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Italian dairymen tour Central Valley

Not your usual stop, but a tour bus pulled up in the parking lot of the A.L. Gilbert Company in Oakdale recently, filled with nearly four dozen Italian dairymen and their spouses. For the most part, the Italian visitors were in California on vacation, but decided to work a few days so they took a tour of the A.L. Gilbert Company and of a few dairies in the Stanislaus-San Joaquin County area.

March 01, 2013 | BY VIRGINIA STILL Turlock Journal | Local


Caseri to retire from Ag Commission

As a young boy living in Stanislaus County, Gary Caseri grew familiar with the vast agricultural region, eventually shaping a 36 year career path dedicated to helping growers, animals, and the environment throughout three California counties.

March 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fire reported at recycling plant

A quick response from the Turlock Fire Department kept a fire from spreading at the Go Green Recycling facility Tuesday afternoon.

March 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bolt finds new home with rescue group

The Alaskan malamute Bolt is headed for greener pastures, and that is not a euphemism for the great beyond.

March 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Valley wildlife highlight of romantic outing

Some couples celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic dinner, flowers and chocolate. My husband Oly and I opted to go on a nature outing. It was a beautiful California winter day, and we drove out to the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge.

March 01, 2013 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community Contributor | Local


Woods: Turlock name in furniture since 1950

Name of business: Woods Furniture

February 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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


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End of port dispute good news for almond industry

A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


UC Coop walnut, tree and vine meetings

The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes rainfall, anticipates more

A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Golf Link Road closed due to weakened overpass

Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Colors of kindness

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pesticide manufacturer makes buzz worthy donation to California bees

In the heart of the state that dominates the global production of almonds, the Central Valley is known to welcome an influx of honeybee colonies just in time for almond orchard bloom each year.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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