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Covenant Village to reveal renovations

One of Turlock's premier retirement communities, Covenant Village of Turlock, is inviting the public to attend their ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, as they reveal the extensive renovations made to their assisted living residence.

February 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Balswick Quick Smog wins ‘Best Smog’ in Turlock

Name of Business: Balswick Quick Smog; Balswick Tire Shop

February 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock Chamber leader receives honor at association conference

Turlock Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Sharon Silva was recognized as an Accredited Chamber Executive by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.

February 13, 2014 | | Local


TID offers home energy analysis program

Ever wonder how your own home energy usage compares to others in town? With the help of a new program offered through the Turlock Irrigation District, now you can.

February 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Rainfall too little, too late

The recent rains that had area residents reaching for their umbrellas this past weekend may have given everything a good soaking, but did little to ease the area's drought woes.

February 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local




Breakdown: California High Speed Rail Project

COST

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced Fair market beef weigh-in upcoming

A one-day only, mandatory event is scheduled Feb. 13 for Merced County Fair market beef exhibitors.

February 07, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Flu deaths almost double last season

The influenza virus, largely spurred by a resurgence of swine flu, continues to claim more lives in California as public health officials increase their efforts to vaccinate more of the population.

February 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID warns customers of scams

After receiving reports from customers who have been contacted by fraudulent individuals claiming to represent the Turlock Irrigation District, the district is warning customers not to fall for the scams and report any deceitful phone calls to their main office.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


State Water Project zero allocation

State officials announced last week that, for the first time ever, the State Water Project - a water storage and delivery system distributing water to 29 urban and agricultural water suppliers throughout California - is set to provide zero percent of the contracted water allocations in 2014.

February 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Jiu Jitsu academy gets bigger, better location

Name: Turlock Academy of Jiu Jitsu

February 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock dentist office celebrates Children’s Dental Health month with free service day

Taking care of your teeth is essential for a healthy smile, but dentist appointments are often a luxury reserved for those who can afford dental care.

February 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Bean industry increases presence online and on the table

In the world of trendy health foods, kale, chia seeds and nuts have recently stolen the spotlight, but one food group is sneaking back into the health foods landscape: beans.

February 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


AAUW empowering women in education, leadership

Since its establishment in 1881, the American Association of University Women has been advancing equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, philanthropy and research. The Turlock chapter of the AAUW is continuing this tradition through scholarships, leadership training, and recognition programs.

February 06, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | 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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