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History unearthed at Don Pedro

Summers at Don Pedro generally consist of Fourth of July celebrations, wakeboarding, and camping. But what many fail to realize is that Don Pedro is more than a recreational attraction and federally-licensed water storage and a hydroelectric generating facility; it is an archaeological site containing traces of prehistoric lifestyle.

January 08, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Snow enthusiasts take Lathrop over Sierra trek

LATHROP – Rosi Jordan thought about driving up to the mountains to play in the snow Wednesday.

January 04, 2013 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Geese take flight at Merced Wildlife Refuge

My husband Oly and I have had a January tradition for several years. We visit the Merced National Wildlife Refuge to see the white geese.

January 04, 2013 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community Contributor | Local


Nominations sought for Almond Board

The deadline for filing a nomination petition for open positions on the Almond Board of California is Jan. 20.

January 04, 2013 | | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 514 incidents during the month of December. These included a total of 294 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents, and 32 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 27 fire type calls: eight building fires, two cooking fires, two outside rubbish fires, one electrical wiring type fire, three excessive heat, scorch burn fires, nine unauthorized burnings, and two "special" outside type fires. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal problem, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat calls ...

January 04, 2013 | | Local


NFL playoffs and exercise?

With the new year, many people are setting goals to lose weight and get in shape as part of their 2013 resolutions. For others, the new year means watching their favorite football teams during the NFL playoffs. In-Shape health club is offering the best of both worlds inviting members and guests to watch the games while working out.

January 04, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


National report, local non-profits find increase in volunteering

Helping neighbors in need has long been seen as one of the cornerstones of this nation. Recently, there has been a resurgence in community service. The volunteer rate has been rising nationally for years, with more Americans working together to help make their communities better places to live and work.

January 04, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Nightly vigils offer hope in response to crime

A small group of community members gathered around a candle-lit picnic table at Columbia Park late Thursday night in an effort to stop the recent violence that has shook the neighborhood. Their method of change? Prayer.

January 04, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sign-ups begin for youth modeling classes

Beginning in 2013, the City of Turlock Youth Recreation Division will be incorporating a modeling program designed for children between the ages of 4 and 18 years of age.

December 31, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


A unique women's clothing store

Name of business: Cindy's DooDads

December 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar woman on a roll with sweepstakes winnings

Mariah Vitoria doesn't consider herself lucky.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grants help Turlock non-profits provide health care, lunch program

The United Samaritans Foundation's Daily Bread lunch truck program is starting out the new year with a much-needed financial boost, thanks to Kaiser Permanente.

December 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


IRS offers tips for year-end giving

Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.

December 28, 2012 | | Local


Blankets off to storm victims

A truckload of donated blankets is making its way to Hurricane Sandy devastated New York residents from Stanislaus County thanks in part to area churches and Casey Moving Systems of Ceres.

December 28, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Eastern Star returns to Turlock

After 20 years of being in the midst of obscurity, one of Turlock's original clubs is ready to make a triumphant return to its community.

December 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Eggs-plosive trend in backyard chicken farming

The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farmers’ market moves to E. Main Street

More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.

March 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s vintage scene

Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Caroline Monroe honored as Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock

Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free workshop to educate businesses on cyber security

Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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