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Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through Friday for the western and southern portions of the San Joaquin Valley.

January 23, 2014 | | Local


State drought declaration impacts local community

As the ongoing drought continues to plague California, cities and public agencies throughout the state are vigorously trying to find ways to conserve water.

January 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Westside Ministries honors MLK with service

Westside Ministries of Turlock staff and volunteers spent the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday commemorating the leader's spirit of giving and selflessness by packing over 1,000 emergency food boxes for families in need.

January 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


African Children’s Choir comes to Monte Vista Chapel

Charming smiles and beautiful voices will soon fill the sanctuary of Monte Vista Chapel, as a children's choir from Africa makes their way to Turlock.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


TID to discuss electric service rates

New rate designs will highlight the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday morning, as the district prepares for a public hearing on the matter in the coming months.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Economic disaster loans available to California small businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in 35 California counties - including Stanislaus County - are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.

January 17, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Michael Everett: Working to make Turlock the next Hollywood

Michael Everett is a record/film producer and owner of the The Creation Lab studios in Turlock. Everett also founded the Turlock Film Commission.

January 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu death toll climbing

The influenza virus that is sickening people all across the country is taking a deadly toll in California as the number of fatalities more than doubled in one week.

January 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Former Olympic rower opens marketing firm

Name of Business: Ali Cox & Company

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local WWII veterans honored

Between 1939 and 1945 more than 16 million Americans enlisted in the armed forces during World War II to protect the United States of America and help restore order to a world gone mad. In 2014, only 1.2 million of those veterans remain alive and are dying at a rate of 600 veterans a day.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Friends group gives library vital support

The Turlock Library holds special memories for many area residents. From first trips to the library for story time and getting that first library card, to finding the perfect resources for a finals paper or SAT test prep, the library often plays an important role in the literary development in a person's life.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Missing dog back home

Dolly, the Australian Shepherd mix that went missing after her owners were hit by a car has returned home.

January 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wynonna Judd to kick off 2014 Stanislaus County Fair

This summer five-time Grammy award winner Wynonna Judd will grace the free stage to kick off the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Community leader, volunteer Tom Truax succumbs to cancer

The Central Valley lost a community leader in Tom Truax on Tuesday. Truax passed away at age 55 after a year-long battle with cancer.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Cheese to open new facility in Turlock

Turlock's economic development efforts just got a big boost today, as Hilmar Cheese announced it will be building a milk processing facility in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

January 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles by Section - 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


Modesto job fair aims to connect unemployed with companies looking to hire

Central Valley residents looking for jobs need not look far as HIREvent will be hosting a job fair in Modesto in March with a host of employers and opportunities available including full-time, part-time, and seasonable positions.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gospel mission, neighbors talk over concerns

Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Girl Scouts prepare for cookie season

It's that time of year where local Girl Scout troops across the nation will post up in front of storefronts to sell their most precious products: cookies.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County awarded grant for at-risk youth

Local law enforcement and youth-oriented service groups are getting a major financial boost in keeping kids off drugs and out of gangs, with a newly awarded federal grant.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CALIFORNIA FRUIT & NUT REVIEW

Pruning and shredding were the month's main reported activities, as well as application of pre-emergence herbicides on nut trees, and fumigating for replanting. The export of stored table grapes had mostly ended. Kiwifruit continued to be packed and exported for domestic and foreign markets. Avocados were harvested. Persimmons continued to be harvested and sold at roadside stands. Minimal damage from mid-month cold temperatures was reported in a few isolated spots. The sale of stored nuts continued to be dominated by domestic markets.

February 19, 2015 | | Local


Her Royal Highness offers romantic twist on antiques

Name of Business: Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Prodigal Sons and Daughters partners with TUSD, Carnegie for positive projects for youth

Where can local students go when they are suspended for using drugs or alcohol? Now, they can head to the Prodigal Sons and Daughters teen center due to a new partnership with the Turlock Unified School District.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Guest helps battle Turlock motel fire

A fire at a Turlock motel was kept from spreading to adjoining rooms by the quick reactions of a guest and a garden hose.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Despite recent drop, gas prices on the rise

Locals were rushing to the pumps in late January when gas prices began to dwindle to less than two dollars, but now the value of gas is once again on the uptick evident by the 16.5 cents per gallon average increase in Modesto area pumps according to GasBuddy.

February 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Small pouches, big impact

Hilmar Covenant Church associate pastor Dan Johnson believes that it only takes two hours for volunteers to make a huge impact to malnourished children throughout the world.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


CALIFORNIA CROP WEATHER

Heat built over the southern portion of the State as high pressure anchored over the area. Weak Santa Ana wind events drove highs into the lower 90s across the Los Angeles basin on multiple days last week. Elsewhere, the State felt the effects of the high, but these were much less pronounced. Temperatures varied considerably in a real sense, but almost none in the temporal sense, as locations saw essentially the same weather every day. Highs in the valley reached the 60s and 70s each day, while the coasts north of San Francisco and the mountains saw 50s. The desert ...

February 17, 2015 | | Local


Farm Bill celebrates one year anniversary, achievements

Since its official signing by President Barack Obama one year ago, the Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly known as the 2014 Farm Bill, has made significant impacts across landscapes throughout the world and regionally.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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