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Status of 2014 drought conditions

According to US Drought Monitor, approximately 35 percent of the country is experiencing drought conditions. California in particular is suffering from severe to exceptional stages of drought caused by high pressure air blocking storms from moving our way. As these conditions worsen and we struggle through this run of historically dry weather, we see further declines in reservoir levels, dustier air, and thirstier lawns.

August 08, 2014 | | Local


Former resident hopes Turlock will take a shine to his chip creation

If you've ever found yourself ravaging through the kitchen in search of a snack that would feed your hunger for a salty bite, yet also offer a tongue-tempting sweetness, then Chad McLean Scott might just be your new best friend.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus records two West Nile Virus deaths

Four individuals in California have died as a result of the West Nile Virus, including two Stanislaus County men, according to public health officials.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Assyrians remember martyrs

Just after hundreds of local Assyrians made their way to San Francisco on Saturday to join the ranks of 2,000 others in protest of the ongoing persecution of Christians in Iraq, local Assyrians gathered again Thursday evening to commemorate the loss of all Assyrians during Assyrian Martyr Day.

August 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TURLOCK FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER RE-OPENS

Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center celebrated their grand re-opening Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house at the new facility on Geer Road.

August 07, 2014 | CANDY PADILLA | Local


Turlocker turned celebrity hair stylist ‘charms’ with new product

Turlock native Kiara Bailey has come full circle.

August 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Coming soon to a theater near you

The official trailer for "Christian Mingle," the Corbin Bernsen led project filmed in part in Turlock, has officially been released and includes plenty of shots from locales around town.

August 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

A 34-year-old Turlock man was critically injured in a motorcycle crash outside of Los Banos.

August 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Goodwill industry moves to new, nearby location

Name: Goodwill

August 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denham talks water crisis at Chamber event

Just hours before hopping on a plane to sign a bill alongside President Barack Obama, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) spoke before his constituents and local dignitaries at the Turlock Country Club as part of the annual Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Eggs and Issues breakfast.

August 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local Boy Scouts trek through mountains

While most teens spend their remaining summer vacation days by the pool or catching up with friends on Facebook, a group of local Boy Scouts spent some time trekking through the New Mexico mountains learning skills of the trappers of old.

August 07, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Alliance equips local businesses with ADA compliance primer

After a rash of American Disabilities Act lawsuits stung San Joaquin business owners with hefty fines and even caused some businesses to close their doors in recent months, the Stanislaus Business Alliance is taking proactive measures to ensure local businesses can protect themselves from unwanted lawsuits.

August 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mixer to help nonprofits with social media

Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for ways to begin or boost a social media campaign will now have an opportunity to attend a complimentary course on all things media marketing courtesy of Ali Cox and Company marketing agency.

August 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Neighbors step out for national event

Turlock neighborhoods joined communities across the country to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday with block parties and visits from local law enforcement.

August 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Salvation Army events highlight the joy of giving

Fundraising for the Salvation Army is taking a new turn in Turlock as the days of bake sales and car washes are being replaced with upcoming nights of drinks and dancing to support the several initiatives of the Turlock branch of the national organization.

August 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Settlement reached in abandonment of 50,000 hens at Turlock farm

Andy Cheung and Lien Diep of A&L Poultry in Turlock have been permanently prohibited from working directly with animals again, a settlement reached as a result of the producers' reckless abandonment of 50,000 hens back in 2012.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran prepares for annual Red, White, and Blue 9-11 Run

While Turlocker and United States Army veteran Cory Smith may have returned home several years ago after witnessing the affects of war first hand, his patriotism has not waned evident by his decision to take to the streets of Turlock - literally - to increase locals' understanding of the sacrifice of soldiers.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sutter ushers in new era in Turlock

The new Sutter Gould care center opened in Turlock on Monday with the old offices on Main Street closing its doors.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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