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Community Challenge to collect food, money for local kids

Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.

March 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s bus service sees decline in ridership

As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.

February 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Low water levels prompt Don Pedro marina move request

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.

February 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Dry winter brought about more wood-burning curtailments for county residents

The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.

February 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dental office offers pain-free fieldtrip for local kids

Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.

February 28, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Flu deaths continue upward climb

State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.

February 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Court ruling says school can ban US flag shirts for safety

When Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was asked in 2010 to take an American flag off his bike due to safety concerns, it sparked a nationwide response that flooded the small Valley town with patriotic supporters of Old Glory and a debate on students' right to free speech.

February 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Fire pulls dog from watery shaft

German Sheppards are usually associated with police departments, but there is one Turlock pooch that has taken an understandable shine to the Turlock Police Department.

February 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IRC brings refugees from harm to home

More than two decades ago, Vivien Jacob came to America from Iran looking for a better life. The International Rescue Committee was there to help her resettle in her new country and now she is part of the 80-year-old organization's mission to bring refugees from harm to home.

February 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Batteries Plus Bulbs finds spark in Turlock

NAME OF BUSINESS: Batteries Plus Bulbs

February 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Golden Eagle sojourns at Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center

A Golden Eagle affectionately known as "#53" is recuperating at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center in Hughson after being hit by a car in Los Banos.

February 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local business Paints it Forward

Generosity was in the air on Saturday as local company Lancaster Painting employees donated their time to offer a complimentary paint job to a local community member as part of the company's annual Paint it Forward event.

February 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID sets historic-low irrigation cap

The growing severity of California's drought has resulted in one of the lowest water allotments for irrigation purposes in Turlock Irrigation District's history. Starting the irrigation season on March 27, local growers serviced by TID will see a 20-inch cap water allotment, with little to no carryover in the Don Pedro Reservoir for 2015 – an unprecedented decision by TID staff.

February 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sunday Cruisin'

There wasn't a bike race happening in Turlock on Sunday morning, although it looked as though that was the case. It was a "bike run for fun," according to Jose Garcia who teamed up with Mario Martinez of Turlock and the Rolling Relics of Modesto to bring this family-oriented function to Turlock. The event brought people from various locations including Gilroy, Sacramento and the Bay Area. Garcia, who works for the City of Turlock, has participated in various bike runs with the Rolling Relics and wanted to bring one to Turlock.

February 24, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


TID to set irrigation cap, proclaim district in drought condition

As the ongoing drought has left growers across the state with little water for irrigation, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will set their own irrigation rates for the upcoming season on Tuesday - including the lowest TID irrigation water cap on record.

February 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local martial arts studio teaches students mental and physical strength

Name of Business: Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido A Lee Brothers Academy

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Minimum fish flow protections cause of concern for TID

In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County dedicates day for ag appreciation

In a county that boasted an agricultural commodity value of $3.7 billion in 2013 alone, it is almost too easy to understand why the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors took action to proclaim today as a celebration for National Agriculture Day throughout the county.

March 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


We Care to benefit from thrift store’s generosity

The staff at We Care in Turlock is hoping people might be in need of some retail therapy today.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Alliance surveys further understanding of business community

The Stanislaus Business Alliance conducted 198 surveys in 2014 and this year plans to administer 300.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VW enthusiast revamps 1961 convertible with help of local auto shops

Thomas Husselstein can't sit still.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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