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Bloomin' cactus

Lois Davis never dreamed that when she bought an itty bitty agave palmeri 50 years ago that she would live to see it bloom. Davis bought the plant in 1963 at the Turlock Sales Yard for about $15. She planted it in her back yard and has enjoyed it through the years as the plant has produced several baby plants.

May 20, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Boots off for good cause

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 members donned their helmets, fire resistant pants and signature suspenders on Saturday - but put their boots in hand instead of foot to raise funds for a worthy cause.

May 20, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Carnegie grows audience, revenue in 2013

A wide array of exhibits in 2013 helped the Carnegie Arts Center financial future and established it as a premiere art center for the region.

May 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


U.S. Forest Service increases its firefighting aircraft fleet as fire season begin

In the face of what is shaping up to be a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is adding four additional aircraft to its next-generation firefighting fleet, bringing the total amount of aircraft to 21 large airtankers (with opportunities to add additional aircraft, if needed) and more than 100 helicopters. The new aircraft will enter service in the coming weeks and support over 10,000 firefighters for the 2014 wildfire season.

May 20, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


District 6 looks to crown 2014 Dairy Princess

Five young women will compete for the title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held June 18, at Our Lady of the Assumption Hall, 2602 S Walnut Rd. in Turlock.

May 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


BIKE TO WORK WEEK

Celebrating the national "Bike to Work Week," community members joined together on Friday at the Turlock Farmers Market for a bicycle tour of Turlock. City leaders, residents, police officers, children and bike-lovers of all ages went along for the ride, with many holding signs reading "Turlock Farmers Market Loves Bicycles", "Bike to Work, Burn Fat Not Fuel"," "Today's Forecast: 15 percent increase in productivity for bicycle riders", and more. The City of Turlock has also taken an interest in biking, as City staff work on developing the City's Bicycle Master Plan that will improve safety throughout the community ...

May 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Farmers balk at giving up pumping info

Throughout California, water issues have remained at the center of policy makers' discussions not only at the state level, but amongst local jurisdictions.

May 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Model airplane festival returns to Castle

Castle Airport will be flooded with planes next weekend - although they will be miniature in size. The 17th Annual International Miniature Aircraft Association District 10 West Coast Festival 2014 will be held May 22-25 at Castle Airport.

May 16, 2014 | | Local


Explosion injures Turlock repairman

A 60-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after an explosion in a refrigeration unit at a Turlock grocery store.

May 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

May 16, 2014 | | Local


Stewardship tour highlights almond industry innovation, challenges

Hundreds of almond orchards flank the entrance of Stewart and Jasper, an almond processing facility on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley. Follow the long drive and eventually those almond orchards are replaced with a more unique crop: solar panels.

May 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County’s unemployment rate heads downward

April brought in some welcome news for Stanislaus County as the unemployment level took a significant dip for the month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

May 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New tenants to fill vacant shopping centers

After several years of abandoned shops and declined activity, two Turlock shopping centers will soon see better days as three new tenants, including a Berkeley-based outlet supermarket, make plans to improve each complex.

May 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Firefighters seek donations in 'Fill the Boot' campaign

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be hosting its annual Fill the Boot fundraiser to benefit the Random Acts of Kindness program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersections surrounding Monte Vista Crossings. Firefighters will be asking passersby to 'fill their boot' with donations for the Random Acts of Kindness program. Funds donated go to support numerous community programs, such as the annual Turlock Christmas Parade and upgrading equipment for children in Turlock Unified School District. Every dollar donated goes directly back into the Turlock community.

May 15, 2014 | | Local


The Good Samaritan: Custodian returns $3K in found money

A man in Clovis spent over a year wondering where he left his jacket - and the $3,400 in cash in the pocket of that jacket after attending a Modesto Model A's Swap Meet event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. That is until a Turlock High School custodian found it at the school and turned in the jacket and hefty wad of cash.

May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Middle Eastern cuisine a family affair at Nami-No

Name of business: Nami-No

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire at vacant home

The cause of a fire in a Turlock vacant home remains under investigation.

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Record 129 million dead trees in California

The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number ...

December 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Coats 4 Kids

Westside Ministries is once again aiming to keep Turlock children warm and dry this winter season through the Coats 4 Kids program.

December 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Giving tree honors memories of lost loved ones

Debbie Murdock couldn't stand seeing children go without toys during the holidays. Every year, no matter how tough times were, she would make sure ...

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stocking stuffer central pops up on Main Street

Finding the right toys to stuff a stocking is hard enough, and the task becomes even more complicated when shoppers are seeking chimney-worthy gifts at ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Alexander T. Rosales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 08, 2017 | | Local


LIONS GIVE BACK

Turlock Lions Club members Conrad Renteria and Manuel Drumonde perused the toy aisles at Walmart Friday morning, searching for the perfect toys to purchase for ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


County resident sickened by mosquito transmitted virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has confirmed that the county has seen its first case of the St. Louis encephalitis virus with the diagnosis ...

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock teen finalist in national anthem singing contest

Makenna Boutelle is no stranger to the stage. The Turlock High School senior is already a past winner of her school's own singing competition ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Youth program finds distracted driving an issue in Turlock

Drivers distracted by phones, passengers, pets, food and much more run rampant on roads across the country every day, and recently, a group of teens ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


HVAC fire reported at Turlock Walmart

A fire inside a heating and air conditioning vent was discovered Thursday morning at the Turlock Walmart and prompted an evacuation of the store.

December 08, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New boutique brings city style downtown

Name of business: Intro

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Memorial tree and candlelight vigil for homicide victims in Modesto

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program will sponsor the 20th Annual Lighting of the Homicide Victims' Memorial Tree and Candlelight Vigil ...

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Valley Fever increases in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County Public Health announced that the number of reported Valley Fever infections continues to increase.

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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