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School supply drive to benefit local foster kids

Staples for Students is holding its fifth annual national school supply drive to help kids in need. The drive encourages local young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store starting July 1 through Sept. 15.

June 26, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock cheese maker finds favor with Med dieters

Karoun Dairies has been a leading producer of artisan cheeses and natural yogurts for over two decades, but recently the Turlock-based company has had an increase in demand for one its more ethnic products - labne.

June 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Wind sparks grass fires

The breezes that have kept the temperatures in the area in the pleasant range have also contributed to two fires flaring up alongside Highway 99 in Turlock.

June 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Lake remains open under new operator

The Turlock Lake State Recreation Area will remain open, but the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors isn't pleased with how new operator American Land & Leisure was forced upon them.

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Horsing around at the county fair

Hundreds of 4-H and FFA youth put their skills to the test Tuesday at the Showmanship and Western horse competitions held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

June 26, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock Sikh Temple holds first parade

Turlockers for more than 37 years, Dennis and Kathy Givens sat in front of their house on Sunday and watched in amazement as thousands of Sikhs marched down their residential street - and they loved every minute of it.

June 26, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


PG&E to test Turlock natural gas pipelines in July, September

Pacific Gas & Electric will conduct comprehensive tests of Turlock's aging natural gas pipelines in the coming months, in efforts to ensure the pipeline does not fail as in the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion which killed eight people.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Summertime Favorites offer lasting value for young readers

In 1988, the National Endowment for the Humanities published its first Summertime Favorites reading list. Selections were based on an informal survey of 60 public and private schools around the country. Every book had been published before 1960 and so had stood the test of at least one generation. Kept in circulation through reprinting and republication on the NEH website, Summertime Favorites for K-8 readers proved enormously popular.

June 22, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Children’s librarian hosts her final story time

After more than three decades of service, Stanislaus County Librarian Susan Guest is ready to check out her last book. Dozens of parents and children were present at the Turlock Branch of the Stanislaus County Library Tuesday morning to see Guest work her magic during story time, one last time, as she turned each page and looked at every child as if they were the only one in the room.

June 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


30-foot tree falls into street, injures one

One man was injured when a 30-foot-tall Hackenberry tree at Denair Park suddenly fell over on Wednesday afternoon.

June 20, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Berryhill names Stockton bakery as 26th Assembly District Small Business of the Year

Each year, the California Assembly honors small businesses from each assembly district for being successful and charitable business members within the communities in which they thrive. This year, the owners of Stockton's Toot Sweets Bakery Cafe, Kim and Monique Kelso, were honored in a special ceremony held at the capitol on June 11.

June 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


University faculty, staff rally to save furry friend

The faculty and staff who work out of Bizzini Hall on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus didn't realize how much one member of their team meant to them until she came up missing last week.

June 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikh parade to hit streets of Turlock

The streets of Turlock will be filled with the sights and sounds of the Sikh culture on Sunday, as the Turlock Sikh Temple hosts its first-ever parade.

June 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The world comes to Turlock

This summer more than 200 young adult Catholics from around the globe will converge on Turlock for the 2012 Young Adult Teams Of Our Lady International Meeting, which will be held at California State University, Stanislaus in July.

June 19, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Property owner calls vandalism attack on free speech

Downtown window signs questioning Republican ideals have been destroyed in an act of vandalism their owner sees as an attack on free speech.

June 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | 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


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