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Downtown vacancy rate falls

Vacancy rates in Downtown Turlock are nearing pre-recession lows, according to a report delivered to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.

November 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Girls Scouts honor vets, country with flag ceremony

When an American flag becomes worn, torn, faded or soiled it must be retired in a burning ceremony. Local Girl Scouts provided this service for an American flag being retired at Turlock Fire Station No. 2 on Monday.

November 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Almond conference moves to Sacramento

The 40th annual Almond Conference is pulling up its tent stakes and moving from Modesto to the Sacramento Convention Center. The annual meeting, set for Dec. 11-13, is a time when the almond community unites to gauge, explore and expand the boundaries of the industry.

November 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Cal-Green recycles electronic waste

Name of business: Cal-Green Recycling

November 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Firefighters’ pink campaign nets big donation for cancer center

The Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 raised more than $17,000 for Emanuel's Cancer Center in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness.

November 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kettle Kickoff brings in over $89K for Salvation Army

Hundreds gathered for an early Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday - and to show their thanks for the year's blessings by giving back to those in need through the Salvation Army.

November 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Raley's union employees back to work

After more than a week, the picket lines in front of Raley's and Nob Hill stores have come to an end.

November 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


HONORING OUR VETERANS

In honor of Veterans Day, local residents took time to remember those who have served the country.

November 09, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Former president of organic fertilizer company sentenced to federal prison for fraud

Peter Townsley was sentenced Wednesday to serve 364 days in prison and ordered to pay a fine of $125,000 for a scheme to defraud his customers in the organic farming industry, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced. Townsley was also ordered to serve six months of community confinement, during which time he must perform 1,000 hours of community service related to organic production.

November 09, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Event to honor memory of Brandon Koch, raise funds for park renaming

Friends and family of Brandon Koch continue to keep the local skateboarder's spirit alive. A candle light vigil and release of balloons will be held at the Turlock Skate Park at 6 p.m. today in honor of what would have been his 27th birthday.

November 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Local WW II vets share stories of sacrifice

For Marie Voltzke and Oliver "Woody" Livingston, both residents at Cypress of Emanuel in Turlock, it has been 67 years since they donned their service uniforms, but for these two World War II veterans the memories of their war years remain fresh in their minds.

November 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock woman loses job for remarks about Obama

The backlash against the 22-year-old Turlock woman who used a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama and then hoped for his assassination continues as she was fired from her job, came under the scrutiny of the Secret Service and has gained the ire of social media.

November 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air district issues gusty winds health caution

Gusty winds over the San Joaquin Valley have prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening throughout the air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. Winds are expected to be especially strong in the western and southern portions of the Valley.

November 08, 2012 | | Local


Emanuel offers smokers free Quit Kits

Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand to those looking to quit smoking in the month of November.

November 06, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID power supply fees remain flat

The Turlock Irrigation District will keep an electric power purchase fee flat, thanks to the continued low cost of natural gas.

November 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seminars aim to equip small business owners with resources to succeed

In an effort to equip small companies with a range of techniques to optimize their business, the Strategic Legal Group law firm is hosting seminars on "Essential Information Every Business Owner Should Know" in collaboration with several local businesses including Hillberg & Company, G.D.I. Insurance and the Small Business Development Center.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl expansion project draws protest from carpenters union

A haunting presence cropped up outside of Dust Bowl Brewing Company's downtown taproom on Friday as the Carpenters Local Union 152 constructed an enormous grim reaper to publicize opposition to the company's decision to use Huff Construction for its expansion project.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


BOOKS ABOUND

Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock resident recognized as Save Mart Store Manager of the Year

When Save Mart Supermarkets honored its leading employees last week, Turlock resident Deborah Bookil stole the spotlight as Store Manager of the Year.

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The Udder Place brings country with a twist to downtown Turlock

Name of Business: The Udder Place

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ag partnership to increase informational access

Furthering a relationship that has evolved over the past six months, Ag Link has decided to partner with Stanislaus Grown and Country Ventures to shine a spotlight on local food, farms, and fun within the region.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Business Alliance offers new way for companies to find employees through WorkKeys

The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Health screenings at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center will be offering free health screenings at their Path to Health Fair, set for Jan. 31. Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel's health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit. To register, phone 250-5355.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Salvation Army Auxiliary: Women working to make a difference

Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS THE DOLLARS BEGIN

In the past two months bright yellow signs have cropped up along West Main Street with two bold words: "Uneven Sidewalk."

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


RISING IN THE RANKS

The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Amazon shows off state-of-the-art Patterson Fulfillment Center

Robots are usually reserved for children's imaginations, but at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Patterson they are very much a reality.

January 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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