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New forecast highlights economic impact of drought

The ongoing drought might not dry up the state's economy, according to an economic forecast report released on Wednesday, but could continue to slow job growth over the next several years should drought conditions persist.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Victims’ Rights Week

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center will be hosting a celebration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week with an event Saturday in downtown Modesto.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Army National Guard Pvt. Ryan A. Clay has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

April 04, 2014 | | Local

Furniture store feels at home in Turlock downtown

Name of Business: Liz and Andrew Furniture

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Community projects bloom under garden club’s care

The members of the Turlock Garden Club are busy trimming their plants and pulling any errant weeds as they prepare for their second annual garden tour.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock Lake promises to be full for seasonal fun

Sharon and Bob Wolf came from Ohio to manage the Turlock Lake State Park recreational area for contractor American Land and Leisure. As area managers this winter, they invested a lot of sweat equity to upgrade the facility, replacing split rail fences, pedestal barbecue pits and picnic tables and painting restrooms. They feared their efforts would be in vain with speculations that the lake would not be filled due to the drought. After all, the docks were out of the water and eight duck blinds were stuck in the mud over the winter for a lack of water.

April 03, 2014 | JEFF BENZIGER | Local

Abe Rojas earns Senior award

Generations of Turlock youth have had the opportunity to swing for the bleachers thanks to the efforts of Abe Rojas. His vision in creating the Pedretti Sports Complex is just one way Rojas has left a lasting legacy in the area and has earned him the 2014 Senior Award for Stanislaus County Supervisorial District 2.

April 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID delays start of irrigation season, again

For the second time in recent weeks, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors has opted to postpone the start date for the 2014 irrigation season, pushing back water deliveries to local growers until April 10.

April 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Uber comes to the Central Valley

When Turlock native Spencer Rinkus moved to San Francisco he did not anticipate that he would eventually work for one of the most popular startups in the Bay Area: Uber. An application that individuals can download to their iPhone or Android devices, Uber connects riders with certified drivers that are near them, revolutionizing the transportation and cab services industry. After a small advertising startup at which Rinkus was working was acquired by Yahoo!, Rinkus was on the hunt for another position and found his way to Uber.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

6,764 years of Assyrian culture

March 21 marked the 6764 Assyrian New Year, and local community members honored the event on Saturday at the Assyrian American Civic Club where guests of all ages celebrated Assyrian heritage through traditional dance, food and customs.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Cancer center earns multiple accreditations

The cancer treatment and research programs at Emanuel Medical Center have recently been accredited or reaccredited by leading health care organizations for the efforts to deliver top-quality patient care.

April 01, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Testicle Festival honors world champion bucking bull

One of the "baddest bodies in sports," according to ESPN's 2013 Body Issue Magazine, will be coming to Oakdale on Monday as an honored guest at this year's Testicle Festival.

March 28, 2014 | BY MARG JACKSON Turlock Journal | Local

Wood-burning curtailments could expand

The nights of sitting in front of a warm fire could become an infrequent occurrence in the Central Valley as new lower standards for wood-burning prohibitions are under consideration by the air district.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Measles cases on the rise in California

The number of Californians sickened with the measles continues to grow and more cases are reported to health officials.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID to take step towards regional surface water treatment facility

As the Turlock Irrigation District and City of Turlock continually work towards developing a surface water treatment facility that has been in discussion since the late 1980s, the TID Board of Directors will take an important step forward in that direction on Tuesday morning.

March 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

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Bar Bells ring in donations

The Salvation Army revived its tradition of asking for donations from bar patrons Wednesday night with volunteers ringing the signature bells in front of downtown ...

November 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Upcoming classes to help transform farms into tourist destinations

For over a decade, Riverdance Farms in Livingston has stood as a popular agritourism destination filled with guided farm tours, wine tastings and an annual ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Downtown event draws hundreds to kick off holiday season

Similar to the hoards of coat-clad celebrators around them, Turlock residents Marissa and Owen Cameron gathered in downtown Turlock on Friday to begin the holiday ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Latest Turlock film project moves into next phase

Filming has wrapped on the latest project to use Turlock as the backdrop, and as producers move into the post-production phase, they're already thinking ...

November 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Toy train show rolls into Turlock

The holidays in Turlock wouldn't be the same without the San Joaquin Toy Train Operating Society and their annual Toy Train Show. This will ...

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Love Light: Remembering those who are gone

Sometimes the most meaningful way to memorialize a loved one is by simply remembering their name.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Starbucks partners with Aspiranet to provide Christmas for foster youth

Starbucks is doing more to share the joy of the holidays than just changing their notorious cups to red.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to ...

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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