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Almond growers hope for a few bee-friendly dry days

Blooming almond blossoms are one of the signs that sunny weather is on the horizon, but lately with the heavy rains sending the blossoms cascading down to the ground, it's looking more like a winter wonderland than a bellwether of spring.

February 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public has until Friday to voice opinion on high-speed rail placement

The time to chime in on the Merced to Sacramento section of the proposed High Speed Rail corridor is drawing to an end, as Friday is the final day to comment during the initial scoping period.

February 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus County Fair welcomes new CEO

After sorting through 43 applicants interested in leading Stanislaus County's popular and successful fair, the 38th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors selected Christopher Borovansky as the fair's new chief executive officer.

February 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


SEA CADETS: FRONT AND CENTER

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Princeton Division and Training Ship Princeton underwent their annual unit inspection on Tuesday night. They were inspected for uniform neatness and quizzed about Naval and Sea Cadet information. They were also honored at an awards ceremony in front of family and friends.

February 24, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Man dies after being hit by car

An unidentified man attempting to cross a rain slickened and darkened street was struck and killed Tuesday evening in Turlock.

February 24, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Irrigation season to begin March 18

It may still be raining, but the Turlock Irrigation District is already hard at work planning for irrigation season.

February 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local medical relief worker recounts experiences in disaster-torn Haiti

Brad Brewster is glad to be home. After spending two weeks in Haiti as part of an International Medical Surgical Response Team deployed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Turlock man is thankful for the everyday conveniences that he had taken for granted before his eye-opening trip.

February 23, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock couple make Valentine’s a profitable prospect

Rachelle and Denver Hodges are pretty savvy when it comes to prices and that shrewdness helped them take home just over $11,000 in cash and prizes from their appearance on "The Price is Right."

February 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Retired teacher honored for hospice volunteer work

Hospice of Emanuel named its 2010 Volunteer of the Year at a ceremony held Feb. 11. Jim Norby, a retired educator and Turlock resident, was given the honorary title and a plaque commemorating his efforts.

February 19, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Turlock man to lead turkey federation

Yubert Envia is ready to talk turkey. As in the idiom for getting down to business and in the literal sense of the plumaged fowl that is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal.

February 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area for homeless shelters topic of public forum

An area in the southwest of Turlock will likely become a city-approved zone for homeless shelters, should the City Council follow the guidance of citizens at Thursday's city-hosted Senate Bill 2 community workshop.

February 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock Youth Cheer wins big at Nationals

The Turlock Youth Cheer varsity and junior varsity teams put their best feet and pom poms forward earlier this month at the Jamz National Championship in Las Vegas and came away with gold and silver.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Local residents fight hunger on an empty stomach

About every seven seconds, one child dies from hunger. This is why over 30 people will come together for a 30-hour famine Feb. 26 through Feb. 28 at St. Francis Anglican Church to raise money to save the hungry children of the world.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Parenting classes offer support for teenage mothers

The San Joaquin Valley has the highest teen birth rates in California. The Turlock Family Network is reaching out to help those local teens and young adults become the best parents they can be by expanding their parental classes.

February 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


TID balks at groundwater ordinance language

A proposed Stanislaus County ordinance, intended to prevent inappropriate uses of groundwater, has drawn the ire of the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors as harmful to local farming efforts.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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