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CALIFORNIA CROP WEATHER

Heat built over the southern portion of the State as high pressure anchored over the area. Weak Santa Ana wind events drove highs into the lower 90s across the Los Angeles basin on multiple days last week. Elsewhere, the State felt the effects of the high, but these were much less pronounced. Temperatures varied considerably in a real sense, but almost none in the temporal sense, as locations saw essentially the same weather every day. Highs in the valley reached the 60s and 70s each day, while the coasts north of San Francisco and the mountains saw 50s. The desert ...

February 17, 2015 | | Local


Farm Bill celebrates one year anniversary, achievements

Since its official signing by President Barack Obama one year ago, the Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly known as the 2014 Farm Bill, has made significant impacts across landscapes throughout the world and regionally.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Keyes rallies around girl in need

The community of Keyes is rallying around a nine-year-old girl who is in need of a heart transplant.

February 13, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


HONORING FIRST RESPONDERS

The community at Covenant Village in Turlock shared their gratitude and respect for the first responders in Turlock by hosting their second annual breakfast for the men and women that make up the police and fire departments and emergency services.

February 13, 2015 | | Local


Celebrate Stanislaus event to honor companies that have hired

Over 25 companies will be honored at the Stanislaus Business Alliance's inaugural Celebrate Stanislaus event to recognize businesses that have hired more than 10 employees in the past year.

February 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Love is in the air

As sweethearts express their affections today with candy, flowers and sentimental cards, local retailers will be ringing up record Valentine's Day sales.

February 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local communities still aiming to revitalize the region

Turlockers can still find sweet treats at Frost Bakery's Modesto location, but the business recently closed the doors of its Monte Vista Avenue shop.

February 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Panhandling continues to plague city

Back in 2014, the Turlock City Council added an ordinance to the city's municipal code that in conjunction with a previously passed ordinance looked to permanently put the brakes on panhandling, but the issue is proving to be far more difficult to curb than expected and has city officials looking for other options.

February 13, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


World Ag Expo showcases farming advancements

For years, the World Ag Expo has served as the largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, and this year was not any different.

February 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Dairy farmers seek more equitable milk pricing

Three California dairy cooperatives, which represent over 75 percent of the milk produced in the state, have submitted a proposal to the United States Department of Agriculture that could potentially result in more equitable milk pricing for California dairy producers.

February 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Skate park move to Donnelly Park set for August

Judith Suliman visits Turlock's skate park almost every day. Although you won't see her honing her skills on the park's rails or ramps, she is very invested in the success of the park. Suliman was the driving force in having the Turlock Skate Park renamed in honor of her nephew, Brandon Koch, who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer in April 2012.

February 12, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stanislaus County woman falls victim to flu virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 43-year-old woman died from complications related to influenza, marking the first death the county has recorded this flu season.

February 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Feeding the birds mutually beneficial

February is National Bird-Feeding Month. In her article Feb. 7 article in the Journal, Dr. E. Kirsten Peters concludes that feeding birds in winter is beneficial for the birds. I agree. However, it can also be a real blessing for those who do the feeding.

February 12, 2015 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


The Gallery Finesse offers an eclectic take on antiques and fine art

Name of Business: The Gallery Finesse

February 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Crash outside Delhi claims one life

An Oakdale man was killed in a solo vehicle rollover Friday night on Highway 99 just south of Delhi, the California Highway Patrol reported.

February 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Artisanal shop Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery opening in time for summer

Many adults have fond childhood memories of melting ice cream cones and sticky fingers during the summertime, including Greg Raynes. The local teacher turned ice cream aficionado is now providing this memorable experience to children in Turlock by opening his first ice cream parlor, Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Monte Vista Avenue welcomes new café and pharmacy

In what might be a sign of recovering times in Turlock, two new businesses are joining the strip of stores along heavily trafficked Monte Vista Avenue: The Cottonwood and Turlock's New Vision Pharmacy.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it's been for the month since before the Great Recession began.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock's homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two of Emanuel’s own named Tenet Heroes

One man has brought new life to Emanuel Cancer Center and another is literally saving lives in the emergency room, and now both are being touted for their exemplary service to the patients served by Emanuel Medical Center.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suddenly Perfect moves locations after three decades

Name of Business: Suddenly Perfect

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Active 20-30 Club to host Casino Royal Prom fundraiser

Locals looking to relive their high school glory days will have the opportunity to as the Active 20-30 Club of Turlock is hosting a Casino Royale Prom event complete with gowns, corsages, photos, and more.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Safety Saturday free community event returns to Turlock

GDI Insurance will once again help families learn how to keep their children safe during a free community event on May 16. The 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Road, Turlock.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


KENLEY’S WALK

Ten-year-old Turlock resident Kenley Montes is ready to take a walk.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High grad to head Patterson police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has named Lt. Jeff Dirkse as the new Patterson Police Services Chief.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Local law enforcement joins state efforts to help at-risk youth

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II traveled to the state capital last week to join numerous other law enforcement officials in support of funding aimed at helping at-risk youth.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Christian member of Iraqi parliament to visit Turlock

Amidst ongoing tragedy in the Christian communities of the Middle East, the local community will have a chance to connect with a representative from Iraq on Thursday as the local chapter of the Assyrian Democratic Movement is hosting Yonadam Kanna. Kanna is a member of Iraqi parliament and the Secretary General of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chef John Surla expands to Hilmar with Lola Express & Bistro

Fresh cuisine in a farm-friendly atmosphere is now available in Hilmar as Lola Bistro & Express officially opened its doors on Tuesday.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A rising star

Local singing artist and Pitman High student Ansley Murillo signed autographs and CDs at Rancho Grande restaurant on Lander Avenue Friday promoting her demo.

April 10, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


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


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