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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


Beware of scammers posing as government officials, warns BBB

Better Business Bureau warns area consumers to be wary of telephone calls or solicitations claiming that government officials and agencies will pay their utility or cell phone bills.

May 22, 2012 | | Local


3.5 million Californians expected to hit roads this weekend

Only 33 drivers will race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Memorial Day weekend.

May 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Young boy overcomes communication disorder to write short story

What does hope sound like? Is it a galvanizing chant of a crowd or a word of encouragement whispered in the ear? For Ron and Jennifer Eivaz it sounds like a single word uttered by their son David. It doesn't matter what the word might be - they are all precious to the couple for the sheer fact that for the first half of David's life the prospect of him being able to use and grasp language was an open-ended question.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One man’s struggle with alcohol, life on the streets

He says he was born in Minnesota, grew up in San Jose, and ran businesses in Los Angeles. He says he played professional baseball in Philadelphia, a shortstop who once faced off against Nolan Ryan.

May 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Farming jobs help grow ranks of employed in county

An increase in farming jobs helped decrease Stanislaus County's unemployment rate to 16.4 percent for April, giving it a rate well below last year's estimate of 17.3 percent, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Efforts underway to keep West Nile virus at bay

The mosquito surveillance and control activities aimed at curbing the presence of West Nile virus are underway in Stanislaus County, just as two dead birds confirmed to have the virus were found in a neighboring county.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Canine competition comes to Modesto

Some of the best law enforcement canine teams from across Northern California will compete for the title of "Top Dog" at the 30th Annual Police Canine Trial, Saturday in Modesto.

May 17, 2012 | | Local


Seat belt enforcement

The 2012 start-of-summer Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off Monday.

May 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Animal rights groups seek justice for 50,000 starved hens

Three non-profit animal sanctuaries, Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary and Harvest Home are seeking justice for 50,000 hens who were abandoned this past February in what Stanislaus County Animal Services Executive Director Annette Patton called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

May 17, 2012 | BY NANCY ANGEL Turlock Journal | Local


Lemonade Day event to help youth learn about business, raise funds for nonprofits

It's never too early for children to learn the basic tenants of running a business. And what better way to learn than by operating an old-fashioned lemonade stand?

May 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pedal power: Biking to work

As Turlockers celebrate national Bike to Work Week – May 14-18 – some local citizens bike to work every day.

May 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Fire training planned for weekend

The Turlock Fire Department will be conducting a live fire training today and Sunday.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief accepts icy challenge

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson won't mind if people tell him he's all wet, as long as it is after Sept. 19.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair prepares to host first corporate store

Those driving through downtown Denair likely get the feeling that things have been done the same way in the east county town for a long time. Just past the hometown football field, near the intersection of Main Street and Fresno Avenue, lays a dirt lot overgrown with weeds. The seemingly nondescript parcel of land will soon play a large role in determining the town's future as it prepares to play host to Denair's first commercial property - Dollar General.

September 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Survey points to higher groundwater usage by almond farmers

The results from this year's Almond Drought Survey demonstrate almond producers' increased reliance on groundwater resources, as well as the increased amount of salt toxicity cases due to the application of high saline groundwater.

September 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Annual festival to highlight all that Denair has to offer

Denair will put its community pride on display next weekend at the 5th Annual Denair Farm & Family Festival.

September 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Two sisters, one Snazzy Boutique

Name of Business: Snazzy Boutique

September 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Carnegie seeks volunteers

The Carnegie Arts Center is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of roles as a new exhibit opens and fall tours are lining up.

September 04, 2014 | | Local


Local nursery offers fall seminar series

Fall marks a special time for local nursery The Greenery. It's the time of year when the business invites garden enthusiasts to learn more about everything from making a fairy garden to winter fruit tree care in a series of seminars that start Saturday and run weekly through the beginning of December.

September 04, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock beer scene stays ‘crafty’

One day John Freitas was drinking a beer poolside with a friend when a life-changing idea came to him.

September 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


T-Rex Planet lands at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

Dinosaurs will be coming to Turlock for just one weekend and the place to see them is the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

September 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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