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Turlock Animal Shelter busy with lost, frightened pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family, including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to include them in the festivities, the fireworks explosions frightens most pets and can cause them to run away. The Turlock Animal Shelter has been busier than ever this week with reports of missing pets since the holiday.

July 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Livingston celebrates

The Livingston 4th of July Celebration kicked off on Friday, extending the Valley's Independence Day festivities. The event continues Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Sunday, the Livingston Sweet Potato Festival returns for the first time in 15 years. Visitors can expect everything from sweet potato pie to fries from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

July 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


All things dairy

The 2012 Hilmar Dairy Festival was held Saturday with the highlight of the annual event the Little Milkmaid and Milkman competition. Twelve children age three to six participated in the 2012 competition. Brie Frietas and Collin Danbom took home the title of Little Milkmaid and Little Milkman.

July 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Police promotion

Steve Williams, a 24-year veteran of the Turlock Police Department, was promoted to the rank of captain Monday.

July 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A new kind of eco-friendly business

Name of business: eCosway

July 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fire department asks for ‘safe and sane’ firework celebrations

Before the fuse is lit on the fireworks, the Turlock Fire Department is reminding the community to celebrate Independence Day with safety in mind.

July 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lutherans celebrate past, look to future

As one local church celebrates its centennial anniversary, its parishioners are focused firmly on the future.

July 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Youngdale dies at 87

Long one of Turlock's most prominent citizens, Frank Youngdale, Jr., passed away Friday during a family trip to Santa Cruz. He was 87.

July 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


End of an era

The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene and has sat vacant in the three years since it was ravaged by fire, was torn down by construction crews on Monday.

July 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local woman uses CPR knowledge to save life

Tamara McKinstry, a registered dental assistant, had been taking classes in cardio pulmonary resuscitation for years as part of her certification process, but never gave it much thought outside of the classroom. But that all changed one night in 2010 at an Atwater bar owned by her mother.

June 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy parents steaming over fair changes

Tempers are flaring among some 4-H and FFA dairy parents over what they say is a major scheduling debacle by the Stanislaus County Fair.

June 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Child support agency wins national recognition

A partnership between the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services and the Modesto Nuts that campaigned for parental responsibility has won an excellence award from the National Child Support Enforcement Association.

June 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local milk producers earn Creamery Awards

The results of the 2012 Merced County Fair's Grade A Milk Producers' Contest have been tabulated and six entries from throughout the Central Valley rose to the top to receive the Creamery Award.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Farmer wins $2,500 for Mountain View community

For a second consecutive year, a rural community group is benefitting from the luck of Ceres farmer Wendel Trinkler. He recently won a contest hosted by Monsanto that offered a $2,500 cash prize, which he turned over on Wednesday to the Mountain View Recreation Center and the Local Warriors Club which benefits two rural schools.

June 28, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Son realizes parents’ dream by opening Denair restaurant

Business Name: Earl's Cut Meats & BBQ

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Ringing in season of giving

The only thing made more apparent than the Salvation Army's love of bells at the 18th annual Kettle Kick-Off Luncheon was the generosity of the community as they donated over $46,000 for the local Salvation Army Corps.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock recycling company receives $1 million grant

Peninsula Plastics Recycling in Turlock was selected among more than 50 applicants to receive a $1 million grant which will bring new equipment and nine new positions to the company.

November 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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