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Air officials issue health caution

A fire northwest of Stanislaus County is sending smoke southward, impacting areas of the Valley's northern region and prompting local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement.

July 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 468 incidents during the month of June. These included a total of 280 emergency medical service calls.

July 19, 2013 | | Local


An eye-opening visit to the fair

I am not a cowboy. I have never farmed a day in my life (unless helping my mom pull out weeds counts). I have never milked a cow. I've never lifted a bale of hay. I've never donned a cowboy hat, worn leather shoes or boasted a shiny belt buckle complete with a short sleeve plaid shirt.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Unemployment rises in June

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in June, but continues to maintain lower levels that seen in recent years, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers short-handed in fields, finds survey

Farms in California aren't missing produce, they're missing workers.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


'Python' Ron entertains library audiences

Most people run from snakes. But a group of about 22 Keyes children and their parents came to the Keyes Library Monday eager to see Python Ron McGee's educational exhibit of slithering and crawling creatures.

July 18, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Frankie's 'Fair Food Adventure'

When a Turlock Journal Facebook survey found that food was the main attraction to the Stanislaus County Fair for our readers, I knew this was my chance. I've always wanted to do a fair food version of the popular Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." So, on Tuesday, I hit the fair with an empty stomach and open mind.

July 16, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Turlock to San Jose: An ACE of a deal

All aboard, next stop, the future of Turlock transit.

July 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Kids find science magical in fair exhibit

The Stanislaus County Fair is a bit more magical this year as hundreds of children make their way through the Wizard's Challenge.

July 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Monkey Business opens up cancer experience

When Norma Fernandez, 43, heard the diagnosis that the lump was breast cancer, her mind swirled with words like chemotherapy, aggressive form, mastectomy and prognosis. Among the din ringing through Fernandez's mind was one resounding question - how was she going to explain this frightening and beastly disease to her children?

July 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy farmers milk out better deal with cheese makers

Dairy farmers in California received some good news last Thursday, after striking a deal with the state's cheese makers to tentatively bump up the price of milk paid for cheese production.

July 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Tires with integrity

Name of business: America's Tire

July 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


A HEALTHY DOSE: Yoga

I've always been the type of person to take on challenges, especially when finding new and innovative ways to work out. I've done everything from Pilates, P90X, and the infamous Insanity (even though I only lasted a week).

July 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Journal carrier rescues injured dog, raises funds for surgery

On Jacob Hiykel's first day of being a Turlock Journal newspaper carrier he not only delivered local news, features and sports to the community, he also saved a life.

July 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pitman club helps control the pet population

Turlock Animal Services will assist three low-income families and their pets thanks to Pitman High School's new club in campus.

July 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Water conservation in the workplace: Commercial, industrial & institutional water use reduction stra

Conduct a facility audit to quantify water use.

July 02, 2015 | | Local


Philanthropist and businessman Don Smith leads Turlock's Independence Day parade

The annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Turlock wouldn't be complete without a Grand Marshal, an honorary title bestowed to a notable individual in the community. This year that honor was given to Don Smith, who will be leading the parade in a brand new red convertible Camaro.

July 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock City Council member to head United Samaritans Foundation

Barbara Bawanan, a long-time champion of the United Samaritans Foundation, will be leaving her position as executive director in August and former Turlock City Council member Beverly Hatcher will be stepping into the role.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Foster Farms to open turkey hatchery in Turlock

For the past eight years Foster Farms has had a chicken hatchery in Turlock that has not been utilized, but that is about to change.

July 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lemonade for London

A baby battling leukemia in Minnesota will be honored in Turlock on Saturday with "Sweet London's Lemonade," a lemonade stand and bake sale fundraiser that aims to raise $1,000 for cancer research.

July 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Passersby attempt to put out house fire

Multiple fire crews, including an engine from Ceres, battled to contain a Turlock house fire Thursday evening that broke out in the 2000 block of Royal Wood.

July 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local companies prepare to exhibit new products at Fresno Food Expo

The fifth annual Fresno Food Expo is fast approaching meaning several local companies are eager to introduce their new and improved products to the public for the first time.

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


68 local candidates achieve citizenship in time for Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the 239th year of the United States of America's independence, but for many individuals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Officials warn of West Nile presence

With all the holiday activities sure to bring people outdoors, the East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts want to remind people to be mindful of taking steps to avoid contracting West Nile Virus.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


New civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2015-16 has been selected by the Superior Court and started their term Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Police Department promotes two and welcomes new officer

The Turlock Police Department welcomed a new officer and promoted two of their own this week during two separate ceremonies.

July 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dinner brings consumers, growers to the table

It is not often that consumers get to share the dinner table with the growers who are responsible for the meal in front of them.

July 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Country business offers funky take on home and garden goodies

Name of Business: Ebb n' Flow Patio Home and Gardens

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Marshmallows, real-life heroes part of July library events

Summer reading is in full swing at Stanislaus County Libraries and this month children will learn about real-life heroes during special book readings and craft projects. Other activities include ocean and marshmallow crafts, along with a monthly LEGO building time.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Mini-grants to cultivate community gardens

In an effort to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods throughout Merced County, the Merced County Department of Public Health CalFresh Champions for Change Program is looking to award mini-grants to either start a community garden or improve an existing community garden.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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