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Hilmar Cheese touts Innovation Center, LEED certification

Hilmar Cheese Company proved it not only knows dairy innovation - but also how to be green, as in using energy efficient business practices.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

CSUS Relay for Life generates thousands for cancer research

Thousands of people cross the California State University, Stanislaus campus each day, but on Saturday hundreds of those people were walking for a cause: cancer.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ann Cornell's Fashion & Design class at Pitman High made and then donated 29 spring dresses to The Salvation Army and a few other charities. The Kiwanis Club purchased cloth from Cloth & Quilts in Turlock at a discount and then donated the material to the Pitman students for dress making. The dresses are made twice a year, usually in the winter and spring seasons. The Pitman High class and the Kiwanis Club have been teaming up to make the dress for about 12 years now.

April 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local

Sunday drive turns perilous for Denair couple

A Denair couple is back at home on their dairy after a harrowing trip that saw them stranded in the isolated back country of the Sierra National Forest.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

'Time to Fly'

Those in Livingston who glanced at the sky on Sunday morning saw more than just clouds and sunshine: they saw a multitude of colors as kites of all shapes and sizes hung in the air.

April 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

New forecast highlights economic impact of drought

The ongoing drought might not dry up the state's economy, according to an economic forecast report released on Wednesday, but could continue to slow job growth over the next several years should drought conditions persist.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Victims’ Rights Week

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center will be hosting a celebration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week with an event Saturday in downtown Modesto.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Army National Guard Pvt. Ryan A. Clay has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

April 04, 2014 | | Local

Furniture store feels at home in Turlock downtown

Name of Business: Liz and Andrew Furniture

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Community projects bloom under garden club’s care

The members of the Turlock Garden Club are busy trimming their plants and pulling any errant weeds as they prepare for their second annual garden tour.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock Lake promises to be full for seasonal fun

Sharon and Bob Wolf came from Ohio to manage the Turlock Lake State Park recreational area for contractor American Land and Leisure. As area managers this winter, they invested a lot of sweat equity to upgrade the facility, replacing split rail fences, pedestal barbecue pits and picnic tables and painting restrooms. They feared their efforts would be in vain with speculations that the lake would not be filled due to the drought. After all, the docks were out of the water and eight duck blinds were stuck in the mud over the winter for a lack of water.

April 03, 2014 | JEFF BENZIGER | Local

Abe Rojas earns Senior award

Generations of Turlock youth have had the opportunity to swing for the bleachers thanks to the efforts of Abe Rojas. His vision in creating the Pedretti Sports Complex is just one way Rojas has left a lasting legacy in the area and has earned him the 2014 Senior Award for Stanislaus County Supervisorial District 2.

April 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID delays start of irrigation season, again

For the second time in recent weeks, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors has opted to postpone the start date for the 2014 irrigation season, pushing back water deliveries to local growers until April 10.

April 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Uber comes to the Central Valley

When Turlock native Spencer Rinkus moved to San Francisco he did not anticipate that he would eventually work for one of the most popular startups in the Bay Area: Uber. An application that individuals can download to their iPhone or Android devices, Uber connects riders with certified drivers that are near them, revolutionizing the transportation and cab services industry. After a small advertising startup at which Rinkus was working was acquired by Yahoo!, Rinkus was on the hunt for another position and found his way to Uber.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

6,764 years of Assyrian culture

March 21 marked the 6764 Assyrian New Year, and local community members honored the event on Saturday at the Assyrian American Civic Club where guests of all ages celebrated Assyrian heritage through traditional dance, food and customs.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

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Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Child sickened after eating burrito at Chipotle

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to search for the specific source of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants that has sickened 45 people ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Flames erupt at Turlock apartment complex

An apartment that was supposed to be vacant caught fire Saturday forcing residents of the seven unit apartment complex to flee from the flames, according ...

November 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


· Myla Mohssin of Hughson is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce boy born Nov. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 20, 2015 | | Local

Unemployment rate records small growth in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County grew slightly in October, but remains below the year-ago estimate and under 10 percent, according to the latest numbers ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Annual Turlock Gospel Mission Thanksgiving dinner seeks volunteers, food

The Turlock Gospel Mission offers a free Thanksgiving dinner every year for people to come together, share and be thankful, and it wouldn't be ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Project Prom: Free dresses for local girls

The season of giving inspires the best in people and a new charitable cause for young ladies will bring more than just a smile for ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Turlock animator wins local Innovation Challenge

Only a month after launching his first animated comic book series "Crossblood™: The Spear of Destiny," Boyer Animation Studios President and CEO Michael Boyer illustrated ...

November 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Denair tornado leaves cancer patient, family without a home

In just eight minutes, Denair resident Beckee Bailey's life turned upside down.

November 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

New medical advances could help blind Turlock teen

A roof over your head, food on the table and good company are a few staples people are thankful for over the holidays, but something ...

November 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

New owner sought for historic Turlock home

One of the oldest houses still standing in Turlock is being readied to pass into the hands of a new owner.

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Dairy levee break floods Turlock neighborhood

Residents on W. Linwood Avenue in Turlock awoke to an unpleasant surprise Friday morning when they found portions of their neighborhood flooded from dirty water ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock Chipotle linked in E. coli outbreak

The outbreak of E. coli at Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest has spread to more states and locally, with two cases reported in Turlock ...

November 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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