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Losing for a cause

Bob Gilchrist recently got rid of 41 pounds - of weight and food. The weight he lost over the past nine months through the Turlock branch of Weight Watchers. The food he donated to the Turlock Gospel Mission, as part of Weight Watchers' annual Lose for Good program.

October 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Don Pedro relicensing milestone approaching

The Turlock Irrigation District faces an upcoming milestone in the relicensing of Don Pedro as the organization files a draft of its application to the Federal Environmental Regulatory Commission by the end of November.

October 15, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Medicare forum to help seniors avoid scams, consider health plans

Medicare beneficiaries have become the target of several scam artists looking to obtain social security numbers via fraudulent phone calls. Fortunately, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program is taking steps to help citizens avoid being conned.

October 15, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Habitat for Humanity dedicates first home in Turlock through Bank of America partnership

The first thing Ernestina Diaz said as she walked up to the Baywood Lane home in Turlock Saturday morning was "Es bonita" - which translates to, "It's beautiful."

October 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


PINK and proud

The second week of the Journal's pink challenge was a huge success.

October 14, 2013 | | Local


Church conference offers empowerment for women

Local women are invited to attend a three-day conference at Harvest Christian Center that focuses on empowering and encouraging women from a biblical approach.

October 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Gerry Grossman: Man of faith and Prog Rock

Q. How did your call to service come about?

October 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pie contest seeks local bakers

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 18th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies entered in the contest will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 12, 2013 | | Local


Caltrans funds multiple road projects in area

The California Transportation Commission has allocated $359 million to 36 projects in the state, including two in Stanislaus County.

October 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Event offers help for coping with holiday grief

The holidays. What is usually a time of celebration and joy, can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones in recent years. In order to help people who are suffering manage during this time of year, Hospice of Emanuel Medical Center is hosting a special evening program, "Coping with the Holidays," on Nov. 1

October 12, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock native forgoes baseball scholarship to serve at SF gospel mission

Three weeks before he was set to leave home to play college baseball in Southern California, Zachary Olsen told his parents he would not be going to college.

October 12, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission jump starts campaign for year round shelter

When Tim Guerino stares out at 437 S. Broadway, he doesn't see an empty warehouse. He sees possibilities.

October 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pink Challenge

City Council members Forest White, Amy Bublak, Mayor John Lazar, City Attorney Phaedra Norton, Council member Steven Nascimento, City Manager Roy Wasden and Council member Bill DeHart made Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting a pink affair.

October 10, 2013 | | Local


Coffee with the chiefs

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Fire Chief Tim Lohman are hoping the public would like to have a chat over coffee.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Patriotism alive in Turlock DAR

Patriotism, education, and historic preservation. These are the traditions that guide the Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization that was founded over 100 years ago and has seen a recent rebirth in Turlock.

October 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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A sweet take on Deflate-gate

Recent allegations that the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts has sportscasters and football fans talking - and Olde Tyme Pastries baking.

January 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farmers market moves to Saturday for 2015 season

Saturdays in downtown Turlock will be much fruitier come May, as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market decided to move the event from Fridays to Saturdays for the 2015 season.

January 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Avian flu found in Stanislaus County turkey flock

The first finding of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza in commercial poultry was detected at a Foster Farms turkey facility in Stanislaus County.

January 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


47th annual event showcases a community with heart

Hundreds of people may have gathered at the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday, but a handful of individuals stole the spotlight, and rightfully so. They were an Eagle Scout, a doctor, a future valedictorian, and a philanthropist to name a few, and now they are the 47th Annual Best of Turlock award winners.

January 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seminars aim to equip small business owners with resources to succeed

In an effort to equip small companies with a range of techniques to optimize their business, the Strategic Legal Group law firm is hosting seminars on "Essential Information Every Business Owner Should Know" in collaboration with several local businesses including Hillberg & Company, G.D.I. Insurance and the Small Business Development Center.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl expansion project draws protest from carpenters union

A haunting presence cropped up outside of Dust Bowl Brewing Company's downtown taproom on Friday as the Carpenters Local Union 152 constructed an enormous grim reaper to publicize opposition to the company's decision to use Huff Construction for its expansion project.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


BOOKS ABOUND

Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock resident recognized as Save Mart Store Manager of the Year

When Save Mart Supermarkets honored its leading employees last week, Turlock resident Deborah Bookil stole the spotlight as Store Manager of the Year.

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The Udder Place brings country with a twist to downtown Turlock

Name of Business: The Udder Place

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ag partnership to increase informational access

Furthering a relationship that has evolved over the past six months, Ag Link has decided to partner with Stanislaus Grown and Country Ventures to shine a spotlight on local food, farms, and fun within the region.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Business Alliance offers new way for companies to find employees through WorkKeys

The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Health screenings at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center will be offering free health screenings at their Path to Health Fair, set for Jan. 31. Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel's health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit. To register, phone 250-5355.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Salvation Army Auxiliary: Women working to make a difference

Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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