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Know Your Neighbor: Toni Cordell

Toni Cordell has been employed as Staff Services Technician in the Regulatory Affairs Division of the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department for the last 10 years. She developed the Go Green Program to help facilitate education and outreach efforts for City's various environmental programs. The regulatory aspect of her position covers numerous State and Federal compliance and reporting mandates for a range of different environmental branches. She also chairs the department's Safety Program, which involves conducting employee training, safety compliance and policy development and implementation.

February 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Conservation is key for cannabis cultivators

As the Central Valley nears the end of yet another dry winter, farmers around the region have water on the mind with irrigation season looming. While the area's largest agribusiness operations include fruit, nut and vegetable crops, marijuana is the state's newest cash crop, and its cultivators are looking to conserve water when growing the in-demand plant.

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Irrigation season to begin in March

After an unexpected influx of wet weather put a stop to what would have been an early irrigation period for Turlock Irrigation District water customers in January, dry conditions as of late have growers wondering when the water will come.

February 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock gym lifts women’s fitness to new heights

Name of business: Lifted Fitness

February 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Donors urged to help the Red Cross maintain blood supply

The flu isn't just causing a lot of people to miss work and school – it also means they can't keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need.

February 06, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Reader Request: Number of Turlock residents who voted to legalize recreational marijuana

Editor's Note: This is a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To submit a Reader Request topic, email or call 209-634-9141.

February 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Art Around Town returns to downtown

The first of four art walks in downtown Turlock is set for Thursday evening, with seven businesses participating in the event.

February 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Third Comic Con rolling into town

An event that can only be described as "Halloween in February" is making its way to Turlock for the third time this weekend, with thousands of people set to make their way to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for Comic Con – a celebration of all things pop culture, from film and television shows to comic books and video games.

February 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Influenza continues deadly toll nationally, locally

As the current flu season unfolds, health officials locally and nationally continue to see the number of cases and deaths rise, with a level of uncertainty as to if the season has reached its peak.

February 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

‘Tipsy Tow’ aims to keep drunk drivers off roadways on Super Bowl Sunday

AAA is helping to ensure that drunk drivers stay on the sidelines this Super Bowl weekend with its free "Tipsy Tow" service.

February 02, 2018 | | Local

Turlock ‘Glows Red’ for heart health

The take away message for the 200 attendees at the annual Glow Red for Women event in Turlock was that small changes can add up to big benefits for the heart. Whether it be through replacing a steak dinner with salmon, or doing a few yoga stretches during the work day, little variations can make an overall impact on a person's health.

February 02, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Marijuana legalization creating real estate frenzy

The legalization of recreational marijuana in California hasn't just altered the minds of some of Stanislaus County's residents – it's also altered the real estate industry.

February 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Country boy Trace Adkins coming to Stanislaus County Fair

There will be a little more "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" in Turlock this summer as Trace Adkins is set to perform at the Stanislaus County Fair.

February 01, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Unseasonably warm weather brings poor air quality

A strong high-pressure system off the coast of California is limiting air flow and dispersion throughout the San Joaquin Valley, prompting the SJ Air Pollution Control District to issue a Health Cautionary Statement.

February 01, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Cousin duo provides Quality Auto Service

Name of business: Quality Auto Service

January 30, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

Zumbathon to benefit Salvation Army

The RAIZ Promotora Program at Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center strengthens the well-being of the local Latino community through family-friendly activities – one of which ...

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Search continues for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is still seeking a missing man who was supposed to return to his Turlock home earlier this month after a trip ...

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Chamber Ag Committee awards $35,000 in scholarships

Hilmar High School senior David Edwards has devoted the past four years to his school's FFA program, showing dairy cattle, competing in dairy products ...

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Get head-to-toe style at Glam Boutique

Name of business: Glam Boutique

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Unemployment rate inches upward in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County climbed upward in January, as nearly all sectors but one recorded job declines or no growth for the month ...

March 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Community mourns passing of Turlock’s ‘Rock Man’

His name was Dwayne Giesbrecht, though more people in Turlock affectionately knew him as the Rock Man.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire at Turlock eatery

The Turlock Fire Department is working to determine what caused a fire at a fast food restaurant Thursday morning.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Art fundraiser to help local documentarian

The filmmakers behind the documentary film project "Asylum Seekers: Moria" are holding a fundraising art show and sale in Turlock.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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