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Missing 12-year-old found safe in Ceres

A 12-year-old Turlock boy who had been missing since Monday afternoon was found safe at a home in Ceres.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Remains of hiker found in Yosemite

The body of one of the three missing Yosemite hikers was found Friday.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


WANTED: A few good candidates

Loren R. Holt, a decade-long member of the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees, announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection in the Nov. 8 election.

August 09, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar grad in coma after crash

A recent graduate and wrestling standout at Hilmar High School was critically injured Monday morning in a crash on Highway 99.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Driver strikes, kills 9-year-old Delhi girl

Three children walking along a dark country road in Delhi were struck by a vehicle, resulting in fatal injuries for a young girl.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heating up the night

A group of people gathered at the Red Brick Café Thursday night to celebrate a victory. Their favorite downtown Turlock night spot had just received approval from the Planning Commission to extend their hours of business from a closing time of 12 midnight, to 1:30 a.m.

August 05, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar library patrons voice anger over cuts

More than 20 residents gathered at the Hilmar Library on Friday and voiced their concerns with the sharply reduced operational hours and the realistic potential of the library's closure in the next six months.

August 05, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Farmers’ markets growing locally, nationally

The practice of loading up on vegetables, fruits, nuts, and other homemade edibles at farmers' markets is gaining momentum both locally and nationally, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

August 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Salmonella outbreak leads to ground turkey recall

A salmonella outbreak linked to an Arkansas meat processing firm has prompted a massive voluntary recall effort of ground turkey products.

August 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Disaster assistance available for small businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in Stanislaus County are now eligible to apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.

August 05, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


The Fire Lane

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 460 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 281 emergency medical service calls.

August 05, 2011 | | Local


Local gardener grows big surprise

Chester Chimel might be 84 years old, but he can grow cucumbers as well as any young gardener. Chimel's Asian cucumber plant recently yielded several vegetables over 2 feet in length. The largest of the cucumbers was 26 inches long.

August 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Assyrian Martyr’s Day event to be held Sunday

Assyrians across the country will recognize Assyrian Martyr's Day on Sunday. Locally, there will be an event held at Turlock Memorial Park to recognize and celebrate Assyrians who have been martyred over the centuries.

August 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Construction biggest obstacle to Central Valley recovery, finds report

California's economic outlook is still grim, but remains stable according to the University of the Pacific Business Forecasting Center.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County sees decrease in mortality rate

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency released its annual public health report in April, and the diagnosis is good for the county.

August 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Snowpack melts early across the West

West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

April 10, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water wise landscaping for outdoor water use

We have all heard the saying "April showers, brings May flowers," however, with our current drought situation that is not the case for California.

April 10, 2015 | | Local


Greenhorn guidebook for celebrating rodeo

With the 64th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" on the rodeo circuit, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.

April 10, 2015 | By RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Dairy industry looking to crown next princess

It's that time of year again for the local dairy industry to crown the next District 6 Dairy Princess and committee chairperson Linda Teixeira assures that the crowned winner will be given more than just the royal treatment.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Spreading the love

One day - that's all Love Turlock needs to make a difference in the community.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County residents’ overall health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

April 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warehouse group unveils largest rooftop solar project in TID service district

The pride emanating from Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Murphy on Friday could only be rightfully compared to the sun beaming down on his company's newly revealed rooftop solar project-which at 823 kilowatts has been dubbed as the largest solar installation in all of Turlock Irrigation District's service area.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local farm hosts Spring Open House

Name of Business: 3 Acre Farm

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Local student’s art to be displayed in Washington D.C.

Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lucas Dairy adds microbrewery to farming operations

Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl breaks ground on $12.5 million expansion

The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almond industry defends water usage

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flags repeatedly destroyed outside Turlock business

Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist to host third annual free dental care event

According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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