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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


Rex Klein Insurance: Passion for people, art

Name of business: Rex Klein Insurance Services

January 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Funds to aid dairy producers with water conservation

Farmers and dairy producers within Stanislaus County can now apply for funds to implement water conservation and improvements, which may save a few local dairies.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


IN SERVICE

Marine Corps Pfc. Mercedez L. Stewart, whose former guardian is Katie Cravinho of Turlock, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

January 29, 2013 | | Local


Public forum set for Don Pedro relicensing studies

The Turlock Irrigation District's efforts to relicense Don Pedro Reservoir are moving forward with an Initial Study Plan public forum set for today and Thursday.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Ammonia leak reported at Turlock facility

A busted pipe seal at a Turlock factory caused an ammonia leak that forced neighbors to stay indoors Sunday morning.

January 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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