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Turlock to host inaugural Central Valley Brewfest

Everyone loves a new tradition, but when there is finely crafted beer involved, that tradition gets a little more love than others. Today, the Stanislaus County fairgrounds will host the first annual Central Valley Brewfest.

May 31, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Popular Turlock cafe gets juiced up

Name of business: Green Grub

May 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

May 28, 2013 | | Local


California almond growers break records

Almonds enthusiasts can expect a lot of the oval nut on their plates this year.

May 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Journal reporter gets sweet start to first person video series

For the past year I've been working at the Turlock Journal writing articles about education and the people and events in our community. It's been fun; I've met a lot of great people and heard some amazing stories. But I've always had the itch to do more.

May 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


2012 Fire Report: More calls, higher costs

The Turlock Fire Department saw a modest increase in the number of calls received over the last year, but the blaze at Crowell School sent the dollar loss for the 2012 year skyrocketing, according to the recently released annual report.

May 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock teen earns highest rank in Boy Scouts

Only 4 percent of all Boy Scouts attain the Eagle rank, and Turlock teen Ryan Burns can proudly count himself among those elite.

May 24, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman Jose I. Medina graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 24, 2013 | | Local


COMMUNITY: PORTUGUESE CULTURE

The Portuguese culture was alive on Monday night as 100 students from the Jorge de Sena School performed traditional Portuguese songs for their end of the year presentation at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church.

May 24, 2013 | | Local


Emanuel honors standout nurses

Four nurses were honored by Emanuel Medical Center for their exceptional work during National Nurses Week.

May 24, 2013 | | Local


Customers can donate to Oklahoma disaster relief at Raley’s

Raley's customers can now support disaster relief efforts in the tornado-struck town of Moore during their stop at the local grocery store.

May 24, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dry farming possible solution to irrigation woes

Although the technique of dry farming is centuries old, area farmers are reviving the seldom used practice in preparation for irrigation shortfalls.

May 24, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Memorial Day travel expected to dip slightly

Despite signs of a gradual economic recovery, uncertainty still lingers for Californians who are expected to be cautious in their travel spending this upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.

May 24, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


No beaches? No problem

As California's number one export, tourism generated over $102.3 billion in direct spending in 2011 alone. Out of that sum, only $2.9 billion was spent in the Central Valley.

May 24, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Lemonade Day sweet success

The weather was perfect for selling lemonade on Saturday, and helping local youth understand the importance of giving back while learning business principles.

May 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

Did you know...

May 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Pentecost Association prepares to celebrate 103 years of cultural traditions

It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honey bee decline causes buzz throughout nation

A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business forecast strong, despite negative impact of drought

Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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