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MedicAlert children’s health fair benefits all ages

From Batman to Wonder Woman, each year children across the country don capes and masks to emulate their favorite superheroes on Halloween. This year children in the community won't have to limit their super powers to just one evening thanks to the MedicAlert Foundation in Turlock, which is hosting a Super Hero Kids Health and Safety Fair.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Steppin Pards celebrate 60 years of do-si-do

Some come for the fellowship. Others want to continue a long family tradition. A Pitman High School freshman was pulled into it by neighbors, and has stayed for the fun. No matter what the reason, every member of the Turlock Steppin Pards wants to share their passion for square dancing.

October 31, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gemperle Farms new website aims to engage customers

Food industry professionals have been faced with increased consumer concerns regarding the source and handling of food products in recent years. In particular, the poultry industry has been in the crosshairs of consumers who want comprehensive information on production details such as hens' home environment and diet. In an effort to create more transparent relationships with customers, local company, Gemperle Family Farms, has launched an informational and interactive website to educate consumers on eggs.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Burn program returns to Valley

The Valley's most important regulation for wintertime air-pollution reduction begins its 11th season today.

October 31, 2013 | | Local


Merced County residents to be part of new cancer study

The American Cancer Society is seeking local residents near Merced County who are willing to participate in a landmark new research study that could help cancer prevention.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County residents to be part of new cancer study

The American Cancer Society is seeking local residents near Merced County who are willing to participate in a landmark new research study that could help cancer prevention.

October 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlocker takes on Ironman contest

Bryan Hunt, who retired in February as a Ceres fire battalion chief, successfully participated in the grueling first-ever Lake Tahoe Ironman competition.

October 29, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


PUBLIC SAFETY OPEN HOUSE

Hundreds of people came out for Saturday's annual Turlock Police and Fire Open House event to get a look at the new Public Safety Facility both departments now call home.

October 29, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID talks budget

The Turlock Irrigation Board of Trustees continued budget discussions on Tuesday morning, with the final 2014 budget to be adopted by mid-December.

October 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock woman receives ‘chemo-graduation’ from friends and family

As a wife and mother of four, Turlock resident Connie Teixeira-Sousa is a role model to many. After being diagnosed with breast cancer last year, her courage while undergoing treatment has continued to encourage others.

October 29, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Holiday brings deadly danger for pedestrians

Halloween is supposed to be a day of frolic for young and old alike, however, the holiday is a dangerous time for pedestrians - especially children.

October 29, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Halloween events offer spooky, safe fun

Parents looking for a safe place for children to enjoy Halloween fun won't have to look far this year.

October 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


National Co-op Month highlights local impact

From an aerial view the Central Valley looks like a quilt. Each row of that quilt is stitched by local farmers who carefully tend to their rows of crops, which are commonly almonds in this area. California produces more than 80 percent of the world's almonds much of which can be traced to Blue Diamond, one of the nation's largest cooperatives.

October 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Churches offer safe, fun holiday activities

Although Halloween is a popular holiday amongst children and adults, there are many individuals who prefer a safe alternative to the regular trick-or-treating.

October 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID to review budget, investment activities

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will take up a series of reports on Tuesday morning, as TID staff continue to prepare the upcoming 2014 budget.

October 26, 2013 | 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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