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Milk board seeks volunteers to install donated play structure

Bristol Park is getting a facelift this Saturday courtesy of the California Milk Processors' Board and Sunnyside Farms, and they are asking community members to lend a hand. The two organizations split the cost of a new $50,000 recycled plastic play structure to be installed at Bristol, but they need volunteers' help to assemble and install it.

July 12, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Library foundation to feature organic farmer, author at inaugural garden gala

The Stanislaus Library Foundation is bringing together the bounty of crops from the region and the experiences of farmer and author David Mas Masumoto for the first Author's Garden Gala.

July 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air district announces video contest winner

The public has spoken, and the winner of the 2011 For Reel Video Contest is Joel Dipert of Bakersfield.

July 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Slurpee Day

Turlockers enjoyed 7-Eleven's free Slurpee Day on Monday. By 1 p.m. the 7-Eleven on Geer Road had handed out nearly 600 slurpees. 7-Eleven said it expected to hand out 5 million slurpees across the country. 7-Eleven gives out free slurpees each July 11th to commemorate the convenience chain's birthday. 7-Eleven began in Dallas in 1927.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Church teams up with community to fill backpacks

The Turlock Seventh-Day Adventist Church is seeking help from the community for its newly established Project Backpack program.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Gas prices jump after early summer slump

Despite drops in monthly gas price comparisons, pump prices have started to rise a bit in many parts of California, putting the brakes on an early summer price slump. According to AAA, which tracks gas prices, all but one Northern California metro area tracked by the organization saw a double digit decrease at the pump over the past month.

July 12, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


No injuries in 3-vehicle crash

A crash involving three vehicles Tuesday afternoon backed up traffic at the corner of Lander and Greenway avenues, just south of Highway 99. According to Highway Patrolman A. Keller, a white car was traveling westbound on Greenway and ran a stop sign for an unknown reason. The car then struck a black Toyota, which was traveling northbound on Lander Avenue. The Toyota then spun and struck a black pickup truck heading south on Lander. There were no major injuries in the accident.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Homeowners’ pleas convince TID to delay eminent domain proceedings

Homeowners along the planned route of the Turlock Irrigation District's new Hughson/Grayson 115 kilovolt transmission line were granted a brief reprieve from eminent domain proceedings Tuesday morning.

July 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Lights, Camera, Action! Film Commission looks to bring Hollywood to Turlock

In these tough economic times, attracting new industries to town is the name of the game. The newly formed Turlock Film Commission is setting its sights on the movie industry.

July 12, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Library patrons devastated over reductions

For Hilmar residents and regular library patrons the thought of further library reductions is unacceptable.

July 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Mosquito abatement district welcomes new manager

Turlock Mosquito Abatement District is saying farewell to its long-time manager Jerry Davis, and "hello" to replacement David Heft.

July 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Air district seeks innovative emission-reduction technology

The effort to clean the Central Valley air is an ongoing process and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is willing to pay $1.4 million for some new innovations.

July 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Summer fun

Families took advantage of local parks to enjoy some free, summer fun this week.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Mexican tariff on California grapes eliminated

The California Table Grape Commission reported Wednesday that a two-year trade dispute involving grapes between the United States and the Mexican government has been resolved.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


MedicAlert continues growth with eye on future

Dr. Marion and Chrissie Collins of Turlock designed the first MedicAlert emblem and bracelet 55 years ago after their daughter Linda experienced a near-fatal allergic reaction. Today, Linda's original bracelet is exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the internationally-recognized MedicAlert emblem is worn by approximately 4 million people to alert emergency personnel to hidden medical conditions.

July 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price paid to dairy farmers was welcomed by producers throughout the state, the California Dairy Campaign is still emphasizing the need to join the federal milk marketing order.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling lonely and disconnected throughout her first two days in captivity.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's Daily Bread Mobile Food Truck as the only meal they will receive that day.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair draws record number of visitors

Nearly a quarter of a million visitors made their way to Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the fair's annual 10-day this year, which included adrenaline-rushing rides, unforgettable celebrity concerts and countless exhibitions for all to enjoy.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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