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TID to apply for Rim Fire disaster assistance

Being the third largest wildfire in California's history, the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region caused unprecedented damage to not only the Stanislaus National Forest and adjacent areas, but also incurred costs to several communities after causing damage to nearby hydroelectric power plants. Additionally, water supplies became at-risk for millions, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir due to washed down silt and debris from the fire.

March 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Parks commission advocates for $75,000 rec study

Regardless of how big a city might grow, the need for open space, recreational facilities and parks will continually grow along beside it, offering people of all ages a place for enjoyment.

March 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Lack of skilled workers in Stanislaus could affect economic growth

Every Monday night, roughly 25 students fill the seats of Ken Oyer's Workforce Readiness Skills class at the Turlock Adult School. Although a few are high school students looking to complete missing credits, a majority of the students are adults seeking training in basic skills as they prepare to reenter the job market.

March 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Two locals join CHP ranks

The California Highway Patrol is graduating two local men into their ranks today.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber named one of best in state, again

It's not easy running a business in today's economic climate. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce knows this and strives to help businesses of every size not only keep their doors open through this slow economic recovery, but to also thrive. In 2013, the Turlock Chamber was recognized as one of the top 10 Chambers in the state and received, for the fifth year in a row, the Cal Chamber President's Award.

March 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Initial reports of school stabbing erroneous

An investigation by the Turlock Police Department and the Turlock Unified School District into the injury of a 6-year-old boy with a pencil at Crowell School has been ruled an accident.

March 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abandoned cat problem growing for caretaker

Each week, Neva Walker works part-time to earn money to buy $200 worth of food for cats that aren't hers.

March 11, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Denair accident claims life of woman, 66

A 66-year-old Planada woman was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover outside of Denair, the California Highway patrol reported.

March 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New homes harbinger of better days ahead?

While 17.84 acres just off Countryside Drive prepares to be developed into 109 single family residential homes with the construction of Florsheim Home's Monte Verde subdivision, some might begin to wonder if there has been a turnaround in the local housing market.

March 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Time changes brings reminder to check smoke alarms

With Daylight Saving Time beginning on Sunday, CAL FIRE officials are reminding all Californians to ensure they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Studies have shown that most homes have smoke alarms, however nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.

March 07, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Conservation district launches Stanislaus County Grown campaign

"Buy local" has become a well known phrase that has found its way into grocery stores, farmers markets and onto bumper stickers on cars across the country. The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is aiming to put this phrase into practice this summer by creating a "Stanislaus County Grown" brand.

March 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dollar General expands to Delhi

Dollar General is celebrating their grand opening at their new Delhi location on Stephens Street today with free prizes and special deals.

March 07, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Medic Alert saves car seat program

A car seat exchange program operated by the Turlock Police Department looked to be in its waning days until a donation from Medic Alert Foundation brought it back to life.

March 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman Sheldon B. Timmermeyer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 07, 2014 | | Local


Turlock retiree turns eye for detail into yard art

Turlock resident Bill Blair's jewelry store, Blair's Jewelry, was a mainstay in downtown Turlock for 29 years. After retiring, Blair began creating "yard birds" – unique, decorative creations made of old parts and recycled materials.

March 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Assyrian New Year celebration postponed

The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

March 27, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock's growing food processing niche

When former mayor John Lazar expressed a vision of making Turlock the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing," it was with companies like Certified Laboratories in mind.

March 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bus drivers seek city help to address insufficient wages

The public participation portion of Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting quickly turned into a plea for help as a legion of Turlock bus drivers took to the podium to voice their frustrations regarding what they regard as less than adequate wages.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The Double T opens its doors to the public for the first time with open house

Name of business: The Double T

March 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honoring women who make a difference

March is Women's History Month and the American Association of University Women could not think of a better way to celebrate than by honoring local women who are making history today.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Eggs-plosive trend in backyard chicken farming

The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farmers’ market moves to E. Main Street

More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.

March 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s vintage scene

Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Caroline Monroe honored as Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock

Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free workshop to educate businesses on cyber security

Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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