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Church pounds out New Year's tradition

A Japanese New Year's tradition was continued on Saturday at the Livingston United Methodist Church, with the annual mochitsuki -or pounding of the rice cakes.

December 30, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Blaze destroys Hughson commercial building

A large commercial storage building was destroyed by fire in Hughson Saturday evening, but the real headache for firefighters was putting out a pile of 4,000 railroad ties that caught fire in an adjacent outdoor area.

December 30, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Auto club offers free ride home on New Year's Eve

Ringing in the New Year should not include a visit to the hospital or behind bars for drunk driving. If you've been drinking during end of the year celebrations, AAA Northern California will take you and your car home for free.

December 30, 2013 | | Local


Winning photos capture spirit of California agriculture

The state's agriculture industry isn't just a thriving economic engine, it's also a source of beauty. Photographers across California turned their lenses toward fields and orchards for the California Farm Bureau's 32nd photo contest.

December 27, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Michael Cooke: Keeping Turlock's drinking water clean

Michael Cooke became the City of Turlock's Municipal Services Director in September. Cooke previously served as Turlock's Regulatory Affairs Manager.

December 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Year in Review: 2013 brings economic progress, increasing concerns over water

It's always hard to look back at an entire year and sum it up in a few hundred words. While Turlock remains a "small town" in the eyes of most of its long-time residents, the truth is the city is the second largest in the county and an important agricultural engine for the region and country. There is no way to succinctly summarize all of 2013 (without inducing a post-holiday lethargy), so instead I have poured over the year's headlines and found two reoccurring issues -economic development and water.

December 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Feaver memorial service set for Jan. 3

A celebration of life ceremony will be held for legendary coach and mentor Steve Feaver at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock.

December 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock accountants bring financial services to community

Name: Wahl, Willemse & Wilson, LLP, Certified Public Accountants

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Emanuel offers free mammograms for uninsured women

In an effort to help local women who do not have health insurance or are underinsured, Emanuel Cancer Center is offering free mammograms for women over the age of 40 who may qualify to have a free screening for breast cancer as the New Year approaches.

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock insurance agency appointed to serve United Nations humanitarian program

Following a worldwide search, local insurance company, GDI Insurance Agency Inc. of Turlock, has been named as the insurance broker to a United Nations Humanitarian Program.

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Peace Corps experience 'game changer' for former sports reporter

Why did I join the Peace Corps?

December 26, 2013 | BY CHHUN SUN Special to the Journal | Local


PIECE OF HISTORY: Former Air Force One on display

Castle Air Museum will begin to host tours of the recently arrived Presidential Douglas VC-9 aircraft ( former Air Force One ) Friday. Tour times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and will also be available to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the times noted above.

December 23, 2013 | | Local


SBA accepting 2014 National Small Business Week Award nominations

Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society. Small Business week will be celebrated nationally May 12 – 16, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Verify bonds before buying, advises city

Bearer bond buyers beware.

December 23, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The frost effect: Almond growers rejoice at cooler temps; cold kills local citrus crops

Waking up to the windshield of your car frozen with ice and the chilling bite of a frosted morning are telltale signs that winter is officially here, but these weather conditions affect more than people's morning routines as they play an essential role in the agricultural cycle.

December 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Amazon shows off state-of-the-art Patterson Fulfillment Center

Robots are usually reserved for children's imaginations, but at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Patterson they are very much a reality.

January 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Police launch new mobile app

The Turlock Police Department is rolling out a new crime prevention and information tool for the public and it's right at your fingertips.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report points the way to secure ag future

As the 114th United States Congress settles into session, the Family Farm Alliance aims to guide the steps legislators should take towards securing the agricultural future of family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in the 17 Western states.

January 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Applications sought for San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge

Driving to work, taking a shower, fixing a snack. Good ideas can be born at anytime and those individuals who have been struck with the creative impulse to invent now have an opportunity to showcase their idea at the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge for a shot at $20,000 in cash and services.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to provide water update at grower meetings

As the state faces its fourth consecutive dry year, Turlock Irrigation District is preparing local growers for a potentially rough irrigation season with two upcoming evening grower meetings.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Controversy follows Cosby into Turlock

Turlock is once again being thrust into the national spotlight with the planned appearance of beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby at the Turlock Community Theatre.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Save Mart and affiliates now offer Apple Pay

Now all you need to check out at the grocery store is your phone - that is if you're shopping at your local Save Mart, FoodMaxx or Lucky markets as each Northern California business now offers Apple Pay.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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