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Community welcomes back one of its ‘best and brightest’

Thousands of students this month will be donning academic regalia and taking part in graduation ceremonies. Most of those receiving higher education degrees will take their expertise to the highest bidder in a very competitive job market. Very few will bring their talents back to the communities where they are needed most.

May 22, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Patterson fights for representation on TID board

The City of Patterson is continuing its fight for representation on the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors, while TID officials say formally annexing Patterson would lead to skyrocketing costs, and reduced water for growers.

May 22, 2012 | | Local


Beware of scammers posing as government officials, warns BBB

Better Business Bureau warns area consumers to be wary of telephone calls or solicitations claiming that government officials and agencies will pay their utility or cell phone bills.

May 22, 2012 | | Local


3.5 million Californians expected to hit roads this weekend

Only 33 drivers will race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Memorial Day weekend.

May 21, 2012 | | Local


Young boy overcomes communication disorder to write short story

What does hope sound like? Is it a galvanizing chant of a crowd or a word of encouragement whispered in the ear? For Ron and Jennifer Eivaz it sounds like a single word uttered by their son David. It doesn't matter what the word might be - they are all precious to the couple for the sheer fact that for the first half of David's life the prospect of him being able to use and grasp language was an open-ended question.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


One man’s struggle with alcohol, life on the streets

He says he was born in Minnesota, grew up in San Jose, and ran businesses in Los Angeles. He says he played professional baseball in Philadelphia, a shortstop who once faced off against Nolan Ryan.

May 18, 2012 | | Local


Farming jobs help grow ranks of employed in county

An increase in farming jobs helped decrease Stanislaus County's unemployment rate to 16.4 percent for April, giving it a rate well below last year's estimate of 17.3 percent, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Efforts underway to keep West Nile virus at bay

The mosquito surveillance and control activities aimed at curbing the presence of West Nile virus are underway in Stanislaus County, just as two dead birds confirmed to have the virus were found in a neighboring county.

May 18, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Canine competition comes to Modesto

Some of the best law enforcement canine teams from across Northern California will compete for the title of "Top Dog" at the 30th Annual Police Canine Trial, Saturday in Modesto.

May 17, 2012 | | Local


Seat belt enforcement

The 2012 start-of-summer Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off Monday.

May 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Animal rights groups seek justice for 50,000 starved hens

Three non-profit animal sanctuaries, Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary and Harvest Home are seeking justice for 50,000 hens who were abandoned this past February in what Stanislaus County Animal Services Executive Director Annette Patton called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.

May 17, 2012 | BY NANCY ANGEL Turlock Journal | Local


Lemonade Day event to help youth learn about business, raise funds for nonprofits

It's never too early for children to learn the basic tenants of running a business. And what better way to learn than by operating an old-fashioned lemonade stand?

May 15, 2012 | | Local


Pedal power: Biking to work

As Turlockers celebrate national Bike to Work Week – May 14-18 – some local citizens bike to work every day.

May 15, 2012 | | Local


Sacred Heart to host festival

Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host a festival on Saturday and Sunday in an effort to bring the parish's English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking members together for one event.

May 15, 2012 | | Local


Time to fill the boot

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be holding their annual Boot Drive on Saturday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in Turlock. Money raised will go directly back to the community. Since last year, the firefighters have donated thousands of dollars back into the Turlock community raised from the Boot Drive and their annual crab feed. This year money from the Boot Drive will be donated to Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Together, Turlock Recreation and Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness ...

May 15, 2012 | | Local


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Locals love tamales

The first annual Turlock Tamale Festival was a resounding success, according to festival host and Turlock Poker Room owner Joe Fernandez.

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Foster Farms recalls chicken nugget products

Foster Fosters is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that could be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber ...

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dentistry from the Heart to offer free smiles

For the past three years, local dentist Robert A. McCulla has changed lives – and smiles – in the Turlock community by hosting a free day of ...

May 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


March sees improved water conservation rates statewide

Despite a lack of rain in March Californians didn't lag in their water conservation efforts, according to the recent data from the State Water ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Purple for a cause

Turlockers painted their world purple on Saturday and brought cancer patients a little hope by raising $35,410 for the American Cancer Society through the ...

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Kitten rescue goes viral

Turlock Firefighters are causing "ahs" to be uttered around the country as a video of them rescuing four kittens from a burning wood pile spreads ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public invited to Congressional candidate forum

One of the most important jobs that the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County does is to provide educational opportunities for the voters by ...

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock native serving aboard U.S. Navy destroyer

A 2008 Turlock High School graduate and Turlock native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Milius.

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast honors service and strength

Members of the Turlock community came together on Friday morning to eat, pray and reflect at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, giving thanks to ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Children’s Play Park a project of community pride

The children scampering up and down the wooden play structure at Donnelly Park likely haven't given much thought, if at all, to how the ...

April 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock's growing ag industry

Turlock welcomed a new powdered milk processing plant on Friday, and took one step closer to former Mayor John Lazar's vision of becoming the ...

April 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock tree lovers

The City of Turlock has a long tradition of celebrating Arbor Day - over 25 years - and a little rain didn't dampen Turlock's tree-loving ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Global consumers: More almonds, please

Driving through the Turlock countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has taken ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair ticket sales start Saturday

The Stanislaus County Fair will open its box office to sell discounted Fair admission tickets, arena tickets, fair season pass, and discount unlimited ride wristbands ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Emanuel launches stroke awareness campaign

During American Stroke Month in May, Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca will launch a comprehensive awareness campaign ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


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