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TID to set irrigation cap, proclaim district in drought condition

As the ongoing drought has left growers across the state with little water for irrigation, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will set their own irrigation rates for the upcoming season on Tuesday - including the lowest TID irrigation water cap on record.

February 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Police, fire unions come to Little League’s rescue

The thieves who stole the aluminum bleacher seats from the Julien Elementary ballpark may have damped the spirits of the Turlock American Little League, but recent actions from the Turlock Associated Police Officers and Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 have renewed their faith in the community at large.

February 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire budget to benefit with new AMR contract

The Turlock Fire Department is readying to usher in a new era with the county's ambulance provider that could result in city savings.

February 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire department’s ranking could see insurance rates dip

An improved national insurance ranking for the Turlock Fire Department could mean residents and business owners here in Turlock could see lower premium rates on their future insurance bills.

February 21, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local ingredients spur chef Angela Cotta’s creativity

Angela Cotta is the chef and owner of Cotta's Kitchen, 833 East Main St., Turlock.

February 21, 2014 | | Local


Mexican ice cream shop opens in Turlock

Name: Paletalandia – Turlock

February 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Neighbors oppose business seeking alcohol permit

As a business located on Wayside Drive seeks their license to sell alcoholic beverages, neighbors in the area have turned to the City and police department in an attempt to have the permit denied.

February 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Hilmar football player seriously injured in Pismo accident

Joseph Bello was the proverbial fist of Hilmar High's vaunted defensive unit this past fall, leading the way for the Yellowjackets from the linebacker position with 138 tackles and a lead-by-example attitude. Bello played with passion and enthusiasm and was a major factor in Hilmar's undefeated Trans-Valley League championship season and its run to the Division IV Sac-Joaquin Section championship game against Central Catholic High.

February 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TID extends energy agreement with Merced

The Turlock Irrigation District will continue to supply the full electric energy requirements of the Merced Irrigation District for the next three years, as the districts agreed to extend an existing contract set to expire this June.

February 20, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID water measurement project takes off

Under a corrective action plan required by the California Department of Water Resources, the Turlock Irrigation District has begun installing water metering equipment throughout the district, aiming to have every parcel metered by 2015.

February 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID, Del Puerto feud over Turlock water

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors got a surprise visitor during their Tuesday meeting, as the general manager of the Del Puerto Water District - the district TID is currently battling for Turlock's recycled water - came to voice her concern.

February 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Standing firm in the face of a ‘Pawn Stars’ celebrity

Somewhere around 95 million American households subscribe to the cable TV channel, History Channel, and an estimated 4.7 million people watch Pawn Stars, one of those so-called "reality" shows. This show takes place in an actual working pawn shop in a seedier part of the Las Vegas strip. If you haven't watched the show and may be wondering how a pawn shop fits into the "history" theme of the History Channel, understand that the items being sold or pawned are given an explanation with a brief history. Like many reality shows, the chemistry of the shop "stars" is ...

February 18, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


President Obama comes to talk drought

President Barack Obama's visit to Fresno on Friday brought signs of hope for many, as he announced significant new efforts his administration is taking to provide support and relief to those affected by the ongoing drought.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


State’s largest native tribe registers California’s first Carbon Offset Project

Setting a major milestone in California's cap-and-trade program, the state's first forest carbon offset project under the California Compliance Offset Protocol developed for US Forest Projects has been registered.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID set to review deals with city, Merced Irrigation

The Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors will consider two potential agreements – one with Merced Irrigation District for electric energy, and the other with the City of Turlock for recycled water on Tuesday morning.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Snowpack melts early across the West

West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

April 10, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water wise landscaping for outdoor water use

We have all heard the saying "April showers, brings May flowers," however, with our current drought situation that is not the case for California.

April 10, 2015 | | Local


Greenhorn guidebook for celebrating rodeo

With the 64th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" on the rodeo circuit, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.

April 10, 2015 | By RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Dairy industry looking to crown next princess

It's that time of year again for the local dairy industry to crown the next District 6 Dairy Princess and committee chairperson Linda Teixeira assures that the crowned winner will be given more than just the royal treatment.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Spreading the love

One day - that's all Love Turlock needs to make a difference in the community.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County residents’ overall health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

April 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warehouse group unveils largest rooftop solar project in TID service district

The pride emanating from Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Murphy on Friday could only be rightfully compared to the sun beaming down on his company's newly revealed rooftop solar project-which at 823 kilowatts has been dubbed as the largest solar installation in all of Turlock Irrigation District's service area.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local farm hosts Spring Open House

Name of Business: 3 Acre Farm

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Local student’s art to be displayed in Washington D.C.

Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lucas Dairy adds microbrewery to farming operations

Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl breaks ground on $12.5 million expansion

The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almond industry defends water usage

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flags repeatedly destroyed outside Turlock business

Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist to host third annual free dental care event

According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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