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Library foundation to feature organic farmer, author at inaugural garden gala

The Stanislaus Library Foundation is bringing together the bounty of crops from the region and the experiences of farmer and author David Mas Masumoto for the first Author's Garden Gala.

July 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air district announces video contest winner

The public has spoken, and the winner of the 2011 For Reel Video Contest is Joel Dipert of Bakersfield.

July 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Slurpee Day

Turlockers enjoyed 7-Eleven's free Slurpee Day on Monday. By 1 p.m. the 7-Eleven on Geer Road had handed out nearly 600 slurpees. 7-Eleven said it expected to hand out 5 million slurpees across the country. 7-Eleven gives out free slurpees each July 11th to commemorate the convenience chain's birthday. 7-Eleven began in Dallas in 1927.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Church teams up with community to fill backpacks

The Turlock Seventh-Day Adventist Church is seeking help from the community for its newly established Project Backpack program.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Gas prices jump after early summer slump

Despite drops in monthly gas price comparisons, pump prices have started to rise a bit in many parts of California, putting the brakes on an early summer price slump. According to AAA, which tracks gas prices, all but one Northern California metro area tracked by the organization saw a double digit decrease at the pump over the past month.

July 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


No injuries in 3-vehicle crash

A crash involving three vehicles Tuesday afternoon backed up traffic at the corner of Lander and Greenway avenues, just south of Highway 99. According to Highway Patrolman A. Keller, a white car was traveling westbound on Greenway and ran a stop sign for an unknown reason. The car then struck a black Toyota, which was traveling northbound on Lander Avenue. The Toyota then spun and struck a black pickup truck heading south on Lander. There were no major injuries in the accident.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Homeowners’ pleas convince TID to delay eminent domain proceedings

Homeowners along the planned route of the Turlock Irrigation District's new Hughson/Grayson 115 kilovolt transmission line were granted a brief reprieve from eminent domain proceedings Tuesday morning.

July 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Lights, Camera, Action! Film Commission looks to bring Hollywood to Turlock

In these tough economic times, attracting new industries to town is the name of the game. The newly formed Turlock Film Commission is setting its sights on the movie industry.

July 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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