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Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Strings owner brings family, local feel to Italian café

Name of business: Strings Italian Cafe

February 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Net farm income forecast to increase by nearly 14 percent in 2013

After adjusting for inflation, 2013's net farm income, forecast at $128.2 billion, is expected to be the highest since 1973.

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock farmers charged after hens starve

Two Turlock poultry farmers are now facing felony animal cruelty charges after leaving 50,000 hens to starve.

February 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Math teacher spends summers salmon fishing in Alaska's Bristol Bay

Turlock's Ed Schollenberg has found the perfect balance between his two passions: teaching and fishing.

February 12, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local florists prepare for Valentine's Day blitz

As Valentine's Day looms near, love-struck customers nationwide are busy rustling up the perfect gift for the amorous holiday. The same can be said for local flower shop owners as they ready themselves for the pressure of delivering important presents on that special day.

February 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


TID balks at water board proposal

Farmers versus salmon: That is the issue. At Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, the State Water Board's recent proposal to divert water from the Tuolumne and Merced watershed to help the Chinook salmon received angry outbursts from TID directors and community members alike.

February 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


TID announces preseason grower meetings

The Turlock Irrigation District will host a series of five pre-irrigation season meetings designed specifically for the district's irrigation water customers. The meetings will provide information regarding the current water year, the upcoming irrigation season, relicensing of Don Pedro, and an update on state laws and legislation.

February 08, 2013 | | Local


Sam's Food City closes; Walmart market to open at Mervyn's site

While one long-time Turlock grocer announced plans to shutter its doors, the town was buzzing with news that a Walmart grocery store would be taking over the vacant Mervyn's building on Geer Road.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Truck hits girl in crosswalk

A teenage girl walking across Canal Drive was struck by a pickup truck and taken to the hospital Wednesday.

February 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ron Macedo: Agriculture ambassador, leader of the year

Since he was a boy, Turlock native Ron A. Macedo knew he was going to grow up to be a farmer, but he never imagined that he would one day be named the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Agricultural Leader of Year.

February 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Jaureguy's: Designing a better place to live, work

Name of business: Jaureguy's Paint & Decorating

February 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Concealed weapons: Self protection a 'good cause,' says sheriff

As national leaders and law enforcement officials across the country talk about possible gun control legislation, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has renewed his commitment to seeing that law-abiding citizens are able to defend themselves.

February 05, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Freeway crash in Delhi claims one life

An 18-year-old Fresno man was killed after being hit by a tractor-trailer truck while standing along Highway 99 in Delhi.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Despite Niners loss, Southern hospitality wins out

NEW ORLEANS – Looks like I should have paid that street magician who promised to fix the game with a spell, but though the Niners lost the Super Bowl, the Big Easy delivered me a lesson in Southern hospitality.

February 05, 2013 | BY MATT JOHANSON Turlock Journal | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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