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Turlock retiree turns eye for detail into yard art

Turlock resident Bill Blair's jewelry store, Blair's Jewelry, was a mainstay in downtown Turlock for 29 years. After retiring, Blair began creating "yard birds" – unique, decorative creations made of old parts and recycled materials.

March 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Flu claims over 300 deaths in state

The California Department of Public Health announced another increase to the influenza-related deaths in the state.

March 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Unemployment rate grows as seasonal jobs end

The start of 2014 brought in an increase of unemployed individuals in Stanislaus County, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID recognizes long term employee’s retirement

Recognizing his 32 years of service, the Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors honored long-term employee Stephen Pinkney as he sets to retire.

March 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Turlock design firm creates packaging for organic brands nationwide

NAME OF BUSINESS: Nishihara/Wilkinson Design

March 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Annual event rocks Turlock

A picture capturing an exploding nebula millions of miles in space and the fossilized jaws of a prehistoric giant shark don't have much in common, but the people who are bringing these exhibits to Turlock share the same passion for natural wonders.

March 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Finances for the common good focus of workshop

Finances are not only the lifeblood of business, but also nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit advocate Kim Klein believes that nonprofits working together across a broad spectrum can have a more powerful voice in governmental finance decisions at all levels. Klein will be the featured speaker in an upcoming local workshop to discuss issues of public finance and the California budget process.

March 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Inaugural seed swap at Denair public library

Aspiring and veteran gardeners have the opportunity to enrich their land plots by exchanging seeds at the Denair Library's inaugural Seed Swap.

March 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lourdes Calderon and her sons, George Sanchez, 6, and Victor Sanchez, 4, all of Keyes, turned out for the Keyes Library's Feb. 19 craft session where participants made paper pigeons. The craft was in celebration of Mo Willems, an American writer, animator, and creator of children's books who often uses pigeons in his work.

March 04, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local

Community Challenge to collect food, money for local kids

Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.

March 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock’s bus service sees decline in ridership

As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.

February 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Low water levels prompt Don Pedro marina move request

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.

February 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Dry winter brought about more wood-burning curtailments for county residents

The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.

February 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Dental office offers pain-free fieldtrip for local kids

Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.

February 28, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local

Flu deaths continue upward climb

State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.

February 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Tornado tears through Denair

The tornado that tore through Denair Sunday afternoon was categorized as an EF-1 storm and had sustained winds of 86 miles per hour, according to ...

November 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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