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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


Diving into summer fitness

Central Valley Aquatics opened its extended season on Monday evening with a practice at Pitman High School. The extended season runs until Oct. 31 and it opens CVA participation to Turlock Marlins members and swimmers from neighboring communities like Hilmar, Ceres and Delhi.

August 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Local homebrewer wins big at national competition

Local homebrewer Mark Ranes enjoys sharing his love for beer with friends and family. At any one time he has eight of his homemade beers on tap, including his award-winning Mark's Bigfoot Barleywine. Ranes took home a bronze medal and bragging rights for his barleywine at the 33rd annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition on June 18.

August 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Brewing up a dust cloud

Turlock's award-winning Dust Bowl Brewing Company tapped the kegs and officially opened the doors to its downtown tap room Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID looks to avert tunnel collapse

The Turlock Irrigation District is set to blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on its upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing the top of the tunnel in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Neighbors get to know each other at ‘Night Out’ event

Residents all across Turlock turned on their porch lights, locked their front doors and joined their neighbors for National Night Out on Tuesday. Neighborhoods across the city held block parties and were visited by police and fire department officials.

August 02, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local business helps former foster youth

How many of us are actually an adult when we turn 18? Think about this, what if you got cut off from money, food and shelter the day you turned 18, how would things have worked out for you?

August 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | 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


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