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Retiring Old Glory

For Eagle Scout Brandon Shively, nothing is more important than the American flag.

September 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Wildlife Care Center opens doors to public

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center will hold its annual "Day With Wildlife" today at Fox Grove Fishing Access in Hughson. The event opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

September 20, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Residents, business owners air grievances over Denair Park activities

Denair Park takes up just two acres of land in downtown and in the scope of Turlock parks, it is one of the smaller sites, but for the businesses and residents surrounding it, the park has become a massive conveyor of problems.

September 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID outsourcing target of graffiti

Recent graffiti directed towards the Turlock Irrigation District outsourcing work has caused quite the stir in the local community.

September 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Team roping finals held in Turlock this weekend

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds may have looked more like a scene from the Wild West this week as thousands of people gathered at the fairground arena for the 2013 California Finals hosted by the American Cowboy Team Roping Association.

September 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


County sees unemployment fall to lowest rate of the year

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate took a nice dip in the month of August and posted the lowest rate for the year as food processing of the area's crops ramped up.

September 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local teen finds success in Hollywood

While the competitiveness of Hollywood may drive away many young actors and actresses, those who do not give up trying might just find their way to stardom.

September 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Capital expenses down for TID

The relicensing of Don Pedro Reservoir and purchase of Turlock's former police station/skate park on Palm Street, will account for a hefty sum of the 2014 capital expenses for the Turlock Irrigation District, based on budget numbers presented at a workshop on Tuesday.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


TID approves bigger houseboats for Don Pedro

Own a houseboat on Don Pedro Reservoir? Go ahead and build it bigger.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Red Brick gets new look, new hours, new food

Name of Business: Red Brick Bar and Grill

September 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Festivals liven up CSU Stanislaus, Denair

Community fun abounded Saturday as the city of Denair and California State University, Stanislaus both hosted family-friendly events.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


California walnut growers expect above average crop

Walnuts, walnuts and more walnuts.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Nationwide event aims to prevent texting and driving

1.6 million. That's the number of estimated drivers who are involved in an accident due to texting behind the wheel, according to the National Safety Council.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman Krista A. Yu graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 17, 2013 | | Local


Scout seeks flags for retirement ceremony

The Turlock Fire Department is extending an offer to the community to have their old or tattered flags retired properly.

September 17, 2013 | | 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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