As the Turlock Irrigation District's 2012 irrigation season came to a close this week, the district's final tally of water usage was almost unbelievably close to preseason projections.
Over 700 youths flocked to the Stanislaus County Fair stockyards last weekend for the 9th annual Junior Livestock Camp. The two-day free event gave youth and group leaders the chance to learn in-depth skills related to raising and showing livestock, including preparation tips for fair competitions.
Name of business: The Bookshop Cafe
As the president and CEO of CalChamber, Allan Zaremberg, travels to every corner of California talking to the small business owners who comprise the membership of local Chambers of Commerce, he inevitable hears the same complaint.
In honor of her grandmother and aunt, who both passed away from breast cancer, 19-year-old Ashley Schroder got a pink ribbon tattooed onto her hip by Main Street Tattoo artist Bryan Angel on Friday. Half of the $40 Schroder paid for the tattoo is being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a promotion the tattoo parlor will continue through October.
The Sunny Side Up public art project is being passed around like a bad egg, as the Turlock Downtown Property Owners' Association made an appeal to the city Arts Commission on Thursday night to take over the flailing project.
Loans made by local lenders and banks and guaranteed by the Fresno District office of the U.S. Small Business Administration to small businesses and entrepreneurs continued to rebound in fiscal year 2012 which just ended on Sept. 30. The local SBA District Office services the 15 counties of Central California from the sierras to the pacific coast.
Just more than a year after the opening of Turlock's new Sikh Temple, temple leaders are already planning for expansion.
Hundreds of volunteers took a little time out of their busy weekend schedules to clean up the town, literally. The annual Turlock Shines volunteer clean-up effort was held on Saturday and Sept. 29 this year, giving volunteers more opportunities to help out.
Just over two years ago, John and Elizabeth Claes' only car broke down – permanently.
It's been four days since the Turlock Journal issued a challenge to other local businesses and organizations to support the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for the Emanuel Cancer Center.
The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District was awarded an $85,000 grant through the Farmers Market Promotion Program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a farmers' market project and a new food logo.
Name of business: Nagina Palace
The Turlock Irrigation District 2012 irrigation season comes to an end today.
The staff of the Turlock Journal supports the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" t-shirt benefit for Emanuel Cancer Center. The Journal challenges local businesses to show their support by purchasing the benefit t-shirts and sending in a picture of employees donning their pink. All photos submitted in the month of October will be published in the Journal.
The Turlock Fire Department will be conducting a live fire training today and Sunday.
Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson won't mind if people tell him he's all wet, as long as it is after Sept. 19.
Those driving through downtown Denair likely get the feeling that things have been done the same way in the east county town for a long time. Just past the hometown football field, near the intersection of Main Street and Fresno Avenue, lays a dirt lot overgrown with weeds. The seemingly nondescript parcel of land will soon play a large role in determining the town's future as it prepares to play host to Denair's first commercial property - Dollar General.
The results from this year's Almond Drought Survey demonstrate almond producers' increased reliance on groundwater resources, as well as the increased amount of salt toxicity cases due to the application of high saline groundwater.
Denair will put its community pride on display next weekend at the 5th Annual Denair Farm & Family Festival.
Name of Business: Snazzy Boutique
The Carnegie Arts Center is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of roles as a new exhibit opens and fall tours are lining up.
Fall marks a special time for local nursery The Greenery. It's the time of year when the business invites garden enthusiasts to learn more about everything from making a fairy garden to winter fruit tree care in a series of seminars that start Saturday and run weekly through the beginning of December.
One day John Freitas was drinking a beer poolside with a friend when a life-changing idea came to him.
Dinosaurs will be coming to Turlock for just one weekend and the place to see them is the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.