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Farmers’ market return brings growers, consumers together again

The start of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market was welcome news to Joanne Foster. The City of Turlock employee has been a regular visitor to the downtown market for the past two years, and the opening day of the third season was no exception.

May 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fallen officers honored at annual memorial service

Hundreds of law enforcement and community members gathered Wednesday at Lakewood Memorial Park to pay tribute to those peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last year.

May 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock records modest population growth

There are 557 new residents calling Turlock home according to the population figures recently released by the California Department of Finance.

May 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Reading tutors needed for homeless day center

In an effort to bring literacy services to the Turlock Gospel Mission's Homeless Assistance Ministry Center, Stanislaus Literacy Center and Stanislaus County Library will be providing a volunteer tutor training through the ReadingWorks Adult Literacy Program. This training is for any volunteer who wants to work with one of the 15 adults who have already asked for help in learning to read or improving their reading skills. However, other opportunities to help Turlock community members may also be available for volunteers.

May 03, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fair seeks community acts

The Stanislaus County Fair is looking for local talent to fill its 2012 Community Stage line-up.

May 03, 2012 | | Local


Spring snowmelt prompts water safety warning

As the warmer weather is finally allowing Valley residents to get outdoors and enjoy recreational activities, officials are advising caution near rivers.

May 01, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Love Turlock brings hundreds together for volunteer effort

Any fears that this Valley town was slipping into a society of strangers who only connect online was demolished Saturday when hundreds turned out to stand shoulder to shoulder, shovel to shovel and express their love of Turlock through volunteerism.

May 01, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Humane Farming Association launches campaign to stop egg bill

In 2008 California voters passed Proposition 2 to increase cage sizes and living conditions for hens in egg-laying production facilities. Since then the law has been taken for a wild ride.

May 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Farmers’ market returns to downtown

The bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with plenty of family fun and entertainment will be returning to downtown when the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market opens Friday.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sikh Temple reaches out to local leaders

Since the early 1900s, followers of the Sikh religion have called California home.

May 01, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hunger campaign uses facebook votes to choose grant winners

Local communities are in the running to get a part of $2 million in funding to fight domestic hunger.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family, friends of Brandon Koch start petition to rename skate park in his honor

Skateboarding was not just a pastime for Brandon Koch, it was a major component of his life. That is why Koch's family and friends can think of no better way to honor the memory of the 26-year-old who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer on April 12, than by renaming the Turlock Skate Park the Brandon Koch Memorial Park.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City, students celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting

Leaf it to Turlock to celebrate Arbor Day with a bang.

April 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Campaign to stop human trafficking comes to area

In California a person convicted of forcing someone into the sex trade or forced labor would face a maximum of eight years in prison. But efforts to toughen up California's laws on human trafficking are ramping up, including a statewide tour in support of the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act that will be making a stop in Modesto on Saturday.

April 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant to help socially disadvantaged ag producers

The USDA is accepting grant applications to assist small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural areas to spur job creation.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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