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Pedestrian in fatal collision identified

The Merced County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed Oct. 10 on Golden State Boulevard as 26-year-old Turlock resident Whitney Manzano.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Society extends helping hand for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers

The first time Cindy Den Brave ever stepped through the doors of the Alzheimer's Aid Society office in Modesto, she was a daughter feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with the dementia that was slowly claiming her mother. She left the office feeling renewed and armed with information and support that would get her through the arduous days ahead.

October 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Irrigation season official end meets projections

As the Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season came to a close this week, the district's final tally of water usage was almost unbelievably close to preseason projections.

October 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Livestock 101: Camp teaches youths how to raise championship animals

Over 700 youths flocked to the Stanislaus County Fair stockyards last weekend for the 9th annual Junior Livestock Camp. The two-day free event gave youth and group leaders the chance to learn in-depth skills related to raising and showing livestock, including preparation tips for fair competitions.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock welcomes new book store — and coffee house, too

Name of business: The Bookshop Cafe

October 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Changes needed to make state more business-friendly, says CalChamber CEO

As the president and CEO of CalChamber, Allan Zaremberg, travels to every corner of California talking to the small business owners who comprise the membership of local Chambers of Commerce, he inevitable hears the same complaint.

October 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


PERMANENT TRIBUTE

In honor of her grandmother and aunt, who both passed away from breast cancer, 19-year-old Ashley Schroder got a pink ribbon tattooed onto her hip by Main Street Tattoo artist Bryan Angel on Friday. Half of the $40 Schroder paid for the tattoo is being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a promotion the tattoo parlor will continue through October.

October 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Downtown tries to hand off egg project

The Sunny Side Up public art project is being passed around like a bad egg, as the Turlock Downtown Property Owners' Association made an appeal to the city Arts Commission on Thursday night to take over the flailing project.

October 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Small business lending increases in 2012

Loans made by local lenders and banks and guaranteed by the Fresno District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration to small businesses and entrepreneurs continued to rebound in fiscal year 2012 which just ended on Sept. 30. The local SBA District Office services the 15 counties of Central California from the sierras to the pacific coast.

October 12, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Sikh Temple moves forward with expansion

Just more than a year after the opening of Turlock's new Sikh Temple, temple leaders are already planning for expansion.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Helping Turlock shine

Hundreds of volunteers took a little time out of their busy weekend schedules to clean up the town, literally. The annual Turlock Shines volunteer clean-up effort was held on Saturday and Sept. 29 this year, giving volunteers more opportunities to help out.

October 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Car-free family

Just over two years ago, John and Elizabeth Claes' only car broke down – permanently.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


The PINK is on

It's been four days since the Turlock Journal issued a challenge to other local businesses and organizations to support the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for the Emanuel Cancer Center.

October 09, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Grant to help connect consumers with local products

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District was awarded an $85,000 grant through the Farmers Market Promotion Program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a farmers' market project and a new food logo.

October 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


New restaurant offers India’s culinary delights

Name of business: Nagina Palace

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | 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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