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Trustees look to raise tuition to narrow budget gap

Higher tuition could await California State University students, as the CSU Board of Trustees responds to between $150 and $250 million in new state funding cuts.

July 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus dairy forging new road to energy production

Fiscalini Farms, a Stanislaus County 1,500-cow dairy, is leading the charge in California to prove that the business end of a cow's digestive track can be effectively used to generate power.

July 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Zero tolerance for illegal fireworks

Local law enforcement and fire departments will be keeping a watchful eye on the sky come the Fourth of July, looking for those shooting of illegal fireworks.

July 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief resigns

Turlock Police Chief Gary Hampton, who has modernized the department and brought it up to a new level of staffing and service, is resigning from the position he has held for the last five years.

July 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock natural gas pipeline in need of fix

An evaluation by Pacific Gas and Electric of the natural gas pipelines in the state has turned up 7.5 miles of pipeline in need of pressure reductions, including a stretch in Turlock.

July 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Journal launches new website

We have some changes coming Wednesday to our website, turlockjournal.com.

July 01, 2011 | Kristi Massey | Local


THE FIRE LANE

Fire Call Summary

July 01, 2011 | | Local


MedicAlert teams up with Children’s Hospital

Turlock-based MedicAlert Foundation and the Children's Hospital Central California have formed a partnership to offer medical emergency and identification bracelets to children in the Central Valley.

July 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Program brings fresh food to seniors

The Area Agency on Aging will be handing out free coupon books to low-income senior citizens at the Turlock Farmers' Market on July 8. The coupons are available through the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and can only be used to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, honey or edible herbs at certified farmers' markets. They cannot be redeemed at grocery stores.

July 01, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Holiday water safety a great concern

Record snow pack and rainfall have caused dangerous conditions in Central Valley waterways.

July 01, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Regional Fourth of July celebrations

Saturday

June 28, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


St. Jude Thaddeus youth going to Spain

A delegation from the youth group of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Livingston will depart on Aug. 8 for a two -week pilgrimage to attend World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Holiday travelers feeling the ‘budgetary squeeze,’ says AAA

Despite declining gas prices, fewer Californians are projected to travel for the Fourth of July weekend than did a year ago, AAA Northern California announced this week.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fireworks stands open with a bang

Hilmar resident Sherri Flanery contemplated a "Moonstruck" package of fireworks at the Phantom Fireworks stand sponsored by the Turlock Freewill Baptist Church at the corner of Monte Vista and Geer on Tuesday. The church said last year they sold $22,000 worth of fireworks and raised $5,000 during the fundraiser, which helps send kids to summer church camp. Fireworks stands opened Tuesday throughout Turlock. About 85 percent of sales are made on July 3 and 4. In order to avoid long lines and get the best fireworks, organizations urge buyers to come in early.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Safety Saturday a success

More than 800 people visited GDI Insurance's safety event on Saturday, held at GDI offices on Geer Road in Turlock.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | 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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