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Celebrating Baha’i in Turlock

On Oct. 10, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and the City Council proclaimed Oct. 22 would honor the 200th bicentenary of the founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah. Erika Bennet, Ken Allen, Mary Allen, Sara Martinez and Elvira Ghardashem were on hand to receive the proclamation, and on Oct. 22, a celebration was held by the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Turlock, joining more than 6 million Baha'is from 240 countries around the world in observance of the bicentennial event.

October 27, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Frighteningly-good deals, giveaways abound this Halloween

There's nothing scary about free food and saving money, but some businesses around town are offering deals, giveaways and special promotions for customers in the spirit of Halloween that are sure to make wallets scream with joy. While some bargains require costume-clad customers and others look to make trick-or-treating safer, all are guaranteed to make the holiday just a bit sweeter.

October 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock native sets sights on innovating the agriculture industry

There is a drastic shift underway in how the food and agriculture industries will conduct their operations as they adopt burgeoning technologies that can be beneficial to all aspects of agriculture-from saving farmers water in drought seasons to cutting costs for producers to providing better transparency to consumers.

October 27, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Nominations sought for ‘Outstanding Women’ awards

The Stanislaus County Commission for Women is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Women Awards.

October 26, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Rockies Rustic Designs creates custom gifts

Name of business: Rockies Rustic Designs

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


How to choose the right Halloween candy

Halloween is arriving soon. It's a fun-filled holiday that children really enjoy, especially after going around their neighborhood trick-or-treating, then arriving home to cherish their large assortment of candy.

October 24, 2017 | BY DR. JOHN LUTHER Special to the Journal | Local


Spooktacular holiday happenings

Halloween events at the library: The Hilmar Library will hold a Halloween Story Time at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. today at 2001 W. Falke Rd. Costumes are welcome.

October 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


California Statewide Fire Summary

More than 4,300 firefighters remain on the frontlines of nine active wildfires around California, many of which are projected to be fully contained by the end of the week. Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and perform fire suppression repair work.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Foster Farms seeks local singer for college bowl game

Last year, Turlock teen Felisha Dias won the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest and sung the national anthem in front of thousands of football fans, while also helping to deliver thousands of pounds of food for those in need. Foster Farms is once again looking for a local singing sensation to perform in front of 70,000 football fans before the Bowl game at Levi's Stadium on Dec. 27.

October 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Farmers soak up benefits of wet winter

The acres of almond, walnut and other crops surrounding Turlock have benefitted immensely from the surplus of irrigation water provided to them this year, with such conditions coming as a result of one of the wettest years on record for the Tuolumne River Watershed.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Police investigate train fatality in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train early Saturday morning.

October 23, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate falls in Turlock, Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to decline in September, according to the latest data from the Employment Development Department.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State records first flu-related death for the season

The California Department of Public Health received the first report of an influenza-associated fatality in a person under the age of 65 for the 2017-2018 flu season on Thursday. The person had chronic conditions and the death occurred in Yolo County.

October 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Realtors inspire children to read

Realtors are familiar with handing new home owners a shiny set of keys, but on Wednesday a group of agents from Turlock's Aspire Home Real Estate, Inc. visited Julien Elementary School to hand out not keys, but books to unlock knowledge to four lucky kindergarten classrooms.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Diane Bartlett

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett grew up in the Bay Area, the youngest of five children. She was not unfamiliar with this area, however, because as a child she made many trips to Turlock to visit her mother's relatives and to attend swap meets with her dad. She graduated from CSU Hayward (now East Bay) with a BA in Liberal Studies and after working a variety of jobs, went on to graduate from San Jose State with a Masters in Library and Information Science in 1986. She worked in both public and academic libraries as student assistant, page, cataloging clerk ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Business owners irate at prolonged road closures

As the City of Turlock's most recent completion deadline for the improvements to the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Golden State Boulevard came and ...

November 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family business handles Christmas light stress

Name of business: Mr. 209 Incorporated

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission needs food items for Thanksgiving dinner

For those savvy shoppers that scooped up deals on Thanksgiving meal staples, the Turlock Gospel Mission would appreciate any donations from the bounty.

November 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Survey: Thanksgiving dinner cheaper this year

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of ...

November 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Two people escape shed fire in Turlock

A fire of undetermined origin burned through a shed in Turlock, which displaced two people that had been living in the outdoor building, according to ...

November 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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