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CALIFORNIA FRUIT AND NUT REVIEW

During April, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, and prune fruit continued to develop. Harvest began for a few early peach varieties. Cherry fruit developed as growers continued to spray for the Oriental Fruit Fly. Prunes were past full bloom and beginning to leaf-out in Sutter and Yuba counties. Weed treatments and bloom sprays continued in stone fruit orchards. Grape and kiwifruit vines were growing rapidly as temperatures increased. Pomegranates and persimmons continued to leaf-out. Apples were blooming and leafing-out. Blueberries were being picked and packed in Tulare County. Olive groves were pruned.

May 22, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Hundreds flock to area job fair

The weather is heating up and so is the job market. Hundreds of unemployed people stood in line for over an hour outside the Clarion Hotel Conference Center for Modesto's HIREvent on Tuesday for the opportunity to find employment with companies looking to hire.

May 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Community welcomes back one of its ‘best and brightest’

Thousands of students this month will be donning academic regalia and taking part in graduation ceremonies. Most of those receiving higher education degrees will take their expertise to the highest bidder in a very competitive job market. Very few will bring their talents back to the communities where they are needed most.

May 22, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Patterson fights for representation on TID board

The City of Patterson is continuing its fight for representation on the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors, while TID officials say formally annexing Patterson would lead to skyrocketing costs, and reduced water for growers.

May 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Beware of scammers posing as government officials, warns BBB

Better Business Bureau warns area consumers to be wary of telephone calls or solicitations claiming that government officials and agencies will pay their utility or cell phone bills.

May 22, 2012 | | Local


3.5 million Californians expected to hit roads this weekend

Only 33 drivers will race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Memorial Day weekend.

May 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Young boy overcomes communication disorder to write short story

What does hope sound like? Is it a galvanizing chant of a crowd or a word of encouragement whispered in the ear? For Ron and Jennifer Eivaz it sounds like a single word uttered by their son David. It doesn't matter what the word might be - they are all precious to the couple for the sheer fact that for the first half of David's life the prospect of him being able to use and grasp language was an open-ended question.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One man’s struggle with alcohol, life on the streets

He says he was born in Minnesota, grew up in San Jose, and ran businesses in Los Angeles. He says he played professional baseball in Philadelphia, a shortstop who once faced off against Nolan Ryan.

May 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Farming jobs help grow ranks of employed in county

An increase in farming jobs helped decrease Stanislaus County's unemployment rate to 16.4 percent for April, giving it a rate well below last year's estimate of 17.3 percent, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Efforts underway to keep West Nile virus at bay

The mosquito surveillance and control activities aimed at curbing the presence of West Nile virus are underway in Stanislaus County, just as two dead birds confirmed to have the virus were found in a neighboring county.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Canine competition comes to Modesto

Some of the best law enforcement canine teams from across Northern California will compete for the title of "Top Dog" at the 30th Annual Police Canine Trial, Saturday in Modesto.

May 17, 2012 | | Local


Seat belt enforcement

The 2012 start-of-summer Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off Monday.

May 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Animal rights groups seek justice for 50,000 starved hens

Three non-profit animal sanctuaries, Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary and Harvest Home are seeking justice for 50,000 hens who were abandoned this past February in what Stanislaus County Animal Services Executive Director Annette Patton called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

May 17, 2012 | BY NANCY ANGEL Turlock Journal | Local


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


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Perfect time for a tiny tumbleweed adventure

Late summer is not the greatest time for watching birds in our area. It is too early for most fall migrants and winter birds, and many of the summer visitors are gone by now.

August 29, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Largest community yard sale benefits locals, nonprofits

Locals who enjoy spending their Saturdays frequenting yard sales will now have an opportunity to browse the goods of more than 70 sellers in one place next Saturday at the annual Cornerstone Covenant Church Community Yard Sale.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Take the 'Water Pledge'

Take the pledge to commit to making more water efficient action in and around your home and receive a free water conservation device from the City of Turlock.

August 29, 2014 | | Local


Fava Bean Day recipient thankful for support

The family of 18-year-old Dustin Babb is learning that even in the darkest of days a little sunshine can peek through.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple’s engagement featured in ‘Christian Mingle’

Elizabeth Lourenco and Jeffrey Severson of Turlock, who began their romance as high school sweethearts, were chosen to have their proposal photo featured in the film "Christian Mingle."

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local vocal duo pays it forward

Some bands play for the love of music, others play in hopes of becoming famous. Then there's Age Before Beauty, a two-person band that donates all of their tips that they earn during performances to charity.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


University to open its downtown art gallery

Turlock's downtown scene will officially welcome California State University, Stanislaus on Friday through a ribbon cutting ceremony for the university's new art gallery and a CSUS themed Night Market.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Other valley cities look to copy Turlock's homeless success story

Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 29, 2014 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Crash witnesses rescue couple from canal

Several Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a Hughson couple after their car crashed into a canal Thursday.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock residents try for street parking permit

In larger cities parking spots are considered a valuable commodity, but parking is not usually an issue in Turlock, except perhaps for the residents near Donnelly Park.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Encore Dance Apparel taps into needed market

Name of Business: Encore Dance Apparel

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Wigglesworth resigns from MedicAlert Foundation

After leading MedicAlert Foundation into a new era of innovation over the past five years, CEO Andrew Wigglesworth announced that he will be resigning from the Turlock-based international health information company.

August 28, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Grocery Outlet owners relocate to open new store

It took three continents and four moves but Victor Soares made his way to Turlock and he didn't come alone. He brought Grocery Outlet.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire department pact earns council approval

The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Coroner’s office seeks deceased man’s kin

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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