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Central Valley ripe for fruit production

Peach grower Jim Santini has spent every summer in a peach orchard since he was about four years old. His father planted his first peach orchard in the mid-1950s when Santini was about two.

August 03, 2012 | BY DAWN M. HENLEY TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Family forced out by fire

A family of seven had to find temporary housing Wednesday after an electrical fire caused damage at their home.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile claims first life in California

California recorded its first fatality of the year from the West Nile virus, just as new cases have been reported in Stanislaus County.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock teen leads normal life after liver transplants

An emotional panel of speakers gave a new meaning to life when they honored organ donors and transplant recipients at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto Wednesday morning. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Week, about 40 panels were on display in the hospital's main hallway, which featured stories of residents whose loved ones lost their lives and donated organs and tissues. The wall also commemorated the people whose lives were saved because of the transplants.

August 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Climate change and specialty crops focus of new CDFA group

California's specialty crops account for more than half of the nation's fruits, vegetables, and nuts as well as nearly $7 billion dollars of exports worldwide. California's production of diverse specialty crops is threatened by potential climate-related phenomena, including reduced water supplies, increased plant heat stress, decreased chill hours, shifts in pollinator lifecycles and increased influx of invasive species, according to the California Department of Agriculture.

August 02, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Air quality declines as ozone levels climb

Rising ozone levels throughout the San Joaquin Valley are causing air quality to deteriorate, and local air officials urge residents to take health-protective measures where necessary.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock boy hit and killed by train

A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a train Tuesday night in Turlock, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.

August 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New commissary to meet needs of booming food truck businesses

One aspect of the health code has long troubled Stanislaus County food truck owners and inspectors alike: trucks are required to park in secured commissaries overnight, but there aren't enough commissary parking spots to accommodate the county's numerous mobile food vendors.

July 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Annual mission conference open to all

Missionary Gospel Fellowship is holding its annual mission conference at Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock, Sunday through Tuesday. MGF conference features speaker Clayton Dougan, a native of Scotland who will speak on the importance of evangelism and "The Key to Effective Ministry."

July 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Summer fun and learning

Summer may not be a time for classrooms, but that doesn't mean it's not a time for learning.

July 31, 2012 | | Local


Turlock Gold Medal, Bronze Star recipient dies at 88

In 2011, Turlock native Hiroshi "Hiro" Asai was one of several local veterans presented the highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his outstanding efforts in World War II.

July 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Majesty Bible: Serving the needs of the Christian community

Name of business: Majesty Bible & Gifts

July 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock event to bring jobs seekers, employers face-to-face

In just three weeks, Turlock's Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will play host to one of the largest job fairs in the region, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) and coordinated by the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance.

July 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 25-year-old soldier from Turlock died in Afghanistan while serving as a combat medic with the California National Guard.

July 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock cyclist travels around the world and back again

One Turlocker's two-year quest to complete a bike ride around the world came to an end when she concluded her last stop at Pop's Bargain Outlet on Friday morning.

July 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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The Studio brings a community centric approach to fitness

Name: The Studio

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fireplace curtailments starting up again

The 12th season of the Central Valley's Check Before You Burn program begins Saturday

October 30, 2014 | | Local


New projects will boost TID’s efforts to conserve water

Turlock Irrigation District is looking to conserve as much water as it can with its Lateral 8 Total Control Channel Pilot Project. This pilot, in conjunction with the Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir Project, will capture spillage and deliver only the amount of water that is needed for customers.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Annual calendar raises funds for Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter

What turns a house into a home? Ask John Pinkerton and he might just say hanging a Friends of the Turlock Shelter calendar on the wall.

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock, region’s future dissected at Chamber’s Economic Trends Breakfast

Agriculture is a $3.6 billion industry in the Stanislaus County which is dependent upon one precious commodity: water.

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock veterans take flight

It was the final day of the Central Valley Honor Flight, a three-day trip aiming to take World War II veterans to the nation's capital to tour its many war memorials. Turlock veteran David Sargis, 89, was walking through the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery before he bumped into a fellow veteran.

October 30, 2014 | BY ESRA HASHEM Special to the Journal | Local


Turlock woman dies in Patterson crash

A 30-year-old Turlock woman was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic collision in Patterson.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Almond growers seek to protect bees

In an effort to continue a mutually beneficially arrangement with nature's yellow and black pollinators, the Almond Board of California earlier this month unveiled Honey Bee Best Management Practices for the state's Almond Industry.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


SURPRISE VISIT

The owners of Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock had an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a car came crashing into their storefront.

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State, local agencies prepare for Ebola

There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but state and local entities, from health care workers to funeral directors, are instituting new protocols designed to help keep the public safe.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Korean veterans honored with Peace medal

It is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" but on Tuesday the sacrifices of those that served during the Korean War was brought front and center for a special recognition and the awarding of Ambassador for Peace Medals to almost a hundred local veterans.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands seek employment at Hilmar Cheese hiring fair

A line of individuals stretching nearly one mile in length wrapped its way around Turlock's War Memorial on Canal Drive on Tuesday with people snaking beyond the skate park and around the Turlock Irrigation District building. While the people represented a diverse array of backgrounds and ages they were all in search of the same thing: jobs, at Hilmar Cheese Company specifically.

October 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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