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TID picks up abandoned project to save water

The old Hilmar water treatment facility could soon help strengthen local water conservation efforts made by the Turlock Irrigation District, as the district Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to spend $2.34 million to pick up the previously abandoned project in an effort to catch canal water currently spilling into the Merced River.

June 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Salvation Army campers dig gardening

This summer local children will be cultivating their green thumbs through the launch of a partnership between the Salvation Army and Kid Time Fitness, which has Salvation Army day campers planting, harvesting and eventually cooking their own home-grown produce.

June 03, 2014 | | Local

West Nile virus season approaching

The West Nile virus is already popping up in the Central Valley's bird population, but there have yet to be any recorded human cases in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

May 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

CONSERVATION CORNER: Twenty interesting facts about water

1. Only 3% of Earth's water is fresh water. 97% of the water on Earth is salt water.

May 30, 2014 | | Local

Energy ‘game changer’ comes to Turlock

Being deemed a "game changer" by many energy experts, Silicon Valley startup company EnerVault has built the world's largest iron-chromium redox flow battery and storage facility in a Turlock orchard.

May 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Local artisan drip coffee a hit at Farmers’ Market

Name of Business: Friday's Grind

May 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Stanislaus County Farm Bureau celebrates centennial year

For 100 years the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau has done more than provide local farmers support on and off the farm as a grass-roots organization: it has given farmers a collective voice.

May 29, 2014 | | Local

Emanuel celebrates cancer survivors

Emanuel Cancer Center celebrated National Cancer Survivors' Day by serving up free Cold Stone Creamery ice cream sundaes to local survivors and their families on Wednesday.

May 29, 2014 | | Local

Good Samaritans recount rescue of 91-year-old man

Turlock residents Colby Browning and Kaze Villarial don't consider themselves heroes. They consider themselves fortunate - fortunate in that they were in the right place at the right time to save a man's life.

May 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Deputy honored for service to veterans

A Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff is receiving a Congressional Certificate from Congressman Jeff Denham for his work with military veterans while they are in jail.

May 29, 2014 | | Local

Good Samaritans rescue man from fire

Two men rescued a wheelchair-bound man from his burning home Tuesday afternoon in Turlock.

May 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Homage paid to the fallen

Central Valley communities took time on Monday to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

May 27, 2014 | BY KRISTINA HACKER AND JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local

State Parks welcome vets for free on Memorial Day

Veterans and current active duty military members will have free admission to California State Parks on Monday, Memorial Day, as a result of Assemblymember Kristin Olsen's bill, AB 150, which was signed by Governor Brown last year.

May 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Whooping cough cases increasing across state

The number of individuals suffering from pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough is increasing in the state, according to the California Department of Public Health.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Employment up, wages down, finds report

Locals seeking employment can rest assured that their odds of attaining a job are increasing as several sectors in the San Joaquin Valley are growing and employing more people, despite a slight decrease in wages.

May 23, 2014 | | Local

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Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just ...

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlocker reflects on life-changing encounters with the Pope

Amidst the thousands of people who gathered to see Pope Francis during his whirlwind visit to the United States last week was Turlock resident and ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Burnt American flag cause of concern in Turlock neighborhood

When retired Marine Loren Vincent returned from church on Sunday night, he said that he remembers seeing his American flag flying proudly outside of his ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Crop report reveals historic boost for ag commodities

Stanislaus County agricultural producers not only managed to pull through another year of drought conditions in 2014 with a record-breaking year for agricultural commodities, but ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Sharing the silence

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

September 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Young Eagles fly Turlock skies

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson 7th grader had always wanted to ...

September 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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