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County’s rank of unemployed grows

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has once again crept upward, but is still showing some promise as it posted a rate below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

April 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State vet urges West Nile vaccinations for horses

The risk of a return of West Nile virus to California this year is renewing calls for horse owners to make sure their animals are vaccinated. In 2011, 15 horses in California were confirmed positive for West Nile Virus. Four of the 15 were euthanized. All of the euthanized horses were not vaccinated

April 19, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Ag secretary promotes California products at Asia trade delegation

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross is part of a U.S. trade delegation to Singapore and South Korea that is focusing on trade, market access and promotions.

April 19, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Community event seeks volunteers to clean up the city

Turlock faith-based organizations and various community businesses will be putting their good intentions into action on April 28 as part of the Love Turlock event.

April 19, 2012 | Macie Bennett | Local


Turlock Horseshoe Club begins seasonal tournaments

Horseshoe season is kicking off with the Turlock Horseshoe club at the pits in Crane Park. Horseshoe pitching is a sport the whole family can participate in, from adults to young children.

April 17, 2012 | Macie Bennett | Local


Spring is here

With the temperatures on the rise, and the forecast calling for sunny days, the spring wildflowers are out. If you head to the hills this weekend, you will see the beauty of California in the spring.

April 17, 2012 | By Jack Kirchert Community Contributor | Local


Mission fundraising dinner, auction set for Friday

Merced based non-profit Grace Outreach Coalition is holding a dinner and auction to raise funds for a medical mission to Nigeria.

April 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Energy monitors let residents check appliance efficiency

The library isn't just for checking out books – it's for checking out your power usage, too, thanks to a new Turlock Irrigation District initiative.

April 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cookies for troops

Local Girl Scout Daisies from Troop 399 donated 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to staff at the Army National Guard station in Turlock. Guardsmen from the 149th Chemical Company in Turlock will be forwarding the cookies to sister Chemical Companies 140th and 132nd, which are currently deployed to Afghanistan.

April 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Hilmar’s first-ever Relay for Life raises over $181,000

When the community of Hilmar decides to support a cause, they go all in. And that's exactly what happened on Saturday, said Kelly Fultz, chairperson of Hilmar's first-ever Relay for Life event.

April 17, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Rain brings irrigation windfall for growers

Growers in the Turlock Irrigation District service area will receive even more irrigation water this year than district directors once thought possible, thanks to continuing rainfall.

April 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fair ag education a horse affair

The Stanislaus County Fair and Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee is partnering with local classrooms to build on their education.

April 13, 2012 | | Local


Air district expands truck voucher program for small businesses

A grant aimed at helping smaller heavy-duty truck businesses reduce their air emissions has been expanded to reach more companies, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District reported.

April 13, 2012 | | Local


Rotary looks to bring bocce ball to Crane Park

Turlockers may be bowled over by one local park's newest amenity.

April 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Crowell student on deck for historic Coast Guard launch

Crowell Elementary fourth grader Emily Van Gorder will never forget her recent trip to USCG Base Alameda for the commissioning of the USGCS Stratton. First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance to launch the first Coast Guard cutter to be named after a woman, Capt. Dorothy C. Stratton, who helped establish the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard in 1944.

April 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Cigarettes may be banned in Turlock parks

Turlock smokers may need to find new locations to puff on their cigarettes and cigars other than city parks if local Girl Scouts have anything to do with it.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID Board presents Domestic Water Project specifics

The Turlock Irrigation District hosted a public meeting Tuesday night for community members to voice their views and pose questions about the potential Domestic Water Project, which has two water districts at odds.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Monte Vista Plaza signs get upsize approval

Tenants of the Monte Vista Plaza, which plays host to shops such as Amazing Nails and Spa and Dean's Pizza, will soon be receiving a facelift as their signs will be several inches bigger to increase visibility from the road.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mike Lynch honored by Cal Chamber

Turlocker Mike Lynch has long been involved in the political and government sphere, but this year marks the first time he is being recognized by the California Chamber of Commerce as a Small Business Advocate of the Year - just one of four individuals selected from among the 480 chambers that comprise Cal Chamber.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City continues to cutback water use

As local students trickle back into the classrooms for another year of school, the water in the City of Turlock aquatic playgrounds will also dribble to a stop as the City makes efforts to conserve during the state's ongoing drought.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almonds take top spot in county

Stanislaus County's Annual Crop and Livestock Report for 2013 revealed yet another record breaking year for agricultural commodities, mainly in fruit and tree crops. The report, which was released yesterday morning, also marks the first year that the almond industry overtook milk production for the number one commodity spot.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Larsa likely to keep permit despite neighbor complaints

Larsa Banquet Hall is three substantiated noise complaints away from having their Conditional Use Permit revoked pending an upcoming hearing at the Stanislaus County Planning Commission in October.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Status of 2014 drought conditions

According to US Drought Monitor, approximately 35 percent of the country is experiencing drought conditions. California in particular is suffering from severe to exceptional stages of drought caused by high pressure air blocking storms from moving our way. As these conditions worsen and we struggle through this run of historically dry weather, we see further declines in reservoir levels, dustier air, and thirstier lawns.

August 08, 2014 | | Local


Former resident hopes Turlock will take a shine to his chip creation

If you've ever found yourself ravaging through the kitchen in search of a snack that would feed your hunger for a salty bite, yet also offer a tongue-tempting sweetness, then Chad McLean Scott might just be your new best friend.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus records two West Nile Virus deaths

Four individuals in California have died as a result of the West Nile Virus, including two Stanislaus County men, according to public health officials.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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