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Area expected to feel impact of Great ShakeOut

The Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill is all set for Thursday morning and when the imagined "big one" hits at 10:17 a.m., officials are hoping everyone remembers to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On."

October 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Losing for a cause

Bob Gilchrist recently got rid of 41 pounds - of weight and food. The weight he lost over the past nine months through the Turlock branch of Weight Watchers. The food he donated to the Turlock Gospel Mission, as part of Weight Watchers' annual Lose for Good program.

October 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Don Pedro relicensing milestone approaching

The Turlock Irrigation District faces an upcoming milestone in the relicensing of Don Pedro as the organization files a draft of its application to the Federal Environmental Regulatory Commission by the end of November.

October 15, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Medicare forum to help seniors avoid scams, consider health plans

Medicare beneficiaries have become the target of several scam artists looking to obtain social security numbers via fraudulent phone calls. Fortunately, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program is taking steps to help citizens avoid being conned.

October 15, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Habitat for Humanity dedicates first home in Turlock through Bank of America partnership

The first thing Ernestina Diaz said as she walked up to the Baywood Lane home in Turlock Saturday morning was "Es bonita" - which translates to, "It's beautiful."

October 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


PINK and proud

The second week of the Journal's pink challenge was a huge success.

October 14, 2013 | | Local


Church conference offers empowerment for women

Local women are invited to attend a three-day conference at Harvest Christian Center that focuses on empowering and encouraging women from a biblical approach.

October 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Gerry Grossman: Man of faith and Prog Rock

Q. How did your call to service come about?

October 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pie contest seeks local bakers

The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 18th Annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies entered in the contest will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.

October 12, 2013 | | Local


Caltrans funds multiple road projects in area

The California Transportation Commission has allocated $359 million to 36 projects in the state, including two in Stanislaus County.

October 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Event offers help for coping with holiday grief

The holidays. What is usually a time of celebration and joy, can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones in recent years. In order to help people who are suffering manage during this time of year, Hospice of Emanuel Medical Center is hosting a special evening program, "Coping with the Holidays," on Nov. 1

October 12, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock native forgoes baseball scholarship to serve at SF gospel mission

Three weeks before he was set to leave home to play college baseball in Southern California, Zachary Olsen told his parents he would not be going to college.

October 12, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission jump starts campaign for year round shelter

When Tim Guerino stares out at 437 S. Broadway, he doesn't see an empty warehouse. He sees possibilities.

October 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pink Challenge

City Council members Forest White, Amy Bublak, Mayor John Lazar, City Attorney Phaedra Norton, Council member Steven Nascimento, City Manager Roy Wasden and Council member Bill DeHart made Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting a pink affair.

October 10, 2013 | | Local


Coffee with the chiefs

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Fire Chief Tim Lohman are hoping the public would like to have a chat over coffee.

October 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


Local security company launches self-defense component

Name of Business: Liberty Private Security Inc. & Training Academy

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Central Park may soon house historic cannon

The Korean War era cannon that used to sit in front of the War Memorial Building may soon be moving to downtown Turlock. While the details of the historic cannon's relocation are still being considered, one thing is already clear: Turlock veterans want a say in the placement and presentation of the memorial.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bring on the rain

Turlock residents heading out to work Thursday morning were pleasantly surprised to find that they needed an umbrella. A short burst of rain in the morning was followed with a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety event aims to educate families

Smokey Bear will be educating the public about wildfire prevention at the 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event set for Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Small but powerful: The not so niche small business industry

Small business may be, well, small, but they are far from insignificant. In fact there are 28 million small businesses in the United States according to the United States Small Business Administration.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California posts highest gas prices in nation

California leads the nation in its export of almonds and technology. As of Tuesday, the Golden State also a ranks number one as the state with the highest retail gas prices in the nation.

May 12, 2015 | | Local


City of Turlock promotes bike to work week

It is Bike to Work Week and that means there is no better time to enjoy the spring weather than getting on your bike and peddling to work.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Region optimistically awaits more rainfall

As the 2015 precipitation year dryly begins to wind down, the region is still hoping to catch up in terms of precipitation starting as soon as tonight.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates newest arrivals

From Bella the resident Eastern Red Fox to a host of early arrival baby squirrels and owls, the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is home to a bevy of critters - both cute and creepy depending on your disposition - that make up the menagerie of wild things roaming Stanislaus County.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report shows ag job openings outnumber qualified graduates nationally

Graduating from college can be a scary concept for most students, especially for those who do not have a job lined up once they receive their diplomas.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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