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Valentine’s Day at the library

Valentine's Day marks that time of the year when students place baggies on their desks in hopes of receiving valentines from their classmates, but it is also a great time to spread the love which is what the Friends of the Turlock Public Library organization have done. This is the second year that the organization has sponsored a Valentine's Craft Day at the local library providing students from all across town a central place to meet and create together. Aptly timed before Valentine's Day, kids were afforded the opportunity to make "sweet" valentines by using Hershey's ...

February 13, 2014 | | Local

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


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 | | 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 | | Local

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TID approves $75K Don Pedro boat launch project

As the only boat launch ramp available with current Don Pedro Lake elevation levels, the Fleming Meadows launch ramp has encountered troublesome boating traffic, significant ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public ...

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for ...

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Steam House Con 2015 brings steampunk to the Central Valley

Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House ...

October 02, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to ...

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just ...

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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