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TID to increase irrigation spills

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved an irrigation management plan Tuesday morning that will see spills nearly double for the sake of increased operational flexibility.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local man returns home to care for foster mother

Waterford resident Kevin Walls found his 15 minutes of fame recently when he was featured in the March edition of the National Enquirer. Among headlines about cheating celebrities and photo spreads of the best and worst beach bodies, Walls told the story of his love for his foster mother.

March 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Surface water plant stalled by fee increase fears

Elected officials from across Stanislaus County gathered in Ceres on Tuesday to hash out the issues surrounding a proposed surface water treatment plant 22 years in the making.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Birthday benevolence

When Gladys Mathews turned 95, she announced that she didn't want any gifts or a big party. She said that she would rather see her family give donations to charity instead.

March 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Cesar Chavez honored at university event

Chants of ¡Sí, Se Puede! rang across California State University, Stanislaus Thursday evening, as students and community members joined together to celebrate the memory of César E. Chávez.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Alliance Worknet receives grant to put people back to work

A grant of $8 million in stimulus funds is headed towards the San Joaquin Valley to boost efforts of putting the thousands of unemployed back to work.

March 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County unemployment reaches record numbers

Stanislaus County reached an unhappy milestone Friday when the Economic Development Department released the latest unemployment numbers and the county recorded it's highest unemployment level in 16 years.

March 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Volunteer work a surprisingly satisfying way to spend time

Turlock has a reputation of being a sleepy berg, but is it truly boring?

March 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Relay for Life kicks off in Hollywood style

Turlock's Relay for Life kicked off their season with a Hollywood style premiere Tuesday night at Emanuel Medical Center's Regional Cancer Services, and the must-have accessory on the red carpet was a smile.

March 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers’ market to reopen in downtown Turlock

Those in Turlock looking to fill their refrigerators and pantries with fresh fruits and vegetables will have a new option come May when the new Turlock Certified Farmers Market opens.

March 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report backs reduced water for ag

A much-anticipated National Academy of Sciences report, released Friday, upheld biological opinions requiring reduced pumping of delta water for farming purposes in order to protect delta smelt and salmon.

March 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Dedication ceremony to be held for internment monument

For the past 68 years, the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds have been an unrecognized landmark in the history of Japanese American Internment.

March 17, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Homeless shelter short of funds, may close early

The We Care emergency shelter for homeless men may close sooner than expected this year, due to a lack of funding.

March 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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


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Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Prime Shine offers local clean and kind experience

Name of Business: Prime Shine Car Wash

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair teen to represent county in statewide pageant

Turlock High School senior Brooklyn Lowery has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in Miss California Teen USA in January. As an active member throughout the community, the 17-year old Denair resident has definitely proven to be a qualified candidate.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Nurse receives musical surprise from students

Although Mountain View Middle School nurse Kathy Cook gave an inspiring and informative presentation on breast cancer awareness to students on Wednesday, what came after her presentation is what stole the show.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Monte Vista Crossings update: Kirkland’s, Maurice’s announce grand openings

Residents long awaiting to explore the southern expansion of Monte Vista Crossings will finally be able to step inside the first of the stores to open this month, including Kirkland's home décor store and Maurice's, which offers women's fashion.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Council candidate appears in music video against major record labels

A music video surfaced of city council candidate Donald Babadalir as an extra in the local hip hop band Underground Parliament's video "Outta the Frame."

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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