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Heat, wind prompt health alerts

Although the official start of summer is still almost two weeks away, the heat has already arrived. Temperatures reached 106 degrees on Monday - one degree short of the record high of 107 seen in 2013 - and are forecast to stay near the century mark through the weekend.

June 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local agencies partner to educate consumers on water conservation

With the Governor's recent executive order regarding water conservation and the severity of the drought, the City of Turlock, Turlock Irrigation District, California State University Stanislaus and Turlock Unified School District have joined forces in the coordination of water conservation education and outreach efforts. The partnership aims to maximize resources in order to achieve the common goal of raising customer awareness and promoting changes in behavior that will lead to more water-efficient practices.

June 05, 2015 | | Local


Local truck driver finalist for Driver of the Year

Robert Caton has been a professional truck driver for more than 30 years, but more impressive than that is his track record. Since beginning work for trucking company Ruan in August 1988, Caton has accumulated more than 2 million miles and been in zero accidents resulting in his nomination as the company's National Driver of the Year.

June 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Merced County coroner seeks man’s next of kin

The Merced County Coroner's office is seeking the next of kin for a man who died in a traffic collision on Tuesday.

June 05, 2015 | | Local


Drought report predicts bleak year for ag economy

Due to decreased water availability, it comes as no surprise that this year will be even tougher on California's agricultural economy as the state suffers through a fourth year of drought.

June 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


StaRT goes solar at 32 bus shelters including two in Turlock

The Stanislaus Regional Transit is taking steps to make local bus stop shelters more secure through the addition of solar lighting, a measure that is aimed at increasing safety for both those passengers waiting for a ride and drivers.

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chamber earns statewide recognition for seventh consecutive year

The California Chamber of Commerce recognizes the efforts of outstanding local chambers every year with the President's Circle Award. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce was one of 28 chambers to receive the prestigious award this year - and one of eight to have received the award all seven years it has been presented.

June 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denis RV Center offering used trailers since 1971

Name of Business: Denis RV Center

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Nonprofits get Muddy with a Mission

Three local nonprofits are starting a mud fight and hope the community will join in.

June 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Foster Farms commits to eliminate use of all human antibiotics

Foster Farms has joined the ranks of other poultry companies, including Perdue and Tyson Foods, with its recent declaration to eliminate critical antibiotics used for humans in its operations.

June 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair season kicks off

Catch a wave to the "5 Best Days of Summer" at the Merced County Fair, a beach-themed bonanza that will undeniably delight fairgoers will new attractions, deep fried favorites, and crowd-pleasing entertainment.

June 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Despite drought, Don Pedro still overflowing with water fun

Although the state is dryly progressing through the fourth year of one of the most severe droughts on record, Don Pedro Recreation Agency assures that there is still plenty of water to enjoy at Don Pedro Lake.

June 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Keeping cool and conserving

Despite the ongoing drought, the water play features at both Columbia Park and Broadway Park are running this summer in an effort to encourage children to beat the summer heat in a safe manner - and not by swimming in canals.

June 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Annual festival provides farm, river fun

Organic farming was at the center of the Riverdance Farm's Pick and Gather and Merced River Fair last weekend, which not only featured educational opportunities for visitors, but also hands-on activities and entertainment.

June 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


dd's DISCOUNTS to join Turlock Town Center

There may be two dd's DISCOUNTS in the nearby community of Modesto, but one will now be joining the shopping scene in Turlock as well.

June 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Uptick in travelers forecast for holiday weekend

With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, the number of travelers will likely be on the rise as families and friends meet to attend parades, barbeques, community events and more.

June 30, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


July brings the heat

The area is expecting near-record high temperatures today, but thankfully conditions will cool off to some degree before the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kap swings with heart at annual golf tourney

Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.

June 30, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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