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Hughson to fete long-time residents

Hughson Historical Society's 13th annual appreciation night honoring longstanding Hughson citizens will be held Aug. 23 at William C. Hughes Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 7820 Fox Rd., Hughson.

August 02, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Website educates business owners about Affordable Care Act

The federal government launched a website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.

August 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


PG& E hosts hydrotest open house

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is holding a public meeting to let Turlock residents know what to expect during an upcoming hydrostatic pressure test on a natural gas pipeline.

August 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Central Valley pesticides found in frogs 100 miles away

One hundred miles away in the Sierra Nevadas, populations of the Pacific tree frog, a native Californian species, have found to have a connection with the Central Valley.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Senior citizens host disaster preparedness event

'Be prepared' isn't just a good motto for Boy Scouts; all others, including senior citizens, should make sure they're ready for when disaster strikes.

August 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Giant sunflowers bring neighbors together

What started as a tiny seed has flourished into a 14-foot towering sunflower that has become the pride of Susanne Bolin's backyard garden.

August 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Kids focus of farmers market event

Kids and vegetables don't always see eye to eye.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Homeless day center in desperate need of funds, says director

As August comes in and people are considering late summer vacation plans and tallying up the costs of back to school shopping, the Turlock Homeless Assistance Ministry center is wondering if they will have enough money to keep the lights on.

August 02, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Readers invited to follow fitness challenge

Living a healthy lifestyle can be challenging to maintain, even for me. When you live a fast-paced and hectic life such as mine, it's difficult to find the time, energy and motivation to workout.

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Fires prompt air warning for Valley residents

Turlock residents should be concerned about the air quality for the next few days.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Migrant workers make up 73 percent of California's farm labor, report says

California farms need immigration reform.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Off Center sells affordable items for a good cause

Name of business: Off Center Thrift and Gift

July 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Walmart market just about ready

Even though the Walmart Neighborhood Market hasn't opened its doors yet, the grocery store has been bustling with activity in preparation for the grand opening.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Family finds way to live with spinal muscular atrophy

The monster in 3-year-old Charleston "Cash" Goeppert's life doesn't live under his bed, lurk in his closet, or come out when the lights go off. His monster comes in the form of a gene mutation that makes the simplest of functions, like breathing and swallowing, a moment to moment struggle.

July 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers say extra water will go to waste

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting got a little heated on Tuesday when farmers expressed dismay regarding the district's recent decision to make 15,000 acre feet of additional water available for irrigators.

July 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


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Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County Fair issues livestock changes, updates

Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist makes smiles a reality for Jamaicans

While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local martial arts studio teaches students mental and physical strength

Name of Business: Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido A Lee Brothers Academy

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Minimum fish flow protections cause of concern for TID

In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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