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College students opt for an alternative energy spring break

More than 50 college students are passing up the beach this spring break and instead helping the Merced County Fairgrounds become more energy efficient.

March 22, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Air district reports improvement over winter months

The air quality over the winter season has shown a marked improvement according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, which recently wrapped up its eighth Check Before You Burn program.

March 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Applications for grand jury being accepted

The selection process for the FY 2011-2012 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury is starting. Anyone interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury may contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at www.stanct.org to download an application. The deadline for applications is May 2, 2011

March 18, 2011 | | Local


Grape Commission awarded grant to research invasive pests

The California Table Grape Commission has been awarded a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops grant for a 3-year project in the amount of $363,500 for research on invasive pests that pose threats to the table grape industry.

March 18, 2011 | | Local


Disaster assistance available for small businesses

Small, non-farm businesses in San Joaquin County and the neighboring counties of Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento and Stanislaus are now eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration. "These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by freezing temperatures that occurred in San Joaquin County from Nov. 25 through Nov. 26, 2010," announced Alfred E. Judd, director of SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center-West. "SBA eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers that have suffered agricultural production losses caused by the disaster and businesses ...

March 18, 2011 | | Local


County bus agency to hold public meeting about fare increases

The Stanislaus County Public Works Transit Division, administrators for the county's intercity bus system, Stanislaus Regional Transit or StaRT, will be holding a series of public information meetings to discuss a proposed fare increase to be effective Aug. 1.

March 18, 2011 | | Local


Water group looks to build synergy

Local agencies are banding together to form a regional water management group in Stanislaus County – one of California's only populated areas not to have such a group – in hopes of obtaining millions in state water funds for local projects.

March 18, 2011 | BY ALEX CANTATORE acantatore@turlockjournal.com | Local


Egg farmers ask to join JS West in lawsuit

The Association of California Egg Farmers (ACEF), an industry association that represents 70 percent of California's egg farmers, filed an application to join JS West, a Modesto-based egg farming company, in a lawsuit against the State of California and the Humane Society of the United States.

March 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Local business makes community service a priority

Every year Lancaster Painting donates labor and supplies to a family or nonprofit organization in need. They have done multiple projects for both the Stanislaus County Society for Handicapped Children and Adults and Westside Ministries.

March 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hashimoto takes helm at TID

After a six-month, international search for a new Turlock Irrigation District general manager, the Board of Directors decided the best candidate already had the job.

March 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


HEALTH: CPR SATURDAY

The American Red Cross held their 28th annual CPR Saturday this weekend, and the Stanislaus County office offered two-year certification classes for only $10. One certification location was California State University, Stanislaus, where Red Cross volunteers, including Turlock City Council member Amy Bublak, taught three-hour classes on CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED.) More than 150 people attended the Turlock classes, where they received two-year certifications in CPR and AED.

March 15, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local juniors win scholarships

The Distinguished Young Women of Turlock competition was held Saturday at the Turlock Community Auditorium and two local teens won top honors. Ashley Gomez was named North Turlock's Distinguished Young Woman of 2011 and Madison Patino won South Turlock's Distinguished Young Woman title.

March 15, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Pedretti Field draws tourism dollars

Turlock will host a major softball tournament in August 2012, and the economic benefits for the town could be significant.

March 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Japan quake shakes local man

A Central Valley man feels "good to be alive" today after witnessing firsthand the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan at 9:46 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Thursday.

March 11, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gas prices on the rise

California gasoline prices have risen by 32 cents per gallon in the last 14 days and 15.5 cents per gallon in the past week alone, averaging $3.87 per gallon – 82.8 cents higher than a year ago – according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

March 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Local companies prepare to exhibit new products at Fresno Food Expo

The fifth annual Fresno Food Expo is fast approaching meaning several local companies are eager to introduce their new and improved products to the public for the first time.

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


68 local candidates achieve citizenship in time for Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the 239th year of the United States of America's independence, but for many individuals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Officials warn of West Nile presence

With all the holiday activities sure to bring people outdoors, the East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts want to remind people to be mindful of taking steps to avoid contracting West Nile Virus.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


New civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2015-16 has been selected by the Superior Court and started their term Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Police Department promotes two and welcomes new officer

The Turlock Police Department welcomed a new officer and promoted two of their own this week during two separate ceremonies.

July 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dinner brings consumers, growers to the table

It is not often that consumers get to share the dinner table with the growers who are responsible for the meal in front of them.

July 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Country business offers funky take on home and garden goodies

Name of Business: Ebb n' Flow Patio Home and Gardens

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Marshmallows, real-life heroes part of July library events

Summer reading is in full swing at Stanislaus County Libraries and this month children will learn about real-life heroes during special book readings and craft projects. Other activities include ocean and marshmallow crafts, along with a monthly LEGO building time.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Mini-grants to cultivate community gardens

In an effort to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods throughout Merced County, the Merced County Department of Public Health CalFresh Champions for Change Program is looking to award mini-grants to either start a community garden or improve an existing community garden.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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