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White-crown sparrows herald coming of fall

When I was a kid I was excited about September because that's when school started - and it also meant a reprieve from farm labor. My dad was an almond farmer and back in those days the whole family helped with the harvest.

September 18, 2012 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community Contributor | Local


CALIFORNIA AG LAND VALUES REACH RECORD HIGH

California's average farm real estate was valued at $7,200 per acre, based on surveys of California farmers and ranchers. This is an all time record high for California and $300 above the previous record set in 2011. Annual farm real estate values have continually increased since 1994, the last time it dipped below the previous year's value. Irrigated cropland, at $12,000 per acre, increased $500 per acre compared with the 2011 estimated value. Non-irrigated cropland, at $3,550 per acre, was down 1.4 percent from last year. All cropland, at $9,810 per acre, was ...

September 18, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock store finds success with men’s apparel

Name of business: Camara's Clothier

September 18, 2012 | | Local


Litter removal campaign makes way into California

The non-profit group Pick Up America is headed toward the Central Valley to help with the removal of trash from the area's roadways and highways.

September 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crowds flock to city pools

The City of Turlock's summer swim programs experienced one of their busiest years ever in 2012 – despite one pool being closed for half of the season.

September 18, 2012 | | Local


Motorcyclist killed in solo crash

The California Highway patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred Monday night just outside of Turlock that claimed the life of the rider.

September 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians deliver purification systems to 500 Dominican households

Nearly one billion people have no access to clean, safe water. In the developing world, finding a reliable source of safe water is often time-consuming and expensive to obtain. Helping to alleviate the problem in some small measure, the Rotary Club of Turlock, donated and dispensed water purification systems to as many as 500 households in the Dominican Republic.

September 18, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Calafia should stay put, says Arts Commission

She is loved by some, and disliked by others. One local business owner even wants her gone. The 14-foot statue of Calafia, which has welcomed visitors to downtown Turlock for the last seven years, isn't ready to part from its home, just yet. During Thursday's Arts Commission meeting, commissioners voted to recommend to the Turlock City Council that Calafia not be relocated from downtown Turlock.

September 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission director steps down

The Turlock Gospel Mission's founding executive director, who has led the organization from a modest nightly meal offering to a group on the verge of opening a full-time shelter building, has stepped down from his post.

September 14, 2012 | | Local


District seeks new technology proposals

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has opened up funding of $4 million for new emission-reduction proposals through its Technology Advancement Program.

September 14, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Zuzu puts local ingredients into award-winning sweets

Urbandictionary.com defines zuzu as both a slang term for candies and as a descriptor meaning "superfantasticlywondeful in a fantabulistic way." So, naturally Valerie Lamke thought it was the perfect name for her new confections company.

September 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Park neighbors fed up with noise

Turlock parks are a haven for many families who host barbecues, birthday parties, and playdates at the many neighborhood park locations - with Crane Park on Canal Drive being one of the most popular. While families are out celebrating during the weekends, residents surrounding Crane Park are fed up with the excess noise and are demanding that policies be put into place.

September 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Algae bloom causes big stink at Donnelly

Something is rotten in the pond of Donnelly.

September 14, 2012 | | Local


DFI recalls cantaloupes due to Salmonella

DFI brand cantaloupes out of Huron, Calif. were recalled due to Salmonella contamination.

September 13, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Wildlife center to hold open house

A menagerie of critters that make the wild lands around Stanislaus County their home, from Fizzle the California Ground Squirrel to Bella the Eastern Red Fox, will be highlighted during the annual Day with Wildlife at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.

September 11, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock Eagles 4-H Club promotes community involvement

The Turlock Eagles are the newest 4-H club in Turlock, providing local youth with the opportunity to get involved in the community in unique ways ...

May 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Locals love tamales

The first annual Turlock Tamale Festival was a resounding success, according to festival host and Turlock Poker Room owner Joe Fernandez.

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Foster Farms recalls chicken nugget products

Foster Fosters is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that could be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber ...

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dentistry from the Heart to offer free smiles

For the past three years, local dentist Robert A. McCulla has changed lives – and smiles – in the Turlock community by hosting a free day of ...

May 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


March sees improved water conservation rates statewide

Despite a lack of rain in March Californians didn't lag in their water conservation efforts, according to the recent data from the State Water ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Purple for a cause

Turlockers painted their world purple on Saturday and brought cancer patients a little hope by raising $35,410 for the American Cancer Society through the ...

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Kitten rescue goes viral

Turlock Firefighters are causing "ahs" to be uttered around the country as a video of them rescuing four kittens from a burning wood pile spreads ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public invited to Congressional candidate forum

One of the most important jobs that the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County does is to provide educational opportunities for the voters by ...

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock native serving aboard U.S. Navy destroyer

A 2008 Turlock High School graduate and Turlock native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Milius.

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast honors service and strength

Members of the Turlock community came together on Friday morning to eat, pray and reflect at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, giving thanks to ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Children’s Play Park a project of community pride

The children scampering up and down the wooden play structure at Donnelly Park likely haven't given much thought, if at all, to how the ...

April 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock's growing ag industry

Turlock welcomed a new powdered milk processing plant on Friday, and took one step closer to former Mayor John Lazar's vision of becoming the ...

April 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock tree lovers

The City of Turlock has a long tradition of celebrating Arbor Day - over 25 years - and a little rain didn't dampen Turlock's tree-loving ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Global consumers: More almonds, please

Driving through the Turlock countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has taken ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair ticket sales start Saturday

The Stanislaus County Fair will open its box office to sell discounted Fair admission tickets, arena tickets, fair season pass, and discount unlimited ride wristbands ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


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