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'Critically dry year' for irrigation

California is not technically in a drought, yet; but low snowpack and a dry spring is not looking good for local growers.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Lakewood ceremony pauses to remember sacrifice of officers

A large contingency of law enforcement officers from throughout Stanislaus County paused Wednesday to remember the officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2012, as well as countywide since 1935.

May 03, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Annual event calls for unity through power of prayer

Prayers are not only a symbol of hope, but an act of faith. This week marks the National Day of Pray, an annual celebration inviting all faiths to pray for the nation.

May 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Farmers market opens on high note

Hundreds flocked to the Turlock Certified Farmers Market for opening day on Friday, looking for a taste of locally grown products. new location off S. Broadway between A and W. Main streets on Friday morning for to see new and old vendors offering their latest merchandise.

May 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Wildfire smoke prompts air alert

Wildfires in Tehama and Sacramento counties are sending smoke to the northern Valley counties of the Air District, especially San Joaquin and Stanislaus, prompting local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement.

May 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Bassitt resigns from Workforce Alliance

Bill Bassitt has tendered his resignation as president and chief executive officer of the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance effective Aug. 16.

May 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Multiple factors in bee colony decline, finds report

A U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report released Thursday states there are multiple factors playing a role in honey bee colony declines, including parasites and disease, genetics, poor nutrition and pesticide exposure.

May 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Hilmar rallies for cancer society

The second annual Hilmar Relay for Life attracted 709 participants to McSweeney Field on Saturday and raised $158,990 for cancer research through team fundraising and the sale of raffle tickets and food items during the event. Combined with last year's efforts, Hilmar's Relay for Life events have pulled in more than $340,000 in two years.

April 30, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Veterans focus of job fair

An upcoming job fair is hoping to put more veterans to work.

April 30, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID stretches energy efficiency with rebate programs

Last year, the Turlock Irrigation District had little success attaining greater levels of energy efficiency through its rebate programs. The district fell short of its proposed goal - to attain 12 gigawatt hours in savings - due to a lack of customer participation.

April 30, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Frantz: Helping Valley gardens grow

Name of business: Frantz Garden Center

April 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Denham honors next generation of military leaders

As high school seniors prepare to tackle the next phase in their lives, four area students were honored for making service to their country at the highest level their next challenge.

April 30, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

Local air pollution officials are issued a health cautionary statement effective through Wednesday morning because of localized blowing dust associated with gusty winds throughout the Valley. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties, with winds especially strong in the northern and western portions of the Valley.

April 30, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Farmers market turns over a new leaf

Since it was revived in 2010, the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market has continued to grow, adding new vendors, features - and for the 2013 season, a new location and manager.

April 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Walmart, United Samaritans team up to fight hunger

Every day, across the country, people are struggling to put food on their tables. That's why Walmart and the United Samaritans Foundation are giving back to the community by partnering up to fight hunger together.

April 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Prime Shine offers local clean and kind experience

Name of Business: Prime Shine Car Wash

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair teen to represent county in statewide pageant

Turlock High School senior Brooklyn Lowery has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in Miss California Teen USA in January. As an active member throughout the community, the 17-year old Denair resident has definitely proven to be a qualified candidate.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Nurse receives musical surprise from students

Although Mountain View Middle School nurse Kathy Cook gave an inspiring and informative presentation on breast cancer awareness to students on Wednesday, what came after her presentation is what stole the show.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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