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Volunteers spread the love in community event

Hundreds of locals could be found Saturday painting the town – literally. Gold-shirted volunteers were dispersed over the city to paint, trim, whack, clean and spruce up buildings, yards, homes and businesses as part of the annual Love Turlock event.

May 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Calaveras Big Trees State Park to celebrate new visitor center

Calaveras Big Trees State Park will hold the grand opening of its new Visitor Center on May 24 during Memorial Day weekend. The new Visitor Center features a variety of exhibits and artifacts that display some of the local history of California.

May 02, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER

Water Awareness Month started as a joint effort between the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies during the California Drought of 1987-1992. Today, water agencies throughout the state continue to use Water Awareness Month to deliver the message of water conservation.

May 02, 2014 | | Local


Stanislaus top 10 in U.S. ag sales

Agriculture is a cornerstone of daily life in the Central Valley, and the products that are harvested locally make a national impact as Stanislaus County was the seventh highest county in terms of national agricultural sales in 2012.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Farmers Market opens for 2014 season

Despite the heat, downtown Turlock was bustling with shoppers on Friday morning as locals congregated to check out the first Turlock Certified Farmers Market of the 2014 season.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock’s ‘favorite son’ Colin Kaepernick receives key to the city at Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Hundreds of Turlockers sat down for breakfast on Friday morning to commune together at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, but attendees were more focused on the stage before them at Larsa Hall than their plates as they tuned in to the words of Turlock native turned professional football player Colin Kaepernick.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ice rink expansion approved with conditions

Ice skating is set to carry on as a winter pastime for Turlock families attending the R.A.M. Farms Christmas Tree Lot later this year, as the Planning Commission unanimously approved not only the continued operation of the facility's adjacent ice rink, but an expansion of the seasonal project to nearly double in size as well.

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock day spa recognized by leading skincare company

Name: The Spa of Turlock

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local racing fans prepare for Kentucky Derby

It's called the greatest 2 minutes in sports. For the Turlock Turf Club, however, the Kentucky Derby is a whole day event.

May 01, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Special needs prom magical night for local students

Prom is a special event for many high school students, but for the 200 individuals who will be attending the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults' 3rd annual Special Needs Prom, it is close to magical.

May 01, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County detention centers earn health accreditation

The health care services at the Stanislaus County adult detention facilities and juvenile hall have both been awarded two-year accreditations by the Institute for Medical Quality for meeting medical and mental health standards for corrections and detentions health care.

May 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Record high temps expected this week

Break out the flip-flops and sun block, summer has come early. Significant warming will take place across the region over the next couple of days as strong high pressure builds, according to the National Weather Service.

April 29, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Report: Progress made towards clean air

Overall the quality of air Californians have been breathing has seen a marked improvement in the last few years, but air pollution officials are concerned the effects of climate change could negate all the strides made, according to a new report from the California Air Pollution Control Officers' Association.

April 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar Relay for Life raises over $130,000

Hilmar may be a small town, but through an enormous community wide effort, the town raised funds worth six figures for cancer research: $130,361.11 to be exact.

April 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Central Valley Brewfest brings best suds to town

Ales, lagers, stouts, porters, ciders. When it comes to beer, there is something for everyone. The upcoming Central Valley Brewfest aims to cater to veteran beer drinkers and new tasters alike with a variety of classic beers, as well as new ones - like the special release "Shame and Desperation," a joint venture of radio station Rock 96.7 and Dust Bowl Brewery.

April 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Feed company’s donation keeping livestock cool and comfortable

Denair FFA members Tristan Haile and Kendra Womack may have been feeling the effects of the rising temperatures Friday as they went about their work of cleaning out the pig pens, but thanks to some new upgrades in the Stanislaus County Fair's livestock area, the pigs and all the other animals had it made in the shade.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Entrepreneurs wanted for 2015 Innovation Challenge

The Stanislaus Innovation Challenge is once again looking for local entrepreneurs who want to take their great idea to the next level.

July 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


La Mo Cafe launches eco-conscious campaign in honor of Justin Ferrari

Reusable cups and bags will soon be available for purchase at Café La Mo, a campaign dedicated to not only raising awareness of living more consciously but also honoring a former Turlocker.

July 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment reaches new low in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued a steady decline, with the area recording its lowest rate since climbing out of a hole of unemployment in the wake of the Great Recession.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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