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Turlock manager lovin’ her job reaps rewards

When Betsy Lazar moved to Turlock from Iran in 2001 she took an hourly job at McDonald's. She had no idea that she would someday be in the top 1 percent of McDonald's management.

February 08, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Llama hobo classic show brings the fuzzy to town

Llamas from all over the state – and their owners - converged on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds this past weekend for the Llama Association of North America's (LANA) third annual hobo classic llama show. This winter event is an opportunity for owners to show their llamas as nature intended them, fuzzy, dirty and happy.

February 08, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


State budget cuts could deflate county fairs

Governor Jerry Brown's current budget proposal includes a 100 percent reduction in California county fair funding, slashing $32 million from fair budgets across the state. If the budget is approved, nearly 30 county fairs could permanently or temporarily close.

February 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Mayor saves historic church

Turlock's earliest Assyrian church, set for demolition, was saved this week by the efforts of Turlock Mayor John Lazar.

February 04, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock City Fire Call Summary

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 447 incidents in the month of January.

February 04, 2011 | | Local


County bus system begins fare changes

Exact fare is no longer required for rides on Stanislaus Regional Transit busses, following the implementation of a new fare system on Monday.

February 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID prepares for Don Pedro relicensing process

The Turlock Irrigation District on Tuesday officially began the five-plus year project to relicense Don Pedro Reservoir.

February 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock native crowned Miss San Joaquin County

"Be yourself." That is the key, said newly crowned Miss San Joaquin County Joelle Aud, to succeeding in a scholarship pageant - and in life.

January 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New Year’s fitness goals: One month later

The ball has dropped, the Champagne bottle is empty, and the novelty of the new year is starting to wear off. Resolutions that were so adamantly proclaimed at the stroke of midnight have faded to distant memories for many Turlockers. Others are still clinging to the hope that a new year can mean a clean slate for accomplishing the goals they most want to meet. We are one month in to 2011, and it is the make-or-break point for New Years' resolutions.

January 29, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Clampers to memorialize Irwin City

Preserving the history of the West is the mission - and only serious activity - of the fraternal club E Clampus Vitus (Clampers). The Estanislao Chapter of the Clampers' next project in the works is memorializing one of north Merced County's ghost towns - Irwin City.

January 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Convention and Visitors Bureau looks to expand on successful sports concierge program in 2011

Sports are big business – even at the local level – according to Turlock's Convention and Visitors Bureau.

January 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


COMMUNITY: HELPING TANNER

Monica and James Woods accepted a check from American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 and the American Legion Riders on Sunday. The money will help with medical expenses for their baby boy Tanner, who was born with multiple heart defects in December. Monica Woods said that Tanner is finally home after six weeks of hospital stays and open heart surgery.

January 25, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


In Service

  • Air Force Airman Tommy L. Jones graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

January 25, 2011 | | Local


Chamber of Commerce honors city’s top citizens, businesses

On a foggy night in one of the coldest months of the year, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce took the opportunity to recognize some bright spots in our community. The chamber held its Best of Turlock awards dinner on Friday to recognize outstanding citizens and businesses for their contributions and hard work over the past year.

January 21, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Organic committee openings

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing seven vacancies on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on current issues related to organic food production and makes recommendations on all matters pertaining to the California Organic Program.

January 21, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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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


Modesto job fair aims to connect unemployed with companies looking to hire

Central Valley residents looking for jobs need not look far as HIREvent will be hosting a job fair in Modesto in March with a host of employers and opportunities available including full-time, part-time, and seasonable positions.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gospel mission, neighbors talk over concerns

Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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