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Season’s first Air Alert expected next week

Air District officials are planning on issuing the first Air Alert of the year on Monday because high temperatures combined with increased road traffic are expected to raise smog levels.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire damages garage

A fire Tuesday afternoon caused moderate damage to a garage, while fire fighters had to contend with battling the blaze in 100 plus temperatures.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CALIFORNIA FRUIT & NUT REVIEW

Peach, plum, and nectarine harvests continued as apricot harvest neared completion. Clingstone peach harvest began in the Sacramento Valley. Prunes progressed well as irrigation and potassium applications continued. Harvest of table grapes in the Coachella Valley finished, as harvest in the San Joaquin Valley began. In the San Joaquin Valley, wine grapes began coloring and sugaring as harvest approached. Napa Valley growers applied the second European Grapevine Moth application. Gala apple and Bartlett pear harvests began. Kiwi, fig, jujube, and pomegranate fruit continued to develop. The olive bloom completed and fruit began to size. Strawberries and blackberries were picked and ...

August 17, 2012 | | Local


COMMUNITY: AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

American Legion Auxiliary members from Rex Ish Post 88 Turlock attended a workshop in July hosted by the California American Legion Auxiliary and held in Gustine.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fire activity prompts burn ban

California's increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, prompted CAL FIRE on Wednesday to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The burn ban suspends all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement, and other industrial-type permitted burning within the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area. Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property are allowed if they are in a designated campfire site that prevents fire from spreading outside the site.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 503 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 307 emergency medical service calls.

August 16, 2012 | | Local


USDA to survey small grains farmers

During the first two weeks of September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey the growers of small grains, including wheat, barley and oats. The results of this survey will provide an in-depth look into small grain production in the United States in 2012.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


One dead after contracting hantavirus at Yosemite

One of two Californians recently diagnosed with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome died, according to the California Department of Public Health. There has been no further details released on the ages, gender or hometowns of the infected, but officials believe they both came into contact with the rare disease at Yosemite National Park.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock seeks slot on Amgen Tour

Just over two weeks ago, Turlock Chamber of Commerce CEO Sharon Silva received some unexpected news – The Amgen Tour of California, one of the world's premier cycling races, had requested that Turlock apply to host the start or end of a race leg.

August 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


In Service

Army National Guard Pvt. Hector P. Cervantes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

August 14, 2012 | | Local


From tattoos to tobacco

Name of business: Da Kine Smoke Shop

August 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


BOUNTIFUL VALLEY: Diversification key to success

As the earth's population continues to grow, the demand for food escalates as well. Farmers, particularly those in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, are working harder than ever to meet the needs of the world as well as the needs of their own families as regulations, both federal and state, squeeze the profit out of working the land.

August 14, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Target helps local students stock up on school supplies

Twenty-four local students were able to get the pencils, notebooks, backpacks and new clothes needed to start the school year out right, thanks to a program through Target. On Monday, each of the 24 students, selected by the Turlock Salvation Army, was awarded an $80 Target Gift Card to purchase much-needed back-to-school supplies and clothes.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Gas prices spike amid refinery fire

People might be reconsidering any end of summer get-a-ways and giving new thought to carpooling, as the price of gas climbs upward.

August 14, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County teams up with Nuts to promote child support awareness

Baseball has long been a sport parents shared with their children; the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services is hoping the game will also raise awareness about the importance of dads and moms participating in their children's lives.

August 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID proposal sparks debate on local water use

The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local resident visits homeless with Water on Wheels

By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.

July 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Hughson grad wins Kansas guitar

Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.

July 15, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


LCR to give away packs, host cactus festival

The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Lamps spark two house fires

Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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