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Don't give up on quitting, says cancer center

Quitting smoking is hard to do. Six out of 10 smokers who try to quit aren't successful in their first attempt, according to a survey by the American Lung Association.

November 08, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


See’s Candies opening in Turlock

Turlock will soon become much sweeter, as See's Candies gears up to open on Thursday in the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

November 07, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Family sews up thriving business

Name of Business: Sew Creative Upholstery

November 07, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Common language of art

Juliet Moradian is hoping to bridge the gap between generations - and cultures - with the universal language of art. She advocates for art education starting with preschool age children, and has found that language barriers seem to fade away when people gather to appreciate visual art.

November 07, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor's Task force works with Alliance to boost economy

The general consensus amongst business leaders in the region is that Turlock is in good shape. As the national economy continues to recover from the 2008 recession, the city has continually maintained its efforts to boost the local economy.

November 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock loses bid for 2014 Amgen Tour

For the second year in a row, the City of Turlock has been denied a spot on the Amgen Tour – one of the nation's largest cycling races.

November 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Emanuel earns honor for patient care

A leading accreditor of health care organizations has named Emanuel Medical Center one of the top performers in the nation for clinical practices.

November 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


MedicAlert makes safety education a super event

Superman, Spiderman, and Ironman were among the most popular costumes children donned for the MedicAlert Foundation's Superhero Health and Safety Fair on Saturday. The campus was teeming with parents and their excited little ones, who not only had an educational but enjoyable Saturday.

November 04, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Annual church sing-a-long welcomes local singers

Each year, local singers of all ages gather together to participate in a community-wide sing-a-long event held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

November 01, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID continues 2014 budget review

The Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday morning, as reviews of the 2014 budget continue forward.

November 01, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Anthony Belew: Cowboy AD of Turlock High

Anthony Belew is an educator and athletic director at Turlock High School.

November 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Time to change the clocks

It's time once again to change those clocks, as daylight savings time ends on Sunday. At 2 a.m. Sunday, turn clocks backward one hour to 1 a.m.

November 01, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock offers ample options for helping others this holiday season

The holiday season often stirs a sense of both gratefulness and generosity in communities across the country and Turlock is no exception. Year after year Turlock community members have donated time and efforts to provide for those less fortunate, and this year veteran and novel volunteers alike have abundant opportunities to give time and donations to various causes.

November 01, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock community sugarcoats Halloween horror with good fun

Turlock was abuzz with sweet and scary options for youth on Halloween, including a blood drive, trick-or-treating, and haunted houses. Students dressed in costumes ranging from charming to creepy at Pitman High School as they waited in line to donate blood at the Hispanic Youth Leadership Club's appropriately timed blood drive. Younger children found more playful fun at community sponsored events that ran from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayor predicts Turlock ‘renaissance’

In the first ever Economic Trends Breakfast, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce joined together on Wednesday morning with business leaders and local officials to address the state of the regional economy and issues affecting local businesses.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local security company launches self-defense component

Name of Business: Liberty Private Security Inc. & Training Academy

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Central Park may soon house historic cannon

The Korean War era cannon that used to sit in front of the War Memorial Building may soon be moving to downtown Turlock. While the details of the historic cannon's relocation are still being considered, one thing is already clear: Turlock veterans want a say in the placement and presentation of the memorial.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bring on the rain

Turlock residents heading out to work Thursday morning were pleasantly surprised to find that they needed an umbrella. A short burst of rain in the morning was followed with a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety event aims to educate families

Smokey Bear will be educating the public about wildfire prevention at the 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event set for Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Small but powerful: The not so niche small business industry

Small business may be, well, small, but they are far from insignificant. In fact there are 28 million small businesses in the United States according to the United States Small Business Administration.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California posts highest gas prices in nation

California leads the nation in its export of almonds and technology. As of Tuesday, the Golden State also a ranks number one as the state with the highest retail gas prices in the nation.

May 12, 2015 | | Local


City of Turlock promotes bike to work week

It is Bike to Work Week and that means there is no better time to enjoy the spring weather than getting on your bike and peddling to work.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Region optimistically awaits more rainfall

As the 2015 precipitation year dryly begins to wind down, the region is still hoping to catch up in terms of precipitation starting as soon as tonight.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates newest arrivals

From Bella the resident Eastern Red Fox to a host of early arrival baby squirrels and owls, the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is home to a bevy of critters - both cute and creepy depending on your disposition - that make up the menagerie of wild things roaming Stanislaus County.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report shows ag job openings outnumber qualified graduates nationally

Graduating from college can be a scary concept for most students, especially for those who do not have a job lined up once they receive their diplomas.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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