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TID, Del Puerto feud over Turlock water

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors got a surprise visitor during their Tuesday meeting, as the general manager of the Del Puerto Water District - the district TID is currently battling for Turlock's recycled water - came to voice her concern.

February 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Standing firm in the face of a ‘Pawn Stars’ celebrity

Somewhere around 95 million American households subscribe to the cable TV channel, History Channel, and an estimated 4.7 million people watch Pawn Stars, one of those so-called "reality" shows. This show takes place in an actual working pawn shop in a seedier part of the Las Vegas strip. If you haven't watched the show and may be wondering how a pawn shop fits into the "history" theme of the History Channel, understand that the items being sold or pawned are given an explanation with a brief history. Like many reality shows, the chemistry of the shop "stars" is ...

February 18, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


President Obama comes to talk drought

President Barack Obama's visit to Fresno on Friday brought signs of hope for many, as he announced significant new efforts his administration is taking to provide support and relief to those affected by the ongoing drought.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


State’s largest native tribe registers California’s first Carbon Offset Project

Setting a major milestone in California's cap-and-trade program, the state's first forest carbon offset project under the California Compliance Offset Protocol developed for US Forest Projects has been registered.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID set to review deals with city, Merced Irrigation

The Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors will consider two potential agreements – one with Merced Irrigation District for electric energy, and the other with the City of Turlock for recycled water on Tuesday morning.

February 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Flu deaths increase as season peaks

The number of influenza-related deaths continues to rise across the state and locally, however, health officials are cautiously optimistic the peak of the virus may have passed.

February 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Quilt show opens Saturday

The Turlock Quilt Guild is hosting their 2014 Quilt show this weekend at the Stanislaus County Fair.

February 14, 2014 | | Local


Covenant Village hosts first responders

Valentine's Day is a day of love, but it is also a day of gratitude.

February 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denham in campaign to end hate and discrimination

The "I Won't Stand For…" movement by television network USA is out to send a message to the world encouraging people to fight against racism, bullying, sexism, heterosexism, religious intolerance and other forms of discrimination. Gaining in popularity across the nation, hundreds of politicians, actors, athletes and every-day individuals are joining the campaign, including Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

February 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Valentine’s Day at the library

Valentine's Day marks that time of the year when students place baggies on their desks in hopes of receiving valentines from their classmates, but it is also a great time to spread the love which is what the Friends of the Turlock Public Library organization have done. This is the second year that the organization has sponsored a Valentine's Craft Day at the local library providing students from all across town a central place to meet and create together. Aptly timed before Valentine's Day, kids were afforded the opportunity to make "sweet" valentines by using Hershey's ...

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Covenant Village to reveal renovations

One of Turlock's premier retirement communities, Covenant Village of Turlock, is inviting the public to attend their ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, as they reveal the extensive renovations made to their assisted living residence.

February 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Balswick Quick Smog wins ‘Best Smog’ in Turlock

Name of Business: Balswick Quick Smog; Balswick Tire Shop

February 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock Chamber leader receives honor at association conference

Turlock Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Sharon Silva was recognized as an Accredited Chamber Executive by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.

February 13, 2014 | | Local


TID offers home energy analysis program

Ever wonder how your own home energy usage compares to others in town? With the help of a new program offered through the Turlock Irrigation District, now you can.

February 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Rainfall too little, too late

The recent rains that had area residents reaching for their umbrellas this past weekend may have given everything a good soaking, but did little to ease the area's drought woes.

February 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind ...

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price ...

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and ...

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling ...

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's ...

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair draws record number of visitors

Nearly a quarter of a million visitors made their way to Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the fair's annual 10-day this year ...

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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