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Local gym asks community to help them grant a child’s wish

Grace Hopkins is just 4 years old, but she has already had to endure a lifetime of challenges. When Grace was 18 months old she was diagnosed with Vater Syndrome, a rare disorder that affects multiple organs of a child's body.

August 21, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Irrigation season ends on dry note

The Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season is unlikely to be extended beyond its scheduled Oct. 10 end date, directors learned Tuesday, due to much lower-than-anticipated water levels in Don Pedro Reservoir.

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Merced fair announces slogan winner, opens logo contest

Sometimes a simple "Thank You" says it all.

August 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Promise Scholars seeks support for brunch competition, fundraiser

Every year, area young people "graduate" from foster care with little or no resources to start life on their own. Yet, like most college hopefuls, foster youth have ambitions, goals and dreams. The Promise Scholars program aims to help former foster youth succeed as students at California State University, Stanislaus, and provide a bridge to a brighter future for many of these young adults.

August 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Securing TID’s future

Looking back on the past year, two words define the work of the Turlock Irrigation District, according to TID General Manager Casey Hashimoto.

August 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local Girls State delegates return from summer citizenship training

Two local high school students, who spent part of their summer at an intense citizenship training program, shared their experiences Friday night at a dinner hosted by the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 Auxiliary.

August 17, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Pipeline testing set to start Sept. 6

Pacific Gas & Electric is continuing its public outreach effort in advance of planned September testing of a section of natural gas pipeline in Turlock.

August 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County records unchanged unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained unchanged in July according to the latest figures from the California Economic Development Department.

August 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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


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