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Daisy gets a trimming courtesy of tranquilizers

How do you trim the hooves of a 1,200-pound Watusi bovine who could use her 5-foot-4 spread of horns as lethal weapons quicker than a snort? Very carefully – as was demonstrated last week at the yard of the Modesto Seventh Street Livestock Auction and Flea Market yard.

September 18, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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


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Local group provides weight loss support

Losing weight is a struggle for some, but thanks to support groups like Take Off Pounds Sensibly, shedding those extra pounds can be a fun ...

July 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Junior lifeguards course concludes second successful year

The San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program wrapped up its second annual three-week long training course at the San Luis Creek State Park on Friday.

July 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


La Taqueria: Continuing a family tradition

Type of business: Mexican restaurant

July 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


State fires affecting Central Valley air

With the massive Soberanes Fire blazing across Monterey County and the Sand Fire in Los Angeles County torching southern California, the resulting smoke and particulate ...

July 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


New tracks prompt temporary closure to Monte Vista Avenue

A new path is going to be needed for those individuals who travel in and out of Turlock via Monte Vista Avenue as the city ...

July 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Campers find heart at Camp Taylor

Kids meet, scars blend and wonders happen at Camp Taylor, which has provided a home away from home for young people and families of children ...

July 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown farmers market moves to Central Park

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is moving from its current E. Main Street location to Central Park starting Aug. 6, a change prompted by complaints ...

July 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock readies for National Night Out

Come next Tuesday the temperatures may drive people inside to air conditioned houses, but the Turlock Police Department is hoping people will brave the heat ...

July 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime downtown shop closing

After 36 years of framing art and memorabilia for the Turlock community, First Street Gallery and Frame Company is preparing to close its doors.

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


University Police Department promotes first female sergeant

Cheri Silveira remembers the moment she realized she wanted to become a police officer. Working in loss prevention at Gottschalks during her first college job ...

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Attendance dips at county fair

With all the exhibits taken down, livestock returned home and midway rides disassembled, it's hard to imagine that over 200,000 people visited the ...

July 26, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Motorcyclist killed in Delhi collision

A 33-year-old Denair man was killed Monday night when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Delhi.

July 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Senior safety top priority at upcoming seminar

Far too often senior citizens must be concerned with their safety both physically, emotionally and financially. Seniors sometimes need assistance when it comes to navigating ...

July 22, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Carnegie centennial celebration continues with a return to Kaleidoscope

The Carnegie Arts Center is ready to stroll back into its funky and groovy past and hopes locals will come along with the trip and ...

July 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Registration opens for Citizen Academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a Citizens Police Academy starting Sept. 8.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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