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Health department recalls organic grape tomatoes

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning against eating "Limited Edition" and "Fresh and Easy" brand organic grape tomatoes. Routine testing found salmonella contamination in the tomatoes, which were distributed by Andrew Williamson Fresh Produce in San Diego.

September 30, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Small Business Administration seeks award nominees

Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society. Small Business Week 2012 will be celebrated the week of May 20.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Cooler, more energy-efficient dairy cows possible through heat exchangers, finds report

A new, energy-efficient technology to keep dairy cows cool in summer heat has real-world potential, according to a study funded by the Turlock Irrigation District.

September 27, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County mental health looks to form partnership with university

The Stanislaus County Mental Health board brought their regular monthly meeting to the California State University, Stanislaus campus on Thursday to consider the potential for forming a partnership with the university.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Covenant Village residents have historic celebration

Covenant Village in Turlock celebrated 125 years of Covenant Retirement Community operations with a day of historical presentations, guest speakers, and 19th century costumes. Covenant Retirement Community was founded by the Covenant Church with the purchase of Home of Mercy in Chicago in 1886. It has since expanded across the United States. Covenant Village in Turlock was founded in 1977.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


American Legion donation to help city’s ‘cat problem’

Turlock Animal Services will soon be offering cat spay and neuter coupons to city residents thanks to a donation from the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88. The group gave a $1,500 donation to the Turlock Animal Shelter to spay and neuter cats in the Turlock area.

September 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Hilmar Angels

Hilmar resident Kelly Fultz-Von Aspern never again wants someone she loves to say the words "I have cancer." Eight months ago her sister, Erica Fultz-Summers, lost her battle with breast cancer, leaving a grieving husband, two children and extended family.

September 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hughson dairy plant celebrates 100 years of operation

One of the first things Mike Zanos did when he returned to the Dairy Farmers of America's Hughson plant as its manager last month was to flip the switch back on to the plant's steam buzzer.

September 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


ROPING IN A WIN

Despite the near-century mark temperatures on Thursday and Friday, hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls saddled up for the American Cowboy Team Roping Association's State Finals held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds this week. The four-day event was expected to bring in 2,000 participants.

September 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Stanislaus County Fair sets dates for 2012

Stanislaus County Fair officials confirmed the dates for the upcoming 2012 fair. The fair will resume its 10-day run July 13 – 22, 2012. This follows the 2009 decision of the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors to change the traditional late July fair dates to mid-July.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Tobacco sales to minors reach new low in state

As the Stanislaus County Office of Education prepares for its seventh annual "Tobacco Slam" event, the California Department of Health is reporting some good news about youth and smoking.

September 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced County reports first human case of West Nile

Merced County reported its first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus disease for 2011 on Friday. According to the Merced County Department of Public Health, the adult patient's symptoms began on Sept. 1. The patient, a resident of northern Merced County, was hospitalized beginning on Sept. 15. The patient was able to recover sufficiently from illness symptoms and was released from the hospital within a week. The patient is expected to make a full recovery.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Memoirist highlights cancer event

Author, television producer and breast cancer survivor Geralyn Lucas will be the keynote speaker at Emanuel Medical Center's 14th annual Women's Cancer Awareness event.

September 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Judge calls Delta salmon protection plan ‘bad science’

The government will be forced to rewrite a plan to protect endangered Delta salmon from water pumps, following a Tuesday court decision which overturned parts of the plan for lacking scientific merit.

September 23, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Record almond harvest underway

The predicted record breaking 2011 almond harvest is underway in farms throughout the Central Valley.

September 23, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

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May 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Pentecost Association prepares to celebrate 103 years of cultural traditions

It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honey bee decline causes buzz throughout nation

A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business forecast strong, despite negative impact of drought

Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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