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Habitat for Humanity dedicates first home in Turlock through Bank of America partnership

The first thing Ernestina Diaz said as she walked up to the Baywood Lane home in Turlock Saturday morning was "Es bonita" - which translates to, "It's beautiful."

October 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


PINK and proud

The second week of the Journal's pink challenge was a huge success.

October 14, 2013 | | Local


Church conference offers empowerment for women

Local women are invited to attend a three-day conference at Harvest Christian Center that focuses on empowering and encouraging women from a biblical approach.

October 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Gerry Grossman: Man of faith and Prog Rock

Q. How did your call to service come about?

October 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pie contest seeks local bakers

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 18th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies entered in the contest will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 12, 2013 | | Local


Caltrans funds multiple road projects in area

The California Transportation Commission has allocated $359 million to 36 projects in the state, including two in Stanislaus County.

October 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Event offers help for coping with holiday grief

The holidays. What is usually a time of celebration and joy, can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones in recent years. In order to help people who are suffering manage during this time of year, Hospice of Emanuel Medical Center is hosting a special evening program, "Coping with the Holidays," on Nov. 1

October 12, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock native forgoes baseball scholarship to serve at SF gospel mission

Three weeks before he was set to leave home to play college baseball in Southern California, Zachary Olsen told his parents he would not be going to college.

October 12, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission jump starts campaign for year round shelter

When Tim Guerino stares out at 437 S. Broadway, he doesn't see an empty warehouse. He sees possibilities.

October 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pink Challenge

City Council members Forest White, Amy Bublak, Mayor John Lazar, City Attorney Phaedra Norton, Council member Steven Nascimento, City Manager Roy Wasden and Council member Bill DeHart made Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting a pink affair.

October 10, 2013 | | Local


Coffee with the chiefs

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Fire Chief Tim Lohman are hoping the public would like to have a chat over coffee.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Patriotism alive in Turlock DAR

Patriotism, education, and historic preservation. These are the traditions that guide the Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization that was founded over 100 years ago and has seen a recent rebirth in Turlock.

October 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Organ performance to celebrate church homecoming

On Sunday, St. Francis Episcopal Church will welcome featured organist David H. Douma.

October 08, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Hilmar native brings consumer voice to county ag committee

Although Pamela Sweeten won't be found tilling soil on a ranch, the Hilmar native has a comprehensive background in agriculture that has led her to the position of California Women for Agriculture Representative on the Stanislaus County Agricultural Advisory Committee. Sweeten was appointed by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 1.

October 08, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Gospel mission, downtown association partner for cleaner streets

A new partnership is making strides toward bettering the relationship between the business sector and homeless individuals and the byproduct is a spiffier downtown Turlock.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Chef John Surla expands to Hilmar with Lola Express & Bistro

Fresh cuisine in a farm-friendly atmosphere is now available in Hilmar as Lola Bistro & Express officially opened its doors on Tuesday.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A rising star

Local singing artist and Pitman High student Ansley Murillo signed autographs and CDs at Rancho Grande restaurant on Lander Avenue Friday promoting her demo.

April 10, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Snowpack melts early across the West

West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

April 10, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water wise landscaping for outdoor water use

We have all heard the saying "April showers, brings May flowers," however, with our current drought situation that is not the case for California.

April 10, 2015 | | Local


Greenhorn guidebook for celebrating rodeo

With the 64th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" on the rodeo circuit, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.

April 10, 2015 | By RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Dairy industry looking to crown next princess

It's that time of year again for the local dairy industry to crown the next District 6 Dairy Princess and committee chairperson Linda Teixeira assures that the crowned winner will be given more than just the royal treatment.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Spreading the love

One day - that's all Love Turlock needs to make a difference in the community.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County residents’ overall health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

April 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warehouse group unveils largest rooftop solar project in TID service district

The pride emanating from Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Murphy on Friday could only be rightfully compared to the sun beaming down on his company's newly revealed rooftop solar project-which at 823 kilowatts has been dubbed as the largest solar installation in all of Turlock Irrigation District's service area.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local farm hosts Spring Open House

Name of Business: 3 Acre Farm

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Local student’s art to be displayed in Washington D.C.

Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lucas Dairy adds microbrewery to farming operations

Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl breaks ground on $12.5 million expansion

The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almond industry defends water usage

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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