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H1N1 cases on the rise locally, worldwide

Stanislaus County health officials have confirmed that the passing of a 69-year-old man in August was caused by the H1N1 virus, bringing the county total up to six deaths.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legacy Circle starts annual fundraising campaign with a bang

Legacy Circle of Emanuel Medical Center ended its first week of a six-week fundraising campaign with $946,676 in donations.

September 11, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Dust Bowl on tap

One morning, former Pitman High teacher and coach Brett Tate woke up and grabbed the morning paper. As he was glancing through the pages he came across one article about a local brewer. That one article changed his life.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Salvation Army honors local supporters

The Salvation Army Turlock Corps is celebrating 15 years of "doing the most good" with an anniversary gala. The service organization will honor five Turlock residents at the event.

September 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


First Baptist celebrates 100 years of faith

From generation to generation, the First Baptist Church in Turlock has carried people through the past 100 years in three different buildings and under 16 different pastors.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


EPA fines Turlock business

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Turlock Cold Storage $21,086 for failing to properly notify emergency responders of an ammonia release, a violation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right–to-Know-Act.

September 11, 2009 | | Local


H1N1 claims life of Merced County woman

Merced county recorded its second confirmed death from the H1N1 virus with the passing of a 58-year-old Los Banos woman.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gas prices increase for Labor Day

Motorists were greeted by higher gas prices when they went to fuel up for their Labor Day holiday last weekend, according to AAA Northern California statistics.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local service club to skydive for children

Is that a bird? A plane? Why no, it is Kiwanis club members jumping out of planes.

September 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


It’s important to vaccinate for seasonal flu, say health officials

The H1N1 swine flu vaccine may be at least a month away, but the time to vaccinate against seasonal flu is now, according to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus founding faculty member, former Journal reporter dies at 74

Roy Wilson, one of the founding faculty members of California State University, Stanislaus, who also went on to serve as a county supervisor for Riverside County, died Wednesday. Wilson was 74.

September 04, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Firefighters practice for mid-rise blaze

Turlock Fire Department ran a full scale drill on Wednesday at the Silvercrest Senior Citizens' Residence. The drill included evacuating the residents of Silvercrest and running hose up to the third floor of the building. Some residents stayed in their rooms, and part of the drill was to find and evacuate them.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local resident hospitalized from West Nile Virus

A 73-year-old local woman has become the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in the Turlock area this year. She remains hospitalized from the disease, which she contracted in the last week of August.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


President’s speech banned in local schools

A live address to students across the nation from President Barack Obama on the value of hard work and education has turned into a national debate that has school districts embroiled in controversy on the decision to show the speech or not.

September 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


COLLEGE: MOVE-IN DAY

On Friday morning students at CSU Stanislaus greeted the upcoming school year with an age-old tradition, dormitory move-in day. Students and their families unloaded cars, trucks and SUVs at the CSU Stanislaus Village dorms with the help of volunteer movers.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Recreation to continue at Don Pedro

While the ongoing drought will not keep Don Pedro Reservoir from being open for recreational purposes this summer, officials say to expect operational changes to the reservoir due to low water conditions.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Men brave high heel mile for women's center

Come Saturday morning men and boys from all over Stanislaus County will ready themselves for a mile walk by putting on their exercise duds and slipping their feet into a pretty pair of peep-toe pumps, or perhaps some pointy high heels, or if they're really daring, a pair of strappy stilettos.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native receives national women’s award

Dedicated to helping women and children suffering from domestic violence, sexual assault and even human trafficking, Turlock native and "Women of Worth" founder Sandy Escobar-Schmidt was recently honored by a prestigious home magazine recognizing five women across the nation who "represent the best in American caring and giving."

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Volunteers ready to 'Love Turlock'

Many locals have probably seen large signs around town with two ambiguous words and a date: Love Turlock, May 3. While these signs have piqued the interest of some in the community, they serve as a reminder to many others who have participated in the Love Turlock event before, a volunteer based workday to give back to the community.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock Relay for Life teams raise $46K

With the Turlock Relay for Life just around the corner, teams are continuing to gear up for the annual American Cancer Society event that helps raise money towards cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Community to celebrate Earth Day

Planting trees, recycling, riding bikes to work instead of driving, and raising awareness about "going green" are some of the many ways that communities around the world will show environmental stewardship this coming week, as Earth Day takes place on Tuesday.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Child safety focus of community event

The GDI Insurance hosted safety fair is returning to Turlock with the KlaasKids Foundation.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed a slight increase in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department, however a new program from the Alliance has the potential to send it in the opposite direction.

April 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


10 ways to enjoy springtime with the whole family

Spring is the perfect time to bond with your family by playing, exploring, and getting active. Teach your kids about nature while taking in the warm, sunny weather and celebrate the Earth by taking care of your environment. Take advantage of the spring break by going on a fun trip or even just doing some family activities in the backyard. Your kids will love spending time with you and they'll enjoy learning something new. Baby J founder Jennifer Jacobellis shares 10 ways to have fun with family during the springtime.

April 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: City encourages residents to reduce landscape watering

As summer approaches it pays to be mindful of outside water use. Historically, the average residential water use increases beginning in the month of March, as the weather warms and customers turn their automatic sprinkler systems back on.

April 18, 2014 | | Local


Stanislaus humanists to host Freedom from Religion Foundation speaker

It's no secret that the City of Turlock is a religious community, even once being cited by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as having the most churches per capita in the nation.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Downtown boutique offers affordable designer clothing

Name of Business: Second Chance Boutique

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Remembering the fallen

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."

April 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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