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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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Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Colors of kindness

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pesticide manufacturer makes buzz worthy donation to California bees

In the heart of the state that dominates the global production of almonds, the Central Valley is known to welcome an influx of honeybee colonies just in time for almond orchard bloom each year.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Modesto job fair aims to connect unemployed with companies looking to hire

Central Valley residents looking for jobs need not look far as HIREvent will be hosting a job fair in Modesto in March with a host of employers and opportunities available including full-time, part-time, and seasonable positions.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gospel mission, neighbors talk over concerns

Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Girl Scouts prepare for cookie season

It's that time of year where local Girl Scout troops across the nation will post up in front of storefronts to sell their most precious products: cookies.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County awarded grant for at-risk youth

Local law enforcement and youth-oriented service groups are getting a major financial boost in keeping kids off drugs and out of gangs, with a newly awarded federal grant.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CALIFORNIA FRUIT & NUT REVIEW

Pruning and shredding were the month's main reported activities, as well as application of pre-emergence herbicides on nut trees, and fumigating for replanting. The export of stored table grapes had mostly ended. Kiwifruit continued to be packed and exported for domestic and foreign markets. Avocados were harvested. Persimmons continued to be harvested and sold at roadside stands. Minimal damage from mid-month cold temperatures was reported in a few isolated spots. The sale of stored nuts continued to be dominated by domestic markets.

February 19, 2015 | | Local


Her Royal Highness offers romantic twist on antiques

Name of Business: Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Prodigal Sons and Daughters partners with TUSD, Carnegie for positive projects for youth

Where can local students go when they are suspended for using drugs or alcohol? Now, they can head to the Prodigal Sons and Daughters teen center due to a new partnership with the Turlock Unified School District.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Guest helps battle Turlock motel fire

A fire at a Turlock motel was kept from spreading to adjoining rooms by the quick reactions of a guest and a garden hose.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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