sunday in a continuing effort to urge lawmakers to pass a new immigration process that would allow the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.to legalize their status.

March 19, 2013 | | Local


Turlocker shows off her style

Turlock native Sabrina Vann made her community proud by receiving second place in the annual Wella Student Competition in the 2013 America's Beauty Show in Chicago. Vann was one of 24 finalists who competed in the "Sebastian Professionals" category.

March 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Local runner Chrissy Cole prepares for first marathon

Over a thousand contestants, from as far as Hong Kong to as local as Turlock, have signed up to strut their stuff this weekend at the annual Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. The event consists of a 5K run, and a half and full marathon. One applicant in particular is looking to fulfill her dreams of finishing her first full marathon.

March 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Historical society hosts Civil War program

The Turlock Historical Society will flip back the calendar 150 years to the nation's most tumultuous time in history, the Civil War.

March 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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