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Local artist creates mural for cancer survivors

Rosie the Riveter has long-been a symbol of strength and empowerment for women. Thanks to local artist Jon Nichols, she is also now a symbol of courage for cancer survivors.

October 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Women’s cancer awareness event draws in hundreds

Courage is a beautiful thing, as are the women who demonstrate it during their battles with cancer. On Tuesday evening, hundreds of these women joined together to celebrate their courage and offer encouragement to those affected by the disease.

October 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Rim Fire continues to cause damage

While the gigantic wildfire that burned 402 square miles in the Sierra Nevada has been contained, the Rim Fire is still burning through resources. For the Turlock Irrigation District, and the thousands of irrigation customers who depend on water from Don Pedro Reservoir, the only fact known at this time is that there will be consequences.

October 08, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Foster Farms chicken source of salmonella outbreak, says USDA

An outbreak of salmonella that has made hundreds sick was linked to raw chicken products produced in local Foster Farms facilities, reported the United States Department of Agriculture on Monday.

October 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pink challenge continues

The Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit T-shirts and support cancer research and awareness during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at the Emanuel Medical Center gift shop, at www.turlockfirefighters.org or at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in October.

October 04, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Government shutdown will close area parks, marina

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will close public access to its 10 parks in California on Sunday, as a result of the federal government shutdown.

October 04, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Kitchen focus of fire prevention week

Sunday kicks off Fire Prevention Week and this year the focus will be on curbing flare-ups in the kitchen.

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chris Handy: Game designer, Evel Knievel enthusiast

Occupation: Game Designer/Recording Artist

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local girl raises nearly $12,000 for diabetes research

After holding her second successful fundraiser to help diabetes research, 11-year-old McKenzie Bronken has raised nearly $12,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

October 04, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Power of Pink

The Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit T-shirts and support cancer research and awareness during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at the Emanuel Medical Center gift shop, at www.turlockfirefighters.org or at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in October.

October 03, 2013 | | Local


Screen printing business serves Turlock students

Name of Business: Crivelli's Shirts & More

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Be relevant to stay competitive

How I see it, is that we need to be relevant in order to stay competitive in the marketplace.

October 03, 2013 | BY ALAN SEATON Business contributor | Local


Fitzpatrick Homes constructs all-American made homes

The first all-American made housing development has made its way to Turlock, as Fitzpatrick Homes continues to finish building two new subdivisions using materials only manufactured in the United States for a total of 68 new homes.

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Strumming the uke in the 209

Community Contributor

October 03, 2013 | BY SANDIE SING Community Contributor | Local


Grass fire causes traffic backups around town

A train wheel sparked a grass fire Wednesday afternoon at Taylor Road that burned about one acre and triggered traffic jams at multiple intersections in town.

October 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Snowpack melts early across the West

West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

April 10, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water wise landscaping for outdoor water use

We have all heard the saying "April showers, brings May flowers," however, with our current drought situation that is not the case for California.

April 10, 2015 | | Local


Greenhorn guidebook for celebrating rodeo

With the 64th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" on the rodeo circuit, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.

April 10, 2015 | By RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Dairy industry looking to crown next princess

It's that time of year again for the local dairy industry to crown the next District 6 Dairy Princess and committee chairperson Linda Teixeira assures that the crowned winner will be given more than just the royal treatment.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Spreading the love

One day - that's all Love Turlock needs to make a difference in the community.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County residents’ overall health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

April 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warehouse group unveils largest rooftop solar project in TID service district

The pride emanating from Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Murphy on Friday could only be rightfully compared to the sun beaming down on his company's newly revealed rooftop solar project-which at 823 kilowatts has been dubbed as the largest solar installation in all of Turlock Irrigation District's service area.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local farm hosts Spring Open House

Name of Business: 3 Acre Farm

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Local student’s art to be displayed in Washington D.C.

Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lucas Dairy adds microbrewery to farming operations

Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl breaks ground on $12.5 million expansion

The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almond industry defends water usage

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flags repeatedly destroyed outside Turlock business

Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist to host third annual free dental care event

According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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