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Gas prices rise, despite end of busy travel season

Gasoline prices have jumped approximately 12 cents per gallon at Turlock stations within the past week, averaging $3.52 per gallon, as of Tuesday. Comparatively, the average cost of a gallon of unleaded gas fell to $3.36 nationally, according to GasBuddy.com.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Rex Klein Insurance: Passion for people, art

Name of business: Rex Klein Insurance Services

January 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Funds to aid dairy producers with water conservation

Farmers and dairy producers within Stanislaus County can now apply for funds to implement water conservation and improvements, which may save a few local dairies.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


IN SERVICE

Marine Corps Pfc. Mercedez L. Stewart, whose former guardian is Katie Cravinho of Turlock, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

January 29, 2013 | | Local


Public forum set for Don Pedro relicensing studies

The Turlock Irrigation District's efforts to relicense Don Pedro Reservoir are moving forward with an Initial Study Plan public forum set for today and Thursday.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Ammonia leak reported at Turlock facility

A busted pipe seal at a Turlock factory caused an ammonia leak that forced neighbors to stay indoors Sunday morning.

January 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


'Best of Turlock' honored at annual Chamber event

In a room filled with the best and brightest Turlock has to offer, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce took the opportunity to recognize outstanding citizens and their accomplishments in 2012 on Friday.

January 25, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Shelly Bell named Realtor of the Year

The Central Valley Association of Realtors named Shelly Bell of Bell Real Estate the Realtor of the Year.

January 25, 2013 | | Local


TID launches power outage info website

Power outages remain the most common complaint call that the Turlock Irrigation District receives in a year. Most outages are due to external forces, such as weather or downed lines due to car accidents. Despite the cause, TID customers just want to know one thing: when will I get my power back?

January 25, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fire ruled accidental

A follow-up investigation by the Turlock Fire Department into a fire at a Turlock apartment has concluded the fire was accidental in nature.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unique mix of wares on offer at The Thrift Store

Name of business: The Thrift Store

January 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Area dairy puts cow manure to work

A little over 2,600 cows inhabit John Fiscalini's Modesto dairy providing a source of milk - and electricity. Surprised? The cow's manure is collected and harvested into a source of electricity as a nutrient fertilizer to create carbon offsets.

January 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Benefit yard sale set for family of Aaron Powers

Shortly before Christmas, a local family was forced to say good-bye to a beloved son, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. Aaron Darrel Powers, 18, passed away Dec. 14, 2012, following a vehicle accident with extended family members.

January 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fire Department honors outstanding employees

The Turlock Fire Department held their employee recognition ceremony recently and selected two veteran firemen to honor with their annual awards.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus County has ground to make up in tobacco prevention

When it comes to deterring tobacco use the majority of Stanislaus County cities are failing to make the grade, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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