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Camp more than about soccer

Despite the warm weather, children participating in the Westside Ministries annual soccer camp found the energy to play a competitive game last week. The three-week camp, which ended last Thursday, gave local children the opportunity to build skills and fitness, while also providing a safe place for kids to be during the summer.

July 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock shows its 'Country Pride'

The streets of downtown Turlock were filled with those bursting with pride for their country and country roots on Friday during the annual Fourth of July parade and street fair.

July 04, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Learn life-saving skills at the Fair

With a destruction derby, rodeo and thrill rides, it might not seem like the Stanislaus County Fair is the place to come to learn to save a life, but it is.

July 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Common questions and answers on water use and conservation

1. Should we take showers instead of baths? Should we use with our garbage disposal? Should we use an automatic dishwasher instead of doing dishes by hand?

July 03, 2014 | | Local


California almond crop breaks record, despite ongoing drought

Local almond growers are contributing to a record breaking harvest of 2.1 billion pounds of California almonds despite the drought conditions that have left many farmers concerned for their orchards and the future of California's agricultural industry.

July 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms chicken linked to Salmonella outbreak, prompting recall

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections has been officially linked to Foster Farms chicken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, prompting an immediate recall.

July 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library foundation holds Lemony baking contest

The Stanislaus County Library Foundation is taking their Lemony Snicket benefit event to a whole new level - the baked kind.

July 02, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Coffee: Familiar name, fresh menu

Name of Business: Hilmar Coffee

July 02, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TID abandonments normal despite drought status

Several Turlock Irrigation District customers have abandoned their rights to utilize TID water facilities according to the biannual report presented Tuesday at the Board of Trustees meeting.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local olive oil producer offers pure product

Money doesn't grow on trees, but olives do – just ask Anne Piccirillo.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire department hopes for a safe Independence Day

The Fourth of July celebration will undoubtedly include dazzling displays of fireworks and the Turlock Fire Department will be making sure all that patriotic pageantry is within the legal and safe use of fireworks.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local naturalization ceremony grants individuals citizenship in time for Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the 238th year of the United States of America's independence but for many locals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TAPO effort focuses on summer safety

The Turlock Associated Police Officers is embarking on a public safety campaign with the goal of keeping citizens safe while they engage in the summertime fun.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Celebrating Hilmar's dairy roots

The community of Hilmar came together on Saturday to celebrate its most famous agriculture commodity at the annual Dairy Festival. The festivities began at 5 p.m. and ended shortly before 10 p.m. and included various vendors offering everything from reflective postal numbers, to pillow case dresses, and fair food items. Entertainment included a "mooing" contest and the Milk Man and Milk Maid competition. Winners of the contests were provided with gift certificates and trophies.

July 01, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Sonora crash claims life of Hughson teenager

A Hughson teenager was killed in a solo vehicle collision Sunday night in Sonora, the California Highway Patrol reported.

July 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID proposal sparks debate on local water use

The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local resident visits homeless with Water on Wheels

By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.

July 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Hughson grad wins Kansas guitar

Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.

July 15, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


LCR to give away packs, host cactus festival

The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Lamps spark two house fires

Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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