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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


Hundreds flock to area job fair

The weather is heating up and so is the job market. Hundreds of unemployed people stood in line for over an hour outside the Clarion Hotel Conference Center for Modesto's HIREvent on Tuesday for the opportunity to find employment with companies looking to hire.

May 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Community welcomes back one of its ‘best and brightest’

Thousands of students this month will be donning academic regalia and taking part in graduation ceremonies. Most of those receiving higher education degrees will take their expertise to the highest bidder in a very competitive job market. Very few will bring their talents back to the communities where they are needed most.

May 22, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Patterson fights for representation on TID board

The City of Patterson is continuing its fight for representation on the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors, while TID officials say formally annexing Patterson would lead to skyrocketing costs, and reduced water for growers.

May 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Turlock dancing stars delight crowd, rake in the donations

The performers for the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars did the cha-cha, the hustle, the flamenco, and in general thrilled the capacity crowd Saturday night as they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID looks at electric rate hike

Electric service rates could increase next year, after a review of Turlock Irrigation District's preliminary budget for the 2015 financial year. The possibility of a 5 percent increase in rates, which will be used to address a forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 2.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cars, coffee and charity

An annual event aimed at sharing a love of fine automobiles took a philanthropic turn this year as Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance, in collaboration with Hagerty Insurance, raised funds for pancreatic research in memory of late Turlock High aquatics coach Steve Feaver.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Public workgroup to assess conservation fund use in Stanislaus County

The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is hosting a Local Workgroup Meeting on Monday to get feedback from the community on how to best use federal funds through the Farm Bill's Environmental Quality Incentive Program.

September 23, 2014 | | Local


Hispanic Heritage Month celebration set for Thursday

The Latino Community Roundtable and Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are holding a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at World Tile Design Showroom, 728 S. Center St., in Turlock.

September 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Peace Walk comes to Turlock

Bakersfield native Luke Wonderly is embarking on a cross country journey spreading a message of peace that he hopes will end with a presidential visit.

September 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tastes of the Valley to benefit agriculture education

Agriculture is a big part of life in Stanislaus County, and the fruits of the recent harvest will take center stage next week in an event to support two ag-centered entities - Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair Foundation and the Agriculture Studies Department of California State University, Stanislaus.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Volunteers to help make Turlock shine

Spring may be the traditional season in which to clean-up, but locals will get a chance to come together and beautify the town on Saturday for the seventh annual Turlock Shines event.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mountain lion evades search efforts

A mountain lion spotted in an east Turlock neighborhood Sunday night continues to roam free in parts unknown as officials suspended their search Monday.

September 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Befriend an alpaca on National Alpaca Farm Days

Community members who want to get up close with an alpaca will have their chance this Sunday and Monday at Macedo's Mini Acre as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 22, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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