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Year in Review: 2013 brings economic progress, increasing concerns over water

It's always hard to look back at an entire year and sum it up in a few hundred words. While Turlock remains a "small town" in the eyes of most of its long-time residents, the truth is the city is the second largest in the county and an important agricultural engine for the region and country. There is no way to succinctly summarize all of 2013 (without inducing a post-holiday lethargy), so instead I have poured over the year's headlines and found two reoccurring issues -economic development and water.

December 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Feaver memorial service set for Jan. 3

A celebration of life ceremony will be held for legendary coach and mentor Steve Feaver at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock.

December 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock accountants bring financial services to community

Name: Wahl, Willemse & Wilson, LLP, Certified Public Accountants

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Emanuel offers free mammograms for uninsured women

In an effort to help local women who do not have health insurance or are underinsured, Emanuel Cancer Center is offering free mammograms for women over the age of 40 who may qualify to have a free screening for breast cancer as the New Year approaches.

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock insurance agency appointed to serve United Nations humanitarian program

Following a worldwide search, local insurance company, GDI Insurance Agency Inc. of Turlock, has been named as the insurance broker to a United Nations Humanitarian Program.

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Peace Corps experience 'game changer' for former sports reporter

Why did I join the Peace Corps?

December 26, 2013 | BY CHHUN SUN Special to the Journal | Local


PIECE OF HISTORY: Former Air Force One on display

Castle Air Museum will begin to host tours of the recently arrived Presidential Douglas VC-9 aircraft ( former Air Force One ) Friday. Tour times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and will also be available to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the times noted above.

December 23, 2013 | | Local


SBA accepting 2014 National Small Business Week Award nominations

Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society. Small Business week will be celebrated nationally May 12 – 16, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Verify bonds before buying, advises city

Bearer bond buyers beware.

December 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The frost effect: Almond growers rejoice at cooler temps; cold kills local citrus crops

Waking up to the windshield of your car frozen with ice and the chilling bite of a frosted morning are telltale signs that winter is officially here, but these weather conditions affect more than people's morning routines as they play an essential role in the agricultural cycle.

December 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Simon M. Bromley has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

December 23, 2013 | | Local


Japanese tradition continues at Livingston church

Every December, the Livingston United Methodist Church brings in hundreds of community members and volunteers for its annual Mochitsuki ceremony, a Japanese New Year's tradition that requires many hours of physical labor for the pounding of rice cakes.

December 23, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local woman collects more than 650 nativities

Throughout the Christmas season, you're bound to see a nativity scene or two. Local resident Toni Conway, however, has over 650 nativities after having started her collection more than 50 years ago.

December 23, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Farmers, food banks bring more produce to locals in need

Recent farming trends showcase the public interest in a "farm to table" approach, which promotes a transparent process of food handling for the consumer, but this movement has reached beyond the individual consumer as farmers have developed relationships with larger operations such as food banks to provide those in need with the same healthy advantages.

December 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Santa Claus is coming to town

While the North American Aerospace Defense Command is typically patrolling the skies for possible aerial threats, once a year employees focus their attention on another airborne invasion: Santa Claus.

December 20, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Valentine’s crafts and more during February events at local libraries

As the start of the New Year has come and gone, events at the local Stanislaus County Libraries are seeking to keep the excitement fresh ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


New business driven by community

Name of Business: Price Ford

January 28, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


City, Merced College partner to enrich customer service skills

The City of Turlock is looking to better serve customers internally and externally following Turlock City Council's recent decision to partner with Merced College ...

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Zika virus prompts travel concerns

The centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert to Americans considering travel to regions south of the border as more infections ...

January 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local school districts hope to offset teacher deficiency

After years of disseminating pink slips to teachers, California is now scrambling to hire more teachers in the face of an emerging teacher shortage.

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City considers W. Main renovation

The drive from Highway 99 into town on W. Main Street may soon be safer and less bumpy, however, some of Turlock's oldest Sycamore ...

January 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikhs hold awareness day event in Ceres

Just days after a fight broke out at the Turlock Sikh Temple, the annual Sikh American Awareness Event was held at the Ceres Community Center ...

January 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Assyrian American Civic Club welcomes new executive board

The Assyrian American Civic Club held its installation dinner to start the 2016 term Friday night at with roughly 500 people in attendance.

January 26, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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