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Friendly Visitor program connects lonely seniors with community volunteers

Chuck Hodges has lived a full life. He is a two-time Army veteran -Korea and Vietnam. He has held down numerous jobs in his life from dish washer, to garbage collector and truck driver. Now, at the age of 81, he no longer works, but enjoys fishing, bowling and dancing.

August 19, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


More people giving time, resources to nonprofits

Californians are spending more time volunteering for causes they believe in, according to a report released by The Corporation for National and Community Service. The total number of volunteer hours increased by 27 million hours from 2009 to 2010.

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Share your 9/11 memories

The Turlock Journal is working on a special 9/11 issue and would like to include stories from our readers. What are your recollections from that day? Where were you when you first heard the news? What memories still stand out for you? W

August 19, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Election filing period closed; TUSD fields 7 candidates

The extended candidate filing period for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election drew to a close on Wednesday, with five local races qualifying for the election ballot.

August 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Historic water year leads to extension of irrigation season

The Turlock Irrigation District announced Wednesday that it plans to extend the irrigation season by two weeks. The irrigation season will now extend to Nov. 2, and the last day for growers to place an order is Oct. 30.

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Getting healthy, pound by pound

The West Side Health Care Advisory Task force kicked off their annual Healthy Choices Summit with a weigh in ceremony on a giant scale. Teams of 10 participants stood together on the scale to calculate their overall weight. The teams will exercise and make healthy eating choices over the next eight weeks to drop pounds and compete for the title of "Biggest Loser."

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local drivers see a drop in gas prices

Consumers are seeing some price relief at the gasoline pump, but prices are still up compared to last month, according to AAA Northern California's monthly report.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Health care grant funds new medical facility in Hilmar

A new federal grant will allow the Livingston Medical Group to open a new medical facility in Hilmar, expected to provide medical care for 4,500 new patients.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Zoning makes permanent shelter possible, but not this winter

After years of meetings, negotiations and public workshops, the Turlock City Council at their July 26 meeting approved a zoning area where homeless shelters are allowed.

August 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fitness club looks to grant a child’s ‘wish’

Brenda Athletic Clubs is hoping to make the life of at least one very sick child in Stanislaus County a little bit better by helping to grant a wish.

August 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Crash claims life of Turlock senior

A collision between two vehicles in the outskirts of Turlock killed an 87-year-old woman Saturday.

August 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County transit goes high-tech

Riding the bus just became easier in Stanislaus County.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fire chars apartment

A Turlock woman escaped unharmed a fire in her apartment that started behind her stove.

August 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Train victim identified

The man killed while walking along the railroad tracks in Hughson has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office as Ryan Ling, 26.

August 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


COMMUNITY: YOUTH LEADERS

Two girls and two boys from both Turlock and Pitman high schools spoke at the American Legion Hall on Friday about their adventures at Girls State and Boys State this past summer. They all went for a week-long conference to learn about the process of the California government, how it works and they even built their own government from the ground up.

August 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Valeriashop offers eclectic custom jewelry, hand sewn scarves locally and online

Name of Business: Valeriashop

May 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Summer reading challenge heats up at local libraries

Every hero has a story and the Stanislaus County Library is hoping readers of all ages will find their favorites during the Summer Reading Challenge.

May 28, 2015 | | Local


Community shows support for Turlock girl

Long before Turlock eighth grader Breanna Mendoza's story about being bullied at Dutcher Middle School made headlines last month, Craig Day was busy buying tickets for Taylor Swift's 1984 World Tour.

May 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local bike park national finalist for $100K grant

Local cyclists may have a new trail to try as the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park at Lake McClure is one of three national finalists for a $100,000 grant furnished by Bell brand helmets.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese recognized for sustainability efforts

Since it produces approximately 2 million pounds of cheese a day, it is oftentimes difficult to remember that Hilmar Cheese Company-the largest single-site cheese processor in the world-is known for more than just cheese.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Recent rainfall proves no match for drought

Although the amount of precipitation experienced by the region for the month surpasses the historical average rainfall amount for May, it still is not enough to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock remembers

Community members gathered at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.

May 26, 2015 | | Local


Neighbors concerned with night activity at Denair park

While Sterling Ranch Park in Denair is a welcoming community park during the day, nearby residents are not happy about the potentially illegal nightly activities at the park that are exacerbated by poor lighting.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dollar General expands in Stanislaus County

If it seems like there is a Dollar General on just about every corner, that's probably because the retail chain has continued to expand into Stanislaus County over the past few years and it isn't stopping.

May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


AAA projects uptick in Memorial Day travelers

Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.

May 22, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

Did you know...

May 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Pentecost Association prepares to celebrate 103 years of cultural traditions

It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honey bee decline causes buzz throughout nation

A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business forecast strong, despite negative impact of drought

Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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