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California leads nation in farmers markets

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 8,144 farmers markets are now listed in USDA's National Farmers Market Directory, up from about 5,000 in 2008. The directory, voluntarily updated by farmers market managers, state departments of agriculture, marketing associations, and others, is published online at farmersmarkets.usda.gov.

August 05, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former Red Steer owner starts development firm

Tracy Smith, who is facing criminal charges of arson for the blaze that destroyed the Red Steer restaurant in Turlock and fraud allegations, is manning a new development company and is looking for investors.

August 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hughson to fete long-time residents

Hughson Historical Society's 13th annual appreciation night honoring longstanding Hughson citizens will be held Aug. 23 at William C. Hughes Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 7820 Fox Rd., Hughson.

August 02, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Website educates business owners about Affordable Care Act

The federal government launched a website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.

August 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


PG& E hosts hydrotest open house

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is holding a public meeting to let Turlock residents know what to expect during an upcoming hydrostatic pressure test on a natural gas pipeline.

August 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Central Valley pesticides found in frogs 100 miles away

One hundred miles away in the Sierra Nevadas, populations of the Pacific tree frog, a native Californian species, have found to have a connection with the Central Valley.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Senior citizens host disaster preparedness event

'Be prepared' isn't just a good motto for Boy Scouts; all others, including senior citizens, should make sure they're ready for when disaster strikes.

August 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Giant sunflowers bring neighbors together

What started as a tiny seed has flourished into a 14-foot towering sunflower that has become the pride of Susanne Bolin's backyard garden.

August 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Kids focus of farmers market event

Kids and vegetables don't always see eye to eye.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Homeless day center in desperate need of funds, says director

As August comes in and people are considering late summer vacation plans and tallying up the costs of back to school shopping, the Turlock Homeless Assistance Ministry center is wondering if they will have enough money to keep the lights on.

August 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Readers invited to follow fitness challenge

Living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging to maintain, even for me. When you live a fast-paced and hectic life such as mine, it's difficult to find the time, energy and motivation to workout.

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Fires prompt air warning for Valley residents

Turlock residents should be concerned about the air quality for the next few days.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Migrant workers make up 73 percent of California's farm labor, report says

California farms need immigration reform.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Off Center sells affordable items for a good cause

Name of business: Off Center Thrift and Gift

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Walmart market just about ready

Even though the Walmart Neighborhood Market hasn't opened its doors yet, the grocery store has been bustling with activity in preparation for the grand opening.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price paid to dairy farmers was welcomed by producers throughout the state, the California Dairy Campaign is still emphasizing the need to join the federal milk marketing order.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling lonely and disconnected throughout her first two days in captivity.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's Daily Bread Mobile Food Truck as the only meal they will receive that day.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair draws record number of visitors

Nearly a quarter of a million visitors made their way to Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the fair's annual 10-day this year, which included adrenaline-rushing rides, unforgettable celebrity concerts and countless exhibitions for all to enjoy.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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