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Nominees sought for organic and farmers’ market advisory committees

The California Department of Food and Agriculture currently has 18 vacancies on two advisory committees overseen by the department's Inspection and Compliance Branch. Vacancies are available on the California Organic Products Advisory Committee and the Certified Farmers' Market Advisory Committee.

July 29, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Funding for farmers to improve air quality

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service has $9.5 million in funding assistance available for California farmers seeking to make farm improvements that will help air quality, water quality or conserve water.

July 29, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Streets closed for track maintenance

Union Pacific Railroad will be performing track maintenance on the section of railroad between Main Street and Olive Avenue, closing the intersections from Tuesday to Thursday.

July 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


National Night Out

The Turlock Police Department is encouraging people to take to the streets Tuesday and get to know their neighbors as part of the National Night Out celebration.

July 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NAMIWalk: Making a difference

Stanislaus County teams were recently honored for raising the most funds during the National Alliance on Mental Illness' NAMIWalk Sacramento event.

July 29, 2011 | | Local


Fund to bring more fruits and vegetables to local ‘food deserts’

First Lady Michelle Obama announced partnerships last week that could potentially bring large grocery retailers to parts of Merced and Stanislaus counties. Obama joined major retailers to bring affordable healthy food to millions of people who were identified as living in areas where they are not likely to have access to fresh produce and other healthy food options.

July 26, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Friends remember local man with Giants trip

Fifty-four of the 42,262 San Francisco Giants fans that packed AT&T Park's stands on Sunday had more to celebrate than just their team's fourth straight series victory. For this special group of fans, the game was a way to remember their friend and loved one, Michael Wigt, who passed away on June 14.

July 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local Boy Scouts trek through New Mexico wilderness

Two Boy Scout crews from Troop 451 in Turlock recently learned the difference between your normal, run-of-the-mill two or three day camping trip and what it means to actually survive in the wilderness.

July 26, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Homelessness more evident during summer months

As a Turlock man named Dalebert explained the series of events that led to his homelessness, he was surrounded by his belongings which took up considerable space at Denair Park in central Turlock. Scattered about was a random collection of things and household items. Dalebert doesn't have a home to put his belongings.

July 26, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Local organizations collect school supplies, backpacks for students in need

While summer is still in full swing, the new school year is just three weeks away and that means back to school shopping. For many families, however, the cost of backpacks and school supplies is overwhelming.

July 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Man killed in farm accident

A Turlock man was killed Monday afternoon trying to free a piece of farm equipment that had become bogged down in the soft dirt.

July 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair attendance exceeds expectations

The next 100 years of the Stanislaus County Fair are off to a good start. Over 245,000 people visited the fair during its 10-day run, which ended on Sunday, an increase of nearly 20 percent over last year.

July 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Video contest to help state parks

The Sony Corporation has joined forces with the America's State Parks organization in a Filmmaker Challenge Contest designed to provide funding to California's State Parks and other state parks across the nation. In the competition, park visitors are invited to create videos of their favorite park experiences in a contest for valuable Sony prizes.

July 22, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Wetlands exhibit raises awareness of area wildlife

Stanislaus County Fair CEO Chris Borovansky knows a good thing when he sees one. During the 2010 Merced County Fair he viewed the Wetlands Exhibit and knew it was something Stanislaus County Fair visitors would want to see.

July 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


World's Best Cake

The Stanislaus County Fair World's Fair Cake Contest was judged live on Wednesday night by Riverbank Mayor Virginia Madueno, Patterson Mayor Luis Molina and Timm LaVelle. Each of the nine contestants did their best to re-create a 100-year-old cake recipe provided by the Turlock Historical Society. The first place prize was awarded to Marie Readd.

July 22, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Firefighters turn to high school students for pink T-shirt design

For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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