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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


Wreck claims life of third local man

A third man involved in a car crash that killed two local men died Wednesday night from injuries sustained during the collision.

July 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Egg producers, Humane Society agree on hen cage sizes

A nationwide memorandum of understanding has been established in a lawsuit between the United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) over the size of cage space for egg laying hens.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Patriotism on parade

The hot temperatures, which reached 84 degrees by 10:30 a.m., did not keep thousands of patriotic Turlockers from lining the streets of downtown on Saturday for the annual parade celebrating Independence Day.

July 05, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pipeline work to have little effect on TID

A Pacific Gas & Electric-owned stretch of potentially hazardous, over-pressurized natural gas line is not located within the Turlock Irrigation District's service area, but is indirectly connected to one of the District's power plants, TID confirmed Tuesday.

July 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Trustees look to raise tuition to narrow budget gap

Higher tuition could await California State University students, as the CSU Board of Trustees responds to between $150 and $250 million in new state funding cuts.

July 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus dairy forging new road to energy production

Fiscalini Farms, a Stanislaus County 1,500-cow dairy, is leading the charge in California to prove that the business end of a cow's digestive track can be effectively used to generate power.

July 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Zero tolerance for illegal fireworks

Local law enforcement and fire departments will be keeping a watchful eye on the sky come the Fourth of July, looking for those shooting of illegal fireworks.

July 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief resigns

Turlock Police Chief Gary Hampton, who has modernized the department and brought it up to a new level of staffing and service, is resigning from the position he has held for the last five years.

July 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock natural gas pipeline in need of fix

An evaluation by Pacific Gas and Electric of the natural gas pipelines in the state has turned up 7.5 miles of pipeline in need of pressure reductions, including a stretch in Turlock.

July 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock company brings electric bikes, vehicles to the region

When Volkmar Kunerth attended Eurobike in Germany, the biggest bike show in the world, he did not just admire the sleek design of the electric bikes before him. He saw the potential to contribute to the worldwide shift towards sustainable transportation.

February 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


HVAC unit blamed for apartment fire

A fire that is believed to have started in a heating and air conditioning unit charred a closet inside a downtown Turlock apartment.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Nonprofit highlights physical, mental crossroads of eating disorders

The multifaceted nature of eating disorders - with nearly 50 percent of people with eating disorders also meeting the criteria for depression according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders - is the reason that the nonprofit Mental Fitness evolved from being an organization that focused on solely eating disorder education to include other pertinent aspects such as body image, self esteem and nutrition. The expansion of the nonprofit's focus has allowed Mental Fitness to "really broaden our horizon" and address the complex disorder, said outreach director Jacob Burman.

February 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fair seeks new CEO

Chris Borovansky's time at the Stanislaus County Fair has come to an end. The fair's chief executive officer for the past five years announced his retirement on Thursday. After more than 30 years in the fair industry, Borovansky said it was time for him to have a real summer vacation.

February 26, 2015 | By Krisitna Hacker By Alysson Aredas | Local


Glories of gardening ready to be shown

The first tentative spring blooms may just now be popping up in the Central Valley, but members and friends of the Turlock Garden Club are already putting tender loving care into their landscapes, as the club prepares to host its Third Annual Garden Tour with the theme "Our Hearts in our Gardens."

February 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


21-year old boutique owner offers glam gifts at OneSixteen Bijou

Name of Business: OneSixteen Bijou

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dialysis center could be newest addition to Turlock industrial park

Those needing dialysis treatments may now have a closer location to go as the City of Turlock Planning Department is presently reviewing plans for a nearly 10,000 square foot building in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Civil Justice expert highlights Chamber’s ADA compliance forum

In the spirit of protecting small businesses in Turlock the Turlock Chamber of Commerce hosted the president of the Civil Justice Association of California to speak specifically about one issue plaguing businesses across the state: noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


CDFA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS RESEARCH PHASE OF NEW DAIRY DIGESTER PROGRAM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is developing Phase II (Research) of its new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2014.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


End of port dispute good news for almond industry

A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


UC Coop walnut, tree and vine meetings

The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes rainfall, anticipates more

A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Golf Link Road closed due to weakened overpass

Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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