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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


Turlock Lake drained for 10-year inspection

Water levels at Turlock Lake are the lowest they have been in 10 years and for once the ongoing drought is not to blame. Rather, Turlock Irrigation District has intentionally dropped water levels by over 10,000 acre feet in order to carefully inspect the lake's control structure and power house.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Running for the Army

Participants in the 4th annual Kettle Dash ran around downtown Turlock on Saturday for a good cause. The event, which included a kids' dash, 5K and 10K race, as well as this year's newly added dog walk through the help of sponsor Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital, included over 300 runners and dog walkers, said event chair Nick Hackler.

November 11, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lancaster Painting accepting nominations for annual service project

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gas prices continue to fall

A welcome decline in state gas prices has fueled Californian's spirits with yet another double-digit drop in prices registering at $3.21 on average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline on Tuesday - that's $0.38 cheaper than prices reported in AAA Northern California's latest monthly gas survey of Oct. 14. California leads the year-to-year decline nationwide with almost $0.40 drop in gas prices.

November 11, 2014 | | Local


Unskilled labor force holding Valley back

Where do people hire unskilled laborers? Not in the United States, at least according to Professor Gokce Soydemir of California State University, Stanislaus.

November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Unemployment creeps up in final month of 2016

Job declines in three separate sectors spurred an increase in the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County for the month of December, according to the latest ...

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu activity on the rise in state, locally

One week after Stanislaus County recorded its first influenza-related death, local health officials announced the deaths of two more residents, while the California Department of ...

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Second annual fun run to honor life of Turlock woman

The parents of Kayla Bernardi, a graduate of Turlock High School who passed away after her battle with leukemia in 2015, will continue to embrace ...

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Save energy, water and money through efficiency programs

Turlock residents looking to save energy and conserve water with their next home improvement project may qualify for financing through the City of Turlock's ...

January 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘American Pickers’ looking to film in area

Collectibles gathering dust and taking up space in attics and garages around the Valley could soon have new life, as the History Channel show "American ...

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Study shows climate policies benefit Valley

Despite concerns regarding the economic and employment impacts of the state's climate policies, a new study says that the San Joaquin Valley is in ...

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local doctor provides outpatient surgery in Turlock

Type of business: Orthopedic surgery

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tune In and Tune Up set for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is holding a Tune In and Tune Up event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Stanislaus ...

January 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Awards program looks to honor area seniors

In an effort to recognize the county's most generous senior citizens, the Stanislaus County's 2017 Senior Awards are calling for nominations of those ...

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local hookah lounge comes to grips with new law

In June of last year, a new, statewide law increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old, hoping to ...

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Girl Scouts kick off a century of cookie sales

It's that time of year again - the time to empty your pockets and fill your stomachs with irresistibly delicious Girl Scout cookies.

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'The Cost of Raising a Child'

Raising a child is no easy task - or cheap. In a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is estimated that ...

January 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Diocese bankruptcy plan approved

The Diocese of Stockton announced this week that a judge has approved their bankruptcy plan, including the establishment of a $15 million trust for survivors ...

January 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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