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Farming smarter with less water

Ask 10 almond growers how to prune trees or plant new ones and you'll get 10 different answers. While the basic logistics of pruning and planting are the same, farmers develop different styles to maintain their crops. When it comes to water, they are becoming even more resourceful by finding diverse ways to fine tune their irrigation practices during the drought– just ask Chuck Dirkse of La Mancha Orchards in Denair.

June 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Tenet’s acquisition of EMC nearing completion

The sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare could be reaching its completion by the end of July.

June 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fryer fire clears out Geer Road Jack in the Box

The night crew working at the Geer Road Jack in the Box got a chance to use what they learned in safety training on Friday night when their fryers caught on fire.

June 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Japanese Obon Festival comes alive in Cortez

The Annual Cortez Obon Festival will be held at 7 p.m. July 5 in the parking lot between Cortez Hall and Cortez Buddhist Church on Cortez Avenue, between Santa Fe Drive and Linwood Avenue, southeast of Turlock.

June 20, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Unemployment takes a dip in Stanislaus County

May ushered in some welcome news for Stanislaus County as the unemployment rate reached a level that hasn't been seen since the pre-recession days.

June 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Local Assyrians rally for support of Iraqi Christians

A group of Turlock residents demonstrated in front of City Hall Friday to bring attention to the unrest that is currently sweeping through Iraq.

June 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Kool bus offers monster rides for a cause

A new bus has rolled into town and found a temporary home in front of Turlock Stadium 14. 'Monster Kool Bus' is a 1956 school bus that has been transformed into a super-sized monster truck that stands 13 feet high and 22 feet long and weighs 19,000 pounds.

June 20, 2014 | | Local

Tests show Woodward Reservoir not likely cause of illness

The claims of a San Joaquin County man that swimming at Woodward Reservoir made him sick have not been confirmed by any laboratory test results.

June 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Deena Migliazzo, center, was crowned the Dairy Princess Wednesday night at District 6 contest. Migliazzo attends Buhach Colony High School. She is the third generation to grow up on the Migliazzo and Sons Dairy in Atwater and recently took home a prize as part of the state champion 2013 Buhach Colony High School Dairy Judging Team. She is surrounded by fellow contestants Abigayle Durrer of Modesto, Kasadi Barcelos of Hilmar, first runner up Joya Lemos of Waterford and Colleen Allen of Los Banos, who was named Miss Vitality.

June 19, 2014 | | Local

'Staging Beautifully' homes for sale is Kim Roberts specialty

Name of Business: Staging Beautifully

June 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Merced fair grows attendance, sees drop in ticket sales

More people visited the Merced County Fair this year, a 7 percent increase over 2013, however, paid attendance was down 11 percent from the previous year.

June 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Real estate agents get dirty to clean up

A crew of real estate agents descended on Donnelly Park Thursday morning, not because the iconic lake in the park was suddenly put on the market, but instead to give the area a good cleaning.

June 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Crafty Cuisine

Last year local dried fruit company Bella Viva submitted dried persimmons, peaches, pears and oranges as part of their new Pure and Natural line at the Fresno Food Expo, an annual convention to honor the local food industry's leaders in innovation. This year, Bella Viva will be competing for the same honors at the 2014 Expo with their newest product: dried apple slices from the Pure and Natural line which has already been named a top contender.

June 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

World champion drum and bugle corps polishes performance during weeklong camp in Denair

Class may be out for the summer, but the staccato beat of drums, the blare of horns and an array of colorful flags are filling the air around two Denair campuses this week.

June 19, 2014 | | Local

West Nile detected in Turlock, Stanislaus County

The West Nile season has officially begun with the announcement that several dead birds with the virus have been found recently in Stanislaus County.

June 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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Almond industry takes steps to reduce dust during harvest

It may not be possible to eliminate dust entirely during almond harvest season, but area farmers are still committed to improving air quality by using ...

October 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Gusty winds, rain expected over weekend

The first storm of the season is set to hit today with strong winds and heavy rain forecast prompting the National Weather Service to issue ...

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Donation bins generate unease among local thrift stores

After the appearance of numerous clothing collection bins around Turlock, local charities are raising concern that the for-profit companies behind them are taking money out ...

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Grant will aid traffic safety, enforcement in Turlock

The effort to improve the overall safety while driving in Turlock is getting a boost from a newly acquired traffic grant for the Turlock Police ...

October 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Amazon to add positions locally, nationally

Amazon today announced it is creating more than 120,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local

Humble Beginnings takes barber from backyard to businessman

Type of business: Barbershop

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

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