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BOUNTIFUL VALLEY: Diversification key to success

As the earth's population continues to grow, the demand for food escalates as well. Farmers, particularly those in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, are working harder than ever to meet the needs of the world as well as the needs of their own families as regulations, both federal and state, squeeze the profit out of working the land.

August 14, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Target helps local students stock up on school supplies

Twenty-four local students were able to get the pencils, notebooks, backpacks and new clothes needed to start the school year out right, thanks to a program through Target. On Monday, each of the 24 students, selected by the Turlock Salvation Army, was awarded an $80 Target Gift Card to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies and clothes.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Gas prices spike amid refinery fire

People might be reconsidering any end of summer get-a-ways and giving new thought to carpooling, as the price of gas climbs upward.

August 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County teams up with Nuts to promote child support awareness

Baseball has long been a sport parents shared with their children; the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services is hoping the game will also raise awareness about the importance of dads and moms participating in their children's lives.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


PG&E to hold hydro test open house on Wednesday

Pacific Gas & Electric will conduct comprehensive tests of Turlock's aging natural gas pipelines in the coming weeks, in efforts to ensure the pipeline does not fail as in the 2010 San Bruno explosion which killed eight people.

August 14, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Community gathers to pay respect to Sikh victims

Hundreds of Sikhs and community leaders joined together at the Turlock Sikh Temple on Friday to remember the six Sikhs killed when a white supremacist opened fire in an Oak Creek, Wis. temple on Sunday.

August 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Marine Corps Pvt. Diana C. Yorba, daughter of Diana A. and Javier Riojas of Hughson, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

August 10, 2012 | | Local


Turlock soldier laid to rest

In a somber ceremony Wednesday, family, friends, fellow soldiers and the community paid their final respects to Spc. Benjamin Carlos Pleitez, the 25-year-old Turlock soldier who died July 27 while serving in Afghanistan.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heat is on

A high pressure system hovering over the West is causing temperatures to spike and is testing the electrical grid.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One dead after Hwy. 99 crash

A Turlock woman was involved in a chain-reaction crash in Modesto Thursday that claimed the life of an Antelope man.

August 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildfire smoke making its way to Central Valley

Smoke from a wildfire near the northern boundaries of the San Joaquin Valley air basin is impacting San Joaquin County, with potential impacts in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Flames devour vacant home

The Turlock Fire Department is investigating a fire of suspicious origin at an abandoned home frequented by transients.

August 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Sikh Temple to hold vigil on Friday

The Turlock Sikh Temple will hold a candlelight vigil from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, in remembrance of the victims of the Wisconsin temple shooting.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Deputy awarded Medal of Valor

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department awarded the Medal of Valor to Deputy Mike Glinskas, who survived a deadly shootout with an armed man that claimed the life of fellow Deputy Robert "Bob" Paris and locksmith Glendon Engert.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers markets on the rise nation-wide

The trend of buying locally made products and home grown produce is continuing to gain momentum according to a newly released report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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