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Mail carriers collect donations to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

U.S. Postal carriers are hoping to pick up more than just outgoing mail on May 14.

April 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


COMMUNITY: GIVING BACK

Brownie Troop 356 donated 20 adoption bags to the Turlock Animal Shelter on Tuesday. The bags include pet items that will be given to the families that adopt a new pet from the shelter. The girls earned their Community Service badge for their efforts.

April 26, 2011 | | Local


Pedestrian killed in Delhi

A Delhi man was killed Thursday night when he stepped in front of an oncoming vehicle.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pill take back

The Merced County Sheriff's Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency is holding a prescription medicine disposal event.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Horse show team shines at Gold N Grand

It was a wet and wild weekend at the Spring Gold N Grand horse show held the last weekend of March at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta. Six members of the Dal Porto Ranch Show Team and their trainer, Carol Dal Porto, braved the elements and the mud to compete in a variety of western classes. Most of the team had not experienced a show during such inclement weather, but each of them came ready and prepared to compete.

April 26, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


FAITH: INAUGURAL SERVICE

Members of the Turlock Sikh Temple celebrated the opening of the brand new temple this weekend. Thousands of Sikhs gathered for the three-day inaugural service to worship and share a meal. The new temple, located on the corner of 5th Street and Linwood Avenue, is 21,000 square feet and has two stories. The wooden domes were all hand-painted on the inside with murals of clouds, trees and birds.

April 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair looking for community talent

If you dance, sing, play in a band, demonstrate martial arts or some other talent and would like to perform at the 2011 Merced County Fair, this is your chance.

April 26, 2011 | | Local


Hilmar Cheese plans expansion

The Hilmar Cheese Company plans to expand its Hilmar facility with a new administration building, a solar energy plant, and a biogas renewable energy recovery system, the company told the Hilmar Municipal Advisory Council on Monday.

April 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Farmers market returns to downtown Turlock

Within a short time the bounty of crops toiled and harvested from the fields around Turlock will once again fill the booths of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market, as the organization returns for its second year.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New beginning for Geer Road Golden Arches

Turlockers partial to all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese were given a shock Wednesday afternoon when a bulldozer demolished the Geer Road McDonald's restaurant.

April 22, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Milk showdown at Merced Fair

The 53rd annual Merced County Fair Milk Producer's Quality Control Contest was held Thursday at the Merced fairgrounds.

April 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


TID wins safety award

The Turlock Irrigation District placed second in class for safety at the 2010 Northwest Public Power Association's Engineering & Operations Conference in Reno, Nev. on April 7.

April 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


USDA offers grants for renewable energy systems

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has invited agricultural producers and rural small businesses to apply for loans and grants to implement renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.

April 19, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Walking for a cause

Community members took a hike for cancer at the annual Turlock Relay for Life, held Saturday at Dutcher Middle School. Thousands of people and dozens of organizations participated in the event, which smashed a projected fundraising goal of $200,000 and raised $265,000 for the American Cancer Society and cancer research.

April 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Dog show coming to Merced County Fair

FFA and 4-H members who don't have a goat, pig or sheep will still be able to show an animal at the 2011 Merced County Fair, as the fair is presenting an exhibition showmanship dog show.

April 19, 2011 | | Local


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Local bike park national finalist for $100K grant

Local cyclists may have a new trail to try as the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park at Lake McClure is one of three national finalists for a $100,000 grant furnished by Bell brand helmets.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese recognized for sustainability efforts

Since it produces approximately 2 million pounds of cheese a day, it is oftentimes difficult to remember that Hilmar Cheese Company-the largest single-site cheese processor in the world-is known for more than just cheese.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Recent rainfall proves no match for drought

Although the amount of precipitation experienced by the region for the month surpasses the historical average rainfall amount for May, it still is not enough to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock remembers

Community members gathered at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.

May 26, 2015 | | Local


Neighbors concerned with night activity at Denair park

While Sterling Ranch Park in Denair is a welcoming community park during the day, nearby residents are not happy about the potentially illegal nightly activities at the park that are exacerbated by poor lighting.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dollar General expands in Stanislaus County

If it seems like there is a Dollar General on just about every corner, that's probably because the retail chain has continued to expand into Stanislaus County over the past few years and it isn't stopping.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


AAA projects uptick in Memorial Day travelers

Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.

May 22, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

Did you know...

May 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Pentecost Association prepares to celebrate 103 years of cultural traditions

It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honey bee decline causes buzz throughout nation

A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business forecast strong, despite negative impact of drought

Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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