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Project FUN lives up to its name

A new community service project ran by kids for kids, is taking the Turlock community by storm. Friends in a United Neighborhood has become one of the newest organizations in Turlock intended to fight childhood obesity, promote lifelong friendships and help kids become acquainted with conventional and non conventional activities.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


PG&E plans new pipeline in Turlock

A testing of the natural gas pipelines in Turlock last year turned up no problems, but the company has decided to replace a large segment starting at Geer Road.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Rotarians aid remote Mexican boarding school

After a year of planning, garnering support, and collecting funds, the Rotary Club of Turlock has partnered with Turlock Sunrise Rotary and Ripon Rotary Club to bring basic provisions to La Candeleria, a remote boarding school between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Queen Shamiram still needs a home

Queen Shamiram has been looking for a permanent Turlock home since 2007. Community members had hoped a donated 9-foot bronze statue of the ancient Assyrian ruler would be placed at California State University, Stanislaus, but the university said thanks, but no thanks.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


None injured in hospital fire

A small fire ignited this morning in a construction zone at Emanuel Medical Center from a severed oxygen line.

February 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Strings owner brings family, local feel to Italian café

Name of business: Strings Italian Cafe

February 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Net farm income forecast to increase by nearly 14 percent in 2013

After adjusting for inflation, 2013's net farm income, forecast at $128.2 billion, is expected to be the highest since 1973.

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock farmers charged after hens starve

Two Turlock poultry farmers are now facing felony animal cruelty charges after leaving 50,000 hens to starve.

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Math teacher spends summers salmon fishing in Alaska's Bristol Bay

Turlock's Ed Schollenberg has found the perfect balance between his two passions: teaching and fishing.

February 12, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local florists prepare for Valentine's Day blitz

As Valentine's Day looms near, love-struck customers nationwide are busy rustling up the perfect gift for the amorous holiday. The same can be said for local flower shop owners as they ready themselves for the pressure of delivering important presents on that special day.

February 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


TID balks at water board proposal

Farmers versus salmon: That is the issue. At Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, the State Water Board's recent proposal to divert water from the Tuolumne and Merced watershed to help the Chinook salmon received angry outbursts from TID directors and community members alike.

February 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


TID announces preseason grower meetings

The Turlock Irrigation District will host a series of five pre-irrigation season meetings designed specifically for the district's irrigation water customers. The meetings will provide information regarding the current water year, the upcoming irrigation season, relicensing of Don Pedro, and an update on state laws and legislation.

February 08, 2013 | | Local


Sam's Food City closes; Walmart market to open at Mervyn's site

While one long-time Turlock grocer announced plans to shutter its doors, the town was buzzing with news that a Walmart grocery store would be taking over the vacant Mervyn's building on Geer Road.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Truck hits girl in crosswalk

A teenage girl walking across Canal Drive was struck by a pickup truck and taken to the hospital Wednesday.

February 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Fair seeks new CEO

Chris Borovansky's time at the Stanislaus County Fair has come to an end. The fair's chief executive officer for the past five years announced his retirement on Thursday. After more than 30 years in the fair industry, Borovansky said it was time for him to have a real summer vacation.

February 26, 2015 | By Krisitna Hacker By Alysson Aredas | Local


Glories of gardening ready to be shown

The first tentative spring blooms may just now be popping up in the Central Valley, but members and friends of the Turlock Garden Club are already putting tender loving care into their landscapes, as the club prepares to host its Third Annual Garden Tour with the theme "Our Hearts in our Gardens."

February 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


21-year old boutique owner offers glam gifts at OneSixteen Bijou

Name of Business: OneSixteen Bijou

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dialysis center could be newest addition to Turlock industrial park

Those needing dialysis treatments may now have a closer location to go as the City of Turlock Planning Department is presently reviewing plans for a nearly 10,000 square foot building in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Civil Justice expert highlights Chamber’s ADA compliance forum

In the spirit of protecting small businesses in Turlock the Turlock Chamber of Commerce hosted the president of the Civil Justice Association of California to speak specifically about one issue plaguing businesses across the state: noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


CDFA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS RESEARCH PHASE OF NEW DAIRY DIGESTER PROGRAM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is developing Phase II (Research) of its new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2014.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


End of port dispute good news for almond industry

A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


UC Coop walnut, tree and vine meetings

The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes rainfall, anticipates more

A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Golf Link Road closed due to weakened overpass

Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Colors of kindness

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pesticide manufacturer makes buzz worthy donation to California bees

In the heart of the state that dominates the global production of almonds, the Central Valley is known to welcome an influx of honeybee colonies just in time for almond orchard bloom each year.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Modesto job fair aims to connect unemployed with companies looking to hire

Central Valley residents looking for jobs need not look far as HIREvent will be hosting a job fair in Modesto in March with a host of employers and opportunities available including full-time, part-time, and seasonable positions.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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