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Dry winter brought about more wood-burning curtailments for county residents

The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.

February 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dental office offers pain-free fieldtrip for local kids

Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.

February 28, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Flu deaths continue upward climb

State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.

February 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Court ruling says school can ban US flag shirts for safety

When Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was asked in 2010 to take an American flag off his bike due to safety concerns, it sparked a nationwide response that flooded the small Valley town with patriotic supporters of Old Glory and a debate on students' right to free speech.

February 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Fire pulls dog from watery shaft

German Sheppards are usually associated with police departments, but there is one Turlock pooch that has taken an understandable shine to the Turlock Police Department.

February 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IRC brings refugees from harm to home

More than two decades ago, Vivien Jacob came to America from Iran looking for a better life. The International Rescue Committee was there to help her resettle in her new country and now she is part of the 80-year-old organization's mission to bring refugees from harm to home.

February 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Batteries Plus Bulbs finds spark in Turlock

NAME OF BUSINESS: Batteries Plus Bulbs

February 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Golden Eagle sojourns at Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center

A Golden Eagle affectionately known as "#53" is recuperating at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center in Hughson after being hit by a car in Los Banos.

February 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local business Paints it Forward

Generosity was in the air on Saturday as local company Lancaster Painting employees donated their time to offer a complimentary paint job to a local community member as part of the company's annual Paint it Forward event.

February 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID sets historic-low irrigation cap

The growing severity of California's drought has resulted in one of the lowest water allotments for irrigation purposes in Turlock Irrigation District's history. Starting the irrigation season on March 27, local growers serviced by TID will see a 20-inch cap water allotment, with little to no carryover in the Don Pedro Reservoir for 2015 – an unprecedented decision by TID staff.

February 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sunday Cruisin'

There wasn't a bike race happening in Turlock on Sunday morning, although it looked as though that was the case. It was a "bike run for fun," according to Jose Garcia who teamed up with Mario Martinez of Turlock and the Rolling Relics of Modesto to bring this family-oriented function to Turlock. The event brought people from various locations including Gilroy, Sacramento and the Bay Area. Garcia, who works for the City of Turlock, has participated in various bike runs with the Rolling Relics and wanted to bring one to Turlock.

February 24, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


TID to set irrigation cap, proclaim district in drought condition

As the ongoing drought has left growers across the state with little water for irrigation, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will set their own irrigation rates for the upcoming season on Tuesday - including the lowest TID irrigation water cap on record.

February 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Police, fire unions come to Little League’s rescue

The thieves who stole the aluminum bleacher seats from the Julien Elementary ballpark may have damped the spirits of the Turlock American Little League, but recent actions from the Turlock Associated Police Officers and Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 have renewed their faith in the community at large.

February 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire budget to benefit with new AMR contract

The Turlock Fire Department is readying to usher in a new era with the county's ambulance provider that could result in city savings.

February 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire department’s ranking could see insurance rates dip

An improved national insurance ranking for the Turlock Fire Department could mean residents and business owners here in Turlock could see lower premium rates on their future insurance bills.

February 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Eggs-plosive trend in backyard chicken farming

The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farmers’ market moves to E. Main Street

More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.

March 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s vintage scene

Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Caroline Monroe honored as Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock

Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free workshop to educate businesses on cyber security

Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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