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Foster Farms cockroach infestation causes indefinite closure

Despite Foster Farms cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture since a Salmonella outbreak was traced back to three Central Valley plants last October, the outlook remains bleak as processing was indefinitely terminated at the company's Livingston plant on Wednesday due to findings of live cockroaches.

January 09, 2014 | | Local

New store to offer thousands of bulbs and batteries

Businesses specializing in energy-efficient products have boomed over the past several years, as California continues to implement policies directed towards bettering the environment. One of these businesses – Batteries Plus Bulbs – will soon open their doors in Turlock.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Local artist creates handmade greeting cards using age-old craft

Name: Persnickety Press

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Seniors quilting class offers motivation, inspiration

Chieko Ingham remembers the first meetings of the Turlock Senior Citizens quilting class, about four years ago.

January 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

USDA shuts down Foster Farms due to roach infestation

The Livingston Foster Farms plant was shut down today because of a live cockroach infestation, according to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

January 08, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Boot scootin' new year

A group of dancers started the new year with a little boot scootin' at the Turlock Senior Center on Tuesday. The line dancing class, led by Nancy Franklin, is offered through the City of Turlock Recreation Department. The 8-week intermediate class started Tuesday, but others are welcome to join next week from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A beginning line dancing class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. starting next Tuesday. There is a $35 fee for the class. For more information, visit https://ci. ...

January 07, 2014 | | Local

Denair residents oppose Dollar General

Although national retailer Dollar General is preparing to make the town of Denair home to a new 9,100-square foot store, they might not be welcomed with open arms.

January 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open this week

The long-awaited Dickey's Barbecue Pit will hold a grand opening celebration on Thursday, and the store is inviting the whole community to come join in for a finger-lickin' good time.

January 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Coach, mentor honored at memorial service

Friends, family, colleagues, and former players filled Monte Vista Chapel early Friday morning to remember the legacy of Steve Feaver.

January 03, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Navy Seaman Chancellor D. Adams, son of Alexander C. Adams of Hilmar, and Olivia D. Tavares of Elk Grove, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

January 03, 2014 | | Local

Denair to hold meeting about Dollar General coming to town

The small town of Denair may soon be home to a new Dollar General store.

January 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Challenge seeks Valley entrepreneurs

A total of at least $10,000 in cash and $14,000 in professional services will be awarded to the two winning entrepreneurs when the San Joaquin Angels investment group, in collaboration with regional educational institutions and economic development groups, stages the fifth annual San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on March 5 and March 26.

January 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

TID to kick off 2014 meetings on Tuesday

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will kick off 2014 on Tuesday morning with the first meeting of the new year.

January 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Flu cases mounting in Stanislaus County

The flu season is in full swing across the country and with it health officials are seeing a resurgence of the H1N1 virus that reached pandemic levels in 2009.

January 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Nereyda Felix's New Year's wish for a baby girl was granted on Wednesday, as she gave birth to Turlock's first baby of 2014 at 3:43 a.m. Baby girl Felix came into the world weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 19 and half inches long. She is Nereyda's fourth child, but first girl. As of mid-day Wednesday, she had not yet chosen a name for her new daughter. As the first baby of the year, Emanuel Medical Center gifted the new arrival with a basket full of blankets, bottles, teething rings and other goodies.

January 02, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Sharing the silence

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

September 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Young Eagles fly Turlock skies

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson 7th grader had always wanted to ...

September 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. That leads to clogged storm drains, polluted water ...

September 26, 2015 | | Local

Local Girl Scouts encourage reading with book box

Sarah Gordon and Sarah Romo, two members of Girl Scout troop 3289, are hoping to increase literacy in local youth by offering a Little Free ...

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Local business aims to educate about arbor health

All it took was just one look at a discolored hackberry tree at a local park for American Tree Medics Inc. founder and certified arborist ...

September 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Stanislaus County medical corps sent to help fire victims

Although the Valley Fire in Lake County is now 90 percent contained, thousands of people left homeless due to the fire are still in need ...

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock’s fire fighters back from blazes

All the personnel from the Turlock Fire and Police departments have returned home after helping battle the wildfires burning in parts of California.

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

I Am Yoga Wellness studio aims to give clients a healthier, happier life

Name of Business: I Am Yoga Wellness Studio

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Discount store new anchor of Turlock Town Center

California-based dd's Discounts is coming to Turlock with a grand opening on Saturday.

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Downtown Turlock undergoes beautification project

Forty giant pots, 21 Turlock Garden Club volunteers and tons of dedication from the Turlock Downtown Property Owner's Association brought back to life the ...

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Neighbors protest proposed slaughterhouse on Dianne Drive

Residents along Dianne Drive are getting used to sharing their once country road with companies drawn to Turlock's Enterprise Zone just west of Highway ...

September 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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