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Hilmar Library patrons devastated over reductions

For Hilmar residents and regular library patrons the thought of further library reductions is unacceptable.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Mosquito abatement district welcomes new manager

Turlock Mosquito Abatement District is saying farewell to its long-time manager Jerry Davis, and "hello" to replacement David Heft.

July 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Air district seeks innovative emission-reduction technology

The effort to clean the Central Valley air is an ongoing process and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is willing to pay $1.4 million for some new innovations.

July 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Summer fun

Families took advantage of local parks to enjoy some free, summer fun this week.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Mexican tariff on California grapes eliminated

The California Table Grape Commission reported Wednesday that a two-year trade dispute involving grapes between the United States and the Mexican government has been resolved.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


MedicAlert continues growth with eye on future

Dr. Marion and Chrissie Collins of Turlock designed the first MedicAlert emblem and bracelet 55 years ago after their daughter Linda experienced a near-fatal allergic reaction. Today, Linda's original bracelet is exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the internationally-recognized MedicAlert emblem is worn by approximately 4 million people to alert emergency personnel to hidden medical conditions.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


All-time record almond crop for 2011

For several years almond growers throughout the Central Valley have been hoping to reach the two billion pound barrier, and with the 2011-12 crop year they will likely be closer than ever.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Wreck claims life of third local man

A third man involved in a car crash that killed two local men died Wednesday night from injuries sustained during the collision.

July 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Egg producers, Humane Society agree on hen cage sizes

A nationwide memorandum of understanding has been established in a lawsuit between the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) over the size of cage space for egg laying hens.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Patriotism on parade

The hot temperatures, which reached 84 degrees by 10:30 a.m., did not keep thousands of patriotic Turlockers from lining the streets of downtown on Saturday for the annual parade celebrating Independence Day.

July 05, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pipeline work to have little effect on TID

A Pacific Gas & Electric-owned stretch of potentially hazardous, over-pressurized natural gas line is not located within the Turlock Irrigation District's service area, but is indirectly connected to one of the District's power plants, TID confirmed Tuesday.

July 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Trustees look to raise tuition to narrow budget gap

Higher tuition could await California State University students, as the CSU Board of Trustees responds to between $150 and $250 million in new state funding cuts.

July 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus dairy forging new road to energy production

Fiscalini Farms, a Stanislaus County 1,500-cow dairy, is leading the charge in California to prove that the business end of a cow's digestive track can be effectively used to generate power.

July 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Zero tolerance for illegal fireworks

Local law enforcement and fire departments will be keeping a watchful eye on the sky come the Fourth of July, looking for those shooting of illegal fireworks.

July 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief resigns

Turlock Police Chief Gary Hampton, who has modernized the department and brought it up to a new level of staffing and service, is resigning from the position he has held for the last five years.

July 01, 2011 | 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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