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Inaugural festival to provide authentic Assyrian experience

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon be abuzz with all things Assyrian- food, historical exhibits and live entertainment-as the 2015 Central Valley Assyrian Festival strives to make a lasting impression in Turlock by immersing the community in the "culture that started it all."

August 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'The Fight for Water' puts face to crisis

Director and producer Juan Carlos Oseguera hopes that his documentary film "The Fight for Water: A Farm Worker Struggle" will not only personify the water shortage afflicting the state, but enlighten individuals about the severity of the drought that has been scorching the region for the past four years.

August 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Second case of plague linked to Yosemite

The California Department of Public Health, along with Yosemite National park officials are investigating a possible second case of a person infected with the plague after visiting the park.

August 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report: Drought costs state ag $1.84B and 10,100 jobs in 2015

The drought is tightening its grip on California agriculture, squeezing about 30 percent more workers and cropland out of production than in 2014, according to the latest drought impact report by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

August 18, 2015 | | Local


Rising costs, less income have future of Turlock Youth Performing Arts in jeopardy

In the theater the saying goes that the "show must go on," but for the kids involved in Turlock Youth Performing Arts there is a potential that the curtain may never rise again.

August 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber names Paul Wright as interim CEO

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors appointed Paul Wright to serve as the interim President/CEO, following the retirement of long-time President Sharon Silva on Aug. 15.

August 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Fire chief bids farewell to city

Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman celebrated his retirement on Friday at Turlock Fire Station 1 among family, friends and the local community. During the ceremony, Lohman said that he could not have done anything without his family and advised his fellow firefighters to enjoy every minute of their careers and to not "sweat the small stuff." Having served in the Turlock Fire Department for the past 35 years, Lohman now plans to assume a new position as the chief executive officer of the almond cooperative Northern Merced Hulling Association.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Home water survey kits are in

The City of Turlock has revamped its Home Water Survey Kits and they have just arrived. These water survey kits are a great way for residents to audit their water usage themselves. It will allow customers to see how efficient they are with their water use as well as identify areas for improvement.

August 17, 2015 | | Local


Lions donate bleachers to Pride

Members of the Turlock Lions Club raised $4,500 through multiple fundraising efforts, including their annual crab feed and wine booth at the Stanislaus County Fair, in order to donate a new set of bleachers at Pitman High School's swimming pool. The Turlock Lions Club believes in giving back to the community and hopes that the new bleachers will allow for bigger events and more people, said former president Brian Kennedy.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local elections advance as filing period comes to a close

Local elections will be incumbent heavy come November as candidate filing periods closed this week.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Manna Korean Cuisine joins Turlock dining scene

Name of Business: Manna Korean Cuisine

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


For the love of the game

Longtime history teacher and basketball coach of Turlock High, Ronald Charles Smart, passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto on July 21.

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


County opens Day Reporting Center

When the state reduced the state prison population by releasing non-violent felons back onto the streets in October 2011 - as well as shoving probation duties onto counties - local police and sheriffs' departments were unprepared. Places like Stanislaus County didn't have programs in place.

August 13, 2015 | By Jeff Benziger turlock Journal | Local


Longtime Turlock pastor sets sights on new horizon

After 14 years at the helm of Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Russell "Rusty" Lyon will deliver his final sermon on Sunday.

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


TID voices concerns over Don Pedro fish passage

Facilities that would smooth the voyage of Tuolumne River fish around the Don Pedro Reservoir are simultaneously serving as a source of turbulence for Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District who are in the midst of relicensing the reservoir, as well as licensing the La Grange Dam two miles downstream.

August 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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City encourages residents to increase water conservation efforts

The State of California has placed a mandatory 32 percent reduction in water consumption for the City of Turlock, using 2013 as the benchmark. In ...

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Denair almond processor puts more control in individual growers’ hands

When Jim Crecelius founded the Monte Vista Farming Company 30 years ago, he envisioned a more individualized and secure approach to handling almonds that would ...

August 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


From railroad station to Scandinavian-themed shopping center

Although Scandia Village, the shopping center located on S. Golden State Boulevard just south of Central Park, has a long and storied history in Turlock ...

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


El Niño impact uncertain for Central Valley

To the relief of residents throughout drought-stricken California, the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration both predicted that there is more ...

August 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Early morning fire destroys historic Turlock church

Hours before the sun rose in Turlock on Friday, firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a blaze that engulfed EQUIP Church of Turlock - and as ...

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Keyes community brings concerns to light at town hall meeting

The City of Keyes held a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at the Keyes Community Center to address a variety of concerns that range from ...

August 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Salon Rouge enters downtown Turlock scene

Name of Business: Salon Rouge

August 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Pirates, dinosaurs to invade local libraries in September

The Stanislaus County Library's Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but local branches of the library have a number of activities planned in September ...

August 27, 2015 | | Local


‘Biggest Loser’ celebrates opening of Turlock fitness club

Turlock's first Planet Fitness has been up and running since June, but Wednesday marked the official grand opening celebration, which included a large donation ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California surpasses water conservation goal for second consecutive month

In response to what the State Water Resources Control Board calls "the drought of the century," California is continuing to exceed Gov. Jerry Brown's ...

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County seeks input on R.A.M Farms request for extended hours, season

For many Turlockers, a visit to R.A.M. Farms has become a holiday tradition both in the fall for its pumpkin patch and corn ...

August 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farm income, crop prices expected to decrease in 2015

Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local


FAREWELL SKATE

A group of about 40 skateboarders gathered on Saturday for a final skate session at the Starr Avenue skate park. The Turlock Skate Park closed ...

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Run for shelter

The Turlock Gospel Mission is holding its first annual "Labor of LOVE" walk-a-thon Sept. 5 at Donnelly Park.

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Museum seeks docents to keep Turlock history alive

The Turlock Historical Museum is in need of volunteers to keep their doors open to the public and continue to serve the community and the ...

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


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