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Local businesses compete for prizes in Entrepreneur Challenge

Two years ago Dale and Johni Melden decided to take their shared passion to the next level and open a small business - thus, Central Valley Standup Paddle was born.

January 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Nonprofits fill the need for seafood at annual crab feeds

Feeling crabby? It's the right time of year.

January 08, 2013 | Alex Cantatore | Local


History unearthed at Don Pedro

Summers at Don Pedro generally consist of Fourth of July celebrations, wakeboarding, and camping. But what many fail to realize is that Don Pedro is more than a recreational attraction and federally-licensed water storage and a hydroelectric generating facility; it is an archaeological site containing traces of prehistoric lifestyle.

January 08, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Snow enthusiasts take Lathrop over Sierra trek

LATHROP – Rosi Jordan thought about driving up to the mountains to play in the snow Wednesday.

January 04, 2013 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Geese take flight at Merced Wildlife Refuge

My husband Oly and I have had a January tradition for several years. We visit the Merced National Wildlife Refuge to see the white geese.

January 04, 2013 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community Contributor | Local


Nominations sought for Almond Board

The deadline for filing a nomination petition for open positions on the Almond Board of California is Jan. 20.

January 04, 2013 | | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 514 incidents during the month of December. These included a total of 294 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents, and 32 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 27 fire type calls: eight building fires, two cooking fires, two outside rubbish fires, one electrical wiring type fire, three excessive heat, scorch burn fires, nine unauthorized burnings, and two "special" outside type fires. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal problem, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat calls ...

January 04, 2013 | | Local


NFL playoffs and exercise?

With the new year, many people are setting goals to lose weight and get in shape as part of their 2013 resolutions. For others, the new year means watching their favorite football teams during the NFL playoffs. In-Shape health club is offering the best of both worlds inviting members and guests to watch the games while working out.

January 04, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


National report, local non-profits find increase in volunteering

Helping neighbors in need has long been seen as one of the cornerstones of this nation. Recently, there has been a resurgence in community service. The volunteer rate has been rising nationally for years, with more Americans working together to help make their communities better places to live and work.

January 04, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Nightly vigils offer hope in response to crime

A small group of community members gathered around a candle-lit picnic table at Columbia Park late Thursday night in an effort to stop the recent violence that has shook the neighborhood. Their method of change? Prayer.

January 04, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sign-ups begin for youth modeling classes

Beginning in 2013, the City of Turlock Youth Recreation Division will be incorporating a modeling program designed for children between the ages of 4 and 18 years of age.

December 31, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


A unique women's clothing store

Name of business: Cindy's DooDads

December 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar woman on a roll with sweepstakes winnings

Mariah Vitoria doesn't consider herself lucky.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grants help Turlock non-profits provide health care, lunch program

The United Samaritans Foundation's Daily Bread lunch truck program is starting out the new year with a much-needed financial boost, thanks to Kaiser Permanente.

December 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


IRS offers tips for year-end giving

Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.

December 28, 2012 | | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlockā€™s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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