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Pay inequality between genders decreases nationally

The gap in pay rates between genders is narrowing according to the latest research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in part because women have fared better during the economic down turn.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


August unemployment numbers lowest yet for 2010

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County, usually a harbinger of grim news, showed a rare bright spot with the release of the latest data from the Economic Development Department.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cowboy for pot to trot into town

The campaign to legalize marijuana use in California will be rolling into Turlock today, or rather trotting in.

September 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Remembering 9-11

The tragic events and the losses of Sept. 11, 2001, were remembered Saturday as the community came together for the "We Remember 9-11 Memorial."

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native takes Best of Show for his custom Harley at Sturgis

Paul Binford will always know that his name is on a trophy in the lobby of the Harley-Davidson corporate headquarters in Milwaukee.

September 14, 2010 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Special to the Journal | Local


Farm and Family Festival

It was a day of food and fun at the first annual Denair Farm and Family Festival on Saturday.

September 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Congratulations to paranormal investigation contest winners

In June, the Turlock Journal put a call-out for readers who were interested in joining a paranormal investigation team at the Groveland Hotel. The response was tremendous; and two local readers were picked to become paranormal investigators-in-training and join the team at the Sept. 23 ghost hunt.

September 14, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Entertainment center developers address noise concerns at neighborhood meeting

Developers of the proposed Ten Pin Fun Center – an entertainment center featuring 34 bowling lanes, laser tag, and bocce ball – hosted a community meeting on Thursday to solicit public feedback on the development, but few nearby residents attended the informal gathering.

September 10, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


CENTENARIAN CELEBRATION

Seven residents of Covenant Care Center were recognized for turning 100 years old on Friday. Turlock Mayor John Lazar presented each centenarian with a certificate. Those recognized for their longevity included Elizabeth Lemcke, Marjory Flood, Mable Olson, Grace Allen, Esther Wilson, and Lawlis Pace and soon-to-be centenarian Laura Frykman, who will turn 100 in December.

September 10, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Sheriff’s deputies to be honored for ‘heroic actions’ at fire

Two Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department employees will be honored by the Hughson City Council for the heroic actions they took to evacuate a burning home.

September 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


City Arts Commission looks for direction after losing funding, staffing

When the Carnegie Arts Center was gutted by fire in 2005, nobody could have predicted how much of an impact that one act of arson would have on the Turlock arts community. Five years later the City of Turlock, the Turlock City Arts Commission, and the Carnegie Arts Foundation are all dealing with new roles and challenges as a result of the fire.

September 10, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Swedish lodge to celebrate 90 years in Turlock

On Sept. 18 1920, when the City of Turlock was barely 12 years old, a group of Swedish immigrants banded together to form the Jenny Lind Lodge of the Vasa Order of America.

September 07, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Denair, Turlock men killed in holiday weekend crashes

Two local men were killed in separate collisions over the Labor Day weekend.

September 07, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Class of 1940 looks back on past 70 years

The Livingston High School class of 1940 recently got together to reminisce about the old times at their 70th class reunion.

September 07, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Used bookstore set to open inside library

Used books from all genres will be available to the public next week with the grand opening of the Friends' Bookstore inside the Turlock Public Library.

September 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

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November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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