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Farmers seek longer irrigation season

The latest irrigation season in the history of the Turlock Irrigation District may be extended further, as some farmers have asked for a longer irrigation season to cope with slow-growing crops.

October 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Infant mortality rates reach record low

The California Department of Public health announced this week that infant mortality rates in the state have reached a record low. This decrease in infant death rates is attributed to prenatal care, genetic testing to identify health risks at birth, breastfeeding, childhood immunizations, and continuing proper nutrition.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Health department recalls spinach, salad mixes

The California Department of Public Health is once again issuing a warning to consumers regarding a salmonella contamination. This time CDPH is warning shoppers to avoid certain bagged spinach and salad mix manufactured by Taylor Farms Retail Inc., Salinas. A package of fresh spinach tested positive for Salmonella in Washington. So far no cases of illness have been reported.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


County labor force shows gains for September

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to show some improvement in September as several industries recorded job growth, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

October 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fighting cancer for Candy

The Delhi High track looked like a punk convention on Saturday as young men in pink tutus and women with pink hair walked, talked - and sometimes ran - around in circles.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pink car tribute to family members

Sarah Jorge hopes to raise public awareness of breast cancer in Turlock in an unconventional way; she painted her car pink. Jorge, a graduate of Turlock High, took the plunge in July and had her Honda Civic painted light pink, the color most often identified with breast cancer awareness.

October 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock Relay for Life holds kickoff event

Preparations for Turlock Relay for Life 2012 will officially begin tonight with a kickoff event. The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life isn't until April 21, 2012, but organizers are taking the opportunity to start the planning process early. The event will also celebrate the success of last year's Relay, and the total funds raised will be announced.

October 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Electric rates set to increase

The Turlock Irrigation District may increase electric rates by $14 per month for the average household over the next three years, as the district struggles to absorb the cost of meeting a state-mandated 30 percent renewable energy requirement.

October 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


COMMUNITY: FIRE OPEN HOUSE

Lessons of fire prevention and emergency responses were doled out in hefty doses Saturday at the annual Turlock Fire Department open house.

October 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Teen killed by car while running

A 13-year-old was killed Monday night after being hit by a car while running in Winton.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Californians ‘ShakeOut’ for safety

Businesses, schools and organizations around the state will be shaking it up on Thursday - or at least pretending to as part of the annual public earthquake drill.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Garden Club keeps downtown green

Wearing green aprons and gardening gloves and armed with clippers and water, 25 volunteers from the 75-member Turlock Garden Club tend to more than 40 planter pots in downtown Turlock twice a month.

October 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Brother and sister team produce cooking show for online audience

Matt Garman and Rebecca Schuller don't have a professional sound studio, a staff of sous chefs, or FoodNetwork's budget. But they do have a camera, a blog, and a good idea; and that's all it took to start their own cooking show.

October 14, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


USDA grants to help California specialty crops

California specialty crops are getting a financial boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as one of 19 states that received part of $46 million in grant funding to develop new ag technology.

October 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health department urges seasonal flu vaccination

The Stanislaus County Public Health Department is gearing up for another flu season and offering three community vaccination clinics to help prevent as many cases as possible this year.

October 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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