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A new State Water Resources Board proposal could drastically reduce the amount of irrigation water available to Turlock Irrigation District growers, putting hundreds of family farms out of business. The plan would require TID to send 35 percent of Tuolumne River flows from February 1 through June 30 down the river, losing hundreds of thousands of acre-feet of irrigation water it would have otherwise diverted to its reservoir.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 14:37

Rainfall Even Further Behind Average

Another week, another forecast revised downward for Turlock Irrigation District water supplies. Unseasonably dry months of January and February – historically the wettest months – have more than undone early rainfall. Year-to-date precipitation now hovers below 85 percent of average for this date.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 13:11

Washington Preps for State of the Union

President Barack Obama (D) will deliver the first State of the Union address of his second term this evening. Local representatives like U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) already have some idea of what they would like to hear in the speech.
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:23

A&L Poultry Owners Charged With Animal Cruelty

Two men charged with abandoning 50,000 hens to starve to death near Turlock were arraigned on charges of felony animal cruelty Monday. Andy Cheung and Lien Diep, both owners of Turlock-based A&L Poultry, face up to three years in prison and fines of up to $20,000.
Turlock's only professional sports team will continue its quest for the Ron Newman Cup, clinching a playoff spot after a dominating win Saturday. The 9-1 Turlock Express victory over the Sacramento Surge secured Turlock's place in the Professional Arena Soccer League playoffs for the second consecutive year.
The Turlock City Council will update its strategic plan through 2015 during a special, 5:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday. Turlock's Strategic Plan is intended to serve as a road map for the future by assessing the city's strengths, weakness, and opportunities. The plan was first drafted in 2008, and is updated regularly.
On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) Board of Directors is scheduled to:
Saturday, 09 February 2013 06:06

Turlock Bowling Alley: No Financing to Build

The developers of Turlock's proposed new bowling center remain unable to secure financing, a representative revealed Thursday. Despite financing woes the developers remain committed to the project according to Jerry Powell, a partner in the Ten Pin Fun Center development.
Ground will soon be broken on the site of a proposed bowling alley in Turlock. But it's not the Ten Pin Fun Center that's being built – it's a new Prime Shine Car Wash, planned for an outlying development pad in the bowling alley shopping center to be located near the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Crowell Avenue.
Friday, 08 February 2013 12:09

Turlock Express One Win from Playoffs

Turlock's only professional sports team is one game away from making a second consecutive playoff bid. If the Turlock Express defeat the Sacramento Surge on Saturday, the second-year team will become two-for-two in reaching the Professional Arena Soccer League Playoffs.