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'Quiet Kid' Alvarado aims to make noise at NCAA track meet

Abraham Alvarado was a quiet kid, the kind nobody really noticed as he was growing up in Atwater.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Don't be afraid to try something different

Some of the old timers will tell you that the best way to teach someone how to swim is to push them right into the water. I definitely don't encourage anyone pushing someone into the water but I do see the benefit of not being afraid to try something different. Some of the best advice that I can give a fellow angler is to not be afraid to try something different. I can remember several times that I've been fishing with someone who was using a bait that I would have never tried, catch a fish while fishing ...

May 20, 2016 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing columnist | Sports Columns


Sweet time promised at Oakdale Chocolate Festival

Whether you just want to visit a few favorite chocolate booths, find some unique artwork, get some kettle korn or listen to some tunes, there won't be any shortage of things to do this weekend at the annual Oakdale Chocolate Festival.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Births May 12 to May 18

• Judid Valdez of Livingston is the mother of a 6-pound-6-ounce boy born May 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

May 20, 2016 | | Births


Let those without sin vote to slap $2 per pack tax on state's smokers

The self-righteous pushers of sin taxes are at it again.

May 20, 2016 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


New landscape watering hours begin June 1

Beginning June 1, a new watering schedule will go into effect. The new schedule will prohibit watering between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday through Saturday.

May 20, 2016 | | Government


Turlock students vie for Dairy Princess title

Three local women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The gala event will be held June 16 at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CDFA adjusts milk-for-cheese pricing formula

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross announced Friday that she would permanently increase the price dairy producers are paid for 4b milk used to make cheese, effective June 1.

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Hispanic acts added to fair lineup

The Stanislaus County Fair is planning on hosting la fiesta del verano (the party of the summer) with two international Hispanic entertainers set to perform at the fair.

May 19, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


‘Big Fish’ lands at Playhouse Merced

Playhouse Merced is hoping to reel in audiences with their production of the musical "Big Fish," which finishes its run this weekend.

May 19, 2016 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Renewed effort to remind people to buckle up for safety

Local law enforcement will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket campaign with an increased focus on motorists that fail to buckle up while on area roadways.

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Warriors improve times, marks at Last Chance Meet

In a last chance effort to better their times and marks to solidify their chances at qualifying for the NCAA Championships, three Stanislaus State Warriors were able to do just that at the West Coast Last Chance Open at Cox Stadium at San Francisco State on Saturday. The meet was hosted by University of San Francisco.

May 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | College


Stockton 99 Speedway opens 2016 season

The high-banked, ¼ mile Stockton 99 Speedway raised the curtain on its 68th season of racing with a four division show in front of a crowd estimated at just over 1,000 on Saturday night.

May 17, 2016 | BY DALE BOSOWSKI Motorsports columnist | Sports Columns


Giant sequoias' namesake park deserves a visit

Grand as they are, it's easy to overlook giant sequoias, even for those who visit the Sierra Nevada range often. Tahoe skiers and Yosemite climbers don't even pass close to the biggest clusters of the world's largest trees in Sequoia National Park.

May 17, 2016 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Local


Nine 'Golden Grads' ready to relive their 1966 Stan State commencement

Stanislaus State was a very different campus in 1966 than it is today. But then, so was the city of Turlock.

May 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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Albert John Baptista

Albert John Baptista was born January 26, 1921 in Hughson, California to John and Anna Baptista. In 1941, he met and married the love of ...

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Births May 19 to May 25

• Christine Garner of Empire is the mother of a 7-pound-2-ounce boy born May 19 at Emanuel Medical Center.

May 27, 2016 | | Births


Robert Ray White Jr

Robert Ray White of Hilmar, California passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2016. He was born in Cullman, Alabama on October 11, 1943. He ...

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Anti-DUI efforts planned for holiday weekend

The Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force is sending DUI officers out this holiday weekend for DUI/drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


promoting food safety tips for holiday

With Memorial Day weekend approaching and all the picnics and barbeques that go along with it, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reminding people ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


County approves staffing plan for expanded jail

The county is crafting the move into the new $89.5 million expansion of the Public Safety Center being constructed in west Ceres in phases ...

May 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


EMC to tout cancer survivors with ice cream

Emanuel Medical Center will be celebrating cancer survivors with a sweet treat come Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Turlock students among scholarship winners

The Stanislaus Community Foundation and its scholarship partners awarded scholarships totaling over $57,000 to local students for the 2016-17 academic school year.

May 24, 2016 | | Education


Increase in regional bus fares will have negative impact on those who need public transit the most

The new proposed changes to the BLAST Transit will result in decreased ridership and revenue; creating a hardship for those who depend on public bus ...

May 24, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


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