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California almond crop breaks record, despite ongoing drought

Local almond growers are contributing to a record breaking harvest of 2.1 billion pounds of California almonds despite the drought conditions that have left many farmers concerned for their orchards and the future of California's agricultural industry.

July 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms chicken linked to Salmonella outbreak, prompting recall

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections has been officially linked to Foster Farms chicken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, prompting an immediate recall.

July 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library foundation holds Lemony baking contest

The Stanislaus County Library Foundation is taking their Lemony Snicket benefit event to a whole new level - the baked kind.

July 02, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Coffee: Familiar name, fresh menu

Name of Business: Hilmar Coffee

July 02, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TID abandonments normal despite drought status

Several Turlock Irrigation District customers have abandoned their rights to utilize TID water facilities according to the biannual report presented Tuesday at the Board of Trustees meeting.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local olive oil producer offers pure product

Money doesn't grow on trees, but olives do – just ask Anne Piccirillo.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire department hopes for a safe Independence Day

The Fourth of July celebration will undoubtedly include dazzling displays of fireworks and the Turlock Fire Department will be making sure all that patriotic pageantry is within the legal and safe use of fireworks.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local naturalization ceremony grants individuals citizenship in time for Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the 238th year of the United States of America's independence but for many locals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TAPO effort focuses on summer safety

The Turlock Associated Police Officers is embarking on a public safety campaign with the goal of keeping citizens safe while they engage in the summertime fun.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Celebrating Hilmar's dairy roots

The community of Hilmar came together on Saturday to celebrate its most famous agriculture commodity at the annual Dairy Festival. The festivities began at 5 p.m. and ended shortly before 10 p.m. and included various vendors offering everything from reflective postal numbers, to pillow case dresses, and fair food items. Entertainment included a "mooing" contest and the Milk Man and Milk Maid competition. Winners of the contests were provided with gift certificates and trophies.

July 01, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Sonora crash claims life of Hughson teenager

A Hughson teenager was killed in a solo vehicle collision Sunday night in Sonora, the California Highway Patrol reported.

July 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brett Nichols still a ‘thriller’

Not even two months after his stellar performance of Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean" at the Pitman High School talent show went viral on YouTube, garnering more than 16 million views to date, and Brett Nichols is joining the ranks of national tribute performers.

July 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Two women infected with West Nile Virus in Stanislaus County

Two Stanislaus County women have contracted the West Nile Virus according to public health officials.

June 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Celebrating 150 years of Yosemite beauty

The 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant will be commemorated on Monday with a historic ceremony, heritage fair, and ground breaking of the Mariposa Grove Restoration Project.

June 27, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Exhaust sparks ignite Turlock fire

Sparks coming from the tailpipe of a tractor-trailer ignited several fires along Glenwood Avenue Thursday in Turlock.

June 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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OUT FOR A RUN

A horse that was spotted running free on the highway Wednesday morning has been reunited with its owner.

July 31, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fitness and Racquet Club one-stop-shop for getting fit

Name: Turlock Fitness and Racquet Club

July 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Giving crime a going away party

The citizens of Turlock are experts at throwing the perfect block party. For the past six years, Turlock has embodied the spirit of the annual National Night Out event by bringing neighbors together with each other and local public safety and government leaders in an effort to prevent crime and foster a sense of community.

July 31, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Christian persecution abroad prompts protests

Local Assyrians are grabbing their picket signs and leaving their hometowns to defend their homeland by traveling to San Francisco on Saturday for a regional protest, just one portion of a worldwide effort demonstrating objection to the religious persecution currently plaguing Christians in Iraq.

July 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Grocery Outlet to host job fair before grand opening in September

Turlock will soon play host to a new supermarket store, Grocery Outlet, which is also looking to employ approximately 20 new employees before its grand opening in September.

July 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Alliance hosts inaugural Innovation Challenge

Locals with an inventive knack will have the opportunity to express their creativity for a shot at $2,500 by entering the Stanislaus County Business Alliance's inaugural Innovation Challenge.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Tri-county leaders collaborate to enrich region

When Wanda Bonnell was a student working towards her Master's Degree in Education and Counseling at California State University, Stanislaus, she vaguely heard about the American Leadership Forum.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reason to wag

Swanson-Centennial Park, the newly renamed park on Countryside Drive, opened for dog business this month with the addition of a fenced off area. A $35,000 donation by the Swanson Family and Pet Extreme made the dog park a reality.

July 29, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Power of the Purse

This year marks the Women's Leadership Council's seventh Power of the Purse Luncheon. An annual event that brings together like-minded women in the community, this year's luncheon will once again focus on providing support to women and children in crisis.

July 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Grand re-opening set for Turlock Family Resource Center

For over seven years, Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center has been providing support and resources to children and families in the Turlock area. On Aug. 7, TFRC is hoping to achieve greater visibility throughout the community at a grand re-opening of its Geer Road facility.

July 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cross with caution: City begins North Walnut median construction

When the school bell rings most students are eager to escape the confines of the classroom and dart off campus, but some Turlock Junior High School students' paths may be impeded due to the construction of a median strip on the eastside of the campus on North Walnut Road.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cooking oil starts kitchen fire

Oil heating up on a stove ignited into a blaze that damaged a Turlock apartment Monday morning.

July 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock police union offers free pool passes

The Turlock Association of Police Officers is planning on helping kids get through the dog days of summer with free pool passes.

July 28, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Masonic tradition continues at Turlock's public safety building

An ancient ritual was performed at the newest home to Turlock's public safety departments on Friday, in the form of a Masonic cornerstone ceremony.

July 25, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


United Samaritans Foundation celebrates two decades in community

Years ago there was an area of Hughson that was called "Lost City" – a housing development recognizable only by its dilapidated condition. In one of the two bedroom apartments lived a family with eight children and each day they would make their way to the United Samaritans Foundation food truck for lunch where they would see the friendly face of Maris Sturtevant.

July 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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