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Stanislaus County heroes recognized by Red Cross

The Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross - which includes Stanislaus County - will host a celebration to honor individuals in the community who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others and show extraordinary human compassion.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Red Cross to honor Turlock teen and ‘Blankets for Babies’

At 13-years-old Taylor Beckwith is already a role model and inspiration for the entire community. Last year she collected 601 blankets through her "Blankets for Babies" project to donate to families in need.

May 31, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Train collision kills one

A Planada man was killed when a passenger train collided with his truck Sunday afternoon in Merced County.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bird enthusiasts to scour California for Yellow-billed Magpies

Bird enthusiasts from throughout California will descend upon the state's Central Valley and Coastal Ranges to count Yellow-billed Magpies this weekend. Popular among birders and compelling for conservationists, the Yellow-billed Magpie lives only in California, and may be may experiencing a comeback after major declines due to habitat loss, West Nile Virus and pesticide use.

"The Yellow-billed Magpie is a great California bird, very popular among bird enthusiasts and the general public," said Andrea Jones, Audubon California's director of Important Bird Areas. "If we want to be sure that the Yellow-billed Magpie is part of California's future ...

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Face-to-face with child abuse

The strong smell of marijuana penetrates the air and drug paraphernalia is evident throughout the room.

May 31, 2011 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Special to the Journal | Local


Community gathers for annual Memorial Day celebration

Fallen soldiers from every American war since the Civil War were honored Monday at the Turlock Community Memorial Day celebration at Turlock Memorial Park.

May 31, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Remembering those we lost

Since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Turlock has seen the tragic loss of three young men. Capt. Raymond Dwayne Hill II, 39, was the first death Turlock experienced and it was a sobering reminder about the real costs of war. Hill was with the National Guard and was killed in action on Oct. 29, 2005, from a roadside bomb that exploded near his Humvee while on patrol in Baghdad. He left behind a wife and two young daughters. He enjoyed working on classic cars, and was active in 4-H both as a member and as a ...

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Open Cockpit Day

Thousands of people visited Castle Air Museum's Open Cockpit Day in Atwater on Sunday. Visitors had the opportunity to see the inner workings of dozens of aircraft and military vehicles from WWII to modern planes, as well as take helicopter rides. There were also jump houses and ice cream for the kids.

May 31, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Winds prompt health advisory

The breezes that have been blowing through the area and keeping the temperatures down are also stirring up some health concerns.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice

Three years after the Civil War ended Maj. Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic declared May 30 as Decoration Day, a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with "the choicest flowers of springtime."

May 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair exhibitor deadlines approaching

While the 100-year anniversary celebration of the Stanislaus County Fair is still over a month away, exhibitor deadlines are quickly approaching.

May 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Horse travel not recommended due to herpes outbreak

Two weeks after the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported that Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) has been confirmed in 10 horses in California, horse owners are being advised to avoid nonessential transport of their animals.

May 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Wet spring brings hidden dangers for Memorial Day weekend

This spring season's above average rainfall has led to an abundance of both grass and brush and high, swift and cold river flows - each brings its own danger to recreating Californians.

May 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Seat belt crackdown planned for busy travel days

Law enforcement throughout California, including the Turlock Police Department, will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2011 Click It or Ticket mobilization, through June 5.

May 24, 2011 | | Local


Gas prices dip in time for holiday travel

Gasoline prices have plummeted in the past week, just in time for Memorial Day travel, but drivers are still paying far more for gasoline now than they did a year ago.

May 24, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Assyrian New Year celebration postponed

The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

March 27, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock's growing food processing niche

When former mayor John Lazar expressed a vision of making Turlock the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing," it was with companies like Certified Laboratories in mind.

March 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bus drivers seek city help to address insufficient wages

The public participation portion of Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting quickly turned into a plea for help as a legion of Turlock bus drivers took to the podium to voice their frustrations regarding what they regard as less than adequate wages.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The Double T opens its doors to the public for the first time with open house

Name of business: The Double T

March 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honoring women who make a difference

March is Women's History Month and the American Association of University Women could not think of a better way to celebrate than by honoring local women who are making history today.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Eggs-plosive trend in backyard chicken farming

The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Farmers’ market moves to E. Main Street

More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.

March 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s vintage scene

Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Caroline Monroe honored as Distinguished Young Woman of Turlock

Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free workshop to educate businesses on cyber security

Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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