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Turlock farmers to benefit from rainy winter

Irrigation season starts on Thursday for thirsty farmers in the Turlock Irrigation District, and good news is already trickling down from the Department of Water Resources on the snowpack levels that determine the amount of water farmers will receive.

March 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Central Valley Project members see much-needed increase in allocations

Central Valley farmers will be granted additional water allocations for the growing season the Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced Tuesday.

March 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Advice for brides-to-be

March 16, 2010 | | Local


Turlock native receives presidential recognition for Haitian relief efforts

Growing up on the westside of Turlock, Rachel Rodriguez Grant had dreams of going to college and doing something big with her life. But she never thought in a million years she would end up overseeing the distribution of food for millions of people all over the world - or be shaking hands with the president of the United States of America.

March 12, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Unemployment continues to rise

The job sector numbers for the new year got off to a grim start with Stanislaus County recording their highest level of unemployment in 16 years, according to the latest data from the Economic Development Department.

March 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Missing woman found in orchard

The Delhi woman who went missing after learning of her mother's death was located in an orchard north west of her home Thursday afternoon, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

March 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID's green goals rest in consumers' hands

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors adopted a set of energy efficiency goals on Tuesday that will cover the next decade, but admitted that convincing customers to pursue energy efficiency projects in these economic times was challenging.

March 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Methane leaks found at water treatment plant

The Turlock City Council was briefed Tuesday night on methane gas leaks at the Turlock Regional Water Quality Control Facility that could pose a threat to the public.

March 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Valley air cleaner this winter due to wood-burning bans

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is reporting another successful season of reducing particulate matter in the Valley's air through the Check Before You Burn campaign.

March 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Make love, not war

A handful of anti-war demonstrators took over the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive Friday afternoon, offering the message that war funds would be better spent on pressing national concerns.

March 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New church equips community members with life tools

When looking for a name for their new church, Pastor Greg Hazenberg and his faith community decided that a literal explanation of what members would find in the house of worship would be best. And thus was born the Equip Church.

March 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Children’s Craniofacial Association fundraising run set for Sunday

When Rachel Johnson saw her newborn son for the first time, she wasn't sure what to think. Henry was the only baby in the nursery who looked like he did. He had an oversized head, and his fingers and toes were fused together. Rachel waited for someone to tell her what was going on, and why her baby looked different from the others, but nobody knew.

March 06, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Stadium use plan at issue

Now that issues of legality surrounding the Redevelopment Agency funding of Joe Debely Stadium renovations have been put to rest, concerns over field usage have arisen. Members of the Turlock City Council have previously stated that a renovated track and field at Turlock High School could bring new usage to the field, which in turn could increase hotel and sales tax revenue. Now, however, members of the Turlock community are questioning whether the renovated stadium will see an increase in usage, or if it will simply provide a better experience for current users.

March 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Community gathers to support Salvation Army

The Turlock Salvation Army Corps Women's Auxiliary held their 8th annual Membership Tea on Saturday at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center. Proceeds from this annual fundraising event stay in the Turlock Salvation Army Corps, and they help fund children's programs, community programs, and S.A.L.T (Senior Adults Learning Together.)

March 03, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Court rules Debely renovations legal use of RDA funds; TUSD says usage impacts will be minimal

Two rulings fell on the side of the controversial project to renovate Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium this week, striking blows against the Turlock Citizens Coalition who oppose the development.

March 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Café La Mo opens for business

After much anticipation, locals visiting downtown Turlock can now get their coffee fix as Wednesday marks La Mo Café's first official day in business.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

August 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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