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Infant mortality rates reach record low

The California Department of Public health announced this week that infant mortality rates in the state have reached a record low. This decrease in infant death rates is attributed to prenatal care, genetic testing to identify health risks at birth, breastfeeding, childhood immunizations, and continuing proper nutrition.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Health department recalls spinach, salad mixes

The California Department of Public Health is once again issuing a warning to consumers regarding a salmonella contamination. This time CDPH is warning shoppers to avoid certain bagged spinach and salad mix manufactured by Taylor Farms Retail Inc., Salinas. A package of fresh spinach tested positive for Salmonella in Washington. So far no cases of illness have been reported.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


County labor force shows gains for September

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to show some improvement in September as several industries recorded job growth, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

October 21, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fighting cancer for Candy

The Delhi High track looked like a punk convention on Saturday as young men in pink tutus and women with pink hair walked, talked - and sometimes ran - around in circles.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pink car tribute to family members

Sarah Jorge hopes to raise public awareness of breast cancer in Turlock in an unconventional way; she painted her car pink. Jorge, a graduate of Turlock High, took the plunge in July and had her Honda Civic painted light pink, the color most often identified with breast cancer awareness.

October 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock Relay for Life holds kickoff event

Preparations for Turlock Relay for Life 2012 will officially begin tonight with a kickoff event. The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life isn't until April 21, 2012, but organizers are taking the opportunity to start the planning process early. The event will also celebrate the success of last year's Relay, and the total funds raised will be announced.

October 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Electric rates set to increase

The Turlock Irrigation District may increase electric rates by $14 per month for the average household over the next three years, as the district struggles to absorb the cost of meeting a state-mandated 30 percent renewable energy requirement.

October 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


COMMUNITY: FIRE OPEN HOUSE

Lessons of fire prevention and emergency responses were doled out in hefty doses Saturday at the annual Turlock Fire Department open house.

October 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Teen killed by car while running

A 13-year-old was killed Monday night after being hit by a car while running in Winton.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Californians ‘ShakeOut’ for safety

Businesses, schools and organizations around the state will be shaking it up on Thursday - or at least pretending to as part of the annual public earthquake drill.

October 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Garden Club keeps downtown green

Wearing green aprons and gardening gloves and armed with clippers and water, 25 volunteers from the 75-member Turlock Garden Club tend to more than 40 planter pots in downtown Turlock twice a month.

October 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Brother and sister team produce cooking show for online audience

Matt Garman and Rebecca Schuller don't have a professional sound studio, a staff of sous chefs, or FoodNetwork's budget. But they do have a camera, a blog, and a good idea; and that's all it took to start their own cooking show.

October 14, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


USDA grants to help California specialty crops

California specialty crops are getting a financial boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as one of 19 states that received part of $46 million in grant funding to develop new ag technology.

October 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health department urges seasonal flu vaccination

The Stanislaus County Public Health Department is gearing up for another flu season and offering three community vaccination clinics to help prevent as many cases as possible this year.

October 14, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gas prices fall; still higher than last year

As the temperature has fallen, so too has the price of gasoline in California, according to an AAA Northern California report.

October 14, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Monitor your water usage online

Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cortez community prepares for annual Obon Festival

For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Family, friends remember college student killed in suspected DUI collision

The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New online boutique offers unique gift items

Name of Business: Under the Oak

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock marketing agency gains international recognition

It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


JKB Solar aims to show businesses how to be smart with solar

It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Boyett Petroleum prepares to release 2015 recipients of grant funding

What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.

June 25, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Benevolent Brownies ready for next step

Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hilmar festival to celebrate local farmers

Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond Board of California awards $2.5 million for research

Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.

June 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


TID, state association openly discuss California water needs

With the drought on nearly every mind throughout the state, Turlock Irrigation District and the Association of California Water Agencies engaged in a discussion on Tuesday that encompassed everything from sustainable groundwater basins to the future of water throughout the state.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


River Oaks Golf Course being sold

The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Local


Fair reveals new CEO, welcomes two directors

Following the announcement made by Stanislaus County Fair Chief Executive Officer Chris Borovansky in March revealing his intent to retire, the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Matthew Cranford as his replacement.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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