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New solar plan sparks debate

Solar providers are doing everything in their power to convince the Turlock Irrigation District to reconsider its proposed rate design for new solar customers after the District reached its 5 percent net metering cap in November.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID directors split on 18-inch irrigation cap

As the drought continues to scorch the state with no foreseeable end, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors took action on Tuesday to implement a historically-low 18-inch cap water allotment with no carryover in the Don Pedro Reservoir for the 2015 irrigation season.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Assyrian New Year celebration postponed

The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

March 27, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock's growing food processing niche

When former mayor John Lazar expressed a vision of making Turlock the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing," it was with companies like Certified Laboratories in mind.

March 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bus drivers seek city help to address insufficient wages

The public participation portion of Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting quickly turned into a plea for help as a legion of Turlock bus drivers took to the podium to voice their frustrations regarding what they regard as less than adequate wages.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The Double T opens its doors to the public for the first time with open house

Name of business: The Double T

March 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honoring women who make a difference

March is Women's History Month and the American Association of University Women could not think of a better way to celebrate than by honoring local women who are making history today.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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Chef John Surla expands to Hilmar with Lola Express & Bistro

Fresh cuisine in a farm-friendly atmosphere is now available in Hilmar as Lola Bistro & Express officially opened its doors on Tuesday.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


A rising star

Local singing artist and Pitman High student Ansley Murillo signed autographs and CDs at Rancho Grande restaurant on Lander Avenue Friday promoting her demo.

April 10, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Snowpack melts early across the West

West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

April 10, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water wise landscaping for outdoor water use

We have all heard the saying "April showers, brings May flowers," however, with our current drought situation that is not the case for California.

April 10, 2015 | | Local


Greenhorn guidebook for celebrating rodeo

With the 64th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" on the rodeo circuit, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.

April 10, 2015 | By RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Dairy industry looking to crown next princess

It's that time of year again for the local dairy industry to crown the next District 6 Dairy Princess and committee chairperson Linda Teixeira assures that the crowned winner will be given more than just the royal treatment.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Spreading the love

One day - that's all Love Turlock needs to make a difference in the community.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County residents’ overall health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

April 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warehouse group unveils largest rooftop solar project in TID service district

The pride emanating from Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Murphy on Friday could only be rightfully compared to the sun beaming down on his company's newly revealed rooftop solar project-which at 823 kilowatts has been dubbed as the largest solar installation in all of Turlock Irrigation District's service area.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local farm hosts Spring Open House

Name of Business: 3 Acre Farm

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Local student’s art to be displayed in Washington D.C.

Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lucas Dairy adds microbrewery to farming operations

Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl breaks ground on $12.5 million expansion

The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almond industry defends water usage

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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