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Brewing up a dust cloud

Turlock's award-winning Dust Bowl Brewing Company tapped the kegs and officially opened the doors to its downtown tap room Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID looks to avert tunnel collapse

The Turlock Irrigation District is set to blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on its upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing the top of the tunnel in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Neighbors get to know each other at ‘Night Out’ event

Residents all across Turlock turned on their porch lights, locked their front doors and joined their neighbors for National Night Out on Tuesday. Neighborhoods across the city held block parties and were visited by police and fire department officials.

August 02, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local business helps former foster youth

How many of us are actually an adult when we turn 18? Think about this, what if you got cut off from money, food and shelter the day you turned 18, how would things have worked out for you?

August 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Crops up in 2010

After a rough 2009, local farmers enjoyed a bounce-back year with a gross agricultural farm gate increase of nearly $260 million for an all-time record for total income of nearly $2.57 billion in 2010, according to the Stanislaus County Agricultural Crop Report.

August 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


TID weighs rate increase

The Turlock Irrigation District expects to raise electric rates in February, but the cost and the structure of the increase have yet to be decided.

August 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local man hospitalized with West Nile Virus

A Stanislaus County man remains hospitalized with West Nile Virus after the onset of symptoms on July 22. The 68-year old is the first human to test positive for West Nile in Stanislaus County this year, and the second person to test positive in the state.

August 01, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Stanislaus County to join major biofuel project

The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced that Stanislaus County will be part of a multi-state, $45 million biofuels project to produce renewable energy.

July 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Local programs help emancipated foster youth to beat the statistics

This article is the first in a three-part series featuring former foster youth who have recently made the transition from foster care to adulthood, the challenges they face, and local organizations, schools and employers that are dedicated to providing a bridge for the dangerous gap existing between youth and emancipation.

July 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Hughson launches business incubator, brings back festival

The City of Hughson has taken a few hard hits in the past two years, but the Valley town is not down for the count. In fact, over the past six months the city has set the stage for a comeback.

July 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Industrial park to get new name in hopes of wooing businesses

Turlock's confusingly-named 2,500 acre industrial park – the Westside Industrial Specific Plan – hasn't seen as much interest from developers as the city had hoped for.

July 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Produce stands good for local economy, environment

Locally grown produce has been making headlines lately. Health magazines tout the benefits of eating small-farm and organic produce, chambers of commerce urge citizens to "buy local," and frugal moms blog about the money they save by buying at farmers' markets. And Turlock is right in the middle of the eating local frenzy, with a plethora of fruits and vegetables available at local produce stands.

July 29, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Eating too much sugar can increase heart disease risk factors, study finds

Adults who consume high levels of sugar have significantly elevated levels of several risk factors for heart disease, according to a new study by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis and in Japan.

July 29, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Nominees sought for organic and farmers’ market advisory committees

The California Department of Food and Agriculture currently has 18 vacancies on two advisory committees overseen by the department's Inspection and Compliance Branch. Vacancies are available on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee and the Certified Farmers' Market Advisory Committee.

July 29, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Funding for farmers to improve air quality

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service has $9.5 million in funding assistance available for California farmers seeking to make farm improvements that will help air quality, water quality or conserve water.

July 29, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price paid to dairy farmers was welcomed by producers throughout the state, the California Dairy Campaign is still emphasizing the need to join the federal milk marketing order.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling lonely and disconnected throughout her first two days in captivity.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's Daily Bread Mobile Food Truck as the only meal they will receive that day.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair draws record number of visitors

Nearly a quarter of a million visitors made their way to Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the fair's annual 10-day this year, which included adrenaline-rushing rides, unforgettable celebrity concerts and countless exhibitions for all to enjoy.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Brown is the new Green' in Turlock

As the City of Turlock strives to meet the State's 32 percent water reduction requirements, our city parks, medians and facility landscapes are the most visibly impacted areas of the City's conservation efforts.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Artists needed for 2016 Calendar Contest

Each year the Valley Air District creates a 13-month bilingual calendar featuring Healthy Air Living messages and the creative artwork of San Joaquin Valley elementary and high school students.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Syphilis cases on the rise in California

The rate of women diagnosed with syphilis in California is on the rise and has alarmed health officials, especially with an increase of cases involving pregnant woman and newborns.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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