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Employment up, wages down, finds report

Locals seeking employment can rest assured that their odds of attaining a job are increasing as several sectors in the San Joaquin Valley are growing and employing more people, despite a slight decrease in wages.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Diabetes proving costly for California

Diabetes is having a major impact on health care in California, accounting for a third of all hospitalizations in the state and amounting to an extra $1.6 billion annually in costs, according to a recently released health report.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local seamstress sews in modesty

Name of Business: Ella's Gowns

May 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Two food processors planned for City’s industrial park

Mayor John Lazar's vision of having Turlock become the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing" may soon turn into a reality, as two new large food processing factories have started the process to build in Turlock's Regional Industrial Park.

May 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


New life for Old Glory at Memorial Day service

Old Glory will look just a little more glorious this weekend as the hundreds of American flags that line the path through Turlock Memorial Park in honor of the community's fallen service members have been given new life, thanks to the Adopt a Flag campaign.

May 22, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Don Pedro open for Memorial Day weekend

Despite the lower than normal water levels caused by California's ongoing drought, the recreation areas at Don Pedro Reservoir will be fully operational for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.

May 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Drought to bring $1.67 billion loss to Valley economy, finds study

An economic study conducted at University of California, Davis is estimating a $1.67 billion loss to agriculture and ag-related industries in the Central Valley due to the recent drought, resulting in a $3.4 billion hit to the state's economy, and a ripple effect throughout all segments of the state.

May 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Memorial Day travel to set new record high

This Memorial Day holiday is expected to bring out the second highest number of travelers since 2005, and the highest increase since the recession of 2008, according to AAA's latest holiday travel forecast.

May 20, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock fire ready for CPR challenge

In recognition of the World CPR Challenge, the Turlock Fire Department and American Medical Response are hosting a series of CPR classes today.

May 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


GDI Insurance hosts Community Safety Saturday

The intersection of Canal Street and Geer Road in Turlock was partly closed down on Saturday but there was no accident or street fair in sight. Rather, it was the Capital Insurance Group's Community Safety Saturday hosted by local business GDI Insurance.

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Bloomin' cactus

Lois Davis never dreamed that when she bought an itty bitty agave palmeri 50 years ago that she would live to see it bloom. Davis bought the plant in 1963 at the Turlock Sales Yard for about $15. She planted it in her back yard and has enjoyed it through the years as the plant has produced several baby plants.

May 20, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Boots off for good cause

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 members donned their helmets, fire resistant pants and signature suspenders on Saturday - but put their boots in hand instead of foot to raise funds for a worthy cause.

May 20, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Carnegie grows audience, revenue in 2013

A wide array of exhibits in 2013 helped the Carnegie Arts Center financial future and established it as a premiere art center for the region.

May 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


U.S. Forest Service increases its firefighting aircraft fleet as fire season begin

In the face of what is shaping up to be a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is adding four additional aircraft to its next-generation firefighting fleet, bringing the total amount of aircraft to 21 large airtankers (with opportunities to add additional aircraft, if needed) and more than 100 helicopters. The new aircraft will enter service in the coming weeks and support over 10,000 firefighters for the 2014 wildfire season.

May 20, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


District 6 looks to crown 2014 Dairy Princess

Five young women will compete for the title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held June 18, at Our Lady of the Assumption Hall, 2602 S Walnut Rd. in Turlock.

May 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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