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Turlock dairy farmer visits Capitol Hill

Pete Mensonides, a dairy farmer from Turlock, was among more than 65 Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) Board members and Young Cooperators (YCs) who visited Capitol Hill last week to discuss issues affecting the dairy industry. DFA members and staff convened in Washington, D.C., for the cooperative's annual D.C. board meeting and Hill visits, where they conducted more than 175 visits with legislators.

June 07, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Episcopal Church to perform same gender union blessings

As of Sunday, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin - which includes St. Francis Episcopal Church of Turlock - may perform blessings of same gender civil unions and domestic partnerships.

June 07, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Recreation Division offers art, sports, camp programs

Unlike many neighboring cities and communities, summer recreational opportunities remain plentiful through the City of Turlock's Recreation Division.

June 07, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Award-winning brewers to open tap room in July

In a relatively non-descript warehouse on Spengler Way, two local men are brewing beer that's earning accolades worldwide.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Public Health fines Emanuel for failing to follow medication protocol

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced on Thursday that it will fine Emanuel Medical Center of Turlock $50,000 in administrative penalties after the hospital failed to follow policies and procedures for the safe distribution and administration of medication.

June 03, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock Rotarians make a difference in Afghanistan

During a trip to Afghanistan a few years ago, Turlocker Fin Johnson met a group of men and women who were trying to make winter a little warmer for children in the war-torn country.

June 03, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fruits and veggies player bigger role in new food guidelines

The USDA announced Friday that it has replaced the familiar Food Guide Pyramid with the more modern, and more nutritious, MyPlate icon. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new icon and urged Americans to follow the new, simplified nutritional guidelines.

June 03, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


People of faith rally against cuts in education, programs for needy

Church leaders from Fresno to Stockton gathered in downtown Modesto on Wednesday to rally for a state budget solution which avoids cuts to education and programs for the needy.

June 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


THE FIRE LANE

Fire Call Summary May 2011

June 03, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Bboy competition open to all

Internationally known Hip Hop artist and Bboy Mookie Washington will host a Bboy competition with master classes to follow in Turlock on Monday.

June 03, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fireworks return to Turlock

In just a month, fireworks will be erupting all over Stanislaus County – and the nation – as America celebrates its Independence Day.

May 31, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus County heroes recognized by Red Cross

The Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross - which includes Stanislaus County - will host a celebration to honor individuals in the community who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others and show extraordinary human compassion.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Red Cross to honor Turlock teen and ‘Blankets for Babies’

At 13-years-old Taylor Beckwith is already a role model and inspiration for the entire community. Last year she collected 601 blankets through her "Blankets for Babies" project to donate to families in need.

May 31, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train collision kills one

A Planada man was killed when a passenger train collided with his truck Sunday afternoon in Merced County.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bird enthusiasts to scour California for Yellow-billed Magpies

Bird enthusiasts from throughout California will descend upon the state's Central Valley and Coastal Ranges to count Yellow-billed Magpies this weekend. Popular among birders and compelling for conservationists, the Yellow-billed Magpie lives only in California, and may be may experiencing a comeback after major declines due to habitat loss, West Nile Virus and pesticide use.

"The Yellow-billed Magpie is a great California bird, very popular among bird enthusiasts and the general public," said Andrea Jones, Audubon California's director of Important Bird Areas. "If we want to be sure that the Yellow-billed Magpie is part of California's future ...

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County Fair issues livestock changes, updates

Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist makes smiles a reality for Jamaicans

While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local martial arts studio teaches students mental and physical strength

Name of Business: Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido A Lee Brothers Academy

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Minimum fish flow protections cause of concern for TID

In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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