As the Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season came to a close this week, the district's final tally of water usage was almost unbelievably close to preseason projections.
Over 700 youths flocked to the Stanislaus County Fair stockyards last weekend for the 9th annual Junior Livestock Camp. The two-day free event gave youth and group leaders the chance to learn in-depth skills related to raising and showing livestock, including preparation tips for fair competitions.
Name of business: The Bookshop Cafe
As the president and CEO of CalChamber, Allan Zaremberg, travels to every corner of California talking to the small business owners who comprise the membership of local Chambers of Commerce, he inevitable hears the same complaint.
In honor of her grandmother and aunt, who both passed away from breast cancer, 19-year-old Ashley Schroder got a pink ribbon tattooed onto her hip by Main Street Tattoo artist Bryan Angel on Friday. Half of the $40 Schroder paid for the tattoo is being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a promotion the tattoo parlor will continue through October.
The Sunny Side Up public art project is being passed around like a bad egg, as the Turlock Downtown Property Owners' Association made an appeal to the city Arts Commission on Thursday night to take over the flailing project.
Loans made by local lenders and banks and guaranteed by the Fresno District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration to small businesses and entrepreneurs continued to rebound in fiscal year 2012 which just ended on Sept. 30. The local SBA District Office services the 15 counties of Central California from the sierras to the pacific coast.
Just more than a year after the opening of Turlock's new Sikh Temple, temple leaders are already planning for expansion.
Hundreds of volunteers took a little time out of their busy weekend schedules to clean up the town, literally. The annual Turlock Shines volunteer clean-up effort was held on Saturday and Sept. 29 this year, giving volunteers more opportunities to help out.
Just over two years ago, John and Elizabeth Claes' only car broke down – permanently.
It's been four days since the Turlock Journal issued a challenge to other local businesses and organizations to support the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for the Emanuel Cancer Center.
The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District was awarded an $85,000 grant through the Farmers Market Promotion Program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a farmers' market project and a new food logo.
Name of business: Nagina Palace
The Turlock Irrigation District 2012 irrigation season comes to an end today.
The staff of the Turlock Journal supports the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for Emanuel Cancer Center. The Journal challenges local businesses to show their support by purchasing the benefit t-shirts and sending in a picture of employees donning their pink. All photos submitted in the month of October will be published in the Journal.
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.