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Cautions abound for river safety

Cautions abound for river safety

Cautions Abound For River Safety
Oakdale Leader
Leaders in Oakdale's fire and police departments, as well as the irrigation district are cautioning people about recreation activities on the Stanislaus River. Oakdale Irrigation District General Manager Steve Knell said very high ...

Saving national parks, one rideshare at a time

Saving national parks, one rideshare at a time

Share a Ride, Tell a Story, Save a Park This motto perfectly encapsulates the unusual endeavors of GreenXC, an ensemble of green-minded young professionals. [All right, National Parks as a whole is a little outside my usual realm of Northern California, but we have several National Parks in NorCal AND GreenXC is on their way to visit some of them!

Weather cooperates for Farmers Market opening

Weather cooperates for Farmers Market opening

Weather Cooperates For Farmers Market Opening
Oakdale Leader
After several days of unstable weather, the sun did its June duty and came out to kick off the first evening of the Oakdale Certified Farmers Market on Thursday, June 2. The opening of the event brought out several residents, ...

Local students get AgEdventure at CSU Stanislaus

Local students get AgEdventure at CSU Stanislaus

Local students get AgEdventure at CSU Stanislaus
The Turlock Journal
More than 1400 third graders from Turlock, Denair and Keyes school districts attended the 2 nd annual AgEdventure Day, hosted by CSU Stanislaus Agriculture Studies Department on Friday. Amongst dozens of ag-related activities, ...

Third graders to experience CSU Stanislaus AgEdventure Day May 20

Third graders to experience CSU Stanislaus AgEdventure Day May 20

TURLOCK - More than 1,400 local third grade students will visit the campus of California State University (CSU) Stanislaus on Friday, May 20 to learn about agriculture through "AgEdventure Day," a program hosted by the university’s Agricultural Studies Department and sponsored by area businesses.

Students will tour the sustainable garden on campus, plant seeds, learn about nutrition, and participate in a variety of agriculture-related activities.

The program was introduced to Turlock schools in 2010 and will expand this year to include students from Keyes and Denair. Sponsors include Almond Bureau of California, Stanislaus County Farm Bureau, and Garton Ford Tractor. Volunteer assistance will come from the campus Ag Ambassadors and community volunteers.

For more information, contact the Agricultural Studies Department at (209) 664-6648.

Extremely rainy March sees end of drought

Extremely rainy March sees end of drought

Extremely rainy March sees end of drought
The Turlock Journal
Much of that rain fell from March 18 to March 26, where there was not a single day that Turlock did not see some precipitation. On March 24 alone, Modesto saw .76 inches of rain. All of that rain gave way to sunny skies on March 27, and many Turlock ...

Turlock Rock & Gem Show opens March 12

Turlock Rock & Gem Show opens March 12

TURLOCK - The Turlock Rock & Gem Show will be held on March 12 - 13 at the Stanislaus Fairgrounds in Turlock. Non-profit group, the Mother Lode Mineral Society, is hosting the event.

The group support the community by providing scholarships for Eart Science students, supporting college classes with equipment and instruction, and doing classroom presentations for K-12 students about the rock cycle, minerals and fossils. Proceeds from the show will help pay for these community efforts.

The show will feature impressive dinosaur fossil exhibits and speakers including Bob Jones, senior editor for national magazine "Rock & Gem." Demonstrators will be on hand to show guests how to make beautiful jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones. Fluoresecent minerals will also be on display, shown under UV lights.

For more information about the Rock & Gem show, visit www.turlockgemshow.com.