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Battle with alcoholism comes to tragic end for local man

So much of Kent Kelley's life was an enigma to those he called friends. He claimed a past that was rich with details of triumphs, glories, and even some intrigue, yet was often sullied by facts. But to those who did know him, two truths were plainly evident about Kelley: He was a man who possessed a grandeur of spirit that spurred him to comfort and guide others, but ultimately failed him in his own efforts to free himself from his self-imposed tethers to alcohol.

November 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Egg producers demand details on cage law

The Association of California Egg Farmers, an industry association that represents 70 percent of California's egg farmers, filed suit Friday in Fresno County Superior Court seeking a determination that Proposition 2 - a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures - is unconstitutionally vague.

November 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Blue Diamond posts record-breaking revenues in 2011-2012

When Blue Diamond began planning for the first phase of its massive new Turlock plant, executives thought the increased capacity would see the company through at least five years of growth.

November 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Event offers help for suicide loss

Every year, survivors of suicide loss gather together in locations around the world to feel a sense of community, to promote healing, and to connect with others like them.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock Family Network: Providing support for young parents

For some young families, the holiday season brings financial and emotional stress instead of good tidings. But the Turlock Family Network, a resource for young parents, many whom have come from difficult backgrounds, provides an outlet for family members to enjoy one another's company by providing support and education.

November 16, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Unemployment rates show improvement year-over

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in the month of October but continued to show an overall improvement by remaining well below last year's level, according to the latest report from the Economic Development Department.

November 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Recovery underway, finds business forecast

The voices of naysayers, arguing that the nation is still mired in a Great Recession, are quieting.

November 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Downtown vacancy rate falls

Vacancy rates in Downtown Turlock are nearing pre-recession lows, according to a report delivered to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.

November 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Girls Scouts honor vets, country with flag ceremony

When an American flag becomes worn, torn, faded or soiled it must be retired in a burning ceremony. Local Girl Scouts provided this service for an American flag being retired at Turlock Fire Station No. 2 on Monday.

November 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Almond conference moves to Sacramento

The 40th annual Almond Conference is pulling up its tent stakes and moving from Modesto to the Sacramento Convention Center. The annual meeting, set for Dec. 11-13, is a time when the almond community unites to gauge, explore and expand the boundaries of the industry.

November 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Cal-Green recycles electronic waste

Name of business: Cal-Green Recycling

November 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Firefighters’ pink campaign nets big donation for cancer center

The Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 raised more than $17,000 for Emanuel's Cancer Center in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness.

November 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kettle Kickoff brings in over $89K for Salvation Army

Hundreds gathered for an early Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday - and to show their thanks for the year's blessings by giving back to those in need through the Salvation Army.

November 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Raley's union employees back to work

After more than a week, the picket lines in front of Raley's and Nob Hill stores have come to an end.

November 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


HONORING OUR VETERANS

In honor of Veterans Day, local residents took time to remember those who have served the country.

November 09, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


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