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California’s drought calls for continued conservation efforts

Our state is now facing its fourth year of severe drought. Many communities are suffering as a result. Water, one of our most important resources, is in trouble, and we need to continue to do everything we can to protect it - today and into the future.

April 03, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to bolster grant writing skills for local, regional food businesses

Just as local and regional food producers boost the local economy, the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources hopes to boost local and regional food businesses by teaching effective grantwriting skills in a series of workshops this month.

April 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Sixth annual fun run to benefit Turlock Chaplaincy fast approaching

Downtown Turlock is a place for shopping and dining, but it's also a place for running – at least for the participants of the sixth annual Turlock Chaplaincy Fun Run.

April 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Kite Festival encourages kids, families to get outdoors

The Knights of Columbus are taking a tip from "Mary Poppins" and encouraging local families to fly kites together. The Knights are turning their 4th annual Time to Fly Kite Festival into a Week of the Child celebration this year with a host of family-friendly activities.

April 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel clinics in Turlock, Patterson closing

The departure of the last primary care physician practicing at two clinics serving thousands of patients in Turlock and Patterson is forcing Emanuel Medical Center to shutter the doors on the facilities.

April 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock based design company lands local, national clients

Name of Business: Nishihara/Wilkinson Design Inc.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Annual ceremony for local heroes seeking nominations

The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter is looking for a few heroes in Stanislaus County.

April 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Poetry, kids and recycling highlight April library events

If prayers are answered and the Valley sees April showers, there are a variety of free events offered this month at local libraries to help children and adults get out of the rain.

April 02, 2015 | | Local


Prescription drug drop off box now in Turlock

Those individuals in need of a place to safely discard expired, unused or unwanted and potentially dangerous prescription medications now have an option to do so in Turlock.

April 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teen’s text message gives rise to service, social club

For most teenagers, text messaging has increased the feasibility of communicating with family, sending funny pictures to classmates, or hashing out in great detail to friends what their crush said to them between class periods that day.

April 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Covenant Church adds stained glass art to historic sanctuary space

The sunlight that is cast on Turlock Covenant Church sanctuary is unique in that it is reflected through vast stained glass windows dating back to 1928 when the church was built. Now, the church also has a more recent custom stained glass piece on display in the sanctuary lobby.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Governor announces mandatory water reductions

On Wednesday California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the first ever mandatory water reduction measures to be implemented in communities across the state, a testament to the severity of the ongoing drought that promises to be problematic in the upcoming summer months.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


96 years of supporting veterans

Members and guests of the Turlock American Legion Post celebrated the organization's 96th anniversary on Friday with a dinner hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Founded in 1919, the American Legion Rex Ish Post 88 is named after Rex Ish, the first World War I causality from Turlock. Over the decades, the American Legion members have been dedicated to serving military veterans, service members and the community at large.

March 31, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keyes car club to host spring fever event

Local car club 209 Rustbuckets are combining their annual car show with a host of spring activities, including an Easter egg hunt for kids.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Raider faithful: Derek Carr coming to Turlock

The Turlock Gospel Mission is calling a Hail Mary pass in order to raise enough funds to operate its meal mission and day center for homeless families during the fund-dry summer months. To execute this play, the mission is bringing in the big guns: Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.

March 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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How the other half lives in Yosemite

When my wife and I carried our bags down the red carpet into the plush lobby, I could still hardly believe it. In all the years we had visited Yosemite, we had never stayed at the lavish hotel that houses royalty, presidents and the well-to-do. I figured we never would, yet there we were.

April 24, 2015 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Water conservation for city parks and medians

The City of Turlock's Water Conservation Task Force Committee is focusing efforts on water conservation strategies and enhancing our public education and outreach. As part of the public education and outreach, the City will be posting signs on the City's medians and parks. These signs will indicate how that particular landscape is being irrigated.

April 24, 2015 | | Local


Property changes in order for TID

The only thing that is constant is change and Turlock Irrigation District is embracing change with plans to both sell and purchase property with the Turlock Rural Fire District and the City of Turlock.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Victims’ rights rally planned for Saturday

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center is holding a Victims' Right Rally and Family Safety Fair in downtown Modesto on Saturday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


209 Extreme offers retail, wholesale options for name brands

Name of Business: 209 Extreme

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans’ meeting in Turlock

The monthly meeting for the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission will be held in Turlock on Monday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


Lake McClure bike park a West Coast finalist for $100,000 grant

When Dan Woodall isn't busy working at his bike store, Cycle Masters, he is often practicing what he preaches: cycling.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teams ready for Relay for Life events

Every spring hundreds of community members rally together for one cause: Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones is close to the hearts of many Turlockers.

April 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock senior honored for philanthropic efforts

Myrna Wachs may not be superwoman, but she is pretty darn close.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tune In and Turn Up returns to fairgrounds

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is looking to better the region's air quality by fixing those vehicles that are releasing polluting exhaust through their annual Tune In and Tune Up Car Clean-Up Event.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Villaraigosa tests political waters in the Valley

Behaving very much like a candidate for governor without saying he is one, former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa moved around Mi Pueblo Market on Crows Landing Road Saturday afternoon during a leg of what he calls a "listening and learning tour."

April 21, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


The City of Turlock is now in stage three of the emergency water shortage plan

As a result of the severity of California's drought, the city manager of the City of Turlock hereby orders the implementation of Stage 3 of the City of Turlock's Emergency Water Shortage Plan.

April 21, 2015 | | Local


Get rid of old car batteries for a greener, cleaner planet

As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting a greener planet and clearer driving, AAA Northern California is offering its popular battery recycling program "AAA Battery Roundup" year-round. AAA members and the public can drop off their old automotive, motorcycle, RV and marine batteries at select locations at any time throughout the year.

April 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Municipal Airport in the spotlight

While cars and trains are no unique site in Turlock, locals may be surprised to know that Turlock also has its own functioning airport. President of the Turlock Regional Aviation Association Todd Smith took time to answer questions about the airport which plays host to private flights, nonprofit events, sheep grazing and more.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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