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Berryhill names Bilson's Sport Shop Small Business of the Year

Assemblyman Bill Berryhill named Bilson's Sport Shop in Turlock as the 26th Assembly District 2011 Small Business of the Year.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Keeping teddy healthy

Volunteers from Emanuel Medical Center spent Friday diagnosing illnesses like "o-best-ity," "Fuzzy thrombosis" and "loneny heart syndrome." Their patients were teddy bears, unicorns, and even a stuffed frog named Brian. The annual Teddy Bear Clinic is an Emanuel Medical Center outreach program, where volunteers carefully examine young children's stuffed animals and diagnose them with a number of fictional problems. The goal of the event is to teach children that a doctor visit is nothing to be afraid of. Children took home a treatment sheet for their ill or injured teddies, including instructions like "hug your stuffed friend at least ...

June 10, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Woman touched by firefighters’ kindness

Zuraida Dutra had her faith in human kindness rekindled recently, after a team of Turlock City firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty and acted as Good Samaritans.

June 10, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Man killed in train accident

A 23-year-old man chasing his dog lost his life Monday night when he ran into the path of an oncoming Amtrak passenger train in Planada.

June 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cannella names N & S Tractor Small Business of the Year

State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) recognized N & S Tractor and owner Arthur Nutcher as the 12th Senatorial District's 2011 Small Business of the Year. N & S is based in Merced and also employs about 100 people at its Turlock location.

June 07, 2011 | | Local


Changes made in Hughson-Grayson high-voltage transmission line route

The Turlock Irrigation District will slightly alter the route for a planned Hughson-Grayson high-voltage transmission line to improve operational efficiencies and reliability.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Summer most dangerous time for teen drivers

Teens across the nation are out of school for the summer and taking advantage of that newfound freedom - and those freshly minted drivers' licenses - by hitting the road.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock dairy farmer visits Capitol Hill

Pete Mensonides, a dairy farmer from Turlock, was among more than 65 Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) Board members and Young Cooperators (YCs) who visited Capitol Hill last week to discuss issues affecting the dairy industry. DFA members and staff convened in Washington, D.C., for the cooperative's annual D.C. board meeting and Hill visits, where they conducted more than 175 visits with legislators.

June 07, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Episcopal Church to perform same gender union blessings

As of Sunday, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin - which includes St. Francis Episcopal Church of Turlock - may perform blessings of same gender civil unions and domestic partnerships.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Recreation Division offers art, sports, camp programs

Unlike many neighboring cities and communities, summer recreational opportunities remain plentiful through the City of Turlock's Recreation Division.

June 07, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Award-winning brewers to open tap room in July

In a relatively non-descript warehouse on Spengler Way, two local men are brewing beer that's earning accolades worldwide.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Public Health fines Emanuel for failing to follow medication protocol

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced on Thursday that it will fine Emanuel Medical Center of Turlock $50,000 in administrative penalties after the hospital failed to follow policies and procedures for the safe distribution and administration of medication.

June 03, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock Rotarians make a difference in Afghanistan

During a trip to Afghanistan a few years ago, Turlocker Fin Johnson met a group of men and women who were trying to make winter a little warmer for children in the war-torn country.

June 03, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fruits and veggies player bigger role in new food guidelines

The USDA announced Friday that it has replaced the familiar Food Guide Pyramid with the more modern, and more nutritious, MyPlate icon. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new icon and urged Americans to follow the new, simplified nutritional guidelines.

June 03, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


People of faith rally against cuts in education, programs for needy

Church leaders from Fresno to Stockton gathered in downtown Modesto on Wednesday to rally for a state budget solution which avoids cuts to education and programs for the needy.

June 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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End of port dispute good news for almond industry

A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


UC Coop walnut, tree and vine meetings

The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes rainfall, anticipates more

A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Golf Link Road closed due to weakened overpass

Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Colors of kindness

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pesticide manufacturer makes buzz worthy donation to California bees

In the heart of the state that dominates the global production of almonds, the Central Valley is known to welcome an influx of honeybee colonies just in time for almond orchard bloom each year.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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