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Historic water year leads to extension of irrigation season

The Turlock Irrigation District announced Wednesday that it plans to extend the irrigation season by two weeks. The irrigation season will now extend to Nov. 2, and the last day for growers to place an order is Oct. 30.

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Getting healthy, pound by pound

The West Side Health Care Advisory Task force kicked off their annual Healthy Choices Summit with a weigh in ceremony on a giant scale. Teams of 10 participants stood together on the scale to calculate their overall weight. The teams will exercise and make healthy eating choices over the next eight weeks to drop pounds and compete for the title of "Biggest Loser."

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local drivers see a drop in gas prices

Consumers are seeing some price relief at the gasoline pump, but prices are still up compared to last month, according to AAA Northern California's monthly report.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Health care grant funds new medical facility in Hilmar

A new federal grant will allow the Livingston Medical Group to open a new medical facility in Hilmar, expected to provide medical care for 4,500 new patients.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Zoning makes permanent shelter possible, but not this winter

After years of meetings, negotiations and public workshops, the Turlock City Council at their July 26 meeting approved a zoning area where homeless shelters are allowed.

August 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fitness club looks to grant a child’s ‘wish’

Brenda Athletic Clubs is hoping to make the life of at least one very sick child in Stanislaus County a little bit better by helping to grant a wish.

August 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Crash claims life of Turlock senior

A collision between two vehicles in the outskirts of Turlock killed an 87-year-old woman Saturday.

August 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County transit goes high-tech

Riding the bus just became easier in Stanislaus County.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fire chars apartment

A Turlock woman escaped unharmed a fire in her apartment that started behind her stove.

August 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Train victim identified

The man killed while walking along the railroad tracks in Hughson has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office as Ryan Ling, 26.

August 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


COMMUNITY: YOUTH LEADERS

Two girls and two boys from both Turlock and Pitman high schools spoke at the American Legion Hall on Friday about their adventures at Girls State and Boys State this past summer. They all went for a week-long conference to learn about the process of the California government, how it works and they even built their own government from the ground up.

August 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar teen recovering from crash

Nicolas Azevedo, the Hilmar teen seriously injured in a car accident Monday, has awoken from his coma.

August 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native thanks high school teachers for academic start

Turlock High School graduate Joshua Turner credits his high school teachers for his success in the physics field. Turner holds a doctorate degree in physics and recently had a paper published in the Physical Review Journal.

August 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Man killed on Hughson railroad tracks

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a transient man who was struck by a freight train Tuesday morning in Hughson.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man injured at hay plant

A 43-year-old man was seriously injured Tuesday morning at a hay processing plant in Delhi when he accidentally triggered a piece of machinery that mistook him for a bale of hay.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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How the other half lives in Yosemite

When my wife and I carried our bags down the red carpet into the plush lobby, I could still hardly believe it. In all the years we had visited Yosemite, we had never stayed at the lavish hotel that houses royalty, presidents and the well-to-do. I figured we never would, yet there we were.

April 24, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Water conservation for city parks and medians

The City of Turlock's Water Conservation Task Force Committee is focusing efforts on water conservation strategies and enhancing our public education and outreach. As part of the public education and outreach, the City will be posting signs on the City's medians and parks. These signs will indicate how that particular landscape is being irrigated.

April 24, 2015 | | Local


Property changes in order for TID

The only thing that is constant is change and Turlock Irrigation District is embracing change with plans to both sell and purchase property with the Turlock Rural Fire District and the City of Turlock.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Victims’ rights rally planned for Saturday

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center is holding a Victims' Right Rally and Family Safety Fair in downtown Modesto on Saturday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


209 Extreme offers retail, wholesale options for name brands

Name of Business: 209 Extreme

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans’ meeting in Turlock

The monthly meeting for the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission will be held in Turlock on Monday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


Lake McClure bike park a West Coast finalist for $100,000 grant

When Dan Woodall isn't busy working at his bike store, Cycle Masters, he is often practicing what he preaches: cycling.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teams ready for Relay for Life events

Every spring hundreds of community members rally together for one cause: Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones is close to the hearts of many Turlockers.

April 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock senior honored for philanthropic efforts

Myrna Wachs may not be superwoman, but she is pretty darn close.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tune In and Turn Up returns to fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking to better the region's air quality by fixing those vehicles that are releasing polluting exhaust through their annual Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Behaving very much like a candidate for governor without saying he is one, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa moved around Mi Pueblo Market on Crows Landing Road Saturday afternoon during a leg of what he calls a "listening and learning tour."

April 21, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


The City of Turlock is now in stage three of the emergency water shortage plan

As a result of the severity of California's drought, the city manager of the City of Turlock hereby orders the implementation of Stage 3 of the City of Turlock's Emergency Water Shortage Plan.

April 21, 2015 | | Local


Get rid of old car batteries for a greener, cleaner planet

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting a greener planet and clearer driving, AAA Northern California is offering its popular battery recycling program "AAA Battery Roundup" year-round. AAA members and the public can drop off their old automotive, motorcycle, RV and marine batteries at select locations at any time throughout the year.

April 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Municipal Airport in the spotlight

While cars and trains are no unique site in Turlock, locals may be surprised to know that Turlock also has its own functioning airport. President of the Turlock Regional Aviation Association Todd Smith took time to answer questions about the airport which plays host to private flights, nonprofit events, sheep grazing and more.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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