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Community projects bloom under garden club’s care

The members of the Turlock Garden Club are busy trimming their plants and pulling any errant weeds as they prepare for their second annual garden tour.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Lake promises to be full for seasonal fun

Sharon and Bob Wolf came from Ohio to manage the Turlock Lake State Park recreational area for contractor American Land and Leisure. As area managers this winter, they invested a lot of sweat equity to upgrade the facility, replacing split rail fences, pedestal barbecue pits and picnic tables and painting restrooms. They feared their efforts would be in vain with speculations that the lake would not be filled due to the drought. After all, the docks were out of the water and eight duck blinds were stuck in the mud over the winter for a lack of water.

April 03, 2014 | JEFF BENZIGER | Local


Abe Rojas earns Senior award

Generations of Turlock youth have had the opportunity to swing for the bleachers thanks to the efforts of Abe Rojas. His vision in creating the Pedretti Sports Complex is just one way Rojas has left a lasting legacy in the area and has earned him the 2014 Senior Award for Stanislaus County Supervisorial District 2.

April 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID delays start of irrigation season, again

For the second time in recent weeks, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors has opted to postpone the start date for the 2014 irrigation season, pushing back water deliveries to local growers until April 10.

April 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Uber comes to the Central Valley

When Turlock native Spencer Rinkus moved to San Francisco he did not anticipate that he would eventually work for one of the most popular startups in the Bay Area: Uber. An application that individuals can download to their iPhone or Android devices, Uber connects riders with certified drivers that are near them, revolutionizing the transportation and cab services industry. After a small advertising startup at which Rinkus was working was acquired by Yahoo!, Rinkus was on the hunt for another position and found his way to Uber.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


6,764 years of Assyrian culture

March 21 marked the 6764 Assyrian New Year, and local community members honored the event on Saturday at the Assyrian American Civic Club where guests of all ages celebrated Assyrian heritage through traditional dance, food and customs.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cancer center earns multiple accreditations

The cancer treatment and research programs at Emanuel Medical Center have recently been accredited or reaccredited by leading health care organizations for the efforts to deliver top-quality patient care.

April 01, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Testicle Festival honors world champion bucking bull

One of the "baddest bodies in sports," according to ESPN's 2013 Body Issue Magazine, will be coming to Oakdale on Monday as an honored guest at this year's Testicle Festival.

March 28, 2014 | BY MARG JACKSON Turlock Journal | Local


Wood-burning curtailments could expand

The nights of sitting in front of a warm fire could become an infrequent occurrence in the Central Valley as new lower standards for wood-burning prohibitions are under consideration by the air district.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Measles cases on the rise in California

The number of Californians sickened with the measles continues to grow and more cases are reported to health officials.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID to take step towards regional surface water treatment facility

As the Turlock Irrigation District and City of Turlock continually work towards developing a surface water treatment facility that has been in discussion since the late 1980s, the TID Board of Directors will take an important step forward in that direction on Tuesday morning.

March 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


University to open art gallery downtown

While Turlock's downtown restaurant scene has expanded in recent years, the area will soon be playing host to a more culturally appetizing establishment: the California State University, Stanislaus Art Gallery.

March 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID still seeking Rim Fire assistance

Following one of the largest wildfires in California's history, water supplies across Northern and Central California became at-risk for millions due to the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir which suffered damage due to washed down silt and debris.

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Red Cross efforts celebrated in March

Following the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, President Barack Obama proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States. The non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid domestically and around the globe has a special connection here in Turlock. The first Stanislaus County chapter of the Red Cross was established in Turlock in 1917. Ninety-seven years later, the organization is still providing support during emergencies and helping to prepare residents before disaster strikes.

March 27, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


La Mo to open Café with fresh locally roasted coffee, craft beer

Name of Business: Café La Mo

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Local sorority aims for equality for disabled

The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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