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Former Turlock residence of Hedy Lamarr on the market

Drive around Hollywood and you'll find plenty of homes with claims that some starlet or leading man graced the doorstep and laid their head down on a pillow for a night. But in Turlock the pickings for such claim to fames are pretty slim, unless it happens to be on Sierra Street.

April 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Canine companion comes to aid of local woman

Pancake, a Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua mix, may not look like much of a hero because of her small stature, but owner Edna Gilson claims the mix breed pup is an angel of God.

April 02, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


AB12 making a difference for foster youth

When Nick Smith turned 18 he wasn't ready to live on his own. Unlike most young adults, however, Smith did not have a family able to offer a bridge of financial and emotional support to ease his transition into adulthood. Smith was a foster youth and lived in a group home with five other boys and constant adult supervision.

April 02, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Crews tear down cheese plant destroyed in arson fire

The process of removing the charred rubble and burnt out husk of the vacant Turlock cheese plant began earlier this week.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Scholarships support future of Valley ag

For the past 13 years, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Ag Committee has supported the future of the region's number one industry through its Annual Ag Scholarship event.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Vander Veen named MNC group publisher

After a year at the helm of the Turlock Journal, Hank Vander Veen was named group publisher of Morris Newspapers of Northern California. The MNC group includes the Journal, Ceres Courier, Oakdale Leader, Escalon Times, Riverbank News, Manteca Bulletin and Ripon Bulletin.

March 29, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel employees rally for union vote

Mark Eusey comes from a family of healthcare workers, so naturally he became an auto mechanic.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair toddler drowns in hot tub

A Denair toddler drowned Thursday after falling into a hot tub.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pitman High students named winners of TID’s first video contest

Dapper suits, black and white grainy film, a loving family, and…energy efficiency? This isn't your ordinary "Leave it to Beaver" rerun, or 1950s "how to" video promotion. Instead, Pitman High School students decided to revamp the classics when they created their winning submission to Turlock Irrigation District's 1st Annual 'Take Action' Energy Efficiency Video Contest.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Unemployment falls in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made significant improvement in February as more people were able to join the area's workforce, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Purina plant under investigation

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of specific sweet feed for horses at a Turlock mill location after a banned medication, zilpaterol, was found in 48 horses earlier this year.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Pitman juniors named scholarship program winners

Twenty-seven juniors from five area high schools competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women of Turlock Scholarship Program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss).

March 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

March 26, 2013 | | Local


Different strokes: Local business ‘Paints It Forward’

Lancaster Paint welcomed the opportunity for spring cleaning this weekend through its 3rd annual "Paint It Forward" campaign. After receiving a year's worth of nominations, the Turlock business picked residents of Stanislaus County to receive a free paint job for their good deeds and community service.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Downtown favorite undergoes extreme culinary makeover

The newest addition to downtown Turlock's emerging culinary scene is actually an old favorite, reimagined with a focus on modern California cuisine.

March 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Snowpack melts early across the West

West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

April 10, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water wise landscaping for outdoor water use

We have all heard the saying "April showers, brings May flowers," however, with our current drought situation that is not the case for California.

April 10, 2015 | | Local


Greenhorn guidebook for celebrating rodeo

With the 64th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" on the rodeo circuit, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.

April 10, 2015 | By RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Dairy industry looking to crown next princess

It's that time of year again for the local dairy industry to crown the next District 6 Dairy Princess and committee chairperson Linda Teixeira assures that the crowned winner will be given more than just the royal treatment.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Spreading the love

One day - that's all Love Turlock needs to make a difference in the community.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County residents’ overall health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

April 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warehouse group unveils largest rooftop solar project in TID service district

The pride emanating from Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Murphy on Friday could only be rightfully compared to the sun beaming down on his company's newly revealed rooftop solar project-which at 823 kilowatts has been dubbed as the largest solar installation in all of Turlock Irrigation District's service area.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local farm hosts Spring Open House

Name of Business: 3 Acre Farm

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Local student’s art to be displayed in Washington D.C.

Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lucas Dairy adds microbrewery to farming operations

Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl breaks ground on $12.5 million expansion

The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almond industry defends water usage

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flags repeatedly destroyed outside Turlock business

Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist to host third annual free dental care event

According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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