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USDA targeting six additional strains of E coli in raw beef trim

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service next week will begin instituting a zero-tolerance policy for six additional strains of E. coli that are responsible for human illness. Beginning Monday, FSIS will routinely test raw beef manufacturing trim, which is a major component of ground beef, for the six additional strains of E. coli. Trim found to be contaminated with these pathogens will not be allowed into commerce and will be subject to recall.

May 31, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Starting early

Summer is here - at least it is for the Turlockers who were out and about enjoying the beginning of season this week.

May 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Festa Espirito Santo: 100 years of Azorean tradition

The Portuguese community is celebrating its most historical event this week with the 100th anniversary of the Turlock Pentecost Association. The seven day celebration allows people from all ages to enjoy the festivities that include folkloric songs, dances, and traditional Azorean food.

May 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


VBS: Local churches offer faith mixed with fun

For most kids, summer vacation is the perfect excuse to stay away from homework, tests, or anything associated with school. But for others throughout the community, summer is the perfect time to attend Vacation Bible School at their local congregation and reconnect with their faith.

May 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Nominees sought for California Leopold Conservation Award

In the eyes of conservationist Aldo Leopold, an ethical relationship between the land and the people who benefit from it was "an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity." His vision of a "land ethic" is what drives the search for nominees 2012 California Leopold Conservation Award.

May 29, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Pest and disease prevention projects get a boost from USDA

Prevention projects in California and throughout the nation have been given a much needed boost from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, who has just announced his agency will support 321 projects with $50 million in funding from the 2008 Farm Bill.

May 29, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


New TID power plant testing well

The Turlock Irrigation District's new, in-construction Almond 2 Power Plant is performing beyond expectations in initial trials.

May 29, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Event puts the boom back into Fourth of July festivities

With Memorial Day come and gone, only a month remains before America's grandest patriotic holiday – and the nation's 236th birthday.

May 29, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock City firefighters busier in 2011

The Turlock Fire Department responded to more calls for service in 2011 than they have in the past four years, according to the department's annual report released May 22.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Addiction, mental illness obstacles in path of local homeless woman

Everyone has their ups and downs. Their good days and their bad.

May 29, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock pilot makes emergency landing in Manteca field

A propeller snapped off the drive shaft of a small T Mini Max aircraft Tuesday afternoon, falling over 2,000 feet onto the tile roof of a Manteca home before the plane glided into a plowed field west of Airport Way and south of Louise Avenue, 1.5 miles away.

May 29, 2012 | BY GLENN KAHL TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


State records new low in infant mortalities

The infant mortality rate has reached a new low in California, according to the latest reported data from the California Department of Public Health.

May 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Blowing dust prompts health warning

Gusty winds over the San Joaquin Valley have prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening.

May 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Sweet success

Hundreds of local children tasted sweet success on Sunday.

May 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


CALIFORNIA FRUIT AND NUT REVIEW

During April, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, and prune fruit continued to develop. Harvest began for a few early peach varieties. Cherry fruit developed as growers continued to spray for the Oriental Fruit Fly. Prunes were past full bloom and beginning to leaf-out in Sutter and Yuba counties. Weed treatments and bloom sprays continued in stone fruit orchards. Grape and kiwifruit vines were growing rapidly as temperatures increased. Pomegranates and persimmons continued to leaf-out. Apples were blooming and leafing-out. Blueberries were being picked and packed in Tulare County. Olive groves were pruned.

May 22, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Locals find mental, physical strength at Combat Zone Fitness

Name of Business: Combat Zone Fitness

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


PET PARADE PLANNED

Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock - Swanson Centennial Dog Park - on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Weekend festival will showcase the city of Hughson

Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim Fire effects linger a year later

It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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