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Journal employee proposes through billboard art

An intimate dinner may be the perfect way to propose marriage for most men, but not Hector Ramirez. When the Journal employee and Livingston resident decided it was time to pop the question to long-time girlfriend Arianna Herrera, he wanted to go big - 8 feet by 16 feet, to be exact.

November 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Marginal increase in county’s unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed at a steady rate in October, according to the latest numbers released by the Economic Development Department.

November 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Energy efficiency mandates, fewer funds, increased assistance demand put TID directors between a roc

A combination of reduced revenues and increased demand for discounted rates could force the Turlock Irrigation District to bear the brunt of solar grant costs in coming years, according to a report delivered Tuesday.

November 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Businesses balk at signage enforcement

The City of Turlock's effort to reign in out-of-control illegal signage went in front of local business owners Monday night, but business owners say they need that additional signage to help weather the down economy.

November 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Boy killed by pitbull honored with tree dedication

A living tree will be dedicated tonight during a ceremony in Delhi in memorial to a toddler who was mauled to death by a pitbull.

November 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community gathers to support Salvation Army at annual Kettle Kick-Off

Over 600 people gathered at the Larsa Banquet Hall Tuesday to ring in the holiday season with giving. The annual Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off not only brought hundreds together for a pre-Thanksgiving turkey dinner, but also raised much-needed funds for the Turlock Salvation Army.

November 16, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Consumers line up for electric mower discounts

A clean air program offering large discounts on electric mowers has already seen its initial round sell-out, but those who didn't get the deal need not worry because more are on the way, according to the local air district.The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is sponsoring the Clean Green Yard Machines program, which offers electric lawn mowers at a deeply discounted rate. The initial allotment of $400,000 for 1,600 mowers sold out in three days said air district spokesperson Janelle Schneider. In response to the high consumer demand, the air district is committing an ...

November 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New medical group joins Emanuel

The goal of keeping hearts healthy in the local area has gotten a boost with the opening of Emanuel Cardiovascular Associates, a specialty medical group founded by three cardiologists.

November 12, 2010 | | Local


Bike park ramps up praise in annual report

When Turlock's city-owned BMX Bike Park was approved for construction near the intersection of Panorama Avenue and Paseo de Leon in 2009, neighbors feared traffic, safety, dust, and noise could create significant problems in the neighborhood.

November 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Tree gives hope for cancer patients

Emanuel Medical Center will add "hope" to its holiday wish list this year with a new Christmas tree decorated with ornaments made for and by cancer patients and survivors.

November 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


TID considers all green option

A new Turlock Irrigation District initiative may allow users to purchase 100 percent renewable energy.

November 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Clothing drive for Afghan children

The Noon Rotary Club of Turlock is asking for the community's help to provide seasonally appropriate clothing for children in Afghanistan. The club's Afghan Project will collect waterproof footwear, winter clothing, and other items and ship them overseas where they will be distributed to children who would not otherwise have warm winter clothing.

November 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Consumers see price increases at the pump

The average price of gasoline in California has risen four cents per gallon in the past month, according to the latest report from AAA Northern California.

November 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Keyes ethanol plant to reopen soon

Keyes will soon be contributing to California's renewable energy industry once again, as AE Biofuels, Inc. announced it plans to reopen the ethanol plant located off of Highway 99.

November 06, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Taking the long road

Erin Nelson set off on Wednesday morning on what she describes as a "bike ride around the world." Nelson left her Turlock home headed south for Fresno. From Fresno she will go to Los Angeles, where she said she is booked to speak on "Good Day LA." She then plans to head to Dallas, Texas, then up to New York where she will take a plane to Morocco. From Africa, she will travel to Europe, China, India, Australia, British Columbia and back into the United States. Nelson has been planning this journey for almost a year. When the Turlock Journal ...

November 06, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | 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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