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Gas prices: How low can they go?

2015 is staring out on a low note - at least when it comes to gas prices. A gallon of unleaded gasoline could be found for $2.19 at three different locations in Turlock on Tuesday, $0.60 less than the cheapest gas in town just two months ago.

January 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Three downtown shops close their doors

Simply Blinged and Ritzy Ragz and Thingz, two boutiques a stone's throw away from each other, will be closing their doors on Main Street in downtown Turlock today. Next month neighboring store Sky High Comics will follow suit.

January 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID approves irrigation rate increase

Despite fervent protest, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees approved an adjustment that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season.

January 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Modesto ranked as one of the worst cities to obtain a job

It's the new year and many people are on the hunt for change, such as a new job. However, the prospects are not too promising according to WalletHub which found Modesto as one of the worst cities to get a job.

January 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua C. Adi graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

January 09, 2015 | | Local


State sees first flu fatality of the season

A Southern California resident is the first influenza fatality reported in the state for the 2014-2015 flu season.

January 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bingo makes a resounding return in Turlock

To the delight of enthusiasts throughout the region, bingo's long hiatus from Turlock drew to a close with Eagle Pride Bingo's triumphant grand opening last week.

January 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Historic ‘Divine Gardens’ home slated to be demolished

It's the end of a 110-year era for the Victorian home at the intersection of Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road, the last part of Divine Gardens, which is slated to be destroyed Friday.

January 08, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Paulished Hair & Nails stylists offer more than 100 years combined experience

Name of Business: Paulished Hair & Nails

January 08, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Measles outbreak linked to Disneyland visits

Recent confirmed and suspected cases of measles have been traced back to December visits to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, reported the California Department of Public Health.

January 08, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Summit aims to inspire culture of mentoring

The influence of a role model is powerful in the life of a youth, especially for those facing adversity. This is why the Sierra Vista Resource Center has begun an annual mentoring summit to educate local adults on ways they can become mentors to affect positive change for youth in the community.

January 08, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Irrigation rate hike hearing set for Tuesday

Turlock Irrigation District customers have until Tuesday to protest a proposed adjustment that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season.

January 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local organizations to host fundraising feasts

New Year celebrations have come and gone which means one thing in Turlock: it's crab feed season.

January 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Emanuel Medical Center, Chamber talk insurance options for small businesses

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the entire insurance industry is working to become compliant with new rules and guidelines.

January 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


MedicAlert lays off 31 employees

Thirty-one employees at MedicAlert Foundation started the new year with layoff notices, as the international medical information company based in Turlock reduced its workforce in the face of declining business.

January 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS THE DOLLARS BEGIN

In the past two months bright yellow signs have cropped up along West Main Street with two bold words: "Uneven Sidewalk."

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


RISING IN THE RANKS

The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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