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Dry winter brings bad news for growers

The 2013 irrigation season is off to a rough start, with only a 30 inch cap available for local growers due to recent drought conditions. The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved the 30 inch cap - 10 inches less than last year - at Tuesday's meeting, along with the season schedule set for March 7 to Oct. 9 this year.

February 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Road Work Report

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

February 26, 2013 | | Local


Disease, drought, theft making dent in local bee colonies

A shortage of honey bees continues to be reported throughout the United States, creating a significant threat to the world's food production and almond crop industry in Turlock.

February 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Global demand for pistachios reaches record high

Pistachio production is expected to reach record breaking numbers in the state as California growers seek to appease demands set for American pistachios in China and Europe.

February 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Almond Blossom Festival: A sweet time of the year

It is bud time - and we don't mean "bud" as in Budweiser beer.

February 22, 2013 | | Local


Ag Expo sheds light on 'inequitable' Calif. milk pricing

The World Ag Expo showcased the latest in agricultural innovations and technological advancements to help benefit farmers' lives, in its 46th annual event held in Tulare last week. But for struggling dairy producers, the only news they heard was sour.

February 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Program offers healthcare to most at risk

As far as nurse practitioner Dan Lucky is concerned, Ceres Police Department's unique and first in the nation nurse program is making a profound difference in the health of thousands.

February 22, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Valley economic recovery off to slow start

In his State of the City address, Mayor John Lazar was excited to announce that Turlock has "turned an economic corner," and will continue to grow and self-sustain itself as new industries and developments take place promoting job growth.

February 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


House fires keep crews busy

Turlock fire fighters responded to two other fires Tuesday night after battling an inferno at a vacant cheese factory.

February 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tenet buys Emanuel Medical Center

Emanuel Medical Center will become part of Tenet Healthcare, it was announced Thursday, as the organizations came to a definitive agreement after months of negotiations. Tenet is an investor-owned hospital operator that runs 49 hospitals nationwide including Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and Doctors Hospital in Manteca.

February 21, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Giants' World Series trophies make unexpected Turlock stop

Local San Francisco Giants fans were given a unique opportunity to bask in their team's success Wednesday afternoon when the World Champions Trophy Tour made an unexpected stop at Wellington's Pub and Restaurant.

February 20, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Road Work Report

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

February 19, 2013 | | Local


USDA proposes new healthy school snacks rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been on a mission to make school lunches healthier for students across the country. With a new proposal, the USDA is now targeting school snacks.

February 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Bigfoot brings discount carpet to Turlock

Name of business: Bigfoot Carpet

February 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock entrepreneur named finalist in business challenge

Turlocker Stephen Rodenburg will be one of 18 finalists competing for more than $24,000 in cash and business services in the 2013 San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on Feb. 27.

February 19, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Police launch new mobile app

The Turlock Police Department is rolling out a new crime prevention and information tool for the public and it's right at your fingertips.

January 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report points the way to secure ag future

As the 114th United States Congress settles into session, the Family Farm Alliance aims to guide the steps legislators should take towards securing the agricultural future of family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in the 17 Western states.

January 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Applications sought for San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge

Driving to work, taking a shower, fixing a snack. Good ideas can be born at anytime and those individuals who have been struck with the creative impulse to invent now have an opportunity to showcase their idea at the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge for a shot at $20,000 in cash and services.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to provide water update at grower meetings

As the state faces its fourth consecutive dry year, Turlock Irrigation District is preparing local growers for a potentially rough irrigation season with two upcoming evening grower meetings.

January 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Controversy follows Cosby into Turlock

Turlock is once again being thrust into the national spotlight with the planned appearance of beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby at the Turlock Community Theatre.

January 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Save Mart and affiliates now offer Apple Pay

Now all you need to check out at the grocery store is your phone - that is if you're shopping at your local Save Mart, FoodMaxx or Lucky markets as each Northern California business now offers Apple Pay.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire ignites in home for second time in two weeks

Turlock Fire fighters were able to quickly douse a house fire after noticing the smoke and flames while extinguishing a vehicle fire just down the road.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN

Although Evelyn Matney is technically a novice painter, but her works of art are far from elementary. In fact, she earned first, second, and third place with her oil paintings at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair – she is also 96 years old.

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi school evacuated for possible gas leak

Even though El Capitan Elementary School suffered a potential gas scare that merited the evacuation of several classrooms early on Thursday morning, Delhi Unified School District superintendent Adolfo Melara reported that one of the teachers positively equated it to the calmness associated with any other day.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


RV fire threatens Turlock business

A fifth wheel caught on fire Wednesday morning and erupted into a blaze that threatened to ignite the commercial buildings it was parked next to, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

January 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Creative primping for pooches at Lisa’s Pet Styles

Name of Business: Lisa's Pet Styles

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Farming root zone topic of field day event

With the drought carrying on with no foreseeable end, sustainability and conservation practices are more crucial than ever.

January 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Methodist churches Imagine No Malaria

The United Methodist Church has a specific outreach goal for 2015 - end preventable death from malaria in Africa.

January 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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