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Merced County opens cooling centers

With temperatures expected to reach 107 degrees Saturday, several cooling centers will be open to help Merced County residents cope with the heat. The following locations will be available Saturday to be used as cooling centers if needed:

June 07, 2013 | | Local


California dairies expect grim future

While the national economy seems to be on the road to recovery, dairy farmers in California are still on the decline.

June 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Air District offers help with lawn mower trade-ins

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's well-received electric lawn mower program is back for another round.

June 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID 'gets serious' about water theft

Those who steal irrigation water will now face harsher fines, after the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a new resolution on unauthorized use of water.

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

June 04, 2013 | | Local


A fresh take on gyros

Type of business: Restaurant

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local dentist offers free care on Saturday

A smile is worth a million bucks.

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Wanted: Memories of dad

Do you and your dad share a love of classic cars or Adam Sandler movies? Is your dad the best - or worst - cook in your family? Share your favorite memory of dad and a photo in the Turlock Journal's Father's Day edition.

June 04, 2013 | | Local


June marks rise in temps

Summer began with the year's first heat wave this week - and it's only going to get hotter as the month goes on.

June 04, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Witnesses relive shock of freight train derailing

Train service has resumed through Denair and a massive construction effort is quickly picking up the pieces of a multi-car freight train derailment that occurred Sunday evening - however, for witnesses, the event is still emblazoned in their memories.

June 04, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Nancy tries...making a Kaep Dog

Sometimes people take pride in their town through statues. Sometimes they decide to build a monument or a park.

June 04, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock to host inaugural Central Valley Brewfest

Everyone loves a new tradition, but when there is finely crafted beer involved, that tradition gets a little more love than others. Today, the Stanislaus County fairgrounds will host the first annual Central Valley Brewfest.

May 31, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Popular Turlock cafe gets juiced up

Name of business: Green Grub

May 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

May 28, 2013 | | Local


California almond growers break records

Almonds enthusiasts can expect a lot of the oval nut on their plates this year.

May 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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