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Recalls issued for Gills Onions, Trader Joe’s BBQ chicken salad

California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman is warning people not to eat diced, slivered and whole peeled Gills Onions, and diced onion and celery mix because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

July 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Smashed pears result of train versus truck collision

A semi-truck was struck by a freight train Wednesday afternoon in Turlock, leaving a debris field of truck parts and smashed pears all over the road.

July 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tractor sales no longer a man’s world in Turlock

Central Valley resident Alisha Nelson knows a thing or two about raising the bar for women in the workforce. An agriculture enthusiast and former rodeo sweetheart, Nelson is not afraid to get her hands dirty, especially when it comes to heavy machinery as she is the first woman hired by Turlock's Garton Tractor Inc. as an agriculture sales consultant.

July 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Family cries foul at fair disqualification

What should have been an exciting and unforgettable experience for first time FFA exhibitor Victoria McPherson, instead, turned into a heartbreaking incident that left her and her family yearning for answers. McPherson and her sheep "Lambert" were dismissed from the Stanislaus County Fair Advance Showing last week after the fair's veterinarian disqualified the animal.

July 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Burning car in Highway 99 mishap carries 100 bullets

It wasn't your run-of-the-mill Highway 99 crash.

July 25, 2012 | BY GLENN KAHL TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


101st Stanislaus County Fair ends on a high note

At this point, if you're still imagining the fun, it's too late.

July 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Specialty store offers gluten-free choices

Name of business: It's Gluten Free

July 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


State board to discuss agricultural labor issues

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address agricultural labor issues at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 7.

July 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Valley economic recovery slow, but on its way, finds report

The Central Valley economy is continuing to gradually recover, and will slowly grow for the next two years, according to the latest California State University, Stanislaus Business Forecast Report.

July 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local food programs in need of donations

The summertime blues for local food pantries is heating up with donations down at Turlock community centers - a phenomenon food program coordinators see every year.

July 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Ladies and their sheep strike a pose

Elegance and class filled the livestock yards at the Stanislaus County Fair when three contestants showcased their model sheep at the Lads and Ladies Lead Class Judging Thursday afternoon. Each young contestant led their sheep around the ring while wearing wool clothing - showcasing both the sheep and the apparel.

July 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


TID powers up

The Turlock Irrigation District's newest power plant – a cutting-edge natural gas plant using first-in-the-nation technology – was officially dedicated Wednesday before a crowd of legislators, state officials, and TID staff.

July 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Unemployment rate in county sees slight increase

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained relatively steady in June, even with cuts to the government sector, according to the latest numbers from California's Economic Development Department.

July 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock author shares tradition of ‘The Grandma Box’

Turlock children's book author Debbie Brown and her two granddaughters Nicole and Caitlin will be sharing something special with the public on Saturday - something that usually only the three of them get to see - the Grandma Box.

July 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Central Valley has long way to go in environmental stewardship, finds report

The Central Valley has long been known as a land of bounty, with fertile agricultural land, temperate climate and a growing population. All of these factors also affect the region's environment, according to "The State of the Great Central Valley: Assessing the Region Via Indicators ¬- The Environment 2006-2011."

July 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Settlement reached in abandonment of 50,000 hens at Turlock farm

Andy Cheung and Lien Diep of A&L Poultry in Turlock have been permanently prohibited from working directly with animals again, a settlement reached as a result of the producers' reckless abandonment of 50,000 hens back in 2012.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran prepares for annual Red, White, and Blue 9-11 Run

While Turlocker and United States Army veteran Cory Smith may have returned home several years ago after witnessing the affects of war first hand, his patriotism has not waned evident by his decision to take to the streets of Turlock - literally - to increase locals' understanding of the sacrifice of soldiers.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sutter ushers in new era in Turlock

The new Sutter Gould care center opened in Turlock on Monday with the old offices on Main Street closing its doors.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sweet River Bar and Grill gives way to new restaurant Table 26

Although franchise-owned Sweet River Bar and Grill on Geer Road has closed its doors, locals will soon have a new restaurant at which to dine in town as Table 26 is slated to open at Sweet River's former location in as soon as two months time.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hall Equities, TID reach agreement to advance Monte Vista Crossings Project

Hall Equities Group and Turlock Irrigation District have reached an agreement regarding the required installation of an electrical loop for the Monte Vista Crossings Project that will allow the development company to move forward and ensure business openings in time for the holiday season.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


One killed in train collision

A Turlock man was struck and killed by a train after he rode his bicycle around the crossing arms, the Turlock Police Department reported.

August 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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