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Walmart Neighborhood Market starts hiring process

Are you a Turlocker looking for work? Walmart might have a spot for you.

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Turlock is not a bike friendly city, survey finds

If one were to drive down a busy street in Turlock, they would most likely see an assortment of cars, trucks and even on rare occasions, tractors. However, sighting bicycles seems to be a more daunting task. The reason behind the lack of bikes?

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


TID to purchase water from MID

Turlock farmers who are looking to finish out their 2013 crops but are worrying about the necessary water to do so, may be in luck.

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Hundreds mourn loss of P.E. teacher, track coach with memorial walk

Over 300 community members showed their love and support for the Howze family on Sunday with a mile and a half long candlelit memorial walk in honor of Sharon Howze.

June 10, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Dominique Germann crowned District 6 Dairy Princess

Dominique Germann of Ceres was selected as the 2013-14 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 300 dairy industry members and their families and friends on June 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption Hall in Turlock.

June 07, 2013 | | Local


Turlock farm to add seasonal ice skating rink

Wintertime in Turlock will bring with it cold weather, Christmas parades, grandma's hot apple pie and, an ice rink?

June 07, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local donut lovers celebrate national holiday

Whether it's glazed, jelly-filled, powdered, or frosted with sprinkles, donuts are one of the country's favorite sweet treats. On Friday, donuts lovers across America - and right here in Turlock - celebrated National Donut Day by partaking of the fried dough treats.

June 07, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Merced County opens cooling centers

With temperatures expected to reach 107 degrees Saturday, several cooling centers will be open to help Merced County residents cope with the heat. The following locations will be available Saturday to be used as cooling centers if needed:

June 07, 2013 | | Local


California dairies expect grim future

While the national economy seems to be on the road to recovery, dairy farmers in California are still on the decline.

June 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Air District offers help with lawn mower trade-ins

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's well-received electric lawn mower program is back for another round.

June 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID 'gets serious' about water theft

Those who steal irrigation water will now face harsher fines, after the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a new resolution on unauthorized use of water.

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

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

June 04, 2013 | | Local


A fresh take on gyros

Type of business: Restaurant

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local dentist offers free care on Saturday

A smile is worth a million bucks.

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Wanted: Memories of dad

Do you and your dad share a love of classic cars or Adam Sandler movies? Is your dad the best - or worst - cook in your family? Share your favorite memory of dad and a photo in the Turlock Journal's Father's Day edition.

June 04, 2013 | | 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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