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Turlockers build school, relationships in Nicaragua

Youth was not an obstacle for three young Turlockers trying to make a difference in the world.

August 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Neighbors log-on to report suspicious activity

In days gone by it used to be that concerned residents would turn to their phone tree when a crime occurred in their neighborhood. Now they log onto Facebook.

August 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know your neighbors

I'm ashamed to admit that in the 14 years I've lived in Turlock, this is the first year I've attended a National Night Out event.

August 06, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health Dept. issues warning for Ginger Candy

The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat Ginger Candy imported from Vietnam after tests conducted by CDPH found the products contain levels of lead that exceed the state's standards. Consumers in possession of this candy are urged to discard it immediately.

August 05, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


California leads nation in farmers markets

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 8,144 farmers markets are now listed in USDA's National Farmers Market Directory, up from about 5,000 in 2008. The directory, voluntarily updated by farmers market managers, state departments of agriculture, marketing associations, and others, is published online at farmersmarkets.usda.gov.

August 05, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former Red Steer owner starts development firm

Tracy Smith, who is facing criminal charges of arson for the blaze that destroyed the Red Steer restaurant in Turlock and fraud allegations, is manning a new development company and is looking for investors.

August 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson to fete long-time residents

Hughson Historical Society's 13th annual appreciation night honoring longstanding Hughson citizens will be held Aug. 23 at William C. Hughes Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 7820 Fox Rd., Hughson.

August 02, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Website educates business owners about Affordable Care Act

The federal government launched a website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.

August 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


PG& E hosts hydrotest open house

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is holding a public meeting to let Turlock residents know what to expect during an upcoming hydrostatic pressure test on a natural gas pipeline.

August 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Central Valley pesticides found in frogs 100 miles away

One hundred miles away in the Sierra Nevadas, populations of the Pacific tree frog, a native Californian species, have found to have a connection with the Central Valley.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Senior citizens host disaster preparedness event

'Be prepared' isn't just a good motto for Boy Scouts; all others, including senior citizens, should make sure they're ready for when disaster strikes.

August 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Giant sunflowers bring neighbors together

What started as a tiny seed has flourished into a 14-foot towering sunflower that has become the pride of Susanne Bolin's backyard garden.

August 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Kids focus of farmers market event

Kids and vegetables don't always see eye to eye.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Homeless day center in desperate need of funds, says director

As August comes in and people are considering late summer vacation plans and tallying up the costs of back to school shopping, the Turlock Homeless Assistance Ministry center is wondering if they will have enough money to keep the lights on.

August 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Readers invited to follow fitness challenge

Living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging to maintain, even for me. When you live a fast-paced and hectic life such as mine, it's difficult to find the time, energy and motivation to workout.

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID, state association openly discuss California water needs

With the drought on nearly every mind throughout the state, Turlock Irrigation District and the Association of California Water Agencies engaged in a discussion on Tuesday that encompassed everything from sustainable groundwater basins to the future of water throughout the state.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


River Oaks Golf Course being sold

The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Local


Fair reveals new CEO, welcomes two directors

Following the announcement made by Stanislaus County Fair Chief Executive Officer Chris Borovansky in March revealing his intent to retire, the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Matthew Cranford as his replacement.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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