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Judicial candidate workshop open to public

Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan has scheduled a Candidate Filing Workshop for judicial candidates in preparation for the June 3, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election.

November 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Jewish-Americans celebrate Thanksgivukkah

For the first time since the 1800s, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are falling on the same day giving birth to the newly formed celebration of 'Thanksgivukkah'.

November 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock presidential turkeys pardoned, peaceful

The average turkey lives a relatively short life, rarely making it past three years old. This fact makes the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation pardoning ceremony a significant event for the turkey community.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Holidays bring more work for Turlock turkey plant

From sandwiches to burgers, turkey is consumed year round but it is the final months of the year when turkey takes the spotlight as a staple of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local company makes cooking turkey easy as Pop

Preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving is usually the most cumbersome task of the holiday, often becoming a chore that is annually passed off among relatives. The Volk family of Turlock has been easing consumers' turkey cooking concerns for years through their company's trussing and temperature devices. A family owned business that has expanded internationally with offices from Brazil to England and a manufacturing facility in Turlock, Volk Enterprises has made its mark in the meat industry.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


We Care gets $10,000 donation

The We Care Program, which just opened its cold-weather shelter for men Nov. 15, received a hefty donation to keep its services running.

November 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vita-Vital to come downtown

After much deliberation, a new food truck will soon be parked downtown.

November 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sikh community remembers slain son

The family and friends of Amritpal Sandhu came together Friday night to find solace in their shared grief.

November 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City hall closed for Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, Turlock City Hall is gearing up for closure.

November 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


County’s labor rate stays steady

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw an increase in October, but continues to fall below the year-ago estimates, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

November 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local family takes initiative to feed those in need

The holiday season often motivates individuals to give back to their community by heading down to their local soup kitchen or homeless shelter, but the Martinez family of Turlock is taking a more direct approach by hosting their own food drive.

November 22, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Downtown Turlock could grow upwards

Thursday evening's special workshop on the future of downtown Turlock drew in an eager audience of community members interested in how the area will face continued growth.

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Coat drive warms up for donations

It is not until that first winter chill hits that causes most people to throw on a coat as they head out the door, not stopping to consider the importance of this basic winter necessity. Many children are sent to school without coats and jackets in the wintertime and Westside Ministries of Turlock aims to remedy that with their annual coat drive.

November 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Blue Diamond celebrates fruitful year, prepares for next

Almonds are a trendy and healthy snack that can be found everywhere from grocery stores to gas stations, but the success of this small nut is the result of an industry wide effort to educate consumers on the benefits of almonds with Blue Diamond Growers co-operative leading the charge.

November 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Troubles flood in with first big rain storm

Although skies were clear and blue on Thursday, the first big rain storm of the season just 24-hours prior threw Turlock residents into a frenzy as many streets became flooded throughout the city.

November 21, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Structure charred in industrial area of Turlock

The Turlock Fire Department is looking into what ignited a fire inside a commercial structure in an industrial area of town.

July 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The bird, the bunny and the wardrobe

A few minutes before 4:30 p.m., the contestants are lined up on fold-out tables topped with a soft fabric. They are all dressed ...

July 21, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Student housing fills as semester approaches

Move-in day at The Vista, Turlock's newest student housing option, is still a month away, but the apartment complex is nearly at full capacity ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


The Vista investigates non-student leases

New Turlock student housing complex The Vista is coming under scrutiny for allegedly leasing rooms to individuals who are neither college students or faculty, which ...

July 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Jessica Irish

Jessica Irish is the communications and brand manager for the Center for Human Services. She also has her own business, Jessica Chang Consulting, helping professionals ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock firefighters join effort to stop blaze in Mariposa County

As fires continue to rage across various regions of California, the state's mutual aid system has been sending firefighting teams out from agencies all ...

July 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Candace Gonsalves

Candace Gonsalves and her husband, Matt, started Rustic Metal Designs back in 2010, because they wanted to create unique custom metal pieces for family and ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former prison-themed restaurant now serves cosmic menu

Name of business: Cosmos Burgers

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fulkerth, N. Golden State intersection to close

One of Turlock's main intersections will soon be closed for much-needed safety improvements. The intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West ...

July 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Olde Tyme Pastries in running to be country’s sweetest bakery

Olde Tyme Pastries is on a quest to become the country's sweetest bakery, and the longtime Turlock business is asking for the community's ...

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Families continue fair tradition on opening night

For Arlen and Susan Peters, attending the Stanislaus County Fair is a tradition that goes back over 30 years to when they took their daughter ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


State wildfires impacting local air quality

Smoke from several wildfires burning in California is having an impact on the Valley's air quality, prompting air officials to issue a health warning ...

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Actor says local cooperation key to bringing film production to Turlock, Ceres

Corbin Bernsen says he will be back.

July 14, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Tia Fina’s Salsa, Big Tree Organic Farms ready for Fresno Food Expo

Two local food companies are looking to showcase their best products at the upcoming Fresno Food Expo, but the experience is sure to be different ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blue Diamond Growers helps Turlock girl’s wish come true

On Wednesday afternoon, five-year-old Aileen Aguilar was dropped off at her Turlock home dressed head to toe as Elsa from the Disney movie "Frozen." Little ...

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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