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State veterinarian clears Santa’s reindeer to enter California

California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of Dec. 24 and in the early morning hours of Dec. 25.

December 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission seeks 'Outstanding' women

The holiday season is the time to appreciate those near and dear, but it is also the time of year for the Stanislaus County Commission for Women to accept nominations to honor females in the community for their year-round exemplary service.

December 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


NORAD prepares to track Santa on annual mission

For children who want to track Santa Claus and his reindeer as they make their way across the world to every rooftop on Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has them covered with their NORAD Tracks Santa program.

December 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment on slight upward trend for county

For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock turns 143 on Monday

Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).

December 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keyes hosts first Christmas parade

After the successful revival of the Keyes Fall Festival Parade-a tradition the town has not seen in 30 years-back in October, it only seems natural for the Keyes community to host a nighttime Christmas parade for the first time.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Airman surprises family, students for Christmas

For many people, Christmas lists usually hold wishes for new iPhones, clothes and toys. However, for Jody Jorge, her only wish was to see her daughter Hannah Pointon for the holidays.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


McDonald’s cancels plans to build downtown location

Jack in the Box will remain the reigning fast food option in downtown Turlock as McDonald's has decided not to open a location at the corner of Marshall and South Center Streets, the site of the present Bonander Buick GMC car lot.

December 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


½ cent tax key to ACE expansion into Stanislaus County

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 18, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Local


Family business puts energy into solar enterprise

Name of Business: Matt Anderson Electric and Solar

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Women's council makes funds available for local nonprofits

Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for additional funds to continue their good work can now apply for a grant through the Women's Leadership Council, an affinity group through the United Way of Stanislaus County.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


More travelers expected on roadways this holiday season

Lights won't only be glowing on houses this season as the roadways are likely to be lit up with an estimated 12.1 million Californians traveling by car to friends and loved ones this holiday season.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood train hauls in Christmas spirit

For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Kids learn good dental health habits

First Step Dental held its annual elementary school field trip day on Friday in celebration of Dental Health Month. Schools were invited to bring the ...

February 24, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


EMC offers free seminar on colon cancer

Emanuel Medical Center is hosting a free seminar with a Stanford surgeon to promote colon cancer awareness.

February 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Outstanding women to be honored at annual event

There are countless outstanding women who call Stanislaus County home, but the County's Commission for Women plans to pay tribute to 12 that stand ...

February 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tree, fence damage lead to Pedretti Park closure

Five years of drought followed by a historic wet and stormy winter has wreaked havoc on rivers, roads and forests throughout the region and state ...

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


In midst of historically wet year, officials hope to create more space in Don Pedro

After making a decision to open one of three controlled spillway gates at Don Pedro Reservoir for the first time in 20 years on Monday ...

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cen Cal Detailing ready to go to the mats

Type of Business: Mobile auto detailer

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Libraries celebrate Dr. Seuss, Day of the Child

Iconic children's author Dr. Seuss will be honored through a number of events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library throughout the month ...

February 23, 2017 | | Local


IRC event brings community together for refugees

Following questions from the community regarding President Donald Trump's executive order limiting travel into the United States, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock ...

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


PG&E begins natural gas line testing in Turlock

Streets in Turlock's westside will be shut down tonight as Pacific Gas and Electric Company performs the first in a series of natural gas ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


World religious leaders, activists convene at regional meeting in Modesto

Nearly 700 faith leaders, grassroots organizers and community leaders from 12 countries gathered at Central Catholic High School in Modesto from Feb. 16 - 19 at ...

February 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock family finds hope with new spinal muscular atrophy drug treatment

The seven years of young Charleston "Cash" Goeppert's life have been marked by a lot of nevers - never taken his first step, never crawled ...

February 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Don Pedro spills amongst historic rainfall

California has been thirsting for water for years in the midst of a historic drought, but recent rainfall brought newfound fears of flooding to local ...

February 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flames bring down former Almond Tree restaurant in Turlock

The thick, acrid smoke that swirled and billowed over parts of Turlock Tuesday came from a fire that burned down one of the city's ...

February 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


75 years later: A look back at the Turlock Assembly Center

Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of a time in America many would rather forget and hope to never repeat.

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to ...

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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