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Ammonia sickens employees at Ballico plant

An ammonia spill at a Ballico strawberry facility sickened more than 40 people and sent two dozen to area hospitals.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sweets and crafty treats focus of February library events

Local libraries have a host of activity-based events set for February.

February 05, 2015 | | Local


Rejuve offers a relaxing salon experience in an intimate atmosphere

Name of Business: Rejuve

February 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local businesses promote volunteer opportunities, events to boost morale

The holiday season may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean the giving is over for several local companies that make contributing to the community a year-round effort.

February 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reports of skate park memorial sign theft erroneous

The reports that a memorial plaque honoring a Turlock skateboarder had been stolen from the skate park are nothing more than rumors.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement plans to call a time out on drunk driving

For those planning to make a party out of the Super Bowl, law enforcement in Stanislaus County is telling them to pick a side: Drink or drive.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public restrooms pose issues for City, users alike

Where can local residents, away from home, head when Mother Nature calls? Not too many places as a scarcity of public restrooms in Turlock has proved difficult for some, even prompting one local resident to approach the City Council.

January 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Volunteers span out to count homeless

An estimated 100 volunteers took to the shelters, parks, libraries, and other locations around Stanislaus County to perform a count of the area's homeless population.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Summit examines groundwater supply sustainability

With the drought occupying nearly every mind throughout the state, the Stanislaus Water Summit drew in a number of representatives from local agencies, one of which was Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director Michael Frantz.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


More than just waffles at the Waffle Shop

Name of Business: Waffle Shop

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Award proves that Hilmar cows are happy cows

It is a popularly known fact that happy cows come from California - or more specifically, Hilmar.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alternate boat launch reopens at Don Pedro

Despite the drought entering into its fourth consecutive years, boat owners have triumphed as a previously closed boat launch at Don Pedro Recreation Area has been reopened.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Inaugural Valley Hackathon highlights local techies

The nearby Bay Area may be the global epicenter of technological innovation, but the Central Valley is host to its own scene where tech-savvy individuals are gathering to not only work but play too, like at the first ever Valley Hackathon.

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Military moms supporting each other

When Lisa Cano's son joined the United States Air Force six years ago, the Hilmar mom was both proud of the decision he made to serve his country and worried about the dangers inherent in the military. She started looking for others going through the same thing and found the Blue Star Mothers of America.

January 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Art and Ales

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company is no stranger to pouring beer at brew festivals, it is not every day that it is requested that the brewery bring artwork along with them to the event.

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Local dairy farmer wins 2015 Agriculturist of the Year

It is safe to say that Turlock farmer Charles "Chuck" Ahlem's year is off to a good start.

March 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


USDA OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The 2014 Farm Bill consolidated three previous conservation easement programs into ACEP to make it easier for diverse agricultural landowners to fully benefit from conservation initiatives.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS' PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2015

What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2015 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey approximately 82,000 of the nation's farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Amazon hiring in Tracy

The Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy is hiring more than 100 additional full-time positions to work at the 1.1 million-square-foot facility.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Shooters sports bar offers full range of drinks and bites

Name of Business: Shooters Wings & Things

March 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sierra Vista Child and Family Services acquires Hughson Family Resource Center

The Hughson Family Resource Center has announced they have dissolved the Hughson Family Resource Center and have turned the assets, grants and programs over to Sierra Vista Child and Family Services in order to continue to provide services to the southeast communities of Stanislaus County.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Library events honor Dr. Seuss, renowned track athlete

Local libraries are hoping to inspire young athletes as well as readers and crafters this month with a host of special programs.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Fire, police departments discuss future plans in city workshop

Turlock's public safety agencies discussed their future needs Tuesday night during a city council workshop, with the possibility of expansions looming for both the Turlock police and fire departments.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two Turlock fires injure one, displace five

Turlock firefighters were kept busy Wednesday morning battling two house fires that injured one resident and left five others displaced from their home.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Minerva’s expands with West Main Street showroom

While a couple shops in downtown Turlock have closed their doors in recent months, just as quickly new tenants have filled them, such as Minerva's Furniture which seized the opportunity to establish an additional showroom in the former Ritzy Ragz and Thingz location.

March 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chamber to kick off Toastmasters club

Those looking to improve their public speaking and leadership skills now have an opportunity to be a part of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Toastmasters International Club, which is launching this Thursday.

March 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Samuel Mendoza of Turlock has successfully completed the 27-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP's Hollister-Gilroy Area office.

March 03, 2015 | | Local


Measles reaches Merced County

The measles outbreak that has struck California has moved a bit closer to home with the news that a Merced County child tested positive for the virus.

March 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dry snowpack could mean less water for local growers

Despite the relatively wet characterization of snow, data extracted from this month's snow course measurement has revealed wintry powder throughout the Tuolumne Basin to be momentously dry.

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


My personal battle with anorexia nervosa

"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

February 27, 2015 | BY NANCY ANGEL Special to the Journal | Local


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