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Fallen officers honored at annual memorial service

Hundreds of law enforcement and community members gathered Wednesday at Lakewood Memorial Park to pay tribute to those peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last year.

May 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock records modest population growth

There are 557 new residents calling Turlock home according to the population figures recently released by the California Department of Finance.

May 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Reading tutors needed for homeless day center

In an effort to bring literacy services to the Turlock Gospel Mission's Homeless Assistance Ministry Center, Stanislaus Literacy Center and Stanislaus County Library will be providing a volunteer tutor training through the ReadingWorks Adult Literacy Program. This training is for any volunteer who wants to work with one of the 15 adults who have already asked for help in learning to read or improving their reading skills. However, other opportunities to help Turlock community members may also be available for volunteers.

May 03, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fair seeks community acts

The Stanislaus County Fair is looking for local talent to fill its 2012 Community Stage line-up.

May 03, 2012 | | Local


Spring snowmelt prompts water safety warning

As the warmer weather is finally allowing Valley residents to get outdoors and enjoy recreational activities, officials are advising caution near rivers.

May 01, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Love Turlock brings hundreds together for volunteer effort

Any fears that this Valley town was slipping into a society of strangers who only connect online was demolished Saturday when hundreds turned out to stand shoulder to shoulder, shovel to shovel and express their love of Turlock through volunteerism.

May 01, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Humane Farming Association launches campaign to stop egg bill

In 2008 California voters passed Proposition 2 to increase cage sizes and living conditions for hens in egg-laying production facilities. Since then the law has been taken for a wild ride.

May 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Farmers’ market returns to downtown

The bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with plenty of family fun and entertainment will be returning to downtown when the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market opens Friday.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sikh Temple reaches out to local leaders

Since the early 1900s, followers of the Sikh religion have called California home.

May 01, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hunger campaign uses facebook votes to choose grant winners

Local communities are in the running to get a part of $2 million in funding to fight domestic hunger.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family, friends of Brandon Koch start petition to rename skate park in his honor

Skateboarding was not just a pastime for Brandon Koch, it was a major component of his life. That is why Koch's family and friends can think of no better way to honor the memory of the 26-year-old who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer on April 12, than by renaming the Turlock Skate Park the Brandon Koch Memorial Park.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City, students celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting

Leaf it to Turlock to celebrate Arbor Day with a bang.

April 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Campaign to stop human trafficking comes to area

In California a person convicted of forcing someone into the sex trade or forced labor would face a maximum of eight years in prison. But efforts to toughen up California's laws on human trafficking are ramping up, including a statewide tour in support of the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act that will be making a stop in Modesto on Saturday.

April 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant to help socially disadvantaged ag producers

The USDA is accepting grant applications to assist small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural areas to spur job creation.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


2011 CALIFORNIA ALMOND ACREAGE REPORT

California's 2011 almond acreage is estimated at 835,000 acres, up 1 percent from the 2010 acreage of 825,000. Of the total acreage for 2011, 760,000 acres were bearing and 75,000 acres were non-bearing. Preliminary bearing acreage for 2012 is estimated at 780,000 acres.

April 26, 2012 | | 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


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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