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Unemployment rate steady at year’s end

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed steady for the month of December, while continuing to fall below the year-ago estimate, the Employment Development Department reported Friday.

January 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local artist finds inspiration in nature

Rhett Regina Owings is a retired art and history teacher, who now works as a fine artist. She finds inspiration in the California landscape and recreates them in oils, pastels and acrylics. Her works have been shown all over California and locally can be seen at the Turlock Community Art Gallery at 132 S. Center St. or on her website at www.RhettsStudio.com.

January 24, 2014 | | Local


Monte Vista Crossings prepares for expansion

Turlock residents can soon expect several new businesses, as Monte Vista Crossings begins construction on the second phase of development next month.

January 23, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Lack of funding closes parenting resource

For the past 15 years, the Turlock Family Network has been a resource for families dealing with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, providing parenting training and in-home support. Despite a rising demand for services, however, the organization will close its doors at the end of the month due to lack of funding.

January 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


AUTO LOVERS UNITE AT SWAP MEET

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds welcomed the first arrivals to the Modesto Area A's annual Swap Meet on Thursday. The swap meet has been a Turlock tradition since 1966, drawing thousands of auto lovers to town the last weekend of January.

January 23, 2014 | | Local


Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar joining downtown cityscape

Although Mexican restaurants can be found all around the city, a trendy new restaurant set to open in Downtown Turlock plans to put a twist on traditional dishes.

January 23, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock postman Tom Anderson retires after 31 years

In today's world where people are more likely to be looking at a screen than making eye contact with one another, Tom Anderson stands out. A cheerful guy that will engage you in a good laugh before he hands out the daily mail, Anderson's delivery was a part of the day to which many people looked forward.

January 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


CELEBRATING 100

Students of Jill Kline's kindergarten class at Julien Elementary are celebrating their 100th day of Kindergarten today through a variety of events, including hosting 100-year-old visitor Gladys Linér. She visited Kline's class on Thursday morning where students peppered her with questions such as how she celebrated her sixth birthday, what her birthday cake looked like and if she ever saw Santa Claus. Raised in Turlock, where she currently resides, Linér also shared several childhood memories with the students including family picnics and Sunday dinners. Students passed around a photo of her as a young girl and ...

January 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Vintage Lounge sets up in new location

Name of Business: Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar

January 23, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms resumes operations

Hundreds of employees resumed work at the Foster Farms Livingston plant on Wednesday as the company reopened its doors after a 10 day closure for a massive sanitization project.

January 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through Friday for the western and southern portions of the San Joaquin Valley.

January 23, 2014 | | Local


State drought declaration impacts local community

As the ongoing drought continues to plague California, cities and public agencies throughout the state are vigorously trying to find ways to conserve water.

January 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Westside Ministries honors MLK with service

Westside Ministries of Turlock staff and volunteers spent the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday commemorating the leader's spirit of giving and selflessness by packing over 1,000 emergency food boxes for families in need.

January 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


African Children’s Choir comes to Monte Vista Chapel

Charming smiles and beautiful voices will soon fill the sanctuary of Monte Vista Chapel, as a children's choir from Africa makes their way to Turlock.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID to discuss electric service rates

New rate designs will highlight the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday morning, as the district prepares for a public hearing on the matter in the coming months.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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TID continues fish passage discussions on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts held a meeting on Thursday to discuss a number of fish passage field studies planned in the Tuolumne River as part of ...

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Renewed effort to remind people to buckle up for safety

Local law enforcement will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign with an increased focus on motorists that fail to buckle up ...

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Water control board hands conservation efforts over to local districts

The efforts to keep water usage at a reasonable level will now be the responsibility of individual water districts as the State Water Resources Control ...

May 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Giant sequoias' namesake park deserves a visit

Grand as they are, it's easy to overlook giant sequoias, even for those who visit the Sierra Nevada range often. Tahoe skiers and Yosemite ...

May 17, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Annual farm and river festival returns to Livingston

Valley dwellers will have the opportunity to pick, taste and learn first-hand about the local ecosystem when the Pick and Gather at Riverdance Farms and ...

May 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Honey bees still declining, finds survey

The number of honey bee colonies in the United States experienced an 8 percent decline in 2015, according to a recently released study from the ...

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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