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Rotary tables bocce ball courts

For over a year the Turlock Noon Rotary Club has been trying to build two bocce courts in a city park, but everywhere they turned, Rotary members were met with more opposition than well wishes from Turlock citizens.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Joke turned fundraiser benefits kids fighting cancer

The breeze tickling the trees around Henry and Vivian Soares' home Monday afternoon carried with it the scent of a freshly picked harvest with a faint edge of newly turned soil.

May 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


'Critically dry year' for irrigation

California is not technically in a drought, yet; but low snowpack and a dry spring is not looking good for local growers.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Lakewood ceremony pauses to remember sacrifice of officers

A large contingency of law enforcement officers from throughout Stanislaus County paused Wednesday to remember the officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2012, as well as countywide since 1935.

May 03, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Annual event calls for unity through power of prayer

Prayers are not only a symbol of hope, but an act of faith. This week marks the National Day of Pray, an annual celebration inviting all faiths to pray for the nation.

May 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Farmers market opens on high note

Hundreds flocked to the Turlock Certified Farmers Market for opening day on Friday, looking for a taste of locally grown products. new location off S. Broadway between A and W. Main streets on Friday morning for to see new and old vendors offering their latest merchandise.

May 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Wildfire smoke prompts air alert

Wildfires in Tehama and Sacramento counties are sending smoke to the northern Valley counties of the Air District, especially San Joaquin and Stanislaus, prompting local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement.

May 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bassitt resigns from Workforce Alliance

Bill Bassitt has tendered his resignation as president and chief executive officer of the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance effective Aug. 16.

May 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Multiple factors in bee colony decline, finds report

A U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released Thursday states there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.

May 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Hilmar rallies for cancer society

The second annual Hilmar Relay for Life attracted 709 participants to McSweeney Field on Saturday and raised $158,990 for cancer research through team fundraising and the sale of raffle tickets and food items during the event. Combined with last year's efforts, Hilmar's Relay for Life events have pulled in more than $340,000 in two years.

April 30, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Veterans focus of job fair

An upcoming job fair is hoping to put more veterans to work.

April 30, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID stretches energy efficiency with rebate programs

Last year, the Turlock Irrigation District had little success attaining greater levels of energy efficiency through its rebate programs. The district fell short of its proposed goal - to attain 12 gigawatt hours in savings - due to a lack of customer participation.

April 30, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Frantz: Helping Valley gardens grow

Name of business: Frantz Garden Center

April 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Denham honors next generation of military leaders

As high school seniors prepare to tackle the next phase in their lives, four area students were honored for making service to their country at the highest level their next challenge.

April 30, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

Local air pollution officials are issued a health cautionary statement effective through Wednesday morning because of localized blowing dust associated with gusty winds throughout the Valley. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties, with winds especially strong in the northern and western portions of the Valley.

April 30, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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