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Turlock students, residents go green for the week

As Kermit the Frog once said, it's not easy being green.

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Local drivers feel squeeze at the pump

As gasoline prices surge, Turlockers' pocketbooks are left reeling.

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Journal reporter, fitness owner compete in business challenge

Nineteen hopeful entrepreneurs competed in the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on Wednesday, each with just two minutes to win over a panel of investors and business geniuses for their shot at $24,000 in cash and prizes.

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Gusty winds prompt Valley-wide caution

Local air officials are issuing a health cautionary statement for blowing dust as a result of gusty winds throughout the Valley air basin today.

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Film Commission fundraiser rolls out the red carpet

Flashing cameras welcomed VIPs as they stepped out of their limousines Sunday night and onto the red carpet. After fielding questions from "paparazzi" guests were ushered into an elegantly decorated ballroom by Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe.

March 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Record number of burn prohibitions issued over dry winter

The ninth season of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program ended Wednesday with a record number of burn prohibitions issued over the winter months.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair aims to Save Our Parks

The State of California plans to close Merced County's George J. Hatfield and McConnell State Recreation Areas, but a local businessman is doing his part to keep them open.

March 02, 2012 | | Local


Growers to pay more for irrigation

New state regulations will force many growers in the Turlock Irrigation District service area to pay more for water next year, customers learned at preseason growers meetings this week.

March 02, 2012 | | Local


Community fills theatre to view TID history film

The red carpet wasn't only in Hollywood this weekend.

February 29, 2012 | | Local


February phenomenon

It is hard to beat the beauty of Yosemite looking into the Valley from the Tunnel View during a clearing of a storm, or standing on Sentinel Bridge during sunset and seeing the alpine glow on Half Dome with the reflection in the Merced River. But two weeks in late February, there is a phenomenon that happens in Yosemite that does not happen anywhere else in the world. There is an ephemeral waterfall named Horsetail Falls located on the east shoulder of El Capitan that at sunset will glow anywhere from yellow to lava red. And yes, if you are ...

February 29, 2012 | By Jack Kirchert Community Contributor | Local


South Dakota governor looks to round up California dairies

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard isn't afraid to admit that he was in Tulare during the World Ag Expo on a dairy recruiting trip to lure dairies away from other states - including California.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Shelter celebrates 10 years of helping local homeless

It's a tin anniversary for Turlock's longest-running homeless shelter operator.

February 29, 2012 | | Local


Valley flush with blossoming almond trees

Almond trees throughout the Turlock area are beginning to bloom due to a warmer than normal winter. Despite a record low rainfall total so far this year, almond grower and Turlock Irrigation District Director Ron Macedo said he expects a good harvest.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Denair teen celebrates fourth birthday

Today, at long last, Turlock Christian High sophomore David Thompson is celebrating his fourth birthday. He isn't some sort of child prodigy - he's a leap year baby.

February 29, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dry season means less water for irrigation

A critically dry year – possibly the driest on record – led Turlock Irrigation District directors to issue the lowest initial irrigation water allocation and cap in the district's history on Tuesday.

February 29, 2012 | | Local


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Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


FBI academy open to students

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Sacramento branch is currently taking applications from high school juniors for their Spring 2016 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy.

January 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


High school soap maker turns hobby into loving business

When 16-year-old Turlock Christian High School student Hailey Kellstrom made her first batch of cucumber melon soap three years ago, she admitted that it was ...

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alliance Worknet makes transition from public to private sector

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, signed into law in 2014, has resulted in a big change for Alliance Worknet of Stanislaus County, but one ...

January 29, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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