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Cold, wet winter effects local honey production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported record high honey prices and a 20 percent increase in honey production across the country for 2010, however, at least one local beekeeper is finding 2011 a tougher year.

August 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Firefighters get tech update

When a call came in Thursday of a fire at a Turlock apartment complex the responding firefighters had all the information they needed at hand with just a touch of the screen.

August 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Westside hotel partners with TID to offer electric vehicle chargers

With electric cars booming in popularity, many owners are learning a new phrase for the first time: "Range anxiety."

August 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Getting the word out about elder abuse

The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance did their part to keep local senior citizens safe by hosting an abuse prevention information day. The event was held Friday morning and included lectures, information booths and a free lunch.

August 26, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Farm workers march through town, rally for change

Shouts of "Si se puede!" could be heard along El Capitan Way in Delhi Friday as a group of 20 to 30 United Farm Workers supporters marched through town and to that day's lunch spot, Iglesia de la Cruz (Church of the Cross). The marchers took a much-needed rest and refueled to continue their journey north.

August 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air District extends alert; calls for continued support

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is reminding citizens to stay vigilant in their efforts to reduce ozone emissions, as the district tries to stave off another round of fines from the Environmental Protection Agency.

August 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Federal grant to help local dairies with conservation efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $1,150,000 in Conservation Innovation Grants to the Western United Dairymen and Fiscalini Farms to implement new programs and purchase equipment. The grant is an effort to help agricultural businesses adopt new technologies to comply with federal, state, and local environmental regulations and address important natural resource concerns facing the industry.

August 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID moves ahead with eminent domain

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors took the next step in the Hughson/Grayson 115 kilovolt transmission line project on Tuesday by voting to approve the resolution of necessity, which will allow TID to file eminent domain proceedings.

August 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


A ‘greener’ way to get around town

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officials are asking Valley residents to change several behaviors that cause smog-forming emissions, including driving automobiles, due to an Air Alert that was issued Tuesday and will continue through Sunday.

August 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Delhi man found in Merced River

An 82-year-old Delhi man last seen going for a walk Sunday was pulled from the Merced River Monday afternoon.

August 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Back to school traffic leads to first Air Alert of 2011

Air officials have issued the first Air Alert in their newly-minted program that asks individuals to make some small changes, which could have big impacts on the Central Valley's air quality and collective wallets.

August 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment creeps upward … again

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw another slight increase in July, with an estimated 3,400 jobs lost during the month according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

August 19, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Friendly Visitor program connects lonely seniors with community volunteers

Chuck Hodges has lived a full life. He is a two-time Army veteran -Korea and Vietnam. He has held down numerous jobs in his life from dish washer, to garbage collector and truck driver. Now, at the age of 81, he no longer works, but enjoys fishing, bowling and dancing.

August 19, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


More people giving time, resources to nonprofits

Californians are spending more time volunteering for causes they believe in, according to a report released by The Corporation for National and Community Service. The total number of volunteer hours increased by 27 million hours from 2009 to 2010.

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Share your 9/11 memories

The Turlock Journal is working on a special 9/11 issue and would like to include stories from our readers. What are your recollections from that day? Where were you when you first heard the news? What memories still stand out for you? W

August 19, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Sunday drive turns perilous for Denair couple

A Denair couple is back at home on their dairy after a harrowing trip that saw them stranded in the isolated back country of the Sierra National Forest.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


'Time to Fly'

Those in Livingston who glanced at the sky on Sunday morning saw more than just clouds and sunshine: they saw a multitude of colors as kites of all shapes and sizes hung in the air.

April 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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