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Pitman High students named winners of TID’s first video contest

Dapper suits, black and white grainy film, a loving family, and…energy efficiency? This isn't your ordinary "Leave it to Beaver" rerun, or 1950s "how to" video promotion. Instead, Pitman High School students decided to revamp the classics when they created their winning submission to Turlock Irrigation District's 1st Annual 'Take Action' Energy Efficiency Video Contest.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Unemployment falls in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made significant improvement in February as more people were able to join the area's workforce, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Purina plant under investigation

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of specific sweet feed for horses at a Turlock mill location after a banned medication, zilpaterol, was found in 48 horses earlier this year.

March 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Pitman juniors named scholarship program winners

Twenty-seven juniors from five area high schools competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women of Turlock Scholarship Program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss).

March 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

March 26, 2013 | | Local


Different strokes: Local business ‘Paints It Forward’

Lancaster Paint welcomed the opportunity for spring cleaning this weekend through its 3rd annual "Paint It Forward" campaign. After receiving a year's worth of nominations, the Turlock business picked residents of Stanislaus County to receive a free paint job for their good deeds and community service.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Downtown favorite undergoes extreme culinary makeover

The newest addition to downtown Turlock's emerging culinary scene is actually an old favorite, reimagined with a focus on modern California cuisine.

March 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Website links schools with local growers

As part of a new age of agricultural business, Jana Nairn, CEO of the newest e-commerce web solution known as Ag Link, is trying to bridge the gap between farmers of older generations with a new and easy approach to serving those who need and buy a greater quantity of produce: schools.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


New chief for Stanislaus Consolidated Fire

A veteran Fire Chief with over 34 years of firefighting and emergency service experience has temporarily taken over as interim fire chief for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District.

March 22, 2013 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Sewing to mend the soul

To celebrate the first day of spring, students of Pitman High's home economics fashion class collaborated with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock for the 11th year in row to donate hand-made dresses to the Salvation Army. On Friday afternoon, the students presented their creations to Major Debi Shrum of the Turlock Salvation Army.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


County unemployment rate sees gain

Stanislaus County started the year off with an increase in the unemployment rate, but continued to better the estimates set a year ago, according to the latest Employment Development Department report.

March 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Certified Laboratories hosts open house at new Turlock facility

Almond blossoms are not the only thing coming to fruition this spring; economic development in Turlock is also blooming. One of the newest businesses to open up shop in town, Certified Laboratories, Inc., is hosting an open house on Saturday for its employees and the community.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

March 19, 2013 | | Local


Dubyak Family Chiropractic: Bringing balance to bodies

Name of business: Dubyak Family Chiropractic

March 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Immigration reform march set for Sunday

Families affected by current immigration laws, farm workers and community leaders are set to march on Sunday in a continuing effort to urge lawmakers to pass a new immigration process that would allow the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.to legalize their status.

March 19, 2013 | | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlock’s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Foster Farms president and CEO stepping down

Foster Farms President and CEO Ron Foster announced plans to step down from his current position on Thursday. Although he is relinquishing the title of President and CEO, the third generation family member in charge of the poultry company still plans to continue on with his role as owner and director.

October 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Former POW Jessica Lynch to discuss her experiences at Veterans’ celebration

Sitting in South Carolina in between filming scenes on her latest movie, the battlefields of Iraq seem like another time and world away for Army veteran and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch. But the scars, both mental and physical are never far from her recollection, nor is her message of perseverance.

October 09, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Buffalo Wild Wings slated to come to Turlock

Sixteen – that is the number of specialty sauces in which residents will be able to choose from to dunk their wings in once the new Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill comes to Turlock.

October 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


ABC Fitness celebrates six years of outdoor workouts

Name of Business: ABC Fitness Co.

October 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library program makes math fun

Local libraries are hoping to ignite creativity and show the fun side of math in a series of free events throughout the month of October.

October 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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