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Small businesses, economy reaping benefits of help from development center

According to Al Seaton, a 20-year veteran of the marketing, advertising, and business development world, new jobs aren't going to come directly from budget-crunched governments – despite ceaseless arguments in Washington and Sacramento on the point.

January 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Book sale helps keep library open in budget-strapped times

If electronic readers are supposed to be the demise of printed books, then someone forgot to tell the throngs of people waiting in line outside the Friends of the Turlock Library annual book sale.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock says farewell to favorite Sister

After 28 years of memories, the Turlock community is saying farewell and safe travels to Sister Christina Doona as she embarks on the next chapter of her life. Doona will be leaving for her native Ireland on Tuesday, after serving the Sacred Heart Parish since 1983.

January 27, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Public safety facility construction reaches milestone

Work on Turlock's new public safety facility took a significant step toward completion Wednesday when the final steel beam was put into place at the top of the structure.

January 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County Fair market beef weigh-in set for Feb. 16

A one-day only, mandatory event is scheduled Feb. 16 for 2012 Merced County Fair market beef exhibitors.

January 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Octogenarian rides 103 miles on birthday bicycle trip

Retired teacher and amateur photographer Ray Houlihan has had the same mode of transportation for over 50 years - a Bottecchia bicycle.

January 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Locals celebrate Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year was celebrated around the world on Monday by cultures that follow a lunar calendar. The holiday, popularly known in the U.S. as Chinese New Year, is also celebrated by Vietnamese, Korean, Tibetan and Mongolian communities.

January 24, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Church cleans up neighborhood, literally

Turlock's alleys may be littered with junk, but just how much rubbish fills those backstreets?

January 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Valley jobs to return in 2012, predicts Business Forecasting Center

Two years into an expected five-year economic recovery, the close of 2011 brought positive economic indicators – and hopes of a faster-than-expected resurgence.

January 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Citizen police academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a citizen police academy starting March 21.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Valley residents come together to pack meals for starving children

Hilmar Covenant Church was alive with the hope of changing young lives last weekend.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Egg industry, Humane Society introduce bill

The United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the Unites States introduced a new federal bill, The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (HR 3798), that, if passed, will establish a national cage size standard for egg-laying hens.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Despite rain, TID sees large demand for early irrigation

At long last, rain fell in Turlock last week – just days after the start of the Turlock Irrigation District's early irrigation season.

January 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlocker presents 1966 turbo engine design to UNLV students

David Chovanak made the long trek from Turlock to Las Vegas this week to present a unique invention to a group of engineering students. Chovanak built what might be the first known micro turbine engine out of spare parts and kitchen utensils in 1966 as a student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (then Nevada Southern University). He presented his invention - which he named The Rebel - to senior design students on the first day of their spring semester.

January 20, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Chamber, community honors 'Best of Turlock'

The Turlock community gathered on Friday night to recognized business leaders, humanitarians and other local dignitaries at the Best of Turlock awards. The ceremony is put on every year by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

January 20, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID proposal sparks debate on local water use

The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local resident visits homeless with Water on Wheels

By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.

July 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Hughson grad wins Kansas guitar

Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.

July 15, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


LCR to give away packs, host cactus festival

The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Lamps spark two house fires

Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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