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Lack of water, hope for rain remain constant

"Drought" is becoming a far too familiar term in the state of California, where Central Valley farmers are no strangers to the chronic concern as they have felt firsthand the negative effects of a lack of water.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Flu claims two Merced County residents

The influenza virus that has been spreading across the country continues to make its presence felt locally, with Merced County recording two flu-related deaths.

January 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Foster Farms cockroach infestation causes indefinite closure

Despite Foster Farms cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture since a Salmonella outbreak was traced back to three Central Valley plants last October, the outlook remains bleak as processing was indefinitely terminated at the company's Livingston plant on Wednesday due to findings of live cockroaches.

January 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New store to offer thousands of bulbs and batteries

Businesses specializing in energy-efficient products have boomed over the past several years, as California continues to implement policies directed towards bettering the environment. One of these businesses – Batteries Plus Bulbs – will soon open their doors in Turlock.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local artist creates handmade greeting cards using age-old craft

Name: Persnickety Press

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Seniors quilting class offers motivation, inspiration

Chieko Ingham remembers the first meetings of the Turlock Senior Citizens quilting class, about four years ago.

January 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


USDA shuts down Foster Farms due to roach infestation

The Livingston Foster Farms plant was shut down today because of a live cockroach infestation, according to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

January 08, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Boot scootin' new year

A group of dancers started the new year with a little boot scootin' at the Turlock Senior Center on Tuesday. The line dancing class, led by Nancy Franklin, is offered through the City of Turlock Recreation Department. The 8-week intermediate class started Tuesday, but others are welcome to join next week from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A beginning line dancing class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. starting next Tuesday. There is a $35 fee for the class. For more information, visit https://ci. turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/parksrecreationfacilities ...

January 07, 2014 | | Local


Denair residents oppose Dollar General

Although national retailer Dollar General is preparing to make the town of Denair home to a new 9,100-square foot store, they might not be welcomed with open arms.

January 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open this week

The long-awaited Dickey's Barbecue Pit will hold a grand opening celebration on Thursday, and the store is inviting the whole community to come join in for a finger-lickin' good time.

January 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Coach, mentor honored at memorial service

Friends, family, colleagues, and former players filled Monte Vista Chapel early Friday morning to remember the legacy of Steve Feaver.

January 03, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


IN SERVICE

Navy Seaman Chancellor D. Adams, son of Alexander C. Adams of Hilmar, and Olivia D. Tavares of Elk Grove, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

January 03, 2014 | | Local


Denair to hold meeting about Dollar General coming to town

The small town of Denair may soon be home to a new Dollar General store.

January 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Challenge seeks Valley entrepreneurs

A total of at least $10,000 in cash and $14,000 in professional services will be awarded to the two winning entrepreneurs when the San Joaquin Angels investment group, in collaboration with regional educational institutions and economic development groups, stages the fifth annual San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on March 5 and March 26.

January 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


TID to kick off 2014 meetings on Tuesday

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will kick off 2014 on Tuesday morning with the first meeting of the new year.

January 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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