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Turlock Olive Garden general manager earns award

The Turlock general manager of the Olive Garden in town has earned recognition from the corporation for the eatery's guest services and community involvement.

August 18, 2016 | | Local

Poll workers needed for Election Day

As the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election nears, the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office is hoping a few citizens will step up and help with Election Day as poll workers.

August 18, 2016 | | Local

Foster Farms names new CEO

Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Flanagan as the poultry company's newest president and chief executive officer. Flanagan will succeed Ron Foster, grandson of company founders Max and Verda Foster.

August 18, 2016 | | Local

Eggs, Issues and Economics breakfast talks Turlock success, entrepreneurship

"I think we can all agree that this is an exciting time to live and work in our community."

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Road work ahead

Motorists should be prepared to detour around a number of roads around town as maintenance work is planned in the upcoming weeks.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Air quality could take hit with back to school traffic

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping area residents can help avoid a spike in ozone levels by refraining from idling vehicles while transporting kids to and from schools.

August 16, 2016 | | Local

Pre-literacy program encourages parent, child bonding

For any five-year-old, reading 1,000 books before they begin school may seem like a daunting task. Thanks to a program provided by the Stanislaus County library system, the seemingly-impossible feat has become a reality for children in the area, allowing them to enhance their literacy skills and develop lifelong reading habits.

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Poor hygiene causing diarrheal infection in Stanislaus County

A rise in a bacterial infection that is causing residents to become ill, particularly with diarrhea is prompting Stanislaus County health officials to remind the community of basic hygiene habits.

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Blaker Brewing makes new plans for Turlock microbrewery

Just over a year after beginning its brewing journey, Blaker Brewing of Lucas Dairy is preparing to rewrite its microbrewery plans.

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Fire burns shed, chars Turlock home

Firefighters were able to battle back a blaze that had ignited in a backyard shed before it caused too much damage to a residence.

August 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Assyrian community celebrated at annual festival

The Assyrian community has a rich history in the Central Valley and their religion, traditions and culinary delicacies will be celebrated at the 2nd annual Assyrian Festival, Aug. 27-28, at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock.

August 12, 2016 | BY RYAN MCLAUGHLIN Turlock Journal | Local

Wildfires cause issues for Valley air quality

Officials with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District have issued a health advisory for area residents because of smoke from two wildfires.

August 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock’s chimney sweep says farewell

After 30 years and 12,000 chimneys, Rob Thompson of Turlock Chimney Sweeps is hanging up his chimney brush.

August 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

New housing subdivision coming to Denair

New homes may soon be built in Denair, as the Stanislaus County Planning Commission recently approved an application to build a subdivision near Sante Fe Avenue.

August 12, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Resident digging up tree ruptures gas line

The gas leak that prompted a neighborhood evacuation was caused by a resident operating a bucket loader, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

August 12, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Almond industry takes steps to reduce dust during harvest

It may not be possible to eliminate dust entirely during almond harvest season, but area farmers are still committed to improving air quality by using ...

October 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Gusty winds, rain expected over weekend

The first storm of the season is set to hit today with strong winds and heavy rain forecast prompting the National Weather Service to issue ...

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Donation bins generate unease among local thrift stores

After the appearance of numerous clothing collection bins around Turlock, local charities are raising concern that the for-profit companies behind them are taking money out ...

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Grant will aid traffic safety, enforcement in Turlock

The effort to improve the overall safety while driving in Turlock is getting a boost from a newly acquired traffic grant for the Turlock Police ...

October 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Amazon to add positions locally, nationally

Amazon today announced it is creating more than 120,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local

Humble Beginnings takes barber from backyard to businessman

Type of business: Barbershop

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

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