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Temperatures soar near 100 degrees in first week of fall

Fall officially began last week, but the heat says summer never left.

September 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Almond farmers harvest small crop this year, despite high USDA predictions

Harvest season is in full swing and despite early predictions, local farmers are seeing a much smaller crop than they did last year-about 30 to 40 percent smaller than last year.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Community clean-up day expected to draw hundreds of volunteers

The third time's a charm when it comes to making Turlock shine.

September 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Whooping cough cases reach near-record high

The outbreak of whooping cough continues to grow in California as the state nears an infection rate that hasn't been seen in 55 years.

September 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dates set for centennial Stanislaus County Fair run

2011 will be a big year for the Stanislaus County Fair. In July 2011, the fair will celebrate its centennial anniversary.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Prosecutor, City Council candidate dies

Shawn Barlow, the Stanislaus County prosecutor and Turlock City Council candidate, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, leaving a community of family, friends, and colleagues stunned at his sudden passing.

September 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wrong Barlow family notified of death

The death of prosecutor and City Council candidate Shawn Barlow prompted a mistaken death notification for one Stanislaus County family.

September 21, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


More local harvesting facilities needed, say farmers to U.S. Ag, EPA

Farmers are making little profit, have nowhere to harvest their food and are out of options to keep their farms in business.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


American Legion, VFW send candy to the troops

U.S. troops around the world will soon be receiving a sweet treat from Turlock.

September 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New book takes a look at the future of the Central Valley

In 2009, the Great Valley Center pulled out a crystal ball and asked five notable speakers to take a look into the future.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Aspiranet celebrates 35 years with family, dog event

With 35 years of community service under their belt, Aspiranet has decided to celebrate their accomplishments with some of man's best friends.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


CSU Stanislaus to host observatory night

California State University, Stanislaus will offer the public a free trip around "Our neighborhood in the Universe" at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

September 21, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Search for new TID GM begins

The Turlock Irrigation District will employ executive search consultants Ralph Anderson and Associates to find a replacement for departed General Manager Larry Weis, following a Board of Directors decision Tuesday morning.

September 21, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Train hits bicycle; rider not injured

A woman riding her bike at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday was taken by surprise after an on-coming train hit her front wheel at the East Olive Avenue crossing.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Prop 19 cowboy finds supporters, protestors in Turlock

Howard Wooldridge, a retired police detective from Michigan, and his horse Misty rode into town on Saturday to help promote passage of California's Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana use. Wooldridge and Misty hung out on the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in their Support Prop 19 regalia and interacted with passing motorists and the occasional pedestrian.

September 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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The Studio brings a community centric approach to fitness

Name: The Studio

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fireplace curtailments starting up again

The 12th season of the Central Valley's Check Before You Burn program begins Saturday

October 30, 2014 | | Local


New projects will boost TID’s efforts to conserve water

Turlock Irrigation District is looking to conserve as much water as it can with its Lateral 8 Total Control Channel Pilot Project. This pilot, in conjunction with the Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir Project, will capture spillage and deliver only the amount of water that is needed for customers.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Annual calendar raises funds for Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter

What turns a house into a home? Ask John Pinkerton and he might just say hanging a Friends of the Turlock Shelter calendar on the wall.

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock, region’s future dissected at Chamber’s Economic Trends Breakfast

Agriculture is a $3.6 billion industry in the Stanislaus County which is dependent upon one precious commodity: water.

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock veterans take flight

It was the final day of the Central Valley Honor Flight, a three-day trip aiming to take World War II veterans to the nation's capital to tour its many war memorials. Turlock veteran David Sargis, 89, was walking through the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery before he bumped into a fellow veteran.

October 30, 2014 | BY ESRA HASHEM Special to the Journal | Local


Turlock woman dies in Patterson crash

A 30-year-old Turlock woman was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic collision in Patterson.

October 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Almond growers seek to protect bees

In an effort to continue a mutually beneficially arrangement with nature's yellow and black pollinators, the Almond Board of California earlier this month unveiled Honey Bee Best Management Practices for the state's Almond Industry.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


SURPRISE VISIT

The owners of Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock had an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a car came crashing into their storefront.

October 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


State, local agencies prepare for Ebola

There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but state and local entities, from health care workers to funeral directors, are instituting new protocols designed to help keep the public safe.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Korean veterans honored with Peace medal

It is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" but on Tuesday the sacrifices of those that served during the Korean War was brought front and center for a special recognition and the awarding of Ambassador for Peace Medals to almost a hundred local veterans.

October 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Thousands seek employment at Hilmar Cheese hiring fair

A line of individuals stretching nearly one mile in length wrapped its way around Turlock's War Memorial on Canal Drive on Tuesday with people snaking beyond the skate park and around the Turlock Irrigation District building. While the people represented a diverse array of backgrounds and ages they were all in search of the same thing: jobs, at Hilmar Cheese Company specifically.

October 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock WWII veterans join honor flight

The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.

October 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers market ends season; vendors seek change to Saturday

Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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