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Website educates business owners about Affordable Care Act

The federal government launched a website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.

August 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


PG& E hosts hydrotest open house

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is holding a public meeting to let Turlock residents know what to expect during an upcoming hydrostatic pressure test on a natural gas pipeline.

August 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Central Valley pesticides found in frogs 100 miles away

One hundred miles away in the Sierra Nevadas, populations of the Pacific tree frog, a native Californian species, have found to have a connection with the Central Valley.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Senior citizens host disaster preparedness event

'Be prepared' isn't just a good motto for Boy Scouts; all others, including senior citizens, should make sure they're ready for when disaster strikes.

August 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Giant sunflowers bring neighbors together

What started as a tiny seed has flourished into a 14-foot towering sunflower that has become the pride of Susanne Bolin's backyard garden.

August 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Kids focus of farmers market event

Kids and vegetables don't always see eye to eye.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Homeless day center in desperate need of funds, says director

As August comes in and people are considering late summer vacation plans and tallying up the costs of back to school shopping, the Turlock Homeless Assistance Ministry center is wondering if they will have enough money to keep the lights on.

August 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Readers invited to follow fitness challenge

Living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging to maintain, even for me. When you live a fast-paced and hectic life such as mine, it's difficult to find the time, energy and motivation to workout.

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Fires prompt air warning for Valley residents

Turlock residents should be concerned about the air quality for the next few days.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Migrant workers make up 73 percent of California's farm labor, report says

California farms need immigration reform.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Off Center sells affordable items for a good cause

Name of business: Off Center Thrift and Gift

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Walmart market just about ready

Even though the Walmart Neighborhood Market hasn't opened its doors yet, the grocery store has been bustling with activity in preparation for the grand opening.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Family finds way to live with spinal muscular atrophy

The monster in 3-year-old Charleston "Cash" Goeppert's life doesn't live under his bed, lurk in his closet, or come out when the lights go off. His monster comes in the form of a gene mutation that makes the simplest of functions, like breathing and swallowing, a moment to moment struggle.

July 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers say extra water will go to waste

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting got a little heated on Tuesday when farmers expressed dismay regarding the district's recent decision to make 15,000 acre feet of additional water available for irrigators.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


ACE train comes with tax catch

With a tentative completion date set for 2022, the Altamont Corridor Express or ACE train is hoping to extend out to Merced as part of its ACE forward project, making Turlock one of its stops.

July 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


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Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Café La Mo opens for business

After much anticipation, locals visiting downtown Turlock can now get their coffee fix as Wednesday marks La Mo Café's first official day in business.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

August 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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