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Taxable sales see increase

Though the economy may be slow to recover, taxable sales are projected to have surged 13 percent from third quarter 2009 to third quarter 2011, according to the California State Board of Equalization, the state's tax commission.

December 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Wanted: Your recipes

Nothing tastes better than home cooking. It used to be that the family recipe book was passed down from generation to generation so dishes that took sometimes a century to perfect were never lost.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Shelter opens for the winter

Earlier this year Robert Dean Dooley, a 56 year-old unable to work due to injury, was evicted from his home by his brother. Since then, he's had no choice but to live with friends – or wherever he could.

December 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Missing hikers' remains found in Yosemite

The human remains found Nov. 29 in Yosemite National Park have been positively identified as that of Ninos Yacoub, one of three hikers who were swept over the swift-moving waterfall last summer.

December 06, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Electric rates to rise

Turlock Irrigation District's electric rates will increase 4 percent annually in 2012, 2013, and 2014, following Board of Directors action Tuesday morning.

December 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Childhood obesity still a problem in California

California is making headway in the fight against childhood obesity, but the progress is largely uneven with some counties registering increases, according to a new study from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

December 02, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Annual Christmas parade returns to downtown

Downtown Turlock was filled with holiday revelers Friday night for the annual parade, which this year focused on "Christmas Around the World."

December 02, 2011 | | Local


College radio station branches out

"Alternative" radio stations have nothing on KCSS, a radio station based at California State University, Stanislaus. The station plays everything from modern rock to hip hop, bluegrass, and even video game soundtracks. Until recently, the station had a modest listener base and broadcasted only in Turlock and the immediate area. Thanks to a new transmitter and antennae, however, the station will be boosting its signal to broadcast in Modesto, Merced and beyond.

December 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Food, gift program taking applicants

The team of non-profit organizations that comprise Turlock Together are hard at work collecting food and other items for their annual Christmas give-away. More families than ever are in need of assistance with record-setting unemployment rates soaring in Stanislaus County. Families in need of a Christmas meal or toys for the kids can sign up between now and Dec. 9 to receive a basket from Turlock Together.

December 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Diamond Foods’ financial practices in question

Several recently filed lawsuits from stockholders have been lodged against Diamond Foods Inc., claiming the firm misled investors and overstated their finances.

December 02, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Once-in-a-decade’ winds wreak havoc in Valley, state

The "once-in-a-decade" strong winds event that swept the Central Valley - and state - this week is not over quite yet, according to the National Weather Service.

December 02, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


In Service

Motor transport operator Lance Cpl. Chris Sanchez backed up a tactical vehicle aboard USS Pearl Harbor on Nov. 25. Sanchez, a Turlock native, is 20 and serves with Combat Logistics Battalion 11. The battalion is the combat logistics element for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit that embarked with the USS Makin Island, USS New Orleans and USS Pearl Harbor in San Diego on a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East regions.

November 29, 2011 | | Local


Holiday decorating doesn’t have to break the bank

Given the ongoing uncertainty of the economy, it comes as no surprise that many individuals are planning a pared down holiday budget. Even though the belt is being tightened, it doesn't mean the holidays have to be drabbed. Here are a few options for holiday decorating that stretch the dollar and make your house merry at the same time.

November 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Candy Cane Lane bright as ever, despite foreclosure

Near Michael Way, decking the halls and trimming the trees isn't an option – even for foreclosed homes. Decorating for Christmas is a way of life on Turlock's Candy Cane Lane dating back as far as any residents can remember.

November 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Spa owner to blanket the homeless

The staff at A Beautiful Reflection Day Spa is hoping to make the holidays a little warmer for Turlock's homeless with their second annual Blanketing the Homeless drive. They are collecting new, wrapped blankets to be distributed as Christmas gifts to residents of two homeless shelters in town. This is the second year that Kerry Strickland and the staff of A Beautiful Reflection have collected blankets for homeless Turlockers.

November 29, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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