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At age 85, author debuts her novel

Some writers are hit with instant inspiration, while some will kick around an idea for a few years. Then there is Ann Nivens, who had an idea for a novel nibbling away at her for decades. Nive...

August 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California De...

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Assembly bill will increase facility funding for charter schools

Assembly Republican Leader-Elect Kristin Olsen announced that Assembly Bill 948 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this week. If passed, this bill will reform the 2001 Se...

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Wanted felons apprehended

A tip to the location of a man wanted on multiple felony warrants led to the arrest of two individuals Wednesday morning. The Turlock Police Department was given information that Partner Hoote...

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Pair arrested after disturbance

What began as a response to a noise disturbance by Turlock Police officers led to the arrest of two individuals wanted for felony warrants. Shortly before 2 a.m. Friday officers responded to a...

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Purse thief strikes in downtown Turlock

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a suspect who stole a woman's purse from a downtown eatery Thursday afternoon. The victim was seated in the patio area of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar...

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Our deadly avoiding death health strategy

Two thirds of the world is worried about staying alive. Most Americans are worried about dying. There is a difference. A big difference. The contrast was underscored this week by the release...

August 15, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

Prodigal Sons and Daughters moves addiction counseling to new facility

The Prodigal Sons and Daughters may have moved to their new facility just three short months ago but for more than a decade the faith-based nonprofit has been changing the lives of locals by he...

August 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Jury starts deliberating on Turlock defendant’s sanity

The decision on whether or not a Turlock man was insane when he stabbed a 25-year-old man repeatedly and caused his death, is now in the hands of a Stanislaus County jury. The same jury alread...

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman David Madrigal graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that includ...

August 15, 2014 | | Local

Work gets underway on new county jail

The first shovels of dirt were turned over Friday for the new Stanislaus County Public Safety Center. The groundbreaking ceremony, attended by local and state officials, Sheriff Adam Christian...

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Farm Bill benefits local conservation efforts

At the 2014 Farm Bill's six-month update, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commended the bill's implementation throughout the nation. Locally, the Natural Resources Conservation Service echoed...

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local

New MJC linebacker coach, old Turlock face

Last year's defensive coordinator for Turlock High, Eddie Abassi, has found a new home with Modesto Junior College's football team as the new inside linebacker coach. After just two years as a...

August 15, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | College

California receives poor marks in small business friendliness

As students prepare to return to school it appears that the state of California is getting its report card early and the outlook is bleak. According to a study performed in partnership betwe...

August 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Unemployment ticks up in July

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in July, but remained below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department. T...

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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