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How the other half lives in Yosemite

When my wife and I carried our bags down the red carpet into the plush lobby, I could still hardly believe it. In all the years we had visited Yosemite, we had never stayed at the lavish hotel that houses royalty, presidents and the well-to-do. I figured we never would, yet there we were.

April 24, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Water conservation for city parks and medians

The City of Turlock's Water Conservation Task Force Committee is focusing efforts on water conservation strategies and enhancing our public education and outreach. As part of the public education and outreach, the City will be posting signs on the City's medians and parks. These signs will indicate how that particular landscape is being irrigated.

April 24, 2015 | | Local


Property changes in order for TID

The only thing that is constant is change and Turlock Irrigation District is embracing change with plans to both sell and purchase property with the Turlock Rural Fire District and the City of Turlock.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Victims’ rights rally planned for Saturday

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center is holding a Victims' Right Rally and Family Safety Fair in downtown Modesto on Saturday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


209 Extreme offers retail, wholesale options for name brands

Name of Business: 209 Extreme

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans’ meeting in Turlock

The monthly meeting for the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission will be held in Turlock on Monday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


Lake McClure bike park a West Coast finalist for $100,000 grant

When Dan Woodall isn't busy working at his bike store, Cycle Masters, he is often practicing what he preaches: cycling.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teams ready for Relay for Life events

Every spring hundreds of community members rally together for one cause: Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones is close to the hearts of many Turlockers.

April 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock senior honored for philanthropic efforts

Myrna Wachs may not be superwoman, but she is pretty darn close.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tune In and Turn Up returns to fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking to better the region's air quality by fixing those vehicles that are releasing polluting exhaust through their annual Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Behaving very much like a candidate for governor without saying he is one, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa moved around Mi Pueblo Market on Crows Landing Road Saturday afternoon during a leg of what he calls a "listening and learning tour."

April 21, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


The City of Turlock is now in stage three of the emergency water shortage plan

As a result of the severity of California's drought, the city manager of the City of Turlock hereby orders the implementation of Stage 3 of the City of Turlock's Emergency Water Shortage Plan.

April 21, 2015 | | Local


Get rid of old car batteries for a greener, cleaner planet

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting a greener planet and clearer driving, AAA Northern California is offering its popular battery recycling program "AAA Battery Roundup" year-round. AAA members and the public can drop off their old automotive, motorcycle, RV and marine batteries at select locations at any time throughout the year.

April 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Municipal Airport in the spotlight

While cars and trains are no unique site in Turlock, locals may be surprised to know that Turlock also has its own functioning airport. President of the Turlock Regional Aviation Association Todd Smith took time to answer questions about the airport which plays host to private flights, nonprofit events, sheep grazing and more.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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May is Water Awareness Month

Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation habits.

May 01, 2015 | | Local


Denham to host job fair, veterans event

Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is hoping to put residents back to work by hosting a Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local teacher works to combat hyacinth problem in Tuolumne River

Elias Ruiz is a teacher at Dutcher Middle School during the week, but on the weekends he can be found plunging into the Tuolumne River in full scuba gear.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Summer openings slated for Monte Vista Crossings

Summer is almost here and so is the arrival of several new additions to the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Perrien Farms offers family friendly environment for competitive and recreational riders

Name of Business: Perrien Farms

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms employee recognized for innovative efforts against salmonella

Rather than making headlines for a salmonella outbreak, senior vice president of technical services at Foster Farms and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Robert O'Connor is making headlines for the complete opposite.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market ready to impress with events, selection

Although the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market has moved to a new location and a new day before its kick-off Saturday, one thing will remain the same: the market itself as a venue of quality produce, unique handcrafted items, and live entertainment.

April 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


May library events offer crafts, summer reading program kick-off

Star Wars, superheroes and butterflies will all make an appearance at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


WWII veteran honored at commission meeting

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor attack survivor Herb Miller was presented a commendation by Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow for his service to the country during a Veterans Advisory Commission meeting held Monday in Turlock.

April 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cost of driving dips in 2015

Due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly two percent drop from last year, according to AAA's 2015 Your Driving Costs study.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CDFA to host drought forum in Fresno

With nearly 100 percent of the state considered to be in a severe drought, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a drought forum on Tuesday to both unite and elicit comments from all farmers, ranchers and stakeholders throughout the state.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Friday marks first summer Main StrEAT Food Rally

Fridays are about to get food-friendly downtown with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs to kick off on May 1.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Female business owners band together for success

What does a ballroom dance academy, hair salon and fitness boot camp all have in common? More than just occupying the same building, the trio of businesses are all owned by women.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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