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Pirates, dinosaurs to invade local libraries in September

The Stanislaus County Library's Summer Reading Challenge may be over, but local branches of the library have a number of activities planned in September to encourage reading and inspire creativity.

August 27, 2015 | | Local

‘Biggest Loser’ celebrates opening of Turlock fitness club

Turlock's first Planet Fitness has been up and running since June, but Wednesday marked the official grand opening celebration, which included a large donation to Make-A-Wish and a workout led by "The Biggest Loser" season 14 winner Danni Allen.

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

California surpasses water conservation goal for second consecutive month

In response to what the State Water Resources Control Board calls "the drought of the century," California is continuing to exceed Gov. Jerry Brown's April mandate of 25 percent with its water use reduction of 31.3 percent in July.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

County seeks input on R.A.M Farms request for extended hours, season

For many Turlockers, a visit to R.A.M. Farms has become a holiday tradition both in the fall for its pumpkin patch and corn maze and then again in winter for ice skating and a picture with Santa Claus. The farm's popularity is evident in the dramatic increase in visitors, from close to 15,000 when it was just a pumpkin patch to 30,000 last year when the farm doubled the size of its ice skating rink.

August 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Farm income, crop prices expected to decrease in 2015

Across nearly all measures, farm sector profitability is forecast to decline for the second straight year. Net cash income is forecast at $100.3 billion, down about 21 percent from 2014 levels. Lower crop and livestock receipts are the main drivers of the change in 2015 net cash farm income from 2014, while cash production expenses are projected down by 1.1 percent. Net farm income is forecast to be $58.3 billion in 2015, down 36 percent from 2014's estimate of $91.1 billion. The 2015 forecast for net farm income would be the lowest since 2006 (since ...

August 25, 2015 | | Local


A group of about 40 skateboarders gathered on Saturday for a final skate session at the Starr Avenue skate park. The Turlock Skate Park closed this week and construction of a new skate area at Donnelly Park is slated to begin construction in the next few months.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Run for shelter

The Turlock Gospel Mission is holding its first annual "Labor of LOVE" walk-a-thon Sept. 5 at Donnelly Park.

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Museum seeks docents to keep Turlock history alive

The Turlock Historical Museum is in need of volunteers to keep their doors open to the public and continue to serve the community and the history of Turlock.

August 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Back to school food safety tips

Back to school, back to the books, back shuttling students to and from extracurricular activities. The new school year likely means back to packing lunches and afterschool snacks for students, scouts, athletes, dancers, and all the other children who carry these items to and from home. One 'back' you do not want to reacquaint children with, however, is foodborne bacteria.

August 21, 2015 | | Local

Turf replacement rebate

The State of California's Department of Water Resources is now offering a rebate program for single-family residential homeowners who are interested in removing their existing turf (dead or alive) and replacing it with low water using landscapes.

August 21, 2015 | | Local

Increased groundwater pumping causing valley land to sink faster

As the amount of groundwater that Californians pump during the historic drought is getting higher, land in the San Joaquin Valley is getting lower-sinking actually-faster than ever before according to a new NASA report that was released by the Department of Water Resources.

August 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

County unemployment rate sees little movement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed fairly steady in the month of July, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

August 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Air District urges Valley residents to continue clean air trend

Now that school is back in session, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is urging the public to minimize vehicle emissions associated with back-to-school traffic, such as idling when dropping off students, in order to successfully close a record-setting clean air summer season.

August 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

StanCOG appoints new executive director

Rosa De Léon Park has been helping the Stanislaus Council of Governments develop transportation strategies that benefit both local communities and the region as a whole for the past six years and will now take on a bigger role for the agency as its new executive director.

August 20, 2015 | | Local

New Yoga studio seeks to bring balance to Turlock

Name of Business: Koru Power Yoga Studio

August 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | 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

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