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Conservation tips for outdoor water activities

Summer is among us - the days are longer and temperatures are warmer. For many of us, that means heading outdoors to engage in water activities. Here are some great tips for having fun in the sun and keeping it cool, all while conserving water.

June 27, 2014 | | Local


Pre-fair horse events a historic tradition

The Stanislaus County Fair logo states the fair's slogan "Imagine the fun!" but it also bears an image of two animals: horses.

June 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California dairies declining, milk production rising

What happens to milk when it is left out of the refrigerator? It sours - similar to the current state of the dairy industry.

June 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Whooping cough rates climb in the state, locally

The California Department of Public Health is reporting that whooping cough has claimed the lives of three infants and sickened more than 4,000 people as the spread of the disease continues to grow.

June 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Children's store offers quality used items for 'Little Ones'

Name of Business: Little Ones

June 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Backpack drive expands into Turlock

The Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County has spent the past five years helping prepare young students in Modesto and Ceres for school with an annual Back-2-School Backpack Drive.

June 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust as a result of developing gusty winds has prompted local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement until Thursday throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

June 25, 2014 | | Local


Boxes next to food warmer causes Jack in the Box fire

The night crew working at the Geer Road Jack in the Box got a chance to use what they learned in safety training on Friday night when a fire broke out in the kitchen.

June 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Foster Farms helps 'pass the plate' with food donations

Foster Farms kicked off its summer meal donation program at Second Baptist Church in Modesto on Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local




Parade, fireworks to highlight holiday events

The Turlock community has once again come together to ensure residents will get a chance to celebrate the Fourth of July in patriotic style, complete with fireworks.

June 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Farming smarter with less water

Ask 10 almond growers how to prune trees or plant new ones and you'll get 10 different answers. While the basic logistics of pruning and planting are the same, farmers develop different styles to maintain their crops. When it comes to water, they are becoming even more resourceful by finding diverse ways to fine tune their irrigation practices during the drought– just ask Chuck Dirkse of La Mancha Orchards in Denair.

June 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Tenet’s acquisition of EMC nearing completion

The sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare could be reaching its completion by the end of July.

June 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fryer fire clears out Geer Road Jack in the Box

The night crew working at the Geer Road Jack in the Box got a chance to use what they learned in safety training on Friday night when their fryers caught on fire.

June 20, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Japanese Obon Festival comes alive in Cortez

The Annual Cortez Obon Festival will be held at 7 p.m. July 5 in the parking lot between Cortez Hall and Cortez Buddhist Church on Cortez Avenue, between Santa Fe Drive and Linwood Avenue, southeast of Turlock.

June 20, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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United Samaritans Foundation celebrates two decades in community

Years ago there was an area of Hughson that was called "Lost City" – a housing development recognizable only by its dilapidated condition. In one of the two bedroom apartments lived a family with eight children and each day they would make their way to the United Samaritans Foundation food truck for lunch where they would see the friendly face of Maris Sturtevant.

July 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock ranked best place to live for fans of summer

The Modesto area, including Turlock, has once again found itself atop a national ranking, but this time it's for something good.

July 25, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Water conservation tips for the workplace

Inefficient use of water may be costing your business more than you think. Follow these simple, yet effective practices around the workplace to avoid unnecessary water waste and to conserve our precious resource.

July 25, 2014 | | Local


TID chief dam safety engineer nationally recognized

Turlock Irrigation District Chief Dam Safety Engineer Peggy Harding is gaining national attention as a female trailblazer in an industry dominated by men, evident by her recent "Women With Hydro Vision" award from the PennWell Hydro Group.

July 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Get inspired to dance on National Dance Day

Kid Time Fitness has an option for anyone looking to celebrate National Dance Day in Turlock.

July 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Grizzly Rock Café offers locals American cuisine off the beaten path

Name: Grizzly Rock Café

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Celebrate ice cream and all things dairy with Hilmar Cheese

If the cheese wasn't enough to lure guests to Hilmar Cheese Company already, the visitor center is now offering family tours and an ice cream making activity in honor of National Ice Cream Month.

July 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair draws more visitors in 2014

The Stanislaus County Fair saw a banner year for its 2014 run, bringing in more visitors and more money for youth livestock exhibitors at Fair auctions.

July 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City water conservation measures lackluster compared to state regulations

While the State Water Resources Control Board recently approved an emergency regulation to allow local governments and agencies to fine citizens for excessive outdoor water use, local citizens will not be affected by the new measures since the City of Turlock instituted its own water conservation rules more than 20 years ago.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals will take to the mud to help Hilmar girl

Muddy Balls, a local charity mud volleyball tournament, will take place at the Stanislaus County Fair starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 2, with all the proceedings benefitting 8-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma.

July 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


New title, new positions at the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has undergone a makeover that has the organization sporting a new name with new leaders at the helm of what is officially now known as the Stanislaus Business Alliance.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar opens Wednesday

Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.

July 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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