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U.S. Forest Service increases its firefighting aircraft fleet as fire season begin

In the face of what is shaping up to be a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is adding four additional aircraft to its next-generation firefighting fleet, bringing the total amount of aircraft to 21 large airtankers (with opportunities to add additional aircraft, if needed) and more than 100 helicopters. The new aircraft will enter service in the coming weeks and support over 10,000 firefighters for the 2014 wildfire season.

May 20, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


District 6 looks to crown 2014 Dairy Princess

Five young women will compete for the title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held June 18, at Our Lady of the Assumption Hall, 2602 S Walnut Rd. in Turlock.

May 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


BIKE TO WORK WEEK

Celebrating the national "Bike to Work Week," community members joined together on Friday at the Turlock Farmers Market for a bicycle tour of Turlock. City leaders, residents, police officers, children and bike-lovers of all ages went along for the ride, with many holding signs reading "Turlock Farmers Market Loves Bicycles", "Bike to Work, Burn Fat Not Fuel"," "Today's Forecast: 15 percent increase in productivity for bicycle riders", and more. The City of Turlock has also taken an interest in biking, as City staff work on developing the City's Bicycle Master Plan that will improve safety throughout the community ...

May 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Farmers balk at giving up pumping info

Throughout California, water issues have remained at the center of policy makers' discussions not only at the state level, but amongst local jurisdictions.

May 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Model airplane festival returns to Castle

Castle Airport will be flooded with planes next weekend - although they will be miniature in size. The 17th Annual International Miniature Aircraft Association District 10 West Coast Festival 2014 will be held May 22-25 at Castle Airport.

May 16, 2014 | | Local


Explosion injures Turlock repairman

A 60-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after an explosion in a refrigeration unit at a Turlock grocery store.

May 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: 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.

May 16, 2014 | | Local


Stewardship tour highlights almond industry innovation, challenges

Hundreds of almond orchards flank the entrance of Stewart and Jasper, an almond processing facility on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley. Follow the long drive and eventually those almond orchards are replaced with a more unique crop: solar panels.

May 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County’s unemployment rate heads downward

April brought in some welcome news for Stanislaus County as the unemployment level took a significant dip for the month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

May 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New tenants to fill vacant shopping centers

After several years of abandoned shops and declined activity, two Turlock shopping centers will soon see better days as three new tenants, including a Berkeley-based outlet supermarket, make plans to improve each complex.

May 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Firefighters seek donations in 'Fill the Boot' campaign

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be hosting its annual Fill the Boot fundraiser to benefit the Random Acts of Kindness program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersections surrounding Monte Vista Crossings. Firefighters will be asking passersby to 'fill their boot' with donations for the Random Acts of Kindness program. Funds donated go to support numerous community programs, such as the annual Turlock Christmas Parade and upgrading equipment for children in Turlock Unified School District. Every dollar donated goes directly back into the Turlock community.

May 15, 2014 | | Local


The Good Samaritan: Custodian returns $3K in found money

A man in Clovis spent over a year wondering where he left his jacket - and the $3,400 in cash in the pocket of that jacket after attending a Modesto Model A's Swap Meet event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. That is until a Turlock High School custodian found it at the school and turned in the jacket and hefty wad of cash.

May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarships benefit graduating foster youth

During her life, Grace Bishop was not only a founding board member of local foster youth agency Creative Alternatives, she was also one of the most passionate advocates for helping the hundreds of kids served by the agency.

May 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Firefighters train for wildland blazes

The drought conditions that have kept fields and orchards parched are also setting the stage for what could be a very busy and intense fire season.

May 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist offers free services on Saturday

Maintaining good oral hygiene is an important component of taking care of one's health and local dentist Dr. Robert McCulla is helping make dental care accessible for those without insurance or the means to afford dental care by hosting a Dentistry from the Heart event.

May 15, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Back to school food safety tips

Back to school, back to the books, back shuttling students to and from extracurricular activities. The new school year likely means back to packing lunches ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Turf replacement rebate

The State of California's Department of Water Resources is now offering a rebate program for single-family residential homeowners who are interested in removing their ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Increased groundwater pumping causing valley land to sink faster

As the amount of groundwater that Californians pump during the historic drought is getting higher, land in the San Joaquin Valley is getting lower-sinking ...

August 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


County unemployment rate sees little movement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed fairly steady in the month of July, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

August 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air District urges Valley residents to continue clean air trend

Now that school is back in session, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is urging the public to minimize vehicle emissions associated with ...

August 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


StanCOG appoints new executive director

Rosa De Léon Park has been helping the Stanislaus Council of Governments develop transportation strategies that benefit both local communities and the region as ...

August 20, 2015 | | Local


New Yoga studio seeks to bring balance to Turlock

Name of Business: Koru Power Yoga Studio

August 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


Café La Mo celebrates one year anniversary with Coffee Festival

When Hillary Smith opened Café La Mo a year ago with her mother Gloria Smallwood and sister Brityn Butrick, she thought downtown Turlock needed a ...

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Colleagues honor former police chief

The Turlock Police Department gave a special award to former department chief John Johnson for his years of service to the community and his ongoing ...

August 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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