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USDA proposes new healthy school snacks rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been on a mission to make school lunches healthier for students across the country. With a new proposal, the USDA is now targeting school snacks.

February 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Bigfoot brings discount carpet to Turlock

Name of business: Bigfoot Carpet

February 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock entrepreneur named finalist in business challenge

Turlocker Stephen Rodenburg will be one of 18 finalists competing for more than $24,000 in cash and business services in the 2013 San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on Feb. 27.

February 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Family Network facing closure, again

In the seven months since the Turlock Family Network reopened its doors, the nonprofit parenting resource has helped 55 families find the support and training needed to develop healthy and loving families. Those families may soon lose this support due to a lack of funding.

February 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denair motorcyclist dies in collision with tractor

A 33-year-old Denair man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a tractor along Santa Fe Drive.

February 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


KIWANIS: BRINGING THE ART

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock provided a four-day art class for the fifth grades at Cunningham Elementary School earlier this month. Funds were raised to hire an art teacher and purchase the art supplies. The students used oil pastels and watercolors to create their own versions of James Rizzi's whimsical landscapes. Their art work will be on display throughout the month of March at the school.

February 15, 2013 | | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 532 incidents during the month of January. These included a total of 328 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 14 motor vehicle accidents, and 35 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 30 fire type calls: five building fires, six vehicle fires, six outside rubbish fires, one brush fire, two arcing shorted electrical, seven unauthorized burnings, one Dumpster fire, and two fires classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal problem, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat, or power ...

February 15, 2013 | | Local


County reports decline in small businesses for sale

The total of 27 small and mid-sized business for sale offerings sold in Stanislaus County last month, represents 10 percent fewer deals than the 30 transactions concluded during January 2012, according to the BizBen Index. The company also reported the statewide business sales count in January was 1,179, a decline of 3.6 percent from the 1,223 transactions completed during the same month last year.

February 15, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Chimney fire damages home

A fire inside a chimney damaged a Turlock residence early Thursday.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Project FUN lives up to its name

A new community service project ran by kids for kids, is taking the Turlock community by storm. Friends in a United Neighborhood has become one of the newest organizations in Turlock intended to fight childhood obesity, promote lifelong friendships and help kids become acquainted with conventional and non conventional activities.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


PG&E plans new pipeline in Turlock

A testing of the natural gas pipelines in Turlock last year turned up no problems, but the company has decided to replace a large segment starting at Geer Road.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Rotarians aid remote Mexican boarding school

After a year of planning, garnering support, and collecting funds, the Rotary Club of Turlock has partnered with Turlock Sunrise Rotary and Ripon Rotary Club to bring basic provisions to La Candeleria, a remote boarding school between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Queen Shamiram still needs a home

Queen Shamiram has been looking for a permanent Turlock home since 2007. Community members had hoped a donated 9-foot bronze statue of the ancient Assyrian ruler would be placed at California State University, Stanislaus, but the university said thanks, but no thanks.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


None injured in hospital fire

A small fire ignited this morning in a construction zone at Emanuel Medical Center from a severed oxygen line.

February 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Road Work Report

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

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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