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Dry winter brings bad news for growers

The 2013 irrigation season is off to a rough start, with only a 30 inch cap available for local growers due to recent drought conditions. The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved the 30 inch cap - 10 inches less than last year - at Tuesday's meeting, along with the season schedule set for March 7 to Oct. 9 this year.

February 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

February 26, 2013 | | Local


Disease, drought, theft making dent in local bee colonies

A shortage of honey bees continues to be reported throughout the United States, creating a significant threat to the world's food production and almond crop industry in Turlock.

February 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Global demand for pistachios reaches record high

Pistachio production is expected to reach record breaking numbers in the state as California growers seek to appease demands set for American pistachios in China and Europe.

February 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Almond Blossom Festival: A sweet time of the year

It is bud time - and we don't mean "bud" as in Budweiser beer.

February 22, 2013 | | Local


Ag Expo sheds light on 'inequitable' Calif. milk pricing

The World Ag Expo showcased the latest in agricultural innovations and technological advancements to help benefit farmers' lives, in its 46th annual event held in Tulare last week. But for struggling dairy producers, the only news they heard was sour.

February 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Program offers healthcare to most at risk

As far as nurse practitioner Dan Lucky is concerned, Ceres Police Department's unique and first in the nation nurse program is making a profound difference in the health of thousands.

February 22, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Valley economic recovery off to slow start

In his State of the City address, Mayor John Lazar was excited to announce that Turlock has "turned an economic corner," and will continue to grow and self-sustain itself as new industries and developments take place promoting job growth.

February 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


House fires keep crews busy

Turlock fire fighters responded to two other fires Tuesday night after battling an inferno at a vacant cheese factory.

February 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tenet buys Emanuel Medical Center

Emanuel Medical Center will become part of Tenet Healthcare, it was announced Thursday, as the organizations came to a definitive agreement after months of negotiations. Tenet is an investor-owned hospital operator that runs 49 hospitals nationwide including Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and Doctors Hospital in Manteca.

February 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Giants' World Series trophies make unexpected Turlock stop

Local San Francisco Giants fans were given a unique opportunity to bask in their team's success Wednesday afternoon when the World Champions Trophy Tour made an unexpected stop at Wellington's Pub and Restaurant.

February 20, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

February 19, 2013 | | Local


USDA proposes new healthy school snacks rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been on a mission to make school lunches healthier for students across the country. With a new proposal, the USDA is now targeting school snacks.

February 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Bigfoot brings discount carpet to Turlock

Name of business: Bigfoot Carpet

February 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock entrepreneur named finalist in business challenge

Turlocker Stephen Rodenburg will be one of 18 finalists competing for more than $24,000 in cash and business services in the 2013 San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on Feb. 27.

February 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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