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Livestock buyers owe fair over $14,000

The 2009 Stanislaus County Fair ended five months ago, but Fair staff is still trying to recoup some outstanding debt from the event. The Stanislaus County Fair is still owed nearly $15,000 by buyers in the 2009 Junior Livestock Auction and Replacement Heifer Sale. This debt could impact 4-H and FFA participation in future fairs.

January 19, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock’s roads aren’t that bad, yet, but future doesn’t look good

No one in Turlock would be surprised to learn that the city's streets are not exactly paved with gold, but it might surprise a few to learn that on average Turlock's streets are satisfactory, according to the most recent road survey. However, the survey also found that if the funding for street maintenance and repair doesn't increase significantly and rapidly, the road from satisfactory to poor will be a short trip.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Clinic boosts H1N1 vaccinations

In the effort to keep another wave of H1N1 influenza illnesses from sweeping through Stanislaus County, the public health department held their second vaccination clinic Thursday in Turlock.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local community shakes up help for Haiti disaster

Since Tuesday, when nature rocked the ground beneath the people of Haiti, local community members have come together to raise money to help the victims of the 7.0 earthquake.

January 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Youth football leagues vie for Joe Debely priority use

The Turlock Parks, Recreation, and Community Commission was faced with a unique decision on Wednesday night. They were tasked with choosing which of two youth football teams would be an official affiliate with the Turlock Parks, Recreation and Facilities Division. Both Trans Valley Youth Football League and Turlock Youth Football are seeking rights to use Joe Debely Stadium for Saturday games.

January 16, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Blood drive for injured fire fighters

A community blood drive for the two Modesto firemen injured in a New Year's day blaze has been scheduled for Monday.

January 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local support group aims to lose weight sensibly

Turlock residents who are serious about sticking to their resolution to lose weight and get fit have a local support group to help them reach their goals. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a non-profit organization that aims to help people lose weight sensibly and keep it off.

January 12, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Crab feeds abound

It is now the height of crab season - which runs from mid-November through May - and organizations are taking full advantage of local epicures' insatiable appetite for the tasty crustacean.

January 12, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


H1N1 vaccination clinic comes to Turlock

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency will hold the second H1N1 influenza vaccination clinic from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Assyrian-American Civic Center in Turlock.

January 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Events aim to foster community relationships

Creating a forum for community conversation is the goal of three local organizations.

January 12, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID alters planned site of new transmission line

Yielding to concerns voiced by the City of Ceres and county residents, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors decided to move a planned 115 kV transmission line from Grayson Road to TID Lateral 2.5.

January 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


No shortage of Assembly candidates in 25th District

When State Senator Jeff Denham announced he would not seek election to the vacant 25th Assembly District seat, it opened the floodgates for a slew of competitors to step in.

January 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


California’s report card shows shortfall in college graduates

Children all around the state aren't the only ones getting a report card at the end of their classes. The Children Now organization gives the state a report card every year on how well the California takes care of their children, and their grades don't look so good.

January 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Westside residents see more crime than rest of city

This is the third installation in a five-part series on the area of town known as the Westside. Today's article is about crime in the Westside. Previous articles looked at the role of the faith community in the Westside. Coming articles will focus on business and the people of the Westside.

January 08, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local dairy farmers to serve on USDA advisory committee

Two local dairy leaders were appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to a federal advisory committee to help the struggling dairy industry.

January 08, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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


Water forum at CSUS

Experts from the city, county, state and local university will address groundwater challenges currently facing the Turlock area on Tuesday, as part of a public forum cosponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce and California State University, Stanislaus.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


San Joaquin River deemed 'most endangered river' in the nation

The San Joaquin River is in grave danger.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock Blue Diamond facility named top plant of the year

After a successful first year since its grand opening, the Turlock Blue Diamond Facility has been named the 2014 "Plant of the Year" by Food Engineering Magazine - an honor recognizing the most innovative new food or beverage plants built in North America.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Comic store opens downtown

Name of Business: Sky High Comics & Collectibles

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock woman reflects on 100 years

World War II, the Nixon Watergate scandal, the civil rights movements of the 1960s and the jazzercise fad of the 1980s - Maryadell Boone has seen it all and then some as today marks her 100th birthday. While Boone has lived through some of the most iconic decades of recent history, throughout the vast changes Boone's life has remained relatively the same.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Leadership forges local partnerships

If a community's strength is reflected in its leaders, then Turlock is a powerful community due in part to the mission of Leadership Turlock.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese touts Innovation Center, LEED certification

Hilmar Cheese Company proved it not only knows dairy innovation - but also how to be green, as in using energy efficient business practices.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


CSUS Relay for Life generates thousands for cancer research

Thousands of people cross the California State University, Stanislaus campus each day, but on Saturday hundreds of those people were walking for a cause: cancer.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


SPRING FASHION FOR A CAUSE

Ann Cornell's Fashion & Design class at Pitman High made and then donated 29 spring dresses to The Salvation Army and a few other charities. The Kiwanis Club purchased cloth from Cloth & Quilts in Turlock at a discount and then donated the material to the Pitman students for dress making. The dresses are made twice a year, usually in the winter and spring seasons. The Pitman High class and the Kiwanis Club have been teaming up to make the dress for about 12 years now.

April 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


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