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Local student selected to help others get active, stay healthy

Denair Middle School seventh grader Brielle Prock has been selected to serve as State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, a nationwide health and wellness program created in partnership with the National Dairy Council and the National Football League.

June 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ag Link Food Hub to increase awareness, access to local products

The farm to table movement, which has become a staple in local schools, is about to extend further than the cafeteria thanks to Ag Link Food Hub, an online catalogue of locally grown food slated to launch next week.

June 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Memory of Turlock's last fallen officer still echoes in community

Forty-two years after Turlock Police Officer Raymond Willert was gunned down during a robbery, his widow Connie Rossi is still haunted by questions of what if.

June 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


HopeMania shines light on rare genetic disorder

At five-months-old, Hope Hailey Haugh is one tough little girl.

June 11, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Buffalo Wild Wings celebrates Turlock opening with wing giveaway

Name of Business: Buffalo Wild Wings

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Horse shows upcoming at fairgrounds

Before the gates of the Stanislaus County Fair open for the 10-day run of festivities, the fair will be doing a little horsing around.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Annual Garden Party highlights local art, food

For over 20 years, the Turlock community has gathered in the lush gardens of The Greenery Nursery to support the Carnegie Arts Center.

June 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lock-N-Stitch named Small Business of the Year

Over the past few years, the Turlock-based company Lock-N-Stitch has been thrust into the limelight.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Gas prices begin to stabilize

California's high gas prices aren't likely to stall July 4 holiday travel plans even as state gas prices continue to reign over national averages. Despite high prices, retail gas is beginning to hold steady as Tuesday's average price was registering $3.59 on average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline. That is $0.14 cheaper since AAA Northern California's last month's gas survey on May 12.

June 09, 2015 | | Local


TID provides water metering update

As the drought continues to make it even more pertinent to conserve water, Turlock Irrigation District is doing its part by installing water metering equipment throughout the district in conjunction with its Agricultural Water Management Plan.

June 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Summer fun for kids

Although it is still a couple months away, Turlock Certified Farmers Market manager Derek Griffin is already looking forward to Kid's Day in August.

June 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stevinson Ranch Golf Club set to close in July

This September would have marked the 20 year anniversary of the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, but due to a downturn in golfers and the influence of California's ongoing drought, the golf course is closing its doors this summer.

June 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Heat, wind prompt health alerts

Although the official start of summer is still almost two weeks away, the heat has already arrived. Temperatures reached 106 degrees on Monday - one degree short of the record high of 107 seen in 2013 - and are forecast to stay near the century mark through the weekend.

June 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local agencies partner to educate consumers on water conservation

With the Governor's recent executive order regarding water conservation and the severity of the drought, the City of Turlock, Turlock Irrigation District, California State University Stanislaus and Turlock Unified School District have joined forces in the coordination of water conservation education and outreach efforts. The partnership aims to maximize resources in order to achieve the common goal of raising customer awareness and promoting changes in behavior that will lead to more water-efficient practices.

June 05, 2015 | | Local


Local truck driver finalist for Driver of the Year

Robert Caton has been a professional truck driver for more than 30 years, but more impressive than that is his track record. Since beginning work for trucking company Ruan in August 1988, Caton has accumulated more than 2 million miles and been in zero accidents resulting in his nomination as the company's National Driver of the Year.

June 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID, state association openly discuss California water needs

With the drought on nearly every mind throughout the state, Turlock Irrigation District and the Association of California Water Agencies engaged in a discussion on Tuesday that encompassed everything from sustainable groundwater basins to the future of water throughout the state.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


River Oaks Golf Course being sold

The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Local


Fair reveals new CEO, welcomes two directors

Following the announcement made by Stanislaus County Fair Chief Executive Officer Chris Borovansky in March revealing his intent to retire, the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Matthew Cranford as his replacement.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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