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Ron Macedo: Agriculture ambassador, leader of the year

Since he was a boy, Turlock native Ron A. Macedo knew he was going to grow up to be a farmer, but he never imagined that he would one day be named the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Agricultural Leader of Year.

February 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Jaureguy's: Designing a better place to live, work

Name of business: Jaureguy's Paint & Decorating

February 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Concealed weapons: Self protection a 'good cause,' says sheriff

As national leaders and law enforcement officials across the country talk about possible gun control legislation, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has renewed his commitment to seeing that law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves.

February 05, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Freeway crash in Delhi claims one life

An 18-year-old Fresno man was killed after being hit by a tractor-trailer truck while standing along Highway 99 in Delhi.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Despite Niners loss, Southern hospitality wins out

NEW ORLEANS – Looks like I should have paid that street magician who promised to fix the game with a spell, but though the Niners lost the Super Bowl, the Big Easy delivered me a lesson in Southern hospitality.

February 05, 2013 | BY MATT JOHANSON Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock plays host to 49er, Kaepernick fans

As locals prepared to cheer on the 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans, Turlock bars were filled with out-of-town fans looking for a unique Super Bowl experience in Colin Kaepernick's home town.

February 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock believes in Colin Kaepernick

It was a wave of red a gold Saturday morning as hundreds of 49er fans flooded Pitman High for a community tailgate party in honor of Colin Kaepernick.

February 02, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Diamond Pet Food opens plant in Ripon

Diamond Pet Foods announced the opening of its long-awaited Ripon facility and the creation of 75 or more jobs on Wednesday.

February 01, 2013 | BY JAMES BURNS Turlock Journal | Local


Long-time postal clerk calls it a day

For just over 32 years, customers coming into the Turlock post office have found a grinning Lois Mattox at the counter ready to help. But as of Friday, Mattox is no longer donning her light blue top and navy slacks because after more than three decades on the job, she is ready to retire.

February 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock's finest receive awards for service

The past year was a trying time for the Turlock Police Department as several of their law enforcement members came face to face with life-threatening events during the course of their daily duties.

February 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Walnuts worth their weight in gold

California is known for its strong agricultural ties, but a recent business boom in the walnut industry has captured many first time farmers attentions, and quickly. According to Ag Alert, tree nurseries throughout California have already sold out walnut varieties for 2013, and are even unable to sell for 2014. Nurseries are now starting to take orders for 2015.

February 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


First influenza death reported in county

A 28-year-old man in Stanislaus County with chronic health problems has died from the flu county health officials reported Friday.

February 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gearing up for the BIG GAME

Turlock is preparing for a Super Bowl celebration like has never been seen before in this small Central Valley town. From his high school alma mater to the streets of downtown and even City Hall, Turlock has thrown its full support to hometown hero and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as he and his team prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.

February 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Flea market rebuilding to old glory

Plans are in the works to resurrect the Ceres Drive-In movie theater by the group that reopened the Ceres Flea Market last year as it seeks additional draws.

January 29, 2013 | | Local


Gas prices rise, despite end of busy travel season

Gasoline prices have jumped approximately 12 cents per gallon at Turlock stations within the past week, averaging $3.52 per gallon, as of Tuesday. Comparatively, the average cost of a gallon of unleaded gas fell to $3.36 nationally, according to GasBuddy.com.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlockā€™s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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