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Merced fair attendance down, Stanislaus numbers up

Total attendance at the 120th Merced County Fair was down 4.5 percent from 2010. About 61,700 people attended the fair this year.

June 24, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Quilters cover cold Turlockers

Gotcha Covered has been quilting blankets for needy community members since 2007, and their project grows bigger every year. The group of quilters was started in 2007 by Sharon Bristow, who got her inspiration from her daughter.

June 24, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Supporting local growers

The Turlock Farmers Market held their first of three night market events on Friday. Locally grown fruits and vegetables were available for sale, along with other agricultural products such as honey.

June 24, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Leadership class renovates Turlock Pregnancy Center

If a helping hand is nice, multiple sets of them certainly can get some work done fast. At least that's what the staff of the Turlock Pregnancy Center learned after the center's reception area was recently renovated as part of a project undertaken by the 11 graduating members of the Leadership Turlock Class of 2011.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


New Dairy Princess crowned

Alyssa Melo of Dos Palos was selected as the 2011-2012 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's (CMAB) District 6/3. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 250 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on June 16 at Our Lady of the Assumption Portuguese Hall in Turlock.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Servicemen and women to be honored in Patriotic Parade

The Turlock Patriotic Parade committee is inviting active military personnel and Gold Star families to be honored guests at this year's event.

June 24, 2011 | | Local


Public to decide winner of Air District video contest

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is asking for the public's help in determining which video is the best illustration of Healthy Air Life.

June 24, 2011 | | Local


Horse herpes contained, says CDFA

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced the recent disease outbreak of the Equine Herpes Virus -1 (EHV-1) associated with the horses is contained.

June 21, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Milk product prices to increase at least 5%

According to the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service, consumers can expect a five to six percent increase in dairy products such as milk, cheese, butter or ice cream over the course of 2011.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Caution advised during extreme temperatures

Turlock residents are cranking up the AC and slathering on sunscreen as Valley temperatures finally reached summer norms this week. The temperature in Turlock is expected to reach 103 degrees today, and the sudden change in climate could spell trouble for many residents.

June 21, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Safety fair to highlight kidnapping awareness

In October 1993, 12-year-old Polly Klaas was taken from her bedroom during a slumber party with several friends. Polly had opened her bedroom door to find a man holding a knife. The man tied Polly's friends up and took Polly from her Petaluma home.

June 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Donations at food closets down, need increasing

Major Debi Shrum of the Turlock Salvation Army says it happens every year-when the temperatures go up, food donations go down. It's called the summertime blues for local food closets and pantries.

June 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Rabbits passion of local FFA member

Kayla Hilvers is a young FFA member who has been making big waves on the national rabbit breeding scene. Kayla is currently ranked first in the state and 12th in the nation for breeding Californians, a large meat breed of rabbit. This is no small feat for a 15 year-old who only started working with rabbits four years ago.

June 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Fathers more important than ever in today’s society

Being a dad is no easy task.

June 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Gas prices drop, just in time for summer road travel

Drivers are rejoicing as pump prices across California continue to drop. According to AAA, which tracks gas prices as a service to consumers, every Northern California metro area tracked by the organization saw a double digit decrease at the pump over the past month.

June 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Local dairy farmer wins 2015 Agriculturist of the Year

It is safe to say that Turlock farmer Charles "Chuck" Ahlem's year is off to a good start.

March 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


USDA OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The 2014 Farm Bill consolidated three previous conservation easement programs into ACEP to make it easier for diverse agricultural landowners to fully benefit from conservation initiatives.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS' PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2015

What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2015 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey approximately 82,000 of the nation's farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Amazon hiring in Tracy

The Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy is hiring more than 100 additional full-time positions to work at the 1.1 million-square-foot facility.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Shooters sports bar offers full range of drinks and bites

Name of Business: Shooters Wings & Things

March 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sierra Vista Child and Family Services acquires Hughson Family Resource Center

The Hughson Family Resource Center has announced they have dissolved the Hughson Family Resource Center and have turned the assets, grants and programs over to Sierra Vista Child and Family Services in order to continue to provide services to the southeast communities of Stanislaus County.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Library events honor Dr. Seuss, renowned track athlete

Local libraries are hoping to inspire young athletes as well as readers and crafters this month with a host of special programs.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Fire, police departments discuss future plans in city workshop

Turlock's public safety agencies discussed their future needs Tuesday night during a city council workshop, with the possibility of expansions looming for both the Turlock police and fire departments.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two Turlock fires injure one, displace five

Turlock firefighters were kept busy Wednesday morning battling two house fires that injured one resident and left five others displaced from their home.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Minerva’s expands with West Main Street showroom

While a couple shops in downtown Turlock have closed their doors in recent months, just as quickly new tenants have filled them, such as Minerva's Furniture which seized the opportunity to establish an additional showroom in the former Ritzy Ragz and Thingz location.

March 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chamber to kick off Toastmasters club

Those looking to improve their public speaking and leadership skills now have an opportunity to be a part of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Toastmasters International Club, which is launching this Thursday.

March 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Samuel Mendoza of Turlock has successfully completed the 27-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP's Hollister-Gilroy Area office.

March 03, 2015 | | Local


Measles reaches Merced County

The measles outbreak that has struck California has moved a bit closer to home with the news that a Merced County child tested positive for the virus.

March 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dry snowpack could mean less water for local growers

Despite the relatively wet characterization of snow, data extracted from this month's snow course measurement has revealed wintry powder throughout the Tuolumne Basin to be momentously dry.

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


My personal battle with anorexia nervosa

"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

February 27, 2015 | BY NANCY ANGEL Special to the Journal | Local


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