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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


Local artist creates mural for cancer survivors

Rosie the Riveter has long-been a symbol of strength and empowerment for women. Thanks to local artist Jon Nichols, she is also now a symbol of courage for cancer survivors.

October 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Women’s cancer awareness event draws in hundreds

Courage is a beautiful thing, as are the women who demonstrate it during their battles with cancer. On Tuesday evening, hundreds of these women joined together to celebrate their courage and offer encouragement to those affected by the disease.

October 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Rim Fire continues to cause damage

While the gigantic wildfire that burned 402 square miles in the Sierra Nevada has been contained, the Rim Fire is still burning through resources. For the Turlock Irrigation District, and the thousands of irrigation customers who depend on water from Don Pedro Reservoir, the only fact known at this time is that there will be consequences.

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


Foster Farms chicken source of salmonella outbreak, says USDA

An outbreak of salmonella that has made hundreds sick was linked to raw chicken products produced in local Foster Farms facilities, reported the United States Department of Agriculture on Monday.

October 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pink challenge continues

The Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit T-shirts and support cancer research and awareness during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at the Emanuel Medical Center gift shop, at www.turlockfirefighters.org or at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in October.

October 04, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Government shutdown will close area parks, marina

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District will close public access to its 10 parks in California on Sunday, as a result of the federal government shutdown.

October 04, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Kitchen focus of fire prevention week

Sunday kicks off Fire Prevention Week and this year the focus will be on curbing flare-ups in the kitchen.

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chris Handy: Game designer, Evel Knievel enthusiast

Occupation: Game Designer/Recording Artist

October 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local girl raises nearly $12,000 for diabetes research

After holding her second successful fundraiser to help diabetes research, 11-year-old McKenzie Bronken has raised nearly $12,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

October 04, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Power of Pink

The Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit T-shirts and support cancer research and awareness during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at the Emanuel Medical Center gift shop, at www.turlockfirefighters.org or at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in October.

October 03, 2013 | | Local


Screen printing business serves Turlock students

Name of Business: Crivelli's Shirts & More

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Be relevant to stay competitive

How I see it, is that we need to be relevant in order to stay competitive in the marketplace.

October 03, 2013 | BY ALAN SEATON Business contributor | Local


Fitzpatrick Homes constructs all-American made homes

The first all-American made housing development has made its way to Turlock, as Fitzpatrick Homes continues to finish building two new subdivisions using materials only manufactured in the United States for a total of 68 new homes.

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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