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Standing firm in the face of a ‘Pawn Stars’ celebrity

Somewhere around 95 million American households subscribe to the cable TV channel, History Channel, and an estimated 4.7 million people watch Pawn Stars, one of those so-called "reality" shows. This show takes place in an actual working pawn shop in a seedier part of the Las Vegas strip. If you haven't watched the show and may be wondering how a pawn shop fits into the "history" theme of the History Channel, understand that the items being sold or pawned are given an explanation with a brief history. Like many reality shows, the chemistry of the shop "stars" is ...

February 18, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


President Obama comes to talk drought

President Barack Obama's visit to Fresno on Friday brought signs of hope for many, as he announced significant new efforts his administration is taking to provide support and relief to those affected by the ongoing drought.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


State’s largest native tribe registers California’s first Carbon Offset Project

Setting a major milestone in California's cap-and-trade program, the state's first forest carbon offset project under the California Compliance Offset Protocol developed for US Forest Projects has been registered.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID set to review deals with city, Merced Irrigation

The Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors will consider two potential agreements – one with Merced Irrigation District for electric energy, and the other with the City of Turlock for recycled water on Tuesday morning.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Flu deaths increase as season peaks

The number of influenza-related deaths continues to rise across the state and locally, however, health officials are cautiously optimistic the peak of the virus may have passed.

February 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Quilt show opens Saturday

The Turlock Quilt Guild is hosting their 2014 Quilt show this weekend at the Stanislaus County Fair.

February 14, 2014 | | Local


Covenant Village hosts first responders

Valentine's Day is a day of love, but it is also a day of gratitude.

February 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denham in campaign to end hate and discrimination

The "I Won't Stand For…" movement by television network USA is out to send a message to the world encouraging people to fight against racism, bullying, sexism, heterosexism, religious intolerance and other forms of discrimination. Gaining in popularity across the nation, hundreds of politicians, actors, athletes and every-day individuals are joining the campaign, including Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

February 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Valentine’s Day at the library

Valentine's Day marks that time of the year when students place baggies on their desks in hopes of receiving valentines from their classmates, but it is also a great time to spread the love which is what the Friends of the Turlock Public Library organization have done. This is the second year that the organization has sponsored a Valentine's Craft Day at the local library providing students from all across town a central place to meet and create together. Aptly timed before Valentine's Day, kids were afforded the opportunity to make "sweet" valentines by using Hershey's ...

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Covenant Village to reveal renovations

One of Turlock's premier retirement communities, Covenant Village of Turlock, is inviting the public to attend their ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, as they reveal the extensive renovations made to their assisted living residence.

February 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Balswick Quick Smog wins ‘Best Smog’ in Turlock

Name of Business: Balswick Quick Smog; Balswick Tire Shop

February 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock Chamber leader receives honor at association conference

Turlock Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Sharon Silva was recognized as an Accredited Chamber Executive by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.

February 13, 2014 | | Local


TID offers home energy analysis program

Ever wonder how your own home energy usage compares to others in town? With the help of a new program offered through the Turlock Irrigation District, now you can.

February 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Rainfall too little, too late

The recent rains that had area residents reaching for their umbrellas this past weekend may have given everything a good soaking, but did little to ease the area's drought woes.

February 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local




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Unemployment rate falls in Turlock, Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to decline in September, according to the latest data from the Employment Development Department.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State records first flu-related death for the season

The California Department of Public Health received the first report of an influenza-associated fatality in a person under the age of 65 for the 2017-2018 ...

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Realtors inspire children to read

Realtors are familiar with handing new home owners a shiny set of keys, but on Wednesday a group of agents from Turlock's Aspire Home ...

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Diane Bartlett

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett grew up in the Bay Area, the youngest of five children. She was not unfamiliar with this area, however, because as ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health agency offers flu vaccine clinics

Local and national health officials are hoping to mitigate the impacts of the oncoming influenza season by recommending a flu vaccine as the best course ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cancer survivors celebrate hope at annual event

When Turlock resident Clora McCray's daughter was diagnosed with childhood leukemia as an infant, the three years of radiation appointments, doctor's office visits ...

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Heritage Realty ready to help house hunters

Name of business: Valley Heritage Realty

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hospital volunteers pitch in for homeless shelter

Emanuel Medical Center Volunteers donated $10,000 to the Turlock Gospel Mission on Tuesday to help the organization complete its homeless shelter on Broadway Avenue.

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Community health fair set for Sunday

The Assyrian Wellness Collaborative is partnering with Stanislaus County to present the Community Health and Wellness Fair on Sunday.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ahlem Cancer Endowment offering free mammograms

The Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center at Emanuel Medical Center will be using a $20,000 grant from the Bill and Elise Ahlem ...

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local seniors ‘Pedal to End Alzheimer’s’

Residents of Covenant Village of Turlock used brains and brawn to pedal 334 miles and raise nearly $1,200 during the first annual Pedal to ...

October 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Haunted history explored in Downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock is known for its delectable dining and plethora of shopping options, but it also has a mysterious and at times eerie past that ...

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash on Highway 99 injures one

A man sustained major injuries and was rushed to an area hospital after a single vehicle accident on Highway 99 in Turlock Tuesday morning.

October 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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