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Hughson Nut cracks open solar system

Hughson Nut teamed up with Cenergy Power to complete one of the largest solar photovoltaic systems in the area with a 50,000-square-foot almond processing facility on Verduga Road in Hughson.

April 10, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Oakdale cowboy bar preps for rodeo

From the well-worn saddles, riding and ranching photos, cowboy hats and other memorabilia crowding the walls to the battered doors and long wooden bar, the H-B Saloon is rated by many the best cowboy bar in California and has long been associated with the Oakdale Rodeo that happens each year just a little further east along F Street from the establishment.

April 10, 2012 | BY JOHN BRANCH TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Event to raise awareness of need for organ donors

There's a serious deficit in Stanislaus County, and it's not the budget.

April 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Red Cross seeks local heroes

The Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross, which includes Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties, is looking for local people who have gone above and beyond in helping their neighbors to honor at the annual Heroes Breakfast.

April 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Local students enjoy spring break

Spring break has finally arrived for local students - offering a short reprieve from school work and ample time to catch up on a little fun.

April 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


TID to consider additional irrigation water

Turlock Irrigation District directors may increase the available irrigation water this year, thanks to better than expected rainfall – and a potential windfall of water from the City and County of San Francisco.

April 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Benefit walk to raise awareness of autoimmune diseases

A Turlock mother, who has taken up the mantle of researching autoimmune diseases after her son's diagnosis, is planning a benefit walk for the end of April.

April 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Taking an Easter stroll

Students from Turlock Nursery School went on an Easter walk Thursday morning to Willard Anderson's home garden in Turlock. Anderson owns a home near the school, and opened his garden to the students. The trip tied into the student's reading of "Peter Rabbit and the Briar Patch." At Anderson's garden they followed the trails like little bunnies.

April 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Fatalities behind the wheel decreasing

The number of fatalities on California's highways and roads has reached a new low according to the latest data from the California Department of Transportation.

April 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Army Pfc. Matthew U. Vazquez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

April 06, 2012 | | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 440 incidents during the month of March, which included a total of 304 emergency medical service calls.

April 06, 2012 | | Local


Merced County Fair independent exhibitor deadline approaches

An important deadline is almost here for independent junior exhibitors planning to enter their goats, sheep or swine at the 2012 Merced County Fair. The date to remember is April 16.

April 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Vander Veen takes helm at Journal

A veteran of the newsroom, Hank Vander Veen, has joined the Turlock Journal as its new general manager.

April 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Jessica’s House offers grief support for children, families

Losing a loved one is tough at any age. But it's especially hard for children.

April 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Denham, Berryhill show support for local scouts

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R – Atwater) and Assemblyman Bill Berryhill (R – Ceres) spoke at the eighth annual Turlock Friends of Scouting luncheon Tuesday, hosted by the Turlock Noon Rotary at the Turf Club.

April 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Locals find mental, physical strength at Combat Zone Fitness

Name of Business: Combat Zone Fitness

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


PET PARADE PLANNED

Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock - Swanson Centennial Dog Park - on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Weekend festival will showcase the city of Hughson

Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim Fire effects linger a year later

It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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