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State receives dismal grades in serving California’s children

Just as children across the state receive grades based on their scholastic achievements, the State of California is graded by the Children Now organization on its work serving the needs of the state's youngest residents.

December 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fellowship, CSUS volunteers bring holiday feast to homeless shelter

The daily life of most homeless men is all about survival. They must struggle to find shelter from the cold, adequate clothing to protect themselves from the elements and food for nourishment. One area organization decided their holiday gift to the homeless would be a vacation from want - a moment of plenty.

December 21, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


PATRIOTIC HONOR

Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was presented with a flag from the U.S.S. Intrepid Association of New York on Friday at the Turlock American Legion Rex Ish Post 88.

December 17, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


TID’s Almond 2 Power Plant gets go-ahead from Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved the construction of TID's proposed Almond 2 Power Plant (A2PP) with a 5-0 vote on Wednesday.

December 17, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Winter gas prices on the rise

Gas prices in California are rising higher, reported AAA Northern California, with a state average increase of 12 cents. While not as high as the state average, the Modesto area has seen an average increase of 10 cents at $3.21 per gallon.

December 17, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fire damages local hydroponics store

The Turlock police and fire departments are investigating a fire that swept through a hydroponics store Tuesday morning.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Triplet heifers take first steps on Turlock dairy

It was a normal day at J & J Toste Dairy in Turlock. The cows were eating, the dogs were running around and dairy workers were hard at work.

December 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Carnegie construction on track; Rebecca Phillips named new art center’s first curator

The campaign to establish a regional arts and cultural center in Turlock has moved a step closer to fruition as construction on the Carnegie Arts Center nears the half way point and a new executive director comes on board.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Volunteers come together to help those in need this holiday season

A miracle happens every December in Turlock. People from every walk of life combine their efforts to make Christmas a little bit better for those neighbors in need. This annual labor of love, named Turlock Together, provides 2,000 families two full boxes of food and a toy for each child in those families.

December 17, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment increases in November

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County grew by more than a percentage point for November with agricultural and manufacturing sectors showing the greatest number of job losses for the month, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

December 17, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heavy rains, strong winds hit Central Valley

While the official start of winter is still a few days away, the season's first big storm has arrived early. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flood and wind advisories for Stanislaus County - and the entire Central Valley area - through today.

December 17, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID approves short-term Gomes Lake agreement

Homes and businesses near the San Joaquin River are one step closer to having flood protection this winter season as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to enter into a short-term agreement with the Gomes Lake Joint Powers Agency.The JPA membership - made up of TID, the City of Turlock, Stanislaus County and Reclamation Districts 2063 and 2091 - is in flux, since the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors took issue with the distribution of costs and terminated their membership in August.As originally drafted in 1972, The JPA that maintains Gomes Lake included the TID, a ...

December 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Livingston siblings take top two places in Pokémon tournament

Going into a Pokémon tournament, most players want to mize (crush) their opponent on the first turn by having a good set of 60 cards in their deck. The better the deck, the more wins a competitor will get.

December 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Thrift store donates over $250,000 to area charities

Off Center Thrift & Gift in downtown Turlock is not a regular second-hand store. While Off Center does sell gently used clothing and gift items, unlike most other thrift stores, all of the employees are volunteers and all of the profits are donated back to the community.

December 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


COMMUNITY: HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Area residents got into the holiday spirit this week while giving back to the community.

December 10, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Police launch new mobile app

The Turlock Police Department is rolling out a new crime prevention and information tool for the public and it's right at your fingertips.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report points the way to secure ag future

As the 114th United States Congress settles into session, the Family Farm Alliance aims to guide the steps legislators should take towards securing the agricultural future of family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in the 17 Western states.

January 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Applications sought for San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge

Driving to work, taking a shower, fixing a snack. Good ideas can be born at anytime and those individuals who have been struck with the creative impulse to invent now have an opportunity to showcase their idea at the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge for a shot at $20,000 in cash and services.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to provide water update at grower meetings

As the state faces its fourth consecutive dry year, Turlock Irrigation District is preparing local growers for a potentially rough irrigation season with two upcoming evening grower meetings.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Controversy follows Cosby into Turlock

Turlock is once again being thrust into the national spotlight with the planned appearance of beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby at the Turlock Community Theatre.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Save Mart and affiliates now offer Apple Pay

Now all you need to check out at the grocery store is your phone - that is if you're shopping at your local Save Mart, FoodMaxx or Lucky markets as each Northern California business now offers Apple Pay.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire ignites in home for second time in two weeks

Turlock Fire fighters were able to quickly douse a house fire after noticing the smoke and flames while extinguishing a vehicle fire just down the road.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN

Although Evelyn Matney is technically a novice painter, but her works of art are far from elementary. In fact, she earned first, second, and third place with her oil paintings at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair – she is also 96 years old.

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi school evacuated for possible gas leak

Even though El Capitan Elementary School suffered a potential gas scare that merited the evacuation of several classrooms early on Thursday morning, Delhi Unified School District superintendent Adolfo Melara reported that one of the teachers positively equated it to the calmness associated with any other day.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


RV fire threatens Turlock business

A fifth wheel caught on fire Wednesday morning and erupted into a blaze that threatened to ignite the commercial buildings it was parked next to, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Creative primping for pooches at Lisa’s Pet Styles

Name of Business: Lisa's Pet Styles

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Farming root zone topic of field day event

With the drought carrying on with no foreseeable end, sustainability and conservation practices are more crucial than ever.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Methodist churches Imagine No Malaria

The United Methodist Church has a specific outreach goal for 2015 - end preventable death from malaria in Africa.

January 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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