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TID moves ahead with eminent domain

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors took the next step in the Hughson/Grayson 115 kilovolt transmission line project on Tuesday by voting to approve the resolution of necessity, which will allow TID to file eminent domain proceedings.

August 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


A ‘greener’ way to get around town

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officials are asking Valley residents to change several behaviors that cause smog-forming emissions, including driving automobiles, due to an Air Alert that was issued Tuesday and will continue through Sunday.

August 23, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Delhi man found in Merced River

An 82-year-old Delhi man last seen going for a walk Sunday was pulled from the Merced River Monday afternoon.

August 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Back to school traffic leads to first Air Alert of 2011

Air officials have issued the first Air Alert in their newly-minted program that asks individuals to make some small changes, which could have big impacts on the Central Valley's air quality and collective wallets.

August 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment creeps upward … again

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw another slight increase in July, with an estimated 3,400 jobs lost during the month according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

August 19, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Friendly Visitor program connects lonely seniors with community volunteers

Chuck Hodges has lived a full life. He is a two-time Army veteran -Korea and Vietnam. He has held down numerous jobs in his life from dish washer, to garbage collector and truck driver. Now, at the age of 81, he no longer works, but enjoys fishing, bowling and dancing.

August 19, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


More people giving time, resources to nonprofits

Californians are spending more time volunteering for causes they believe in, according to a report released by The Corporation for National and Community Service. The total number of volunteer hours increased by 27 million hours from 2009 to 2010.

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Share your 9/11 memories

The Turlock Journal is working on a special 9/11 issue and would like to include stories from our readers. What are your recollections from that day? Where were you when you first heard the news? What memories still stand out for you? W

August 19, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Election filing period closed; TUSD fields 7 candidates

The extended candidate filing period for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election drew to a close on Wednesday, with five local races qualifying for the election ballot.

August 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Historic water year leads to extension of irrigation season

The Turlock Irrigation District announced Wednesday that it plans to extend the irrigation season by two weeks. The irrigation season will now extend to Nov. 2, and the last day for growers to place an order is Oct. 30.

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Getting healthy, pound by pound

The West Side Health Care Advisory Task force kicked off their annual Healthy Choices Summit with a weigh in ceremony on a giant scale. Teams of 10 participants stood together on the scale to calculate their overall weight. The teams will exercise and make healthy eating choices over the next eight weeks to drop pounds and compete for the title of "Biggest Loser."

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local drivers see a drop in gas prices

Consumers are seeing some price relief at the gasoline pump, but prices are still up compared to last month, according to AAA Northern California's monthly report.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Health care grant funds new medical facility in Hilmar

A new federal grant will allow the Livingston Medical Group to open a new medical facility in Hilmar, expected to provide medical care for 4,500 new patients.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Zoning makes permanent shelter possible, but not this winter

After years of meetings, negotiations and public workshops, the Turlock City Council at their July 26 meeting approved a zoning area where homeless shelters are allowed.

August 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fitness club looks to grant a child’s ‘wish’

Brenda Athletic Clubs is hoping to make the life of at least one very sick child in Stanislaus County a little bit better by helping to grant a wish.

August 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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