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Grocery employees strike

An ongoing labor dispute between management of the Raley's grocery store chain and employees represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers union has resulted in a strike, affecting 90 Raley's and Nob Hill stores.

November 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Free admission to Don Pedro for military, veterans

In honor of Veteran's Day, the Don Pedro Recreation Agency will grant active military personnel and veterans no-cost admission – and camping – between Nov. 7-14.

November 02, 2012 | | Local


New Goodwill brings jobs, career training

Goodwill continued to expand its regional presence with the opening of a new Turlock store and donation center this week, located at 3000 N. Tegner Road in the Monte Vista Shopping Center.

November 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock Together seeks volunteers, collection sites

For 17 years, Turlock Together has embodied "goodwill towards mankind" during the holiday season. The organization's efforts continue this year, as the iconic blue barrels used to collect toys and non-perishable food items for low-income families have already been dispatched around town.

November 02, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Emanuel cuts 24 positions

For 24 Emanuel Medical Center employees, the start of the holiday season was bleak this year as the hospital eliminated 17 full-time and seven part-time positions on Thursday.

November 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cash for candy

One local dentist is redefining the phrase "put your money where your mouth is." Trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Antoine Varani at the Dental Spa and receive $2 for every 5 pounds of sweets. Along with the cash, participating kids will also receive a gift bag to replace the cavity-provoking candy.

November 01, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


PINK explosion

October has come to an end, and with it the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" fundraising campaign for Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pancake breakfast to benefit after-school programs

The Denair Lions Club is hoping a few hot cakes can help fill gaps in after-school funding.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Water year below expectations, so far

Turlock Irrigation District staff warned Tuesday that the water year has been far drier than expected thus far.

October 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Children's boutique expands to downtown

Name of business: Angel Baby

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Drivers find small relief at the pump

Local gasoline prices have plummeted in the past week, dropping 21.6 cents per gallon.

October 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Burn prohibitions to resume

The 10th season of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program is starting Thursday.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Avoid deadly Halloween by following safety tips

Halloween can be scary, especially for little ones.

October 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Creepy crawlers capture children’s attention

Handling a tarantula or pet lizard is all in a day's work for local veterinarian Brandon Barrett, and something that often occurs at home as he and his family are the proud owners of several exotic animals.

October 30, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Central Valley sends aid to hurricane victims

As the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the following superstorm continues to mount, area residents are not only sympathizing with those on the East Coast but many are asking how they can help.

October 30, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | 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 Turlock’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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