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'Time to Fly'

Those in Livingston who glanced at the sky on Sunday morning saw more than just clouds and sunshine: they saw a multitude of colors as kites of all shapes and sizes hung in the air.

April 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New forecast highlights economic impact of drought

The ongoing drought might not dry up the state's economy, according to an economic forecast report released on Wednesday, but could continue to slow job growth over the next several years should drought conditions persist.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Victims’ Rights Week

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center will be hosting a celebration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week with an event Saturday in downtown Modesto.

April 04, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


IN SERVICE

Army National Guard Pvt. Ryan A. Clay has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

April 04, 2014 | | Local


Furniture store feels at home in Turlock downtown

Name of Business: Liz and Andrew Furniture

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Community projects bloom under garden club’s care

The members of the Turlock Garden Club are busy trimming their plants and pulling any errant weeds as they prepare for their second annual garden tour.

April 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Lake promises to be full for seasonal fun

Sharon and Bob Wolf came from Ohio to manage the Turlock Lake State Park recreational area for contractor American Land and Leisure. As area managers this winter, they invested a lot of sweat equity to upgrade the facility, replacing split rail fences, pedestal barbecue pits and picnic tables and painting restrooms. They feared their efforts would be in vain with speculations that the lake would not be filled due to the drought. After all, the docks were out of the water and eight duck blinds were stuck in the mud over the winter for a lack of water.

April 03, 2014 | JEFF BENZIGER | Local


Abe Rojas earns Senior award

Generations of Turlock youth have had the opportunity to swing for the bleachers thanks to the efforts of Abe Rojas. His vision in creating the Pedretti Sports Complex is just one way Rojas has left a lasting legacy in the area and has earned him the 2014 Senior Award for Stanislaus County Supervisorial District 2.

April 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID delays start of irrigation season, again

For the second time in recent weeks, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors has opted to postpone the start date for the 2014 irrigation season, pushing back water deliveries to local growers until April 10.

April 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Uber comes to the Central Valley

When Turlock native Spencer Rinkus moved to San Francisco he did not anticipate that he would eventually work for one of the most popular startups in the Bay Area: Uber. An application that individuals can download to their iPhone or Android devices, Uber connects riders with certified drivers that are near them, revolutionizing the transportation and cab services industry. After a small advertising startup at which Rinkus was working was acquired by Yahoo!, Rinkus was on the hunt for another position and found his way to Uber.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


6,764 years of Assyrian culture

March 21 marked the 6764 Assyrian New Year, and local community members honored the event on Saturday at the Assyrian American Civic Club where guests of all ages celebrated Assyrian heritage through traditional dance, food and customs.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cancer center earns multiple accreditations

The cancer treatment and research programs at Emanuel Medical Center have recently been accredited or reaccredited by leading health care organizations for the efforts to deliver top-quality patient care.

April 01, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Testicle Festival honors world champion bucking bull

One of the "baddest bodies in sports," according to ESPN's 2013 Body Issue Magazine, will be coming to Oakdale on Monday as an honored guest at this year's Testicle Festival.

March 28, 2014 | BY MARG JACKSON Turlock Journal | Local


Wood-burning curtailments could expand

The nights of sitting in front of a warm fire could become an infrequent occurrence in the Central Valley as new lower standards for wood-burning prohibitions are under consideration by the air district.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Measles cases on the rise in California

The number of Californians sickened with the measles continues to grow and more cases are reported to health officials.

March 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Turlock Relay for Life teams raise $46K

With the Turlock Relay for Life just around the corner, teams are continuing to gear up for the annual American Cancer Society event that helps raise money towards cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Community to celebrate Earth Day

Planting trees, recycling, riding bikes to work instead of driving, and raising awareness about "going green" are some of the many ways that communities around the world will show environmental stewardship this coming week, as Earth Day takes place on Tuesday.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Child safety focus of community event

The GDI Insurance hosted safety fair is returning to Turlock with the KlaasKids Foundation.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed a slight increase in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department, however a new program from the Alliance has the potential to send it in the opposite direction.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


10 ways to enjoy springtime with the whole family

Spring is the perfect time to bond with your family by playing, exploring, and getting active. Teach your kids about nature while taking in the warm, sunny weather and celebrate the Earth by taking care of your environment. Take advantage of the spring break by going on a fun trip or even just doing some family activities in the backyard. Your kids will love spending time with you and they'll enjoy learning something new. Baby J founder Jennifer Jacobellis shares 10 ways to have fun with family during the springtime.

April 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: City encourages residents to reduce landscape watering

As summer approaches it pays to be mindful of outside water use. Historically, the average residential water use increases beginning in the month of March, as the weather warms and customers turn their automatic sprinkler systems back on.

April 18, 2014 | | Local


Stanislaus humanists to host Freedom from Religion Foundation speaker

It's no secret that the City of Turlock is a religious community, even once being cited by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as having the most churches per capita in the nation.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Downtown boutique offers affordable designer clothing

Name of Business: Second Chance Boutique

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Remembering the fallen

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."

April 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local sorority aims for equality for disabled

The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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