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February phenomenon

It is hard to beat the beauty of Yosemite looking into the Valley from the Tunnel View during a clearing of a storm, or standing on Sentinel Bridge during sunset and seeing the alpine glow on Half Dome with the reflection in the Merced River. But two weeks in late February, there is a phenomenon that happens in Yosemite that does not happen anywhere else in the world. There is an ephemeral waterfall named Horsetail Falls located on the east shoulder of El Capitan that at sunset will glow anywhere from yellow to lava red. And yes, if you are ...

February 29, 2012 | By Jack Kirchert Community Contributor | Local


South Dakota governor looks to round up California dairies

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard isn't afraid to admit that he was in Tulare during the World Ag Expo on a dairy recruiting trip to lure dairies away from other states - including California.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Shelter celebrates 10 years of helping local homeless

It's a tin anniversary for Turlock's longest-running homeless shelter operator.

February 29, 2012 | | Local


Valley flush with blossoming almond trees

Almond trees throughout the Turlock area are beginning to bloom due to a warmer than normal winter. Despite a record low rainfall total so far this year, almond grower and Turlock Irrigation District Director Ron Macedo said he expects a good harvest.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Denair teen celebrates fourth birthday

Today, at long last, Turlock Christian High sophomore David Thompson is celebrating his fourth birthday. He isn't some sort of child prodigy - he's a leap year baby.

February 29, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dry season means less water for irrigation

A critically dry year – possibly the driest on record – led Turlock Irrigation District directors to issue the lowest initial irrigation water allocation and cap in the district's history on Tuesday.

February 29, 2012 | | Local


State grant brings new life to beautification plan

A dusty Golden State Boulevard median will soon be landscaped as the first phase of a plan to beautify Turlock, thanks to a new state grant.

February 24, 2012 | | Local


Emergency funding granted to control European grapevine moth

The USDA made $8 million in emergency funding available to prevent the spread of European grapevine moth in California.

February 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Stanislaus grad, brother host national sports cards website, podcast

For most American boys - and many girls - part of their childhood and adolescence included the traditional hobby of collecting sports cards.

February 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Dry winter leads to possible 24-inch irrigation allotment

The 2012 Turlock Irrigation District irrigation season could see an allotment half that of 2011's season.

February 24, 2012 | | Local


Investigation continues into largest case of animal cruelty county has ever seen

The investigation is still ongoing into what Stanislaus County Animal Services Executive Director Annette Patton called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

February 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lost camper found after four days of desperation

Chris Dellis went into the Stanislaus National Forest on Feb. 18 for a night of camping and a day of target shooting. What followed was an epic struggle for survival as the 32-year-old man wandered lost, dehydrated hungry, injured and burdened with a deep despair that he would never look once more upon the faces of his wife and three children.

February 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Missing teen may now be with Turlock boyfriend

The search for a missing 14-year-old Livingston girl continues, though authorities now believe she left her family's ranch voluntarily with her 17-year-old boyfriend.

February 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus Library launches mobile app

Smartphone users can play Scrabble, update Facebook, and tweet to their hearts' content, thanks to the myriad apps available in their respective app stores.

February 21, 2012 | | Local


Fun center project still on hold

Last week's announcement that retailers Old Navy and ULTA Beauty are soon headed to Turlock's Monte Vista Crossings had Turlockers abuzz.

February 21, 2012 | | Local


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Boat expo coming to Woodward

The Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation department will present the inaugural Spring Boat Expo at Woodward Reservoir from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m ...

April 26, 2016 | | Local


Stanislaus County fails in State of Air report

Residents of Stanislaus County are still subjected to breathing in some of the worst air in the country, according to the American Lung Association's ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Have a housing issue? Call Project Sentinel

One woman has been having ongoing issues with mold in the "expensive" townhouse she rents in Turlock and her landlord isn't fixing the problem ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock seeks votes in America's Main Streets contest

Downtown Turlock is hoping to turn locals' love of its recently revitalized Main Street into a $25,000 cash prize and title of America's ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock resident elected president of Assyrian National Council

After years of service to the national Assyrian community, Turlock resident Youbert Valadio was unanimously elected as president of The Assyrian National Council of Stanislaus ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Loja Do Homen brings sophisticated style to Turlock

Type of Business: Men's clothing store

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Public input sought for new courthouse

The public will have an opportunity to put in their opinion on the new courthouse planned for downtown Modesto at an upcoming public meeting.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Fair exhibitor deadlines approaching

The exhibitor deadlines are coming up for those wishing to showcase something in the Stanislaus County Fair's 2016 run.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Litter removal program helping cleanup highways

The highways that pass through the Central Valley got some sprucing up Thursday with Caltran's annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day.

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PAINT IT FORWARD

Every year the crew at Lancaster Painting takes time to give back to a family or organization in need through their Paint It Forward event.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


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