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Group sets sights on new library for Turlock

For years the Friends of the Turlock Public Library have engaged in efforts that have expanded the children's literacy programs and bolstered the library's offerings to the community. Now they are ready to embark on their most ambitious campaign: Find a new home for the Turlock library.

November 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

My own 'butterfly factory'

I have been "into" butterflies for at least 15 years now. My yard is filled with plants that attract them. I have learned to identify the ones commonly seen here. These include Cabbage Whites, Western Tiger Swallowtails, Buckeyes and Fiery Skippers.

November 03, 2015 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local

Don Pedro to honor veterans with free admission, camping

Don Pedro Recreation Agency will offer free admission and camping for all active United States military personnel, veterans and their families beginning on Thursday in honor of Veteran's Day.

November 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Fire fighters battle semi truck blaze

A truck driver bedding down for the night in his sleeper compartment had to make a quick exit from his semi truck when it caught on fire.

November 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Have your cupcake and eat it, too

The Bell Real Estate Cycling club is hosting its fourth annual "Eat Cupcakes Kids Get Bikes" event that allows for guilt-free dessert indulgence and the opportunity for underprivileged children to get a bicycle during the holiday season.

November 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Kiwanis donate pumpkins to students

For over 25 years, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock has donated hundreds of pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary School just in time for Halloween. This year, member Larry DeBoara said that the club supplied approximately 700 pumpkins from RAM Farms to students in first through sixth grade in order to "give these kids a chance to have a pumpkin when maybe they can't afford it at home." As owner of RAM Farms, Ron Macedo said that he has provided the pumpkins for the past decade for to "allow all kids to take part in Halloween."

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Tips to keep kids safe on Halloween

Before children don their superhero capes, princess tutus or vampire teeth for Halloween this year, the American Red Cross is offering some safety tips to help parents and guardians ensure the safety of their trick-or-treater as they venture through neighborhoods in search of candy.

October 30, 2015 | | Local

Partnership to explore groundwater recharge on almond orchards

The Almond Board of California and Sustainable Conservation have joined ranks to determine the groundwater recharge potential of California's one million acres of almond orchards through grower field trials, research and geological studies.

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Dentists to exchange Halloween candy for cash

Trick-or-treaters who would rather get money than cavities from their Halloween candy this year will not only have the opportunity to sell their candy to two dental offices during candy buy-back events, but also help out troops overseas.

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Pumpkins, people and pups

Brothers James and Joseph Lynch picked out their perfect pumpkins at R.A.M. Farms just in time for Halloween.

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Family focused on creating positive dining experience

Name of Business: Strings Italian Café

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Women’s Symposium on challenges in the workplace

The first Business Women's Symposium scheduled for Nov. 5 in Modesto, aims to present attendees with insights, inspirations and motivational ideas from successful business and educational leaders.

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Wood-burning restrictions return for another season

The annual cold weather air pollution control program, Check Before You Burn, is slated to return Sunday.

October 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Insect known to host fatal citrus disease found in Turlock

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will soon quarantine a portion of Turlock after an invasive species known to carry an incurable citrus disease was found earlier this week within city limits.

October 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock church offers support for those with addicted loved ones

The outreach minister for the Turlock Church of Christ has taken a pressing issue of Turlock head on by speaking with numerous gateway figures throughout the community including the mayor, the police chief, the fire chief, city manager and many churches to come up with a group that is centered for people or families affected by a loved one facing addiction.

October 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

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$1M grant to research drought impacts on water quality

The United States Environmental Protection Agency is hoping to obtain a better understanding of the ongoing drought and its impact on state water resources by ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local

Rotarians promote literacy with dictionary donations

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is hoping to pass along a love of words to local youth by giving every third grade student their very ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

California barbecue graces Turlock

Name of Business: Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Residents ready to stretch their legs for Turkey Trot

Turkey Trots are becoming more and more popular, but Turlock has been with the program for 41 years.

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Clean-up begins for Denair in wake of tornado

The winds have long since died down and residents of Denair are now beginning the task of repairing all the damage and wreckage brought to ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock firefighters douse fire at Foster Farms plant

The rapid response from the Turlock Fire Department and the quick actions of Foster Farms employees is being credited with keeping a fire that ignited ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Jessica’s House to host tours

In conjunction with Children's Grief Awareness Day, Jessica's House will host an open house to share with the public how they help children ...

November 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock home damaged in kitchen fire

A fire that swept through the kitchen of a Turlock residence Monday morning was deemed accidental, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

November 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

TID engages in water, power budget discussions

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors continued budget talks on Tuesday with presentations from Water Supply and Power Supply administrators regarding the 2016 Proposed ...

November 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Event to honor two Turlock leaders

Individuals who through their leadership inspire others to take pride in their community are not always recognized for the work that they do. The Latino ...

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Discovery of citrus pest triggers quarantine, insecticide treatments

Following the discovery of two Asian Citrus Psyllids last month on a residential property in Turlock, the California Department of Agriculture took measures to treat ...

November 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Kettle Kickoff brings in $58K for Salvation Army

Every November the community of Turlock gathers to kick off the Salvation Army's holiday fundraising season with a clash of bells and cash. At ...

November 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Tornado tears through Denair

The tornado that tore through Denair Sunday afternoon was categorized as an EF-1 storm and had sustained winds of 86 miles per hour, according to ...

November 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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