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Foster Farms closes Livingston plant, again

After being approved to reopen by the United States Department of Agriculture following a cockroach infestation last week, Foster Farms has voluntarily suspended poultry processing at its Livingston plant to expand USDA-approved manufacturing procedures.

January 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New cardiac suites expand care in Turlock

Standing in the new cardiac operating room at Emanuel Medical Center, Dr. Noel Conception calls the $7.1 million dollar suite "a field of dreams."

January 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID to give update on upcoming irrigation season

The ongoing drought in California may have serious impacts on the 2014 irrigation season for Turlock Irrigation District.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local church to hold healthcare workshop

As many look for affordable healthcare through Covered California, the state's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, some may not know where to begin.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms resumes production at Livingston plant

After a two and half day closure due to cockroach infestation, the Foster Farms Livingston plant is set to resume production Saturday, after being approved by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Services.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lack of water, hope for rain remain constant

"Drought" is becoming a far too familiar term in the state of California, where Central Valley farmers are no strangers to the chronic concern as they have felt firsthand the negative effects of a lack of water.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Flu claims two Merced County residents

The influenza virus that has been spreading across the country continues to make its presence felt locally, with Merced County recording two flu-related deaths.

January 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Foster Farms cockroach infestation causes indefinite closure

Despite Foster Farms cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture since a Salmonella outbreak was traced back to three Central Valley plants last October, the outlook remains bleak as processing was indefinitely terminated at the company's Livingston plant on Wednesday due to findings of live cockroaches.

January 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New store to offer thousands of bulbs and batteries

Businesses specializing in energy-efficient products have boomed over the past several years, as California continues to implement policies directed towards bettering the environment. One of these businesses – Batteries Plus Bulbs – will soon open their doors in Turlock.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local artist creates handmade greeting cards using age-old craft

Name: Persnickety Press

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Seniors quilting class offers motivation, inspiration

Chieko Ingham remembers the first meetings of the Turlock Senior Citizens quilting class, about four years ago.

January 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


USDA shuts down Foster Farms due to roach infestation

The Livingston Foster Farms plant was shut down today because of a live cockroach infestation, according to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

January 08, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Boot scootin' new year

A group of dancers started the new year with a little boot scootin' at the Turlock Senior Center on Tuesday. The line dancing class, led by Nancy Franklin, is offered through the City of Turlock Recreation Department. The 8-week intermediate class started Tuesday, but others are welcome to join next week from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A beginning line dancing class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. starting next Tuesday. There is a $35 fee for the class. For more information, visit https://ci. turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/parksrecreationfacilities ...

January 07, 2014 | | Local


Denair residents oppose Dollar General

Although national retailer Dollar General is preparing to make the town of Denair home to a new 9,100-square foot store, they might not be welcomed with open arms.

January 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open this week

The long-awaited Dickey's Barbecue Pit will hold a grand opening celebration on Thursday, and the store is inviting the whole community to come join in for a finger-lickin' good time.

January 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | 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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