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Report: Regional action needed to grow Valley economy

The North San Joaquin Valley – consisting of adjoining counties San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced – exceeded the California state average in job growth this past year, according to the Center for Business and Policy Research at University of the Pacific, but still has plenty of work to do if the agricultural region hopes to be taken seriously by neighboring political and business communities.

November 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


A volunteer for the ages

For the past five and a half years, 91- year-old Marshall Lazar has been volunteering at the United Samaritans Foundation in Turlock.

November 24, 2017 | BY PAUL ROUPE Turlock Journal | Local


Unemployment drops again in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a slight decrease in the month of October, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

November 24, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chamber seeking Best of Turlock nominations

Turlock is an ever-growing city teeming with new development, and at its core are some of the most galvanizing business, agricultural and philanthropic figures in the region.

November 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Howard Training Center celebrates 50th anniversary

Approximately 40 persons attended a two-hour open house last week to celebrate Howard Training Center's half-century of work to improve the lives of developmentally disabled adults.

November 24, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Janice Schoonhoven-Rinehart

Janice Schoonhoven-Rinehart was born on a farm in Chowchilla and continues her country roots on a farm in Delhi, where she and her husband grow almonds and raise horses, chickens, geese, along with a few cats and dogs.

November 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Foster Farms serves up tips for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey

With the most anticipated meal of the year just weeks away, the countdown to turkey time is on. The Thanksgiving preparation spotlight can make even the most experienced home cooks feel the pressure to perfect their holiday turkey. Local poultry producer Foster Farms is offering tips to help home cooks brine, roast, grill, stuff and carve the perfect bird.

November 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Pecans top winning pumpkin pie

If you ask Turlock resident Terry Foote what makes a really good pumpkin pie, she'll tell you it's the pecans. Her recipe took home the first-place prize at the Dubyak Family Chiropractic annual pumpkin pie contest Monday night, and the caramel nuts topping her champion dessert won the judges over in a heartbeat.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


U.S. farm exports hit 3rd highest level on record

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Thursday. As it has done for well over 50 years, the U.S. agricultural sector once again posted an annual trade surplus, which reached $21.3 billion, up almost 30 percent from last year's $16.6 billion.

November 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID helps conserve energy this Christmas

A number of holiday decorations will remain bright while saving Turlock residents money this Christmas season, thanks to Turlock Irrigation District's first-ever holiday light exchange.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Festival of Lights set to welcome holidays

One of Turlock's most beloved traditions is hitting the streets of downtown on Friday, as the annual Festival of Lights celebration looks to illuminate Main Street once more.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Drivers urged to proceed with caution during busy holiday season

As the holiday shopping season jumps into hyper speed this Friday, motorists will need to be particularly mindful as the number of vehicles on the roads increases, but that same mindfulness doesn't end at the shopping center, it should also include the parking lot.

November 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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 went on Tuesday, a group of local business owners gathered to air their grievances over the prolonged road closures and the severe financial impacts it has had on their respective enterprises.

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


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Stocking stuffer central pops up on Main Street

Finding the right toys to stuff a stocking is hard enough, and the task becomes even more complicated when shoppers are seeking chimney-worthy gifts at ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Alexander T. Rosales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 08, 2017 | | Local


LIONS GIVE BACK

Turlock Lions Club members Conrad Renteria and Manuel Drumonde perused the toy aisles at Walmart Friday morning, searching for the perfect toys to purchase for ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


County resident sickened by mosquito transmitted virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has confirmed that the county has seen its first case of the St. Louis encephalitis virus with the diagnosis ...

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock teen finalist in national anthem singing contest

Makenna Boutelle is no stranger to the stage. The Turlock High School senior is already a past winner of her school's own singing competition ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Youth program finds distracted driving an issue in Turlock

Drivers distracted by phones, passengers, pets, food and much more run rampant on roads across the country every day, and recently, a group of teens ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


HVAC fire reported at Turlock Walmart

A fire inside a heating and air conditioning vent was discovered Thursday morning at the Turlock Walmart and prompted an evacuation of the store.

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New boutique brings city style downtown

Name of business: Intro

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Memorial tree and candlelight vigil for homicide victims in Modesto

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 20th Annual Lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil ...

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Valley Fever increases in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County Public Health announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase.

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Delhi couple transform tragedy into holiday cheer

As the holidays begin, a Delhi family continues to bring the spirit of the season to their community, as they combine food, gingerbread houses and ...

December 05, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Local


Mayors Kettle Challenge to help make up lost Salvation Army funds

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth is calling on the community to support a well-deserving cause during this weekend's fifth annual Salvation Army Mayors Kettle Challenge ...

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Fire fights flames in warehouse hopper

A fire inside a hopper at a large commercial warehouse prompted a brief evacuation Friday afternoon as Turlock firefighters fought to keep the fire from ...

December 05, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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