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Merced County coroner seeks man’s next of kin

The Merced County Coroner's office is seeking the next of kin for a man who died in a traffic collision on Tuesday.

June 05, 2015 | | Local


Drought report predicts bleak year for ag economy

Due to decreased water availability, it comes as no surprise that this year will be even tougher on California's agricultural economy as the state suffers through a fourth year of drought.

June 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


StaRT goes solar at 32 bus shelters including two in Turlock

The Stanislaus Regional Transit is taking steps to make local bus stop shelters more secure through the addition of solar lighting, a measure that is aimed at increasing safety for both those passengers waiting for a ride and drivers.

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chamber earns statewide recognition for seventh consecutive year

The California Chamber of Commerce recognizes the efforts of outstanding local chambers every year with the President's Circle Award. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce was one of 28 chambers to receive the prestigious award this year - and one of eight to have received the award all seven years it has been presented.

June 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denis RV Center offering used trailers since 1971

Name of Business: Denis RV Center

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Nonprofits get Muddy with a Mission

Three local nonprofits are starting a mud fight and hope the community will join in.

June 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Foster Farms commits to eliminate use of all human antibiotics

Foster Farms has joined the ranks of other poultry companies, including Perdue and Tyson Foods, with its recent declaration to eliminate critical antibiotics used for humans in its operations.

June 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair season kicks off

Catch a wave to the "5 Best Days of Summer" at the Merced County Fair, a beach-themed bonanza that will undeniably delight fairgoers will new attractions, deep fried favorites, and crowd-pleasing entertainment.

June 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Despite drought, Don Pedro still overflowing with water fun

Although the state is dryly progressing through the fourth year of one of the most severe droughts on record, Don Pedro Recreation Agency assures that there is still plenty of water to enjoy at Don Pedro Lake.

June 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Keeping cool and conserving

Despite the ongoing drought, the water play features at both Columbia Park and Broadway Park are running this summer in an effort to encourage children to beat the summer heat in a safe manner - and not by swimming in canals.

June 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Annual festival provides farm, river fun

Organic farming was at the center of the Riverdance Farm's Pick and Gather and Merced River Fair last weekend, which not only featured educational opportunities for visitors, but also hands-on activities and entertainment.

June 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


dd's DISCOUNTS to join Turlock Town Center

There may be two dd's DISCOUNTS in the nearby community of Modesto, but one will now be joining the shopping scene in Turlock as well.

June 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Three women in the running for Dairy Princess crown

As the District 6 Dairy Princess Contest draws to a close, three local women are hoping that all the right moo-ves will lead them to royalty during the competition's crowning gala event this month.

June 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Downtown Turlock could welcome first annual cycling race

USA cycling athletes may soon be circling downtown Turlock this summer at the first annual Turlock Criterium race, slated for Aug. 8.

June 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Efficient indoor water use tips

In 2014, the average residential water use was 139 gallons per person per day. What can we do to reduce that number? While the main use of water at a residence is outside landscape watering, in this article we will explore ways of reducing water use inside the home.

May 29, 2015 | | Local


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First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID, state association openly discuss California water needs

With the drought on nearly every mind throughout the state, Turlock Irrigation District and the Association of California Water Agencies engaged in a discussion on Tuesday that encompassed everything from sustainable groundwater basins to the future of water throughout the state.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


River Oaks Golf Course being sold

The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Local


Fair reveals new CEO, welcomes two directors

Following the announcement made by Stanislaus County Fair Chief Executive Officer Chris Borovansky in March revealing his intent to retire, the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Matthew Cranford as his replacement.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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