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High unemployment marks end of 2009

Stanislaus County closed out 2009 by recording one of the highest rates of unemployment numbers for the year.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Long-time actor and Turlock High grad James Mitchell dies at 89

James Mitchell, an actor in the ABC soap opera "All My Children" and a graduate of Turlock High School, died Friday at the age of 89.

January 26, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Downtown property owners look for a brighter 2010

While continuing to feel the repercussions of the sluggish economy, the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is moving forward with plans to fill the vacant store fronts and bring consumers back to the downtown corridor.

January 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


High-speed rail still on track

Local residents had their first opportunity to comment on California's proposed High-Speed Rail system on Thursday, when project planners held an open house and scoping meeting at the Merced Senior Center.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Healthy smiles

Kindergarten students from Crowell Elementary School got an up-close experience with dental tools at First Step Dental on Friday. Unlike most trips to the dentist, however, this field trip was a fun experience. The dental group put on tours for local elementary students to promote dental health. Kids learned about dental topics from tooth brushing techniques to proper nutrition. First Step Dental hoped to promote February as national children's dental health month, and encourage students and parents to seek dental treatment at an early age.

January 22, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


A day in the life of a dementia patient

Imagine trying to button a shirt while wearing thick gloves and blurry goggles. Imagine trying to understand verbal instructions while sirens, static and voices ring in your ears. This is what dementia patients deal with on a daily basis, and this is what care givers at Paramount Court were trying to simulate for the public on Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local Realtor earns accolades for green home design

The Endsley Prototype Homes, an unbuilt pair of sustainable infill homes planned for Turlock, were honored with a Merit Award in a highly competitive American Institute of Architects design award program.

January 22, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


A mix of new and old keeps business alive on Westside

This is the fourth installation in a five-part series on the area of town known as the Westside. Today's article is about business on the Westside. Previous articles looked at the role of the faith community and crime on the Westside. The final article in this series will focus on the people of the Westside.

January 22, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community celebrates the Best of Turlock

The Larsa Banquet Hall was filled with over 350 community members Friday night for the Chamber of Commerce's 42nd annual Best of Turlock award event.

January 22, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Rain eases for now, more on the way

That big yellow orb shining through the clouds is the sun and it would be best to enjoy it while it lasts.

January 22, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Calling all hopeless romantics

As Valentine's Day rapidly approaches, those who have sentimental tendencies may take time to reread love letters sent and received. We at the Turlock Journal would like to help spread the love this Valentine's holiday by printing your love letters. Send us your love notes - both old and new - and we will publish them in our Feb. 13 issue.

January 19, 2010 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Officer does Turlock proud on game show

Turlock Police Officer Amanda Alberti may have been stumped by the word "wool" on her "Wheel of Fortune" appearance, but she still walked away a winner.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Storm pelts Valley with rain, hail

Pull out the rain slickers and the umbrellas because the wet weather is making itself at home in the Central Valley for the rest of the week.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Livestock buyers owe fair over $14,000

The 2009 Stanislaus County Fair ended five months ago, but Fair staff is still trying to recoup some outstanding debt from the event. The Stanislaus County Fair is still owed nearly $15,000 by buyers in the 2009 Junior Livestock Auction and Replacement Heifer Sale. This debt could impact 4-H and FFA participation in future fairs.

January 19, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock’s roads aren’t that bad, yet, but future doesn’t look good

No one in Turlock would be surprised to learn that the city's streets are not exactly paved with gold, but it might surprise a few to learn that on average Turlock's streets are satisfactory, according to the most recent road survey. However, the survey also found that if the funding for street maintenance and repair doesn't increase significantly and rapidly, the road from satisfactory to poor will be a short trip.

January 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Settlement reached in abandonment of 50,000 hens at Turlock farm

Andy Cheung and Lien Diep of A&L Poultry in Turlock have been permanently prohibited from working directly with animals again, a settlement reached as a result of the producers' reckless abandonment of 50,000 hens back in 2012.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran prepares for annual Red, White, and Blue 9-11 Run

While Turlocker and United States Army veteran Cory Smith may have returned home several years ago after witnessing the affects of war first hand, his patriotism has not waned evident by his decision to take to the streets of Turlock - literally - to increase locals' understanding of the sacrifice of soldiers.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sutter ushers in new era in Turlock

The new Sutter Gould care center opened in Turlock on Monday with the old offices on Main Street closing its doors.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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