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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


Former president of organic fertilizer company sentenced to federal prison for fraud

Peter Townsley was sentenced Wednesday to serve 364 days in prison and ordered to pay a fine of $125,000 for a scheme to defraud his customers in the organic farming industry, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced. Townsley was also ordered to serve six months of community confinement, during which time he must perform 1,000 hours of community service related to organic production.

November 09, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Event to honor memory of Brandon Koch, raise funds for park renaming

Friends and family of Brandon Koch continue to keep the local skateboarder's spirit alive. A candle light vigil and release of balloons will be held at the Turlock Skate Park at 6 p.m. today in honor of what would have been his 27th birthday.

November 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Local WW II vets share stories of sacrifice

For Marie Voltzke and Oliver "Woody" Livingston, both residents at Cypress of Emanuel in Turlock, it has been 67 years since they donned their service uniforms, but for these two World War II veterans the memories of their war years remain fresh in their minds.

November 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock woman loses job for remarks about Obama

The backlash against the 22-year-old Turlock woman who used a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama and then hoped for his assassination continues as she was fired from her job, came under the scrutiny of the Secret Service and has gained the ire of social media.

November 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air district issues gusty winds health caution

Gusty winds over the San Joaquin Valley have prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening throughout the air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. Winds are expected to be especially strong in the western and southern portions of the Valley.

November 08, 2012 | | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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