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South Dakota governor looks to round up California dairies

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard isn't afraid to admit that he was in Tulare during the World Ag Expo on a dairy recruiting trip to lure dairies away from other states - including California.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Shelter celebrates 10 years of helping local homeless

It's a tin anniversary for Turlock's longest-running homeless shelter operator.

February 29, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Valley flush with blossoming almond trees

Almond trees throughout the Turlock area are beginning to bloom due to a warmer than normal winter. Despite a record low rainfall total so far this year, almond grower and Turlock Irrigation District Director Ron Macedo said he expects a good harvest.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Denair teen celebrates fourth birthday

Today, at long last, Turlock Christian High sophomore David Thompson is celebrating his fourth birthday. He isn't some sort of child prodigy - he's a leap year baby.

February 29, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dry season means less water for irrigation

A critically dry year – possibly the driest on record – led Turlock Irrigation District directors to issue the lowest initial irrigation water allocation and cap in the district's history on Tuesday.

February 29, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


State grant brings new life to beautification plan

A dusty Golden State Boulevard median will soon be landscaped as the first phase of a plan to beautify Turlock, thanks to a new state grant.

February 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Emergency funding granted to control European grapevine moth

The USDA made $8 million in emergency funding available to prevent the spread of European grapevine moth in California.

February 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Stanislaus grad, brother host national sports cards website, podcast

For most American boys - and many girls - part of their childhood and adolescence included the traditional hobby of collecting sports cards.

February 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Dry winter leads to possible 24-inch irrigation allotment

The 2012 Turlock Irrigation District irrigation season could see an allotment half that of 2011's season.

February 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Investigation continues into largest case of animal cruelty county has ever seen

The investigation is still ongoing into what Stanislaus County Animal Services Executive Director Annette Patton called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

February 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lost camper found after four days of desperation

Chris Dellis went into the Stanislaus National Forest on Feb. 18 for a night of camping and a day of target shooting. What followed was an epic struggle for survival as the 32-year-old man wandered lost, dehydrated hungry, injured and burdened with a deep despair that he would never look once more upon the faces of his wife and three children.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Missing teen may now be with Turlock boyfriend

The search for a missing 14-year-old Livingston girl continues, though authorities now believe she left her family's ranch voluntarily with her 17-year-old boyfriend.

February 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus Library launches mobile app

Smartphone users can play Scrabble, update Facebook, and tweet to their hearts' content, thanks to the myriad apps available in their respective app stores.

February 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fun center project still on hold

Last week's announcement that retailers Old Navy and ULTA Beauty are soon headed to Turlock's Monte Vista Crossings had Turlockers abuzz.

February 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Diamond Foods, Pringles part ways

An acquisitions deal between Diamond Foods, Inc. and Proctor and Gamble that has been dogged by an internal accounting probe and lawsuits, came to an official end Wednesday when The Kellogg Company stepped in and purchased the sought after Pringles snack brand.

February 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar opens Wednesday

Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.

July 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID proposal sparks debate on local water use

The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local resident visits homeless with Water on Wheels

By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.

July 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Hughson grad wins Kansas guitar

Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.

July 15, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


LCR to give away packs, host cactus festival

The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Lamps spark two house fires

Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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