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California final grape crush report

California's 2011 crush totaled 3,874,146 tons, down 3 percent from the 2010 crush of 3,986,314 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 1,920,036 tons, down 6 percent from 2010. The 2011 white wine variety crush totaled 1,426,905 tons, down 7 percent from 2010. Tons crushed of raisin type varieties totaled 372,551, up 36 percent from 2010, and tons crushed of table type varieties totaled 154,653, up 25 percent from 2010.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Deadlines approaching for county fair independent junior livestock exhibitors

The deadline for independent exhibitors entering market beef or horses at the Stanislaus County Fair is no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday. The deadline for independent exhibitors entering market sheep, swine, goats, breeding rabbits and poultry, is no later than 5 p.m. May 9. No online entries will be accepted for independent exhibitors. All entries and required information must be turned in to the fair office in person or mailed by the above deadlines.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fire Call Summary, February 2011

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 405 incidents during the month of February, which includes a total of 263 emergency medical service calls.

March 09, 2012 | | Local


Unemployment still on the rise

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate grew in the first month of 2012 according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department, but the numbers did reflect a modest sign of recovery, albeit slowly.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber of Commerce awards ag scholarships to area students

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee is hosting its 12th Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on Monday at the Stanislaus County Fair Grounds Turf Club. The event honors local college-bound high school seniors who intend to major in agriculture, with scholarships designed to help them reach their educational goals. A sold out crowd of 350 industry supporters, family, and students is expected.

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Health department pulls candies from Pakistan and India due to excess lead

The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat three candies, after tests found that all three exceed state standards for lead. The candies are:

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Local cheerleaders win big at national competition

For five local teens cheerleading is serious business. The group, which includes cheerleaders from both Turlock and Pitman high schools, showcased their dedication and skill at a national competition last month and came away champions.

March 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Carol Ford named Hospice of Emanuel Volunteer of the Year

For the past four years Carol Ford has been helping others deal with the grief that comes with losing a loved one. The Turlock resident volunteers her time to facilitate grief support and education groups at Hospice of Emanuel. Her dedication to helping those suffering with loss was recognized this month as she was named Hospice of Emanuel Volunteer of the Year.

March 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock students, residents go green for the week

As Kermit the Frog once said, it's not easy being green.

March 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local drivers feel squeeze at the pump

As gasoline prices surge, Turlockers' pocketbooks are left reeling.

March 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Journal reporter, fitness owner compete in business challenge

Nineteen hopeful entrepreneurs competed in the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on Wednesday, each with just two minutes to win over a panel of investors and business geniuses for their shot at $24,000 in cash and prizes.

March 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Gusty winds prompt Valley-wide caution

Local air officials are issuing a health cautionary statement for blowing dust as a result of gusty winds throughout the Valley air basin today.

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Film Commission fundraiser rolls out the red carpet

Flashing cameras welcomed VIPs as they stepped out of their limousines Sunday night and onto the red carpet. After fielding questions from "paparazzi" guests were ushered into an elegantly decorated ballroom by Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe.

March 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Record number of burn prohibitions issued over dry winter

The ninth season of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program ended Wednesday with a record number of burn prohibitions issued over the winter months.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair aims to Save Our Parks

The State of California plans to close Merced County's George J. Hatfield and McConnell State Recreation Areas, but a local businessman is doing his part to keep them open.

March 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Hilmar Cheese touts Innovation Center, LEED certification

Hilmar Cheese Company proved it not only knows dairy innovation - but also how to be green, as in using energy efficient business practices.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


CSUS Relay for Life generates thousands for cancer research

Thousands of people cross the California State University, Stanislaus campus each day, but on Saturday hundreds of those people were walking for a cause: cancer.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


SPRING FASHION FOR A CAUSE

Ann Cornell's Fashion & Design class at Pitman High made and then donated 29 spring dresses to The Salvation Army and a few other charities. The Kiwanis Club purchased cloth from Cloth & Quilts in Turlock at a discount and then donated the material to the Pitman students for dress making. The dresses are made twice a year, usually in the winter and spring seasons. The Pitman High class and the Kiwanis Club have been teaming up to make the dress for about 12 years now.

April 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Sunday drive turns perilous for Denair couple

A Denair couple is back at home on their dairy after a harrowing trip that saw them stranded in the isolated back country of the Sierra National Forest.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


'Time to Fly'

Those in Livingston who glanced at the sky on Sunday morning saw more than just clouds and sunshine: they saw a multitude of colors as kites of all shapes and sizes hung in the air.

April 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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