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Local farmers invite public to learn more about alpacas

Alpaca farmers around the Central Valley are tidying up their ranches, dusting off their spinning looms, and getting their animals photo-ready for National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Business, economic leaders keynote 2012 summit

The fifth year of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Summit could be the best yet.

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Library hosts harvest storytime

On Saturday, storyteller BZ Smith and musician Peg Reza brought fall harvest stories to life at the Turlock Library. With a ukulele at hand, Reza strummed her heart out while dozens of children sang, danced, and practiced sign language to the melodies. The storytelling and sing-along event was sponsored by the Friends of the Turlock Library.

September 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


A garden grows in Oakdale

In an area known for good soil and a climate for premiere farming, there lays a plot of thriving and meticulously tended to plants just off one of Oakdale's main thoroughfares. The crop of choice for this urban gardener: medicinal marijuana and his own blend of "purple lush" and "cherry pie" varietals for a high-potency cannabis.

September 25, 2012 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Suddenly Perfect: Beauty, style in relaxing setting

Name of business: Suddenly Perfect Salon and Boutique

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


IRS gives drought-stricken farmers, ranchers more time to replace livestock

Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales.

September 25, 2012 | | Local


USDA discrimination claim filing period open

Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between Sept. 24 and March 25, 2013.

September 24, 2012 | | Local


Pitman High Homecoming 2012

Pitman High School celebrated homecoming Friday with a drubbing of the Franklin High Yellow Jackets.

September 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Council bridges culture gap for county Latinos during times of crisis

In an emergency, every second matters.

September 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock Shines seeks volunteers for annual cleanup event

After 105 years of being one of the most maintained cities, Turlock is undergoing a massive makeover from head to toe.

September 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Harvest season boosts hiring in county

A seasonal upswing in manufacturing and agricultural hiring sent Stanislaus County's unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly four years.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mobile veteran’s clinic plans stop in Turlock

Local veterans looking to enroll or learn more about Veteran's Administration services and benefits will have that opportunity when the VA Mobile Medical Outreach Clinic rolls into town Friday.

September 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Daisy gets a trimming courtesy of tranquilizers

How do you trim the hooves of a 1,200-pound Watusi bovine who could use her 5-foot-4 spread of horns as lethal weapons quicker than a snort? Very carefully – as was demonstrated last week at the yard of the Modesto Seventh Street Livestock Auction and Flea Market yard.

September 18, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


White-crown sparrows herald coming of fall

When I was a kid I was excited about September because that's when school started - and it also meant a reprieve from farm labor. My dad was an almond farmer and back in those days the whole family helped with the harvest.

September 18, 2012 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community Contributor | Local


CALIFORNIA AG LAND VALUES REACH RECORD HIGH

California's average farm real estate was valued at $7,200 per acre, based on surveys of California farmers and ranchers. This is an all time record high for California and $300 above the previous record set in 2011. Annual farm real estate values have continually increased since 1994, the last time it dipped below the previous year's value. Irrigated cropland, at $12,000 per acre, increased $500 per acre compared with the 2011 estimated value. Non-irrigated cropland, at $3,550 per acre, was down 1.4 percent from last year. All cropland, at $9,810 per acre, was ...

September 18, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Locally grown products fulfill every Christmas wish

It is time to forget department stores and parking chaos, because fresh and locally grown products can make for the perfect gift for any and everyone during the holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Rain topples pine giant

Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.

December 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock teacher rescues man from Tuolumne River

A Turlock teacher is being credited with saving a man's life after pulling him from the cold waters of the Tuolumne River Sunday morning.

December 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pvt. Jared J. McDonald has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

December 12, 2014 | | Local


Longtime Turlocker makes Swedish potato sausage an annual tradition

In the meat section of Village Fresh Market there is a laminated paper posted on the back wall with Scandinavian dancers holding a Swedish flag that reads: "Swedish Potato Sausage." While it is unclear how long the paper has been there, Jim Stevens might be the person to ask.

December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fallen trees, flooding worst of storm for Turlock

The storm that dropped a deluge of rain on Turlock Thursday night may have felled some trees and caused localized street flooding in multiple areas of town, which kept city crews busy throughout the night, but on the whole left Turlock fairly unscathed, according to city officials.

December 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California Cuts is a cut above

Name of Business: California Cuts

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Recent US citizen celebrates 104 birthday

Asiat Tamrazian has 32 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Thursday also marked her 104 birthday.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teacher’s Feather Raft invention wins regional challenge

Dutcher Middle School teacher by day and Feather Raft inventor by night, Elias Ruiz, took home the grand price of $2,500 cash Wednesday evening as the winner of the first annual Stanislaus County Innovation Challenge.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A BLUSTERY BLUNDER

What happens when you combine wind and rain? You get a hazardous combination. Just ask Turlocker Craig Mathews who found a dead tree uprooted on top of his truck Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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