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Kerr to head Stockton Downtown Alliance

Embattled former Turlock city manager Tim Kerr has been appointed executive director of the Downtown Stockton Alliance.

April 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers cook up good times

Turlockers had a bevy of leisure activities to choose from on Saturday and Sunday. The Turlock versus Pitman principal Iron Chef competition saw over 400 people show up to see who would reign supreme in the culinary match up on Saturday. The Pitman team, led by Principal Rod Hollars, took home first place - and $2,000 for their Culinary Arts program - for their dishes which featured chicken breast stuffed with fresh walnut/basil pesto, fontina cheese and prosciutto sautéed in olive oil and garlic accompanied with smashed red garlic potatoes and topped with fresh swiss chard. The Turlock Rotary ...

April 27, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Local


Denair, Turlock natives earn recognition for military service

Captain James Yang graduated from Turlock High School. Corporal Guillermo M. Fuentes graduated from Denair High School. Yang decided to join the Army when he was a graduate student. Fuentes joined the Marine Corps right after high school, fulfilling a dream he had since childhood.

April 27, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock employees make award-winning cheese

Local employees of Karoun Dairies, Inc. have a lot to be proud of lately, as three of the company's specialty cheeses won awards at an April international competition.

April 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


College students act as fairy godmothers to local teens

Every girl deserves to feel like the belle of the ball. That is the philosophy of Delta Phi Gamma, a local sorority at California State University, Stanislaus. The women of Delta Phi Gamma make girls' dreams come true with Project Cinderella, a program that loans formal dresses to junior high and high school girls for free.

April 23, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlocker Jane Vilas named Senate District Woman of the Year

Turlockers have long known of the humanitarian efforts of resident Jane Vilas, but now her efforts have been recognized on a statewide scale.

April 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Recreation department seeks funding for scholarships

Every year, the City of Turlock Recreation Division provides over $20,000 in scholarships to allow everyone the opportunity to participate in the variety of activities the department offers, regardless of ability to pay.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Rainy April means more water for local farmers

During their Tuesday morning meeting, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved a 48-inch water allotment for the 2010 season, with no cap.

April 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Tourneys a boon to city coffers

The crack of the bat, the thud of the ball hitting the mitt, and the crunching of Cracker Jacks in the stands all sound like money to the City of Turlock, where baseball tournaments have become a summer staple.

April 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hormel cans Turlock plant

Turlock's economy is looking at another hit with the announcement Tuesday that the Hormel Food Corporation will be closing their Turlock facility later this year.

April 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rates remain high for county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a modest increase in March keeping the county at record levels for joblessness, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID to consider 48-inch irrigation allotment, no cap

On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a proposed 48-inch-per-acre irrigation water allotment with no cap.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock native shares his knowledge of agriculture with the farmers of Wardak

Time was, when Gary Soiseth wanted to take a look at the crops growing outside, he just strolled out his door. Now, half-way around the world in a war-torn country that same task requires an armed escort and logistical planning.

April 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘I think I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree’

Trees play an important role in the community. From the shade they provide to their role in making the Valley's air cleaner, trees are an essential element of local landscape and this is why the City of Turlock celebrates National Arbor Day in a big way.

April 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock Recreation offers fun in the sun for everyone

With the 70 degree weather and the blooming spring flowers, it's hard not to anticipate the warm months of summer right around the corner. And with the summer time, there comes plenty of camps, swimming, summer sports and the popular movie nights that can all be found through the City of Turlock Recreation Department.

April 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | 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


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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