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GDI Insurance hosts Community Safety Saturday

The intersection of Canal Street and Geer Road in Turlock was partly closed down on Saturday but there was no accident or street fair in sight. Rather, it was the Capital Insurance Group's Community Safety Saturday hosted by local business GDI Insurance.

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Bloomin' cactus

Lois Davis never dreamed that when she bought an itty bitty agave palmeri 50 years ago that she would live to see it bloom. Davis bought the plant in 1963 at the Turlock Sales Yard for about $15. She planted it in her back yard and has enjoyed it through the years as the plant has produced several baby plants.

May 20, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Boots off for good cause

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 members donned their helmets, fire resistant pants and signature suspenders on Saturday - but put their boots in hand instead of foot to raise funds for a worthy cause.

May 20, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Carnegie grows audience, revenue in 2013

A wide array of exhibits in 2013 helped the Carnegie Arts Center financial future and established it as a premiere art center for the region.

May 20, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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