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Turlock gets low ranking from lung association

When it comes to tamping out cigarette smoking, Stanislaus County and Turlock are getting failing grades from the American Lung Association.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community's 'Best' honored at annual event

Turlock is a town marked by the enduring traits of its community members: commitment, care and selflessness. The 46th Annual Best of Turlock awards program was a testament to its residents that possess these traits.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Bluebirds find winter feasts in Valley trees

Have you seen the bluebirds? Western bluebirds, that is-not to be confused with the scrub jay, our valley member of the jay clans of the family Corvidae.

January 24, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


TID to review investment portfolio and activity

The fourth quarter Treasurer's Report will be presented at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, reviewing the district's investment activity and transactions throughout the end of 2013.

January 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Unemployment rate steady at year’s end

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed steady for the month of December, while continuing to fall below the year-ago estimate, the Employment Development Department reported Friday.

January 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local artist finds inspiration in nature

Rhett Regina Owings is a retired art and history teacher, who now works as a fine artist. She finds inspiration in the California landscape and recreates them in oils, pastels and acrylics. Her works have been shown all over California and locally can be seen at the Turlock Community Art Gallery at 132 S. Center St. or on her website at www.RhettsStudio.com.

January 24, 2014 | | Local


Monte Vista Crossings prepares for expansion

Turlock residents can soon expect several new businesses, as Monte Vista Crossings begins construction on the second phase of development next month.

January 23, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Lack of funding closes parenting resource

For the past 15 years, the Turlock Family Network has been a resource for families dealing with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, providing parenting training and in-home support. Despite a rising demand for services, however, the organization will close its doors at the end of the month due to lack of funding.

January 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


AUTO LOVERS UNITE AT SWAP MEET

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds welcomed the first arrivals to the Modesto Area A's annual Swap Meet on Thursday. The swap meet has been a Turlock tradition since 1966, drawing thousands of auto lovers to town the last weekend of January.

January 23, 2014 | | Local


Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar joining downtown cityscape

Although Mexican restaurants can be found all around the city, a trendy new restaurant set to open in Downtown Turlock plans to put a twist on traditional dishes.

January 23, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock postman Tom Anderson retires after 31 years

In today's world where people are more likely to be looking at a screen than making eye contact with one another, Tom Anderson stands out. A cheerful guy that will engage you in a good laugh before he hands out the daily mail, Anderson's delivery was a part of the day to which many people looked forward.

January 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


CELEBRATING 100

Students of Jill Kline's kindergarten class at Julien Elementary are celebrating their 100th day of Kindergarten today through a variety of events, including hosting 100-year-old visitor Gladys Linér. She visited Kline's class on Thursday morning where students peppered her with questions such as how she celebrated her sixth birthday, what her birthday cake looked like and if she ever saw Santa Claus. Raised in Turlock, where she currently resides, Linér also shared several childhood memories with the students including family picnics and Sunday dinners. Students passed around a photo of her as a young girl and ...

January 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Vintage Lounge sets up in new location

Name of Business: Vintage Lounge and Piano Bar

January 23, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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