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TID still seeking Rim Fire assistance

Following one of the largest wildfires in California's history, water supplies across Northern and Central California became at-risk for millions due to the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir which suffered damage due to washed down silt and debris.

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Red Cross efforts celebrated in March

Following the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, President Barack Obama proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States. The non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid domestically and around the globe has a special connection here in Turlock. The first Stanislaus County chapter of the Red Cross was established in Turlock in 1917. Ninety-seven years later, the organization is still providing support during emergencies and helping to prepare residents before disaster strikes.

March 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


La Mo to open Café with fresh locally roasted coffee, craft beer

Name of Business: Café La Mo

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sutter Gould site taking shape

Officials expect the new Sutter Gould Medical Foundation in Turlock to be open for business in August as construction at the site continues making progress.

March 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID announces energy efficiency video contest winners

A group of Hilmar High School students were recognized during the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday after winning this year's "Take Action" Energy Efficiency Video Contest.

March 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Tyler A. Cook has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

March 24, 2014 | | Local


Denham honors 95-year-old veteran

When Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) learned of the approaching 95th birthday of Iwo Jima veteran Robert "Bob" Lowry, of Modesto, back in February, the Congressman felt a chord struck in his heart to recognize Lowry for his dedicated service to the United States Marines.

March 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


State square dancing convention coming to Turlock

Local square dancers and enthusiasts are preparing to "swing their partner round and round" as the 54th annual California State Square Dancing Convention is headed to Turlock.

March 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Kite Festival features family activities, law enforcement demos

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a giant flying octopus! It's Merced County's Sheriff's Huey helicopter! Well, actually, it could be all four at Livingston's 3rd Annual Kite Festival.

March 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


County’s unemployment rate static

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained unchanged in February, but fell below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tradition meets technology: the changing face of agriculture

As a country that sold $395 billion in agricultural products in 2012, the agriculture industry is an integral part of America's identity. But with the average age of the American farmer at 58 years old, the United States Department of Agriculture deputy secretary Krysta Harden is anticipating a shift from the old guard to the new and thus spearheading a national conversation on the future of agriculture in the U.S.

March 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Avena Bella grand opening celebrates City’s effort to help low-income families

Local officials and new tenants of Turlock's newest affordable housing complex Avena Bella joined together for the official ribbon cutting ceremony held on Thursday, celebrating the conclusion of the four-year process to bring quality housing to low-income families.

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock inventor also pursues acting career

Name of Business: Master Locking Pliers

March 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


ABC Project makes reading a reality

Even in an ever increasing technological world, books play an important role in child development. Luckily for local parents of little ones, there is a free way for children to build their own library at home: the Abundant Books for Children Project, or ABC Project.

March 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


United Cerebral Palsy network receives tech upgrade

Over the past two years, the United Cerebral Palsy network in Turlock has been working to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) stopped by the UCP Turlock office on Tuesday morning to see how a recent donation of new computers will add to the lives of many.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | 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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