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TID supports energy efficiency with rebate programs

In the interests of making Turlock a bit more energy efficient, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved several new rebate programs last week which look to entice consumers to install solar attic fans, radiant barriers and PC power management software.

May 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fair to create nonprofit foundation

The Stanislaus County Fair is looking to expand their scope of fundraising, and to do that they will be creating a nonprofit foundation.

May 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Portuguese parliament member visits with Turlock countrymen

"Bem-vindo à Turlock, Sr. Páscoa."

May 18, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock man killed after head-on collision with big-rig

A three-car accident caused by a wrong-way driver on Highway 99 on Monday morning resulted in the death of a Turlock man.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock native named to national cancer society board

Turlock native Lila Johnson has been named one of the newest officers to champion the cause of the American Cancer Society.

May 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire in vacant home under investigation

The cause of a fire in a vacant home in the 600 block of C Street is still under investigation.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Local


TID: Yeah, we’re good on rainfall already

If you've seen the Tuolumne River lately you may have noticed the water is swift and high. That's due to lots of water being released from Don Pedro Reservoir to make room for incoming run-off from the melting snow pack.

May 14, 2010 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


TID to offer irrigation water outside of district

The Turlock Irrigation District will sell surplus irrigation water to lands outside District boundaries for the first time since 2006, following a Tuesday Board of Directors decision.

May 11, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County air quality one of the worst in nation

The latest study released by the American Lung Association shows Stanislaus County still has great strides to make in its quest for clean air.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mormons use helping hands for day of service

Instead of spending a typical Saturday relaxing after a busy work week, over 250 members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints scattered around Turlock to clean up the town they call home.

May 11, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Woman of the Year

Turlock's own Kathy Halsey was named the 14th Senate District Woman of the Year. Halsey has spent more than 30 years working for AT&T and has dedicated countless hours to community service through several local non-profit organizations, including the Modesto Rotary, the Salvation Army of Modesto and the United Way of Stanislaus County. She also currently serves as chairman of the board for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

May 11, 2010 | | Local


Wildlife center highlights newest additions with baby shower

The public will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the area's native wildlife when the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center hosts their annual Baby Animal Shower.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire training day

Firefighters from all over the San Joaquin Valley participated in training exercises at the Regional Fire Training Center in Modesto on Saturday. In one training scenario, firefighters from Escalon, Salida and Burbank Paradise fire departments locate and remove six people from inside of a collapsed ice house.

May 11, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Mama always said ...

As we take time this weekend to honor the ones we call "mom," let's not forget all the words of wisdom our mothers have given to us. Three local women recalled their mother's best advice and shared the advice they hope to pass on to their children.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Committee makes plans to open homeless resource center

The Turlock Homeless Action Committee is looking for community members to serve on the board of the future Community Resource Center.

May 07, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Café La Mo opens for business

After much anticipation, locals visiting downtown Turlock can now get their coffee fix as Wednesday marks La Mo Café's first official day in business.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

August 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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