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County health reports 5 human cases of West Nile; 4 people hospitalized

With the approach of fall, mosquito abatement districts and public health officials are warning of increased West Nile Virus activity.

August 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


COMMUNITY: SWING YOUR PARTNER

The Steppin' Pards square dancing group performed an exhibition at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market Friday night. The Steppin' Pards meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for workshops at the American Legion Hall, located at 75 Bothun Rd. (off of East Avenue) in Turlock. During the month of September the club offers square dance lessons free for new dancers.

August 26, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local painters seek charity project nominations

Perhaps you know someone who is struggling due to medical or financial problems. Or maybe you know of a non-profit who could use a paint job. Turlock's Lancaster Painting wants to know about that person, family or business. For the second year in a row, Lancaster Painting is donating its expertise for a community service program - Paint it Forward.

August 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cold, wet winter effects local honey production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported record high honey prices and a 20 percent increase in honey production across the country for 2010, however, at least one local beekeeper is finding 2011 a tougher year.

August 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Firefighters get tech update

When a call came in Thursday of a fire at a Turlock apartment complex the responding firefighters had all the information they needed at hand with just a touch of the screen.

August 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Westside hotel partners with TID to offer electric vehicle chargers

With electric cars booming in popularity, many owners are learning a new phrase for the first time: "Range anxiety."

August 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Getting the word out about elder abuse

The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance did their part to keep local senior citizens safe by hosting an abuse prevention information day. The event was held Friday morning and included lectures, information booths and a free lunch.

August 26, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Farm workers march through town, rally for change

Shouts of "Si se puede!" could be heard along El Capitan Way in Delhi Friday as a group of 20 to 30 United Farm Workers supporters marched through town and to that day's lunch spot, Iglesia de la Cruz (Church of the Cross). The marchers took a much-needed rest and refueled to continue their journey north.

August 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air District extends alert; calls for continued support

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is reminding citizens to stay vigilant in their efforts to reduce ozone emissions, as the district tries to stave off another round of fines from the Environmental Protection Agency.

August 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Federal grant to help local dairies with conservation efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $1,150,000 in Conservation Innovation Grants to the Western United Dairymen and Fiscalini Farms to implement new programs and purchase equipment. The grant is an effort to help agricultural businesses adopt new technologies to comply with federal, state, and local environmental regulations and address important natural resource concerns facing the industry.

August 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID moves ahead with eminent domain

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors took the next step in the Hughson/Grayson 115 kilovolt transmission line project on Tuesday by voting to approve the resolution of necessity, which will allow TID to file eminent domain proceedings.

August 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


A ‘greener’ way to get around town

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officials are asking Valley residents to change several behaviors that cause smog-forming emissions, including driving automobiles, due to an Air Alert that was issued Tuesday and will continue through Sunday.

August 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Delhi man found in Merced River

An 82-year-old Delhi man last seen going for a walk Sunday was pulled from the Merced River Monday afternoon.

August 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Back to school traffic leads to first Air Alert of 2011

Air officials have issued the first Air Alert in their newly-minted program that asks individuals to make some small changes, which could have big impacts on the Central Valley's air quality and collective wallets.

August 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment creeps upward … again

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw another slight increase in July, with an estimated 3,400 jobs lost during the month according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

August 19, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Local bike park national finalist for $100K grant

Local cyclists may have a new trail to try as the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park at Lake McClure is one of three national finalists for a $100,000 grant furnished by Bell brand helmets.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese recognized for sustainability efforts

Since it produces approximately 2 million pounds of cheese a day, it is oftentimes difficult to remember that Hilmar Cheese Company-the largest single-site cheese processor in the world-is known for more than just cheese.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Recent rainfall proves no match for drought

Although the amount of precipitation experienced by the region for the month surpasses the historical average rainfall amount for May, it still is not enough to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock remembers

Community members gathered at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.

May 26, 2015 | | Local


Neighbors concerned with night activity at Denair park

While Sterling Ranch Park in Denair is a welcoming community park during the day, nearby residents are not happy about the potentially illegal nightly activities at the park that are exacerbated by poor lighting.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dollar General expands in Stanislaus County

If it seems like there is a Dollar General on just about every corner, that's probably because the retail chain has continued to expand into Stanislaus County over the past few years and it isn't stopping.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


AAA projects uptick in Memorial Day travelers

Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.

May 22, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

Did you know...

May 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Pentecost Association prepares to celebrate 103 years of cultural traditions

It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honey bee decline causes buzz throughout nation

A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business forecast strong, despite negative impact of drought

Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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