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St. Jude Thaddeus youth going to Spain

A delegation from the youth group of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Livingston will depart on Aug. 8 for a two -week pilgrimage to attend World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Holiday travelers feeling the ‘budgetary squeeze,’ says AAA

Despite declining gas prices, fewer Californians are projected to travel for the Fourth of July weekend than did a year ago, AAA Northern California announced this week.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fireworks stands open with a bang

Hilmar resident Sherri Flanery contemplated a "Moonstruck" package of fireworks at the Phantom Fireworks stand sponsored by the Turlock Freewill Baptist Church at the corner of Monte Vista and Geer on Tuesday. The church said last year they sold $22,000 worth of fireworks and raised $5,000 during the fundraiser, which helps send kids to summer church camp. Fireworks stands opened Tuesday throughout Turlock. About 85 percent of sales are made on July 3 and 4. In order to avoid long lines and get the best fireworks, organizations urge buyers to come in early.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Safety Saturday a success

More than 800 people visited GDI Insurance's safety event on Saturday, held at GDI offices on Geer Road in Turlock.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock police officer named Veteran of the Year

Neil Cervenka, a Turlock Police sergeant and former Air Force reservist, has been named the 26th Assembly District 2011 Veteran of the Year.

June 28, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two die in rollover; two injured

An early morning single car rollover accident on a country road resulted in the death of two Turlock men and injured two others.

June 28, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Blaze burns through hay supply

The thick billows of smoke moving over Turlock Monday were from a fire that swept through a hay barn at a Turlock dairy - destroying an estimated 1,000 tons of hay bales in the process.

June 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash claims life of young child

A collision at a well-traveled Turlock intersection Monday morning killed one child and severely injured his sister and mother, the California Highway Patrol reported.

June 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Home-based businesses on the rise

Marisa Santos and JoAnna Oliva were not afraid of the economic climate when they decided to start a new business this spring.

June 24, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced fair attendance down, Stanislaus numbers up

Total attendance at the 120th Merced County Fair was down 4.5 percent from 2010. About 61,700 people attended the fair this year.

June 24, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Quilters cover cold Turlockers

Gotcha Covered has been quilting blankets for needy community members since 2007, and their project grows bigger every year. The group of quilters was started in 2007 by Sharon Bristow, who got her inspiration from her daughter.

June 24, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Supporting local growers

The Turlock Farmers Market held their first of three night market events on Friday. Locally grown fruits and vegetables were available for sale, along with other agricultural products such as honey.

June 24, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Leadership class renovates Turlock Pregnancy Center

If a helping hand is nice, multiple sets of them certainly can get some work done fast. At least that's what the staff of the Turlock Pregnancy Center learned after the center's reception area was recently renovated as part of a project undertaken by the 11 graduating members of the Leadership Turlock Class of 2011.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


New Dairy Princess crowned

Alyssa Melo of Dos Palos was selected as the 2011-2012 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's (CMAB) District 6/3. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 250 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on June 16 at Our Lady of the Assumption Portuguese Hall in Turlock.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Servicemen and women to be honored in Patriotic Parade

The Turlock Patriotic Parade committee is inviting active military personnel and Gold Star families to be honored guests at this year's event.

June 24, 2011 | | Local


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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


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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