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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


Turlock girl invites community to help fight diabetes

Eleven-year-old Mackenzie Bronken may at first appear to be your average sixth grade student. But when asked about her passion for finding a cure to diabetes, you'll find a motivated young girl who has no intention of giving up.

September 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


WANTED: Dairy digester project proposals

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and their partner agencies in the California/Federal Dairy Digester Working Group are currently seeking dairy digester concept proposals.

September 16, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Covenant Village Retirement Community held a ceremony on Wednesday in remembrance of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The facility's American flag was flown at half mast and Army Chaplain Assistant Sgt. Harrison shared his experiences at Ground Zero. Local bagpiper Randy Francis provided patriotic tunes during the ceremony.

September 14, 2013 | | Local


Raisin growers bargain for bigger payments

Raisin growers may be getting more money for their crops.

September 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


TURLOCK LOVES NUMBER 7

As the NFL season swings into action, Turlockers are gearing up in red and gold to show their support for the San Francisco 49ers and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick. Westside Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping local youth, will be selling Kaepernick inspired t-shirts designed by their staff throughout the football season to help send kids to camp. Last year Westside Ministries sold "Kap Town 209ers" shirts and sold out multiple times before the 49ers' Super Bowl appearance.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman Austin J. Chiesa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 13, 2013 | | Local


Goodbye Blockbuster

The end of an era is quickly approaching as Blockbuster – Turlock's last standing video rental store – prepares to close its doors for good.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


A consignment store that gives back

Name of business: Just Cause

September 10, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


State officials talk water loss, agricultural impacts

A dry California equals a big problem.

September 10, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Turlock woman celebrates 100 years

When Florence Dayton blows out the candles on her birthday cake today, the numbers will reflect an age reached by only a small population.

September 10, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Make Dreams Real Endowment funds local schools, youth projects

Boyett Petroleum's Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund announced the grant recipients for the2013 funding cycle. Recipients of funding grants for 2013 include: Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club, Stanislaus Union School District, Salida Union School District, Riverbank Language Academy, Riverbank Unified School District, Empire Union School District, Juline Foundation for Children, Society for Handicapped Children & Adults and Walnut Grove School (Patterson).

September 06, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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