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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


Local turkey farmer earns national recognition

Will and Linda Hack, owners and operators of Hack Farms in Turlock, are now $1,000 richer after a trip to Atlanta recently. Hack Farms was one of six farms across the United States to receive the Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award during the 2012 International Poultry Expo, held in Atlanta and sponsored by the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.

February 07, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Program looks to teach smart growth principles

Smart growth isn't just a buzzword. Building denser, more livable and environmentally-friendly cities is a top priority for the federal government.

February 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID celebrates 125 year anniversary with documentary

Going to the movies is one way to celebrate a birthday.

February 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Keyes craftsman creates no-man bands for celebrities, businesses around the world

What happens when you combine a love of music with engineering know-how and an innovative spirit? The unique creations of Keyes craftsman Ken Caulkins.

February 07, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel earns accolades at healthcare conference

Emanuel Medical Center received an award for providing innovative patient service at a recent national healthcare conference - and local patients have also noticed the positive changes at Turlock's community hospital.

February 07, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Rain, snow needed

A wet end to January hasn't made up for dry conditions in December, according to the Turlock Irrigation District.

February 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Water forum at CSUS

Experts from the city, county, state and local university will address groundwater challenges currently facing the Turlock area on Tuesday, as part of a public forum cosponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce and California State University, Stanislaus.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


San Joaquin River deemed 'most endangered river' in the nation

The San Joaquin River is in grave danger.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock Blue Diamond facility named top plant of the year

After a successful first year since its grand opening, the Turlock Blue Diamond Facility has been named the 2014 "Plant of the Year" by Food Engineering Magazine - an honor recognizing the most innovative new food or beverage plants built in North America.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Comic store opens downtown

Name of Business: Sky High Comics & Collectibles

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock woman reflects on 100 years

World War II, the Nixon Watergate scandal, the civil rights movements of the 1960s and the jazzercise fad of the 1980s - Maryadell Boone has seen it all and then some as today marks her 100th birthday. While Boone has lived through some of the most iconic decades of recent history, throughout the vast changes Boone's life has remained relatively the same.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Leadership forges local partnerships

If a community's strength is reflected in its leaders, then Turlock is a powerful community due in part to the mission of Leadership Turlock.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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