Before putting out one box of knick-knacks or rack of clothing onto their front yard on Tuesday, the Cotton family obtained a permit from the City of Turlock to hold a small garage sale. The Cotton family was one of only about a dozen homes that obtained the mandatory $15 permit for that particular day. While the Cottons followed the city ordinance pertaining to yard sales, not all do. In just a mile radius of East Avenue to Main Street the Turlock Journal discovered three unpermitted sales on that same day.
Most growers in the Turlock Irrigation District will pay more for irrigation water, and will be billed based on usage starting in 2013.
American Planning Association, California Chapter Central Section honored the City of Newman, Tulare County Resource Management Agency Planning Branch and Turlock Journal reporter Alex Cantatore with the association's 2012 Planning Awards.
The United States Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to help promote sustainable economic development and job creation in rural communities.
Name of Business: Lisa's Cookie Jar
The Stanislaus County Library Advisory Board is seeking applicants for a youth representative.
The future of a planned Turlock Mi Pueblo Food Center may be in question, as developers and the Mexican grocery chain are working through "unresolved issues."
The Turlock chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently saluted several local students by presenting Good Citizenship certificates and medals to 10 8th grade graduates.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 432 incidents during the month of May. These included a total of 282 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 29 motor vehicle accidents, and 20 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 25 fire type calls: 2 building fires, 3 cooking fires, 2 unauthorized burnings, 4 special "outside" type fires, 12 vegetation/ rubbish fires, 1 electrical arching, and 1 fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, smoke checks, gas leaks, chemical spill, locked in vehicle, power lines down, etc.
The East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition has scheduled three meetings to update its members and local growers about proposed regulations covering groundwater and nitrates that are expected to be adopted in October.
Whether it was a mother or father or grandparent or older sibling or teacher who read to us, we probably all have memories of a special book shared with someone who brought it to life. We grew up listening to stories without anyone quoting evidence about why it was valuable, our parents didn't read the story to increase our vocabulary, and our teachers didn't plan on making us better test takers.
The Turlock Seventh-Day Adventist Church, is beginning its second year of fundraising and collection of donations for Project Backpack. The goal of Project Backpack is to distribute more than 500 backpacks to Turlock school children in need.
The Turlock Chamber of Commerce has yet again been recognized among California's best chambers, garnering a 2012 President's Circle award from the California Chamber of Commerce.
From individuals who stepped forward in a moment of crisis to those who have committed themselves to public service, the Red Cross deems them all heroes and paid tribute to them during the organization's annual awards ceremony.
A small grass fire Sunday afternoon forced a temporary closure of the northbound Taylor Road onramp on Highway 99.
While the State Water Resources Control Board recently approved an emergency regulation to allow local governments and agencies to fine citizens for excessive outdoor water use, local citizens will not be affected by the new measures since the City of Turlock instituted its own water conservation rules more than 20 years ago.
Muddy Balls, a local charity mud volleyball tournament, will take place at the Stanislaus County Fair starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 2, with all the proceedings benefitting 8-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma.
The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has undergone a makeover that has the organization sporting a new name with new leaders at the helm of what is officially now known as the Stanislaus Business Alliance.
A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.
Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.
Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.