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Rainfall still short of normal year

This past week's rain has helped improve the irrigation forecast, but year-to-date rain still lags behind historical averages.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Hughson youth wins pumpkin pie contest; 123 pies donated to United Samaritans

The next generation of pastry chefs in the Turlock area are leaving their mark, at least when it comes to pumpkin pie.

November 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Battle with alcoholism comes to tragic end for local man

So much of Kent Kelley's life was an enigma to those he called friends. He claimed a past that was rich with details of triumphs, glories, and even some intrigue, yet was often sullied by facts. But to those who did know him, two truths were plainly evident about Kelley: He was a man who possessed a grandeur of spirit that spurred him to comfort and guide others, but ultimately failed him in his own efforts to free himself from his self-imposed tethers to alcohol.

November 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Egg producers demand details on cage law

The Association of California Egg Farmers, an industry association that represents 70 percent of California's egg farmers, filed suit Friday in Fresno County Superior Court seeking a determination that Proposition 2 - a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures - is unconstitutionally vague.

November 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Blue Diamond posts record-breaking revenues in 2011-2012

When Blue Diamond began planning for the first phase of its massive new Turlock plant, executives thought the increased capacity would see the company through at least five years of growth.

November 16, 2012 | | Local


Event offers help for suicide loss

Every year, survivors of suicide loss gather together in locations around the world to feel a sense of community, to promote healing, and to connect with others like them.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock Family Network: Providing support for young parents

For some young families, the holiday season brings financial and emotional stress instead of good tidings. But the Turlock Family Network, a resource for young parents, many whom have come from difficult backgrounds, provides an outlet for family members to enjoy one another's company by providing support and education.

November 16, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Unemployment rates show improvement year-over

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in the month of October but continued to show an overall improvement by remaining well below last year's level, according to the latest report from the Economic Development Department.

November 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Recovery underway, finds business forecast

The voices of naysayers, arguing that the nation is still mired in a Great Recession, are quieting.

November 16, 2012 | | Local


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 | | 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


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Tastes of the Valley fundraiser to benefit ag education

The Friends of the Fair Foundation and Stanislaus State Agricultural Studies Department will join together once again this year to celebrate agriculture with an evening ...

September 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Chamber to honor Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber ...

September 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Barn Bash to raise funds for equine rescue

The Oakdale Equine Rescue has saved more than 360 horses since its inception in 2010. What started with just six horses only six years ago ...

September 16, 2016 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


Don Pedro to increase fees in 2017

Don Pedro Recreation Agency will implement an 8.5 percent increase on average across all proposed fees in 2017.. Fee increases will range from just ...

September 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County unemployment rate falls in August

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued on a downward trend for the month of August, according to the latest report from the Employment Development ...

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gospel mission welcomes new director

As the days inch closer to November the Turlock Gospel Mission is moving forward with plans to open their emergency cold weather shelter and this ...

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Needful Things provides unique gifts

Type of business: Gift shop

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob R. Alansalon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 15, 2016 | | Local


Air District seeks student art for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2017 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Legacy Health Endowment welcomes first CEO

The board of trustees of Legacy Health Endowment announced the hiring of Jeffrey R. Lewis as the newly-formed health care philanthropy's first president and ...

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Beacon for brewery

Those traveling down Highway 99 will have no trouble finding Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new brewhouse and taproom, as a giant neon sign now ...

September 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Skate park rules discussed at community meeting

In response to a number of safety concerns at the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park, the Turlock Police Department hosted a community meeting Thursday ...

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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