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Merced County coroner seeks man’s next of kin

The Merced County Coroner's office is seeking the next of kin for a man who died in a traffic collision on Tuesday.

June 05, 2015 | | Local


Drought report predicts bleak year for ag economy

Due to decreased water availability, it comes as no surprise that this year will be even tougher on California's agricultural economy as the state suffers through a fourth year of drought.

June 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


StaRT goes solar at 32 bus shelters including two in Turlock

The Stanislaus Regional Transit is taking steps to make local bus stop shelters more secure through the addition of solar lighting, a measure that is aimed at increasing safety for both those passengers waiting for a ride and drivers.

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chamber earns statewide recognition for seventh consecutive year

The California Chamber of Commerce recognizes the efforts of outstanding local chambers every year with the President's Circle Award. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce was one of 28 chambers to receive the prestigious award this year - and one of eight to have received the award all seven years it has been presented.

June 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denis RV Center offering used trailers since 1971

Name of Business: Denis RV Center

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Nonprofits get Muddy with a Mission

Three local nonprofits are starting a mud fight and hope the community will join in.

June 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Foster Farms commits to eliminate use of all human antibiotics

Foster Farms has joined the ranks of other poultry companies, including Perdue and Tyson Foods, with its recent declaration to eliminate critical antibiotics used for humans in its operations.

June 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair season kicks off

Catch a wave to the "5 Best Days of Summer" at the Merced County Fair, a beach-themed bonanza that will undeniably delight fairgoers will new attractions, deep fried favorites, and crowd-pleasing entertainment.

June 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Despite drought, Don Pedro still overflowing with water fun

Although the state is dryly progressing through the fourth year of one of the most severe droughts on record, Don Pedro Recreation Agency assures that there is still plenty of water to enjoy at Don Pedro Lake.

June 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Keeping cool and conserving

Despite the ongoing drought, the water play features at both Columbia Park and Broadway Park are running this summer in an effort to encourage children to beat the summer heat in a safe manner - and not by swimming in canals.

June 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Annual festival provides farm, river fun

Organic farming was at the center of the Riverdance Farm's Pick and Gather and Merced River Fair last weekend, which not only featured educational opportunities for visitors, but also hands-on activities and entertainment.

June 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


dd's DISCOUNTS to join Turlock Town Center

There may be two dd's DISCOUNTS in the nearby community of Modesto, but one will now be joining the shopping scene in Turlock as well.

June 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Three women in the running for Dairy Princess crown

As the District 6 Dairy Princess Contest draws to a close, three local women are hoping that all the right moo-ves will lead them to royalty during the competition's crowning gala event this month.

June 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Downtown Turlock could welcome first annual cycling race

USA cycling athletes may soon be circling downtown Turlock this summer at the first annual Turlock Criterium race, slated for Aug. 8.

June 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Efficient indoor water use tips

In 2014, the average residential water use was 139 gallons per person per day. What can we do to reduce that number? While the main use of water at a residence is outside landscape watering, in this article we will explore ways of reducing water use inside the home.

May 29, 2015 | | Local


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Passersby attempt to put out house fire

Multiple fire crews, including an engine from Ceres, battled to contain a Turlock house fire Thursday evening that broke out in the 2000 block of Royal Wood.

July 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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