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Local woman collects teddy bears for firefighters

Jessica Austin is on a mission to help local children affected by fires and other emergencies. Austin was moved to action after the fire at Crowell Elementary School to collect small stuffed animals for the local fire fighters to distribute.

February 03, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock pizza joints ready for Big Game Sunday

As the entire country ramps up to watch "The Big Game" this Sunday the pizza industry is also hustling to get ready for what Turlock Domino's owner Greg DeGrandis called "our Black Friday."

February 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


THE FIRE LANE

Fire Call Summary January 2012

February 03, 2012 | | Local


Checkpoint set for Sunday

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Turlock on Sunday evening. This checkpoint is paid for through a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety. This grant pays for additional DUI and traffic enforcement.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Growth expected in health care jobs, decline in ag-related industries

Demand for nurses will surge through 2020, while jobs in farming and ranching will decline sharply, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' new job growth projections.

February 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Regulators approve opt out of SmartMeters for a fee

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to let customers continue using the old analog electricity and gas meters instead of the new wireless SmartMeters, but it comes with a cost.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel welcomes new chief of staff, board members

Emanuel Medical Center is starting the new year with a change in board members and a new chief of staff.

February 03, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Kaepernicks share own experiences, support camp for children with congenital heart defects

Over 30 years ago Rick and Teresa Kaepernick became one of the thousands of parents who suffer the loss of a child due to congenital heart defects - not once, but twice in a two year span.

February 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Red Steer site up for sale after foreclosure

The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene, has sat vacant in the two and a half years since it was ravaged by fire and has now been put up for sale.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock boy turns one, after three major surgeries

At first glance, Tanner Woods appears to be just a normal one-year-old baby boy.

January 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Emanuel offers free blood pressure checks, support groups

Emanuel Medical Center is wishing Turlock a happy Valentine's Day with free blood pressure checks. Hearts are the universal symbol of the holiday of love, and Emanuel is showing its love by giving the free checks from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the Education Training Room.

January 31, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


California Arbor Week contest highlights importance of trees

All Californians are invited to participate in the inaugural year of the California Arbor Week Photography Contest. The contest is designed to highlight the broad diversity of tree species, settings, and landscapes throughout our state, in locations urban and rural, large and small. Winners will be featured at the State Fair and awarded cash prizes. Photographs may be entered in two categories: My Favorite California Tree or Trees Where I Live. Entries are due by March 31.

January 31, 2012 | | Local


Assyrian civic club installs new officers

The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock installed new officers on Saturday. Among them was club president Raymond George, who was re-elected to serve another term. The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock holds elections to decide their leadership every year. Over 400 members voted in this year's officers, which took place on Jan. 14.

January 31, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlocker returns to Ghana with ag expertise

For Turlocker Nana Bekoe-Sakyi a recent two-week volunteer stint in his native homeland of Ghana was the opportunity of a lifetime and a chance to bring agriculture technology to a developing part of the country.

January 31, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Planting time

When Ed Sai started farming 40 years ago, the process of planting almond trees was labor intensive. It involved manually marking out the field in evenly spaced rows, then using an auger to drill thousands of holes before placing each and every tree into the ground by hand and filling in the dirt and patting it down.

January 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Settlement reached in abandonment of 50,000 hens at Turlock farm

Andy Cheung and Lien Diep of A&L Poultry in Turlock have been permanently prohibited from working directly with animals again, a settlement reached as a result of the producers' reckless abandonment of 50,000 hens back in 2012.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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