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Hughson to fete long-time residents

Hughson Historical Society's 13th annual appreciation night honoring longstanding Hughson citizens will be held Aug. 23 at William C. Hughes Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 7820 Fox Rd., Hughson.

August 02, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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


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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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