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Final snow survey good for Valley farms

Manual and electronic readings show that California's near-record snowpack is slowly melting with warming spring weather. But snowpack water content is still 144 percent of the April 1 full season average.

May 03, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Dog walk raises much-needed funds for local shelter

"Woof woof" sounded a lot like "cha-ching cha-ching" to the Turlock Animal Shelter on Sunday.

May 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


City celebrates Arbor Day with multiple plantings

The annual, international, worldwide celebration of trees came to Turlock Friday, as local officials and residents celebrated Arbor Day at Donnelly Park.

April 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Air quality improving; Valley still one of dirtiest

The multitude of efforts and regulations to control the air pollution levels in California are showing signs of success, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Scientist seeks samples of new spider species

A UC Riverside scientist is asking for the public's help to track the distribution of brown widow spiders in California. Brown widows' range expanded rapidly in Southern California since their introduction in 2003, he said, and they may move northward this summer into Central California.

April 29, 2011 | | Local


Fair offers opportunity to be part of history

The annual Stanislaus County Fair offers residents a unique opportunity to focus on their creative sides through a variety of exhibitor categories and special contests.

April 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock native fights fires for Marine Corp

Maxwell Smith will tell you that from the age of 3 years he could tell the difference between the branches of the armed services - and for him, none could compare to the U.S. Marine Corps.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mail carriers collect donations to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

U.S. Postal carriers are hoping to pick up more than just outgoing mail on May 14.

April 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


COMMUNITY: GIVING BACK

Brownie Troop 356 donated 20 adoption bags to the Turlock Animal Shelter on Tuesday. The bags include pet items that will be given to the families that adopt a new pet from the shelter. The girls earned their Community Service badge for their efforts.

April 26, 2011 | | Local


Pedestrian killed in Delhi

A Delhi man was killed Thursday night when he stepped in front of an oncoming vehicle.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pill take back

The Merced County Sheriff's Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency is holding a prescription medicine disposal event.

April 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Horse show team shines at Gold N Grand

It was a wet and wild weekend at the Spring Gold N Grand horse show held the last weekend of March at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta. Six members of the Dal Porto Ranch Show Team and their trainer, Carol Dal Porto, braved the elements and the mud to compete in a variety of western classes. Most of the team had not experienced a show during such inclement weather, but each of them came ready and prepared to compete.

April 26, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


FAITH: INAUGURAL SERVICE

Members of the Turlock Sikh Temple celebrated the opening of the brand new temple this weekend. Thousands of Sikhs gathered for the three-day inaugural service to worship and share a meal. The new temple, located on the corner of 5th Street and Linwood Avenue, is 21,000 square feet and has two stories. The wooden domes were all hand-painted on the inside with murals of clouds, trees and birds.

April 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair looking for community talent

If you dance, sing, play in a band, demonstrate martial arts or some other talent and would like to perform at the 2011 Merced County Fair, this is your chance.

April 26, 2011 | | Local


Hilmar Cheese plans expansion

The Hilmar Cheese Company plans to expand its Hilmar facility with a new administration building, a solar energy plant, and a biogas renewable energy recovery system, the company told the Hilmar Municipal Advisory Council on Monday.

April 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Eggs-plosive trend in backyard chicken farming

The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farmers’ market moves to E. Main Street

More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.

March 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s vintage scene

Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Caroline Monroe honored as Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock

Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free workshop to educate businesses on cyber security

Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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


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