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TID expects better 2014

Budget season is never easy; especially for an organization like the Turlock Irrigation District, which provides electric service to over 99,000 customers and irrigation water to 4,900 area farmers. But after three months of reviewing reports from each TID department, a final budget was passed on Tuesday. The outcome? A brighter outlook for 2014 than originally expected.

December 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Warming up with Coats 4 Kids

For over 20 years, Westside Ministries has been collecting and distributing coats in an effort to keep area kids warm during the cold winter months. This year, the Turlock ministry is hoping to provide 1,000 coats to children in need. Students are referred to the Coats 4 Kids program through local schools. To donate funds to purchase additional coats, visit www.westsideministriesturlock.com.

December 10, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Valley economy on the mend, finds report

Rising employment rates, and increasing consumer confidence and wealth are slowly bringing the Valley economy out of recession - and the positive trend is forecast to continue through 2015.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Gemperle Farms offers eggs-citing videos, holiday giveaway

Parents looking to focus children's rambunctious behavior during the winter break can turn to a kitchen staple: eggs. Gemperle Farms has initiated the latest component to their new and improved website -a video series on egg-related crafts, recipes and science experiments.

December 10, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock student's art featured in air district calendar

As the New Year inches closer consumers across the country will be tossing calendars into their shopping baskets at drug stores and books stores, but locals have the option to hang a free and education calendar on their wall courtesy of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 10, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman Kyle M. Vaughn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 10, 2013 | | Local


Three injured in collision

A car speeding along W. Christoffersen Parkway early Saturday morning went out of control and collided with a tree, injuring the driver and his two passengers.

December 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vigil for families

The District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program is hosting the 16th Annual Homicide Victims' Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. Thursday. The ceremony will be held on the courthouse lawn located at 1100 I St., in Modesto.

December 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID to present final 2014 budget

The final 2014 budget will be the focus of the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday morning, following several weeks of reviewing each department's individual financial plans. The meeting will also mark the final TID Board of Directors meeting for 2013.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Parade rocks downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock was filled with the lights of the season on Friday - and thousands of holiday revelers - for the annual Christmas parade.

December 06, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock company to restore U.S. Capitol Dome

A Turlock based company has been awarded the prestigious task of restoring one of America's greatest landmarks – the dome of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Tenet purchase of EMC makes progress

The pending sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare moved a step closer to completion with the closing of an inquiry into the sale by the Federal Trade Commission.

December 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Annual CanTree Christmas raises thousands for locals in need

As Christmas approaches hundreds in the community of Turlock are reaching deep inside their pockets to contribute to local efforts that aim to help those in need this holiday season. Turlock's local base of real estate agents are no exception as they raised $20,000 at their annual Christmas CanTree Fundraiser on Wednesday.

December 05, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lacey Chabert comes to Turlock as filming begins on Bernsen movie

Jessica Shamoon estimated that she had walked, strolled, and sauntered the same 20 feet of sidewalk on Broadway in downtown Turlock about 30 times by 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. And she was thrilled at the prospect of doing it another 30 times or more if needed.

December 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Active 20-30 Club of Turlock creates a charitable community year round

Charitable giving isn't only reserved for the holiday season, as local young adults of the Active 20-30 Club of Turlock are making significant year-round efforts that culminate in their wintertime Kids Shopping Trip.

December 05, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Police launch new mobile app

The Turlock Police Department is rolling out a new crime prevention and information tool for the public and it's right at your fingertips.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report points the way to secure ag future

As the 114th United States Congress settles into session, the Family Farm Alliance aims to guide the steps legislators should take towards securing the agricultural future of family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in the 17 Western states.

January 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Applications sought for San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge

Driving to work, taking a shower, fixing a snack. Good ideas can be born at anytime and those individuals who have been struck with the creative impulse to invent now have an opportunity to showcase their idea at the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge for a shot at $20,000 in cash and services.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to provide water update at grower meetings

As the state faces its fourth consecutive dry year, Turlock Irrigation District is preparing local growers for a potentially rough irrigation season with two upcoming evening grower meetings.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Controversy follows Cosby into Turlock

Turlock is once again being thrust into the national spotlight with the planned appearance of beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby at the Turlock Community Theatre.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Save Mart and affiliates now offer Apple Pay

Now all you need to check out at the grocery store is your phone - that is if you're shopping at your local Save Mart, FoodMaxx or Lucky markets as each Northern California business now offers Apple Pay.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire ignites in home for second time in two weeks

Turlock Fire fighters were able to quickly douse a house fire after noticing the smoke and flames while extinguishing a vehicle fire just down the road.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN

Although Evelyn Matney is technically a novice painter, but her works of art are far from elementary. In fact, she earned first, second, and third place with her oil paintings at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair – she is also 96 years old.

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi school evacuated for possible gas leak

Even though El Capitan Elementary School suffered a potential gas scare that merited the evacuation of several classrooms early on Thursday morning, Delhi Unified School District superintendent Adolfo Melara reported that one of the teachers positively equated it to the calmness associated with any other day.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


RV fire threatens Turlock business

A fifth wheel caught on fire Wednesday morning and erupted into a blaze that threatened to ignite the commercial buildings it was parked next to, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Creative primping for pooches at Lisa’s Pet Styles

Name of Business: Lisa's Pet Styles

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Farming root zone topic of field day event

With the drought carrying on with no foreseeable end, sustainability and conservation practices are more crucial than ever.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Methodist churches Imagine No Malaria

The United Methodist Church has a specific outreach goal for 2015 - end preventable death from malaria in Africa.

January 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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