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Mental Health Act funds create ‘help-first system’

Standing in front of a group of Kiwanis Club of Turlock members at the Hometown Buffet conference room was a volunteer from the Stanislaus County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This local teacher shared with the service club members her own personal struggle with mental illness - its affects on her work, her home life and social activities.

August 07, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikh community reacts to Wis. shooting

On Sunday, a white supremacist opened fire on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers and wounding several others.

August 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlockers party together in annual night out event

Turlockers turned on their porch lights, locked their front doors and joined their neighbors for National Night Out on Tuesday evening. Neighborhoods across the city held block parties and were visited by police and fire department officials.

August 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Downtown turnaround?

Downtown Turlock's recovery wasn't heralded by the long-awaited tinkling of wedding bells in a bridal shopping district.

August 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cyclist killed on Golden State Boulevard

A 40-year-old man looking for recyclables along a Turlock road was struck by a sports utility vehicle and died Friday night.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Governor appoints fair board members

Governor Jerry Brown made the following appointments earlier this month to the 38th District Agricultural Association, Stanislaus County Fair Board:

August 07, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Services set for fallen soldier

Funeral services for Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, the Turlock soldier who died while serving as a combat medic in Afghanistan, have been set for Wednesday.

August 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhoods prepare for National Night Out

This year's National Night Out is planned from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. National Night Out is a night when residents lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outdoors getting to know their neighbors and local law enforcement.

August 03, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Central Valley ripe for fruit production

Peach grower Jim Santini has spent every summer in a peach orchard since he was about four years old. His father planted his first peach orchard in the mid-1950s when Santini was about two.

August 03, 2012 | BY DAWN M. HENLEY TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Family forced out by fire

A family of seven had to find temporary housing Wednesday after an electrical fire caused damage at their home.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile claims first life in California

California recorded its first fatality of the year from the West Nile virus, just as new cases have been reported in Stanislaus County.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock teen leads normal life after liver transplants

An emotional panel of speakers gave a new meaning to life when they honored organ donors and transplant recipients at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto Wednesday morning. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Week, about 40 panels were on display in the hospital's main hallway, which featured stories of residents whose loved ones lost their lives and donated organs and tissues. The wall also commemorated the people whose lives were saved because of the transplants.

August 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Climate change and specialty crops focus of new CDFA group

California's specialty crops account for more than half of the nation's fruits, vegetables, and nuts as well as nearly $7 billion dollars of exports worldwide. California's production of diverse specialty crops is threatened by potential climate-related phenomena, including reduced water supplies, increased plant heat stress, decreased chill hours, shifts in pollinator lifecycles and increased influx of invasive species, according to the California Department of Agriculture.

August 02, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Air quality declines as ozone levels climb

Rising ozone levels throughout the San Joaquin Valley are causing air quality to deteriorate, and local air officials urge residents to take health-protective measures where necessary.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock boy hit and killed by train

A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a train Tuesday night in Turlock, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.

August 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Pirates reign high seas of Keyes Library

Arrrrr. Children in Keyes were treated to a number of pirate related events at the Keyes Library on Thursday afternoon in celebration of the International "Talk like a Pirate Day" on Friday.

September 19, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Dancing with the Turlock Stars: Preview Edition

For the past two months local participants of the first annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars event to benefit the Salvation Army could be found in dance studios, gyms, classrooms, and cafeterias across Turlock honing their dance skills and practicing routines for their big showcase tonight. As I peeked my head into several practices to interview participants for our Studio 209 video episode I was given a sneak preview of the dancers' routines. After witnessing a cha-cha, a rock and roll performance, and a western medley, it's clear that the array of dances is as diverse as the participants ...

September 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dick’s Sporting Goods looking to hire for new Turlock location

While the southern extension of Monte Vista Crossings has yet to be completed, Dick's Sporting Goods is wasting no time looking for local individuals to employ at its new Turlock location, just one of 574 stores across the country.

September 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock conservationist spreads message with children’s book

Ten years ago Turlock's Tammy Bird decided to make a dramatic shift in her life. She sold all her possessions, bought an RV and went to live in the Santa Cruz mountains.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pumpkins still aplenty

Farmers around the region have been taking drastic measures to deal with the ongoing drought, but fortunately for local children, there will still be plenty of pumpkins to choose from at Turlock's R.A.M. Farms.

September 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock fire fighters ready to turn town pink

As the fall season arrives more people will be adding warm golds, maroons, and oranges to their wardrobes, but in Turlock the color of the moment will be pink.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate drops in August

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw a welcome drop in August as more food manufacturing jobs opened up with the arrival of harvest season.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air officials issue health alert

The King Fire burning in El Dorado County has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts in surrounding counties, including Stanislaus and Merced, for as long as the fire continues to burn.

September 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Young Eagles Day lets local kids fly high for free

The Young Eagles Day at the Turlock Airport is approaching meaning children can abandon their toy planes for the day in order to tour real aircrafts at the City of Turlock's municipal airport.

September 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reading program goes to the dogs

Although Snoopy may have been kicked out of the library and told "no dogs allowed," the Turlock Library will be welcoming therapy dogs this October through a different kind of reading program.

September 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Westside Ministries to celebrate 30 years

This year marks Westside Ministries' 30th year and the organization invites the community to help it celebrate with a picnic dinner that will include a special anniversary service and dance performance.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ceremony will honor area philanthropists

On Nov. 5, the area's leading philanthropists will be recognized at the Association of Funding Professionals National Philanthropy Awards. The event will recognize active, philanthropic individuals who make a difference in the community.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fewer wood burning days ahead for Valley

The Governing Board for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District approved a proposal to tighten the wood burning bans in the Central Valley, lessening the number of days individuals can use traditional fireplaces.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Enterovirus reaches California

The enterovirus that has sickened more than a hundred people, mostly children, across the country has now officially been confirmed in California.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ten Pin Fun Center no longer a reality for Turlock

Locals dreaming of bowling a strike at a Turlock bowling alley won't have the opportunity to do so as the Ten Pin Fun Center project is officially, well, a gutterball.

September 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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