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Drought continues to impact ag revenue, jobs

While rain did finally fall last winter, the economic and agricultural impact of the previous four years of drought are still being felt, especially in the Central Valley, according to a recent report by UC Davis researchers. Those impacts include the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, over 1,800 jobs and millions of acre feet in water supply.

September 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Workshop to discuss improving traffic safety in Turlock

A recent study found that Turlock has a higher rate of traffic incidents than many other similar sized cities in the state has prompted city officials to take a multi-pronged approach at making the roads in town safer for motorists and pedestrians, including an upcoming traffic safety public workshop.

September 01, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shop Joy Dravecky finds new downtown home

Type of Business: Boutique

September 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Racing fans receive reprieve from closure

Horse racing fans will have at least a few more weeks to place their bets as a planned closure of the Turlock Turf Club has been postponed.

September 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Udder Place expansion ready to opens its doors

After months of construction and anticipation, The Udder Place in downtown Turlock will be opening its doors to the "udder" side Friday, welcoming the community to sit down and enjoy a drink in the bar's recently completed expansion.

September 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock BBQ teams among winners at Ceres ‘Smoke on the River’ event

An estimated 3,000 enjoyed live music, barbecued meats with its irresistible smells, beer, great weather and conversation at Saturday's third annual "Smoke on the River" event at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center.

August 30, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Turf improvement plan reached for Joe Debely Stadium

The Turlock Unified School District has reached an agreement with a turf manufacturer that could see area football players taking the field at Joe Debely Stadium much sooner than anticipated.

August 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kaepernick sits during national anthem, causes national discussion

San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Turlock native Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem until he sees improved race relations in the United States – something that has caused a wildfire of discussion both nationwide and locally.

August 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mystery book lovers, pirates welcome at local libraries in September

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities for all ages scheduled in September including a new Mystery Lovers Book Club in Turlock and Talk Like A Pirate Day crafts in Turlock, Keyes and Denair.

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Greenery to host first farm to fork dinner

The Greenery Nursery in Turlock is inviting the community to dine among their colorful array of flowers, plants and trees, all for a good cause. The Greenery's first Farm to Fork Harvest Dinner will feature a meal made from locally sourced ingredients, supporting the area's farmers and local nonprofit Jessica's House while bringing Turlockers together.

August 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair native finds calling in television production

Growing up in Denair, Emily Wynn had an early interest in live theatre and earned her college degree in business administration, so it may have seemed odd to her that she was making her living earlier this year by riding around in ambulances.

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County rolls out new commuter bus with Turlock service

Turlock residents who are used to driving six to 10 hours every day to get to their jobs in the Bay Area and back now have another transportation option - the Stanislaus Regional Transit commuter bus.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Square dance club hopes to teach community a few steps

For 63 years, the Turlock Steppin Pards have do-si-do'd around the city, keeping the American tradition of square dancing alive through exciting dance steps and fun outfits. The square dance club meets weekly to practice their calls and dancing, and is inviting the community to join them with new lessons beginning in September.

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tune In and Tune Up planned for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will host a Tune In and Tune Up car clean-up event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

August 25, 2016 | | Local


Milano Pizza offers cross-cultural cuisine

Type of business: Pizzeria

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Tastes of the Valley fundraiser to benefit ag education

The Friends of the Fair Foundation and Stanislaus State Agricultural Studies Department will join together once again this year to celebrate agriculture with an evening ...

September 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Chamber to honor Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber ...

September 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Barn Bash to raise funds for equine rescue

The Oakdale Equine Rescue has saved more than 360 horses since its inception in 2010. What started with just six horses only six years ago ...

September 16, 2016 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


Don Pedro to increase fees in 2017

Don Pedro Recreation Agency will implement an 8.5 percent increase on average across all proposed fees in 2017.. Fee increases will range from just ...

September 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County unemployment rate falls in August

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued on a downward trend for the month of August, according to the latest report from the Employment Development ...

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gospel mission welcomes new director

As the days inch closer to November the Turlock Gospel Mission is moving forward with plans to open their emergency cold weather shelter and this ...

September 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Needful Things provides unique gifts

Type of business: Gift shop

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


IN SERVICE

U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob R. Alansalon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 15, 2016 | | Local


Air District seeks student art for Healthy Air Living calendar

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is seeking artistically inclined students to submit drawings for the 2017 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar.

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Legacy Health Endowment welcomes first CEO

The board of trustees of Legacy Health Endowment announced the hiring of Jeffrey R. Lewis as the newly-formed health care philanthropy's first president and ...

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Beacon for brewery

Those traveling down Highway 99 will have no trouble finding Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new brewhouse and taproom, as a giant neon sign now ...

September 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Skate park rules discussed at community meeting

In response to a number of safety concerns at the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park, the Turlock Police Department hosted a community meeting Thursday ...

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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