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State closures leave TID looking at options to keep Turlock Lake open

Since moving to Turlock in 2002 the Turlock Lake State Recreation Area has become Nancy Jewett's home away from home, offering swimming in the summer, hiking in the winter, and a verdant natural landscape year-round.

February 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers open county’s first mobile cupcakery

Most retirees opt for a beach house or mountain cabin to while away their leisure years.

February 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Dry winter sparks increase in Valley burn bans

When the San Joaquin Valley's Check Before You Burn Program comes to a close in two weeks it will cap off a season that has seen a record number of banned burning days and some of the worst wintertime air quality.

February 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber wins big at Western conference

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce made quite an impression last weekend at the Western Association of Chamber Executives' annual management conference in Las Vegas. Turlock Chamber President/ Chief Executive Officer Sharon Silva was named the Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year and the Business News was awarded first place in the Magazine competition for chambers with under 1,000 members.

February 14, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID looks at possible dry-season irrigation allotments

With the Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season just a few months away, an ongoing dearth of rain has forecasters projecting below-average allotments.

February 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Gas prices climb

The pump prices have jumped in every single metro area across Northern California, according to the latest report from AAA Insurance, which tracks gas prices as a service to consumers. According to AAA, all of the Northern California metro areas tracked by the organization had double-digit increases over the past month.

February 14, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Grape crush down 3 percent from 2010; price of all varieties reach record high

California's 2011 crush totaled 3,869,894 tons, down 3 percent from the 2010 crush of 3,986,314 tons. All wine varieties crushed totaled 3,342,689 tons, down 7 percent from 2010. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 1,917,132 tons, down 7 percent from 2010.

February 10, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Farm exports hit record levels

U.S. farm exports reached a record $136.3 billion in calendar year 2011, reported the United States Department of Agriculture.

February 10, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Local kids get hands-on with dental health

Students from TLC day care and preschool classes learned a lesson about dental care from First Step Dental employees on Friday morning. The class was just one of 12 groups that took a tour of the dental office and learned dental hygiene from the professionals. February is children's dental health month, and in honor of that First Step Dental invites community preschool, daycare and kindergarten groups to tour their office every year. Kids learn about what happens in a dental office so that they are not afraid to visit the dentist. They also learn how to brush their teeth ...

February 10, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


What is romance?

My assignment this week, whether I liked it or not, was to write an article about the inner workings of romance. This article, I was told, had to be a first-person perspective on the issue. I thought this would be an easy assignment, but it turns out that defining romance is harder than I expected.

February 10, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Delhi residents rally to save local state parks

DELHI – Every weekend, sounds of children squealing in the water, mariachi music, and people generally having a good time waft through the gates of McConnell State Recreation Area.

February 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Settlement promises hope for struggling homeowners

A landmark multistate settlement with several of the nation's top banks will enact a monetary penalty for years of foreclosure abuses and bring some much needed relief to homeowners hit hardest by the mortgage crisis.

February 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diamond Food audit results in leadership change

An internal audit by Diamond Foods Inc., found discrepancies in crop payments, prompting the company to replace their top two executives.

February 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mosquito conference addresses new requirements

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California met on Jan. 30 to discuss issues facing local control districts. Top on their list of priorities was the new Clean Water Act permit requirement that might result in mosquito control agencies being unable to provide the same level of service.

February 07, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Smoke detector saves residents from fire

Four Turlock residents escaped a house fire unharmed Tuesday morning because a smoke alarm alerted them to the smoldering flames.

February 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Local sorority aims for equality for disabled

The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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