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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


Economic disaster loans available to California small businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in 35 California counties - including Stanislaus County - are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.

January 17, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Michael Everett: Working to make Turlock the next Hollywood

Michael Everett is a record/film producer and owner of the The Creation Lab studios in Turlock. Everett also founded the Turlock Film Commission.

January 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu death toll climbing

The influenza virus that is sickening people all across the country is taking a deadly toll in California as the number of fatalities more than doubled in one week.

January 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Former Olympic rower opens marketing firm

Name of Business: Ali Cox & Company

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local WWII veterans honored

Between 1939 and 1945 more than 16 million Americans enlisted in the armed forces during World War II to protect the United States of America and help restore order to a world gone mad. In 2014, only 1.2 million of those veterans remain alive and are dying at a rate of 600 veterans a day.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Friends group gives library vital support

The Turlock Library holds special memories for many area residents. From first trips to the library for story time and getting that first library card, to finding the perfect resources for a finals paper or SAT test prep, the library often plays an important role in the literary development in a person's life.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Missing dog back home

Dolly, the Australian Shepherd mix that went missing after her owners were hit by a car has returned home.

January 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wynonna Judd to kick off 2014 Stanislaus County Fair

This summer five-time Grammy award winner Wynonna Judd will grace the free stage to kick off the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Community leader, volunteer Tom Truax succumbs to cancer

The Central Valley lost a community leader in Tom Truax on Tuesday. Truax passed away at age 55 after a year-long battle with cancer.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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


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