Last month I had hip replacement surgery and I'm making remarkable progress in recovery. Thank the Lord! Barring any unforeseen setbacks, I will able to walk on sandy beaches again-to resume my search for the Snowy Plover. This is a small rare shorebird that nests among the dunes of our Central California beaches.
When the Journal asked readers to submit memories of their dad for the Father's Day edition, it didn't take long before stories of inspiration and joy began to filter in.
Parenting is no walk in the park. When families have to deal with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, parenting can be too much to handle alone. That is where the Turlock Family Network comes in.
Name of business: Ann's Fish & Chips
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
Stanislaus County will soon welcome at least one large warehouse facility - Amazon.com is expected to open its 1-million-square-foot Patterson fulfillment center this fall - but many local residents lack the education and training to apply for logistics jobs.
Are you a Turlocker looking for work? Walmart might have a spot for you.
If one were to drive down a busy street in Turlock, they would most likely see an assortment of cars, trucks and even on rare occasions, tractors. However, sighting bicycles seems to be a more daunting task. The reason behind the lack of bikes?
Turlock farmers who are looking to finish out their 2013 crops but are worrying about the necessary water to do so, may be in luck.
Over 300 community members showed their love and support for the Howze family on Sunday with a mile and a half long candlelit memorial walk in honor of Sharon Howze.
Dominique Germann of Ceres was selected as the 2013-14 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 300 dairy industry members and their families and friends on June 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption Hall in Turlock.
Wintertime in Turlock will bring with it cold weather, Christmas parades, grandma's hot apple pie and, an ice rink?
Whether it's glazed, jelly-filled, powdered, or frosted with sprinkles, donuts are one of the country's favorite sweet treats. On Friday, donuts lovers across America - and right here in Turlock - celebrated National Donut Day by partaking of the fried dough treats.
With temperatures expected to reach 107 degrees Saturday, several cooling centers will be open to help Merced County residents cope with the heat. The following locations will be available Saturday to be used as cooling centers if needed:
While the national economy seems to be on the road to recovery, dairy farmers in California are still on the decline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Name: Edith's Taxi
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.
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.
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.