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Learn life-saving skills at the Fair

With a destruction derby, rodeo and thrill rides, it might not seem like the Stanislaus County Fair is the place to come to learn to save a life, but it is.

July 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Common questions and answers on water use and conservation

1. Should we take showers instead of baths? Should we use with our garbage disposal? Should we use an automatic dishwasher instead of doing dishes by hand?

July 03, 2014 | | Local


California almond crop breaks record, despite ongoing drought

Local almond growers are contributing to a record breaking harvest of 2.1 billion pounds of California almonds despite the drought conditions that have left many farmers concerned for their orchards and the future of California's agricultural industry.

July 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms chicken linked to Salmonella outbreak, prompting recall

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections has been officially linked to Foster Farms chicken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, prompting an immediate recall.

July 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library foundation holds Lemony baking contest

The Stanislaus County Library Foundation is taking their Lemony Snicket benefit event to a whole new level - the baked kind.

July 02, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Coffee: Familiar name, fresh menu

Name of Business: Hilmar Coffee

July 02, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TID abandonments normal despite drought status

Several Turlock Irrigation District customers have abandoned their rights to utilize TID water facilities according to the biannual report presented Tuesday at the Board of Trustees meeting.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local olive oil producer offers pure product

Money doesn't grow on trees, but olives do – just ask Anne Piccirillo.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire department hopes for a safe Independence Day

The Fourth of July celebration will undoubtedly include dazzling displays of fireworks and the Turlock Fire Department will be making sure all that patriotic pageantry is within the legal and safe use of fireworks.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local naturalization ceremony grants individuals citizenship in time for Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the 238th year of the United States of America's independence but for many locals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TAPO effort focuses on summer safety

The Turlock Associated Police Officers is embarking on a public safety campaign with the goal of keeping citizens safe while they engage in the summertime fun.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Celebrating Hilmar's dairy roots

The community of Hilmar came together on Saturday to celebrate its most famous agriculture commodity at the annual Dairy Festival. The festivities began at 5 p.m. and ended shortly before 10 p.m. and included various vendors offering everything from reflective postal numbers, to pillow case dresses, and fair food items. Entertainment included a "mooing" contest and the Milk Man and Milk Maid competition. Winners of the contests were provided with gift certificates and trophies.

July 01, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Sonora crash claims life of Hughson teenager

A Hughson teenager was killed in a solo vehicle collision Sunday night in Sonora, the California Highway Patrol reported.

July 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brett Nichols still a ‘thriller’

Not even two months after his stellar performance of Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean" at the Pitman High School talent show went viral on YouTube, garnering more than 16 million views to date, and Brett Nichols is joining the ranks of national tribute performers.

July 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Two women infected with West Nile Virus in Stanislaus County

Two Stanislaus County women have contracted the West Nile Virus according to public health officials.

June 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Café La Mo opens for business

After much anticipation, locals visiting downtown Turlock can now get their coffee fix as Wednesday marks La Mo Café's first official day in business.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

August 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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