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VW enthusiast revamps 1961 convertible with help of local auto shops

Thomas Husselstein can't sit still.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local leaders prepare for future in almonds

It would be hard to find someone that would disagree with Turlock resident Scott Tucker when he says that almonds are the king of agriculture in the Central Valley.

March 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Remembering Turlock's fallen

Every May law enforcement from across Stanislaus County gather at Lakewood Memorial Park for a ceremony that remembers and honors those officers who were killed in the line of duty.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Discover Books offers recycling, reuse options for old books

Read Across America Day to promote literacy amongst students may have been earlier this month, but Discover Books is helping place books in the hands of children and adults across the country all year round.

March 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Firefighters help woman regain mobility

Turlock resident Geneva England isn't sure if she should either bake a big batch of cookies or make a big pot of spaghetti for the Turlock fire fighters she now calls her guardian angels, but she certainly plans on thanking them every chance she gets.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crude oil rail shipments worrisome for Turlock Fire

On Feb. 16, a 109-car unit train was passing through Montgomery, West Virginia when 27 tank cars carrying Bakken crude oil derailed. The derailment caused a massive fire that burned for three days and forced 200 residents to evacuate their home. The local emergency responders jumped into action but their efforts would have been swamped had they not gotten assistance from federal and state agencies, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.

March 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlockers rally to aid Assyrian refugees

The Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club is collecting donations to send much-needed aid to Assyrians in Syria forced to flee their homes in the wake of recent attacks by Islamic State.

March 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public’s help sought in finding missing man

A family is hoping the Turlock community will be able to help them find a relative who has not been seen in several months.

March 13, 2015 | | Local


CALIFORNIA FINAL GRAPE CRUSH REPORT FOR 2014

The Final Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2014 season. Changes in tonnage, Brix and prices from the preliminary report to this final report were due to late reports and corrections to the original data. Reporting errors by some processors have caused a change in some district/variety entries.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


New owners bring family and farming together at Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply

Name of Business: Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VALENCIA ORANGE PRODUCTION FORECAST AT 20 MILLION CARTONS

The March 2014-15 Valencia orange forecast is 20 million cartons. This forecast was based on the results of the 2014-15 Valencia Orange Objective Measurement (O.M.) Survey, which was conducted from January 16 to February 14, 2015. Estimated fruit set per tree, fruit diameter, trees per acre, bearing acreage, and oranges per carton were used in the statistical models estimating production.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


Turlock, Chamber of Commerce positioned for growth

Turlock is an economic force to be reckoned with in the county, a fact not surprising to those gathered at the annual State of the Chamber Membership Breakfast on Thursday.

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention Seminar offers diet tips to boost brain health

Food can be the most effective weapon against Alzheimer's disease, according to geriatric neurologist and dementia specialist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh.

March 12, 2015 | | Local


Turlock grad recounts Hussein FBI interview at black tie ball

Turlock High grad and former Ceres Police Officer turned FBI agent George Piro was on the most important assignment of his career in 2004 when he asked his mother in Turlock, Francia Piro, to send a care package with home-baked Assyrian cookies. His mother complied, sending them by FedEx with the belief that her son assigned to Baghdad, Iraq, would be the one eating them.

March 10, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Local teacher fundraises to preserve Tuolumne River

Dutcher Middle School teacher Elias Ruiz was browsing online for a map of the Tuolumne River last year when he came across a link for the Tuolumne River Trust's Paddle to the Sea event.

March 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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How the other half lives in Yosemite

When my wife and I carried our bags down the red carpet into the plush lobby, I could still hardly believe it. In all the years we had visited Yosemite, we had never stayed at the lavish hotel that houses royalty, presidents and the well-to-do. I figured we never would, yet there we were.

April 24, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Water conservation for city parks and medians

The City of Turlock's Water Conservation Task Force Committee is focusing efforts on water conservation strategies and enhancing our public education and outreach. As part of the public education and outreach, the City will be posting signs on the City's medians and parks. These signs will indicate how that particular landscape is being irrigated.

April 24, 2015 | | Local


Property changes in order for TID

The only thing that is constant is change and Turlock Irrigation District is embracing change with plans to both sell and purchase property with the Turlock Rural Fire District and the City of Turlock.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Victims’ rights rally planned for Saturday

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center is holding a Victims' Right Rally and Family Safety Fair in downtown Modesto on Saturday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


209 Extreme offers retail, wholesale options for name brands

Name of Business: 209 Extreme

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans’ meeting in Turlock

The monthly meeting for the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission will be held in Turlock on Monday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


Lake McClure bike park a West Coast finalist for $100,000 grant

When Dan Woodall isn't busy working at his bike store, Cycle Masters, he is often practicing what he preaches: cycling.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teams ready for Relay for Life events

Every spring hundreds of community members rally together for one cause: Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones is close to the hearts of many Turlockers.

April 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock senior honored for philanthropic efforts

Myrna Wachs may not be superwoman, but she is pretty darn close.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tune In and Turn Up returns to fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking to better the region's air quality by fixing those vehicles that are releasing polluting exhaust through their annual Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Behaving very much like a candidate for governor without saying he is one, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa moved around Mi Pueblo Market on Crows Landing Road Saturday afternoon during a leg of what he calls a "listening and learning tour."

April 21, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


The City of Turlock is now in stage three of the emergency water shortage plan

As a result of the severity of California's drought, the city manager of the City of Turlock hereby orders the implementation of Stage 3 of the City of Turlock's Emergency Water Shortage Plan.

April 21, 2015 | | Local


Get rid of old car batteries for a greener, cleaner planet

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting a greener planet and clearer driving, AAA Northern California is offering its popular battery recycling program "AAA Battery Roundup" year-round. AAA members and the public can drop off their old automotive, motorcycle, RV and marine batteries at select locations at any time throughout the year.

April 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Municipal Airport in the spotlight

While cars and trains are no unique site in Turlock, locals may be surprised to know that Turlock also has its own functioning airport. President of the Turlock Regional Aviation Association Todd Smith took time to answer questions about the airport which plays host to private flights, nonprofit events, sheep grazing and more.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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