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Lemonade Day event to help youth learn about business, raise funds for nonprofits

It's never too early for children to learn the basic tenants of running a business. And what better way to learn than by operating an old-fashioned lemonade stand?

May 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pedal power: Biking to work

As Turlockers celebrate national Bike to Work Week – May 14-18 – some local citizens bike to work every day.

May 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Sacred Heart to host festival

Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host a festival on Saturday and Sunday in an effort to bring the parish's English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking members together for one event.

May 15, 2012 | | Local


Time to fill the boot

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be holding their annual Boot Drive on Saturday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in Turlock. Money raised will go directly back to the community. Since last year, the firefighters have donated thousands of dollars back into the Turlock community raised from the Boot Drive and their annual crab feed. This year money from the Boot Drive will be donated to Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Together, Turlock Recreation and Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness ...

May 15, 2012 | | Local


Busy fire season predicted for area

Fire officials are warning that the dry grasslands and timber left from a winter that saw very little rain and snow could spark a busy and dangerous fire season in California.

May 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Less water to fill Don Pedro

An expected 80,000 acre-feet of water will no longer flow into the Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir, directors learned Tuesday.

May 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


‘Fava Day’ celebration raises funds for kids with cancer

Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to fill their bellies with beans and linguica for the 19th annual celebration of "Fava Day." The only thing is that there is no Fava Day … at least not officially.

May 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Poppies return to Turlock

Turlock may not be Flanders Field, the former World War I battlefield made famous by John McCrea's poem, but the poppies most certainly will blow. In fact, thousands of crêpe paper poppies, each hand-made by a hospitalized or disabled veteran, have made their way to Turlock and the American Legion Auxiliary this year in preparation for poppy week, during which members of the ALA, Sons of the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops will work to raise money for those hospitalized and disabled veterans by distributing the flowers.

May 11, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


MOMS for moms

Being a mom is hard work. There is no greater responsibility than to care for another human being. Moms not only change diapers, wipe noses and kiss boo-boos, they are also the most influential person in a young child's life.

May 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chrysler group to open up shop in Turlock Auto Plaza

A new auto dealership is coming to town and will make its home at the Turlock Auto Plaza, which has sat largely vacant for the last few years.

May 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel prepares for healthcare reform act mandates; moves ahead with innovations

Hospital administrators are used to the ever-changing climate of healthcare. New technology, standards of care and diverse populations keep hospitals always looking for ways to improve their services. The Patient Care and Affordable Care Act of 2010, however, puts healthcare in a whole new ballgame.

May 08, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police promotion

Veteran Turlock Police member Jeff Lopes was promoted to the rank of Captain Tuesday afternoon during a ceremony at the War Memorial. Lopes' career in law enforcement began with the Turlock Police Department and has spanned more than two decades. Over the years he has earned numerous commendations and awards, including being named the Officer of the Year in 2007.

May 08, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson can grow with new sewer plant

Hughson city officials are proud of their new sewer plant.

May 08, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fair deadlines for 4-H, FFA exhibitors fast approaching

The deadlines for 4-H and FFA entries are May 17 and May 31. Participants must have their entry forms turned in no later than 5 p.m. on the deadline date.

May 08, 2012 | | Local


Event looks for power of prayer to help city

In the Bible, the power of prayer can move mountains. A group of committed Turlockers hope prayer can help the city, state, and nation recover and prosper.

May 08, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Celebrate ice cream and all things dairy with Hilmar Cheese

If the cheese wasn't enough to lure guests to Hilmar Cheese Company already, the visitor center is now offering family tours and an ice cream making activity in honor of National Ice Cream Month.

July 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair draws more visitors in 2014

The Stanislaus County Fair saw a banner year for its 2014 run, bringing in more visitors and more money for youth livestock exhibitors at Fair auctions.

July 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City water conservation measures lackluster compared to state regulations

While the State Water Resources Control Board recently approved an emergency regulation to allow local governments and agencies to fine citizens for excessive outdoor water use, local citizens will not be affected by the new measures since the City of Turlock instituted its own water conservation rules more than 20 years ago.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals will take to the mud to help Hilmar girl

Muddy Balls, a local charity mud volleyball tournament, will take place at the Stanislaus County Fair starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 2, with all the proceedings benefitting 8-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma.

July 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


New title, new positions at the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has undergone a makeover that has the organization sporting a new name with new leaders at the helm of what is officially now known as the Stanislaus Business Alliance.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar opens Wednesday

Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.

July 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID proposal sparks debate on local water use

The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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