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Stewardship tour highlights almond industry innovation, challenges

Hundreds of almond orchards flank the entrance of Stewart and Jasper, an almond processing facility on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley. Follow the long drive and eventually those almond orchards are replaced with a more unique crop: solar panels.

May 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County’s unemployment rate heads downward

April brought in some welcome news for Stanislaus County as the unemployment level took a significant dip for the month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

May 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New tenants to fill vacant shopping centers

After several years of abandoned shops and declined activity, two Turlock shopping centers will soon see better days as three new tenants, including a Berkeley-based outlet supermarket, make plans to improve each complex.

May 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Firefighters seek donations in 'Fill the Boot' campaign

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be hosting its annual Fill the Boot fundraiser to benefit the Random Acts of Kindness program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersections surrounding Monte Vista Crossings. Firefighters will be asking passersby to 'fill their boot' with donations for the Random Acts of Kindness program. Funds donated go to support numerous community programs, such as the annual Turlock Christmas Parade and upgrading equipment for children in Turlock Unified School District. Every dollar donated goes directly back into the Turlock community.

May 15, 2014 | | Local


The Good Samaritan: Custodian returns $3K in found money

A man in Clovis spent over a year wondering where he left his jacket - and the $3,400 in cash in the pocket of that jacket after attending a Modesto Model A's Swap Meet event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. That is until a Turlock High School custodian found it at the school and turned in the jacket and hefty wad of cash.

May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarships benefit graduating foster youth

During her life, Grace Bishop was not only a founding board member of local foster youth agency Creative Alternatives, she was also one of the most passionate advocates for helping the hundreds of kids served by the agency.

May 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Firefighters train for wildland blazes

The drought conditions that have kept fields and orchards parched are also setting the stage for what could be a very busy and intense fire season.

May 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist offers free services on Saturday

Maintaining good oral hygiene is an important component of taking care of one's health and local dentist Dr. Robert McCulla is helping make dental care accessible for those without insurance or the means to afford dental care by hosting a Dentistry from the Heart event.

May 15, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Pitman grad named Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Sergeant Ashley Verver, formally Ashley Lair, was named Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the 2nd Battalion 130th Field Artillery in Hiawatha, Kansas. Sergeant Verver conducted a completive interview and performance process against peers in the battalion. The board included general military knowledge, leadership doctrine, military occupational skill specific questions, drill and ceremony, uniform appearance and bearing, current events and historical knowledge of the regiment. Verver outperformed her peers and will advance to the brigade completion in November.

May 13, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


87-year-old Boy Scout earns Lifetime Achievement Award

When Win Quinley joined his local Boy Scouts of America troop he was 12 years old and the year was 1940. Fast forward 74 years and Quinley maintains the same passion for the Boy Scouts of America as he did as a young man.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Students learn safe cycling at bike rodeo

Riding bicycles is an eco-friendly form of transportation and a fun way to exercise, but as locals hit the streets it's important to know the proper bike etiquette in order to keep the road safe for drivers and cyclists alike.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


'Crash Car' exhibit coming to Safety Saturday event

The Fresno Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter will bring the dramatic "Crash Car" Exhibit to GDI's 4thAnnual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event. This free, family-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Rd., Turlock.

May 13, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Award winning taste: Bella Viva Orchards enters new product in Valley food expo

Pick up a bag of dried apples from local company Bella Viva Orchards and the ingredient label will have one item: apples.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Big rig accident at W. Main injures four

Failing brakes on a big rig caused a pile up on the Highway 99 offramp at Main Street Tuesday morning, leaving four people injured.

May 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brewfest doubles in size

Locals flocked to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Saturday for the Central Valley Brewfest, a one day event that featured beers and hard ciders from both local and out-of-state breweries. The second annual event not only doubled in the number of beers offered from last year, but also in attendance as well.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Turlock restaurant remembers Barbara Bush

While the nation mourned the passing of Barbara Bush this week, a Turlock restaurant had its own special tribute to the snowy-haired first lady.

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Garden tour to feature English manor, school garden

The Turlock Garden Club is inviting the public to come "gawk" at their horticultural efforts during the club's annual garden tour.

April 20, 2018 | | Local


Valley air among worst in nation

Stanislaus County residents continue to breathe some of the worst air in the nation, according to the American Lung Association's State of the Air ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local designers, artisans transform Turlock home

As the finishing touches were being put on the first-ever Carnegie Arts Designer Show House before the Opening Night Gala on Friday, eight of the ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


PizzaRev heats up Turlock

Name of business: PizzaRev

April 17, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Painting It Forward

Every year Lancaster Painting has a Paint It Forward contest where community members are able to nominate a person or organization who is in need ...

April 17, 2018 | Candy Padilla | Local


New Emanuel CEO shakes up patient care

In the center of Emanuel Medical Center's busy emergency department nurses' station is a cubicle for Lani Dickinson. The hospital's interim CEO often ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock mourns loss of former mayor

Flags across Turlock were flown at half mast early this week in honor of former mayor Dale Pinkney, who died Saturday at the age of ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Foster youth receive new kitchen thanks to Lowe’s

Fourteen years ago, Joseph Koncel was a young man staying in Aspiranet's short-term residential treatment program in the Smith House, unsure about his future ...

April 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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