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Tobacco sales to minors reach new low in state

As the Stanislaus County Office of Education prepares for its seventh annual "Tobacco Slam" event, the California Department of Health is reporting some good news about youth and smoking.

September 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Merced County reports first human case of West Nile

Merced County reported its first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus disease for 2011 on Friday. According to the Merced County Department of Public Health, the adult patient's symptoms began on Sept. 1. The patient, a resident of northern Merced County, was hospitalized beginning on Sept. 15. The patient was able to recover sufficiently from illness symptoms and was released from the hospital within a week. The patient is expected to make a full recovery.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Memoirist highlights cancer event

Author, television producer and breast cancer survivor Geralyn Lucas will be the keynote speaker at Emanuel Medical Center's 14th annual Women's Cancer Awareness event.

September 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Judge calls Delta salmon protection plan ‘bad science’

The government will be forced to rewrite a plan to protect endangered Delta salmon from water pumps, following a Tuesday court decision which overturned parts of the plan for lacking scientific merit.

September 23, 2011 | | Local

Record almond harvest underway

The predicted record breaking 2011 almond harvest is underway in farms throughout the Central Valley.

September 23, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Community Supported Agriculture offers consumers a ‘share’ in farming

Genovese basil. Romanesco zucchini. Spanish musca pole bean. Minowase radishes. Red kuri squash.Crimson carmell tomatoes.

September 20, 2011 | | Local

Volunteers prepare to make Turlock shine

Spring cleaning is coming early in Turlock this year as service clubs get ready for Turlock Shines on Saturday. The fall clean-up event is held annually by service clubs and area volunteers who clean up highways, parks and other public spaces in Turlock. This year event coordinators hope to help clean up homes and private property for anyone who needs the help.

September 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Community invited to help celebrate university’s Founders Day

Last year, California State University, Stanislaus drew about 700 members of the community to its first ever StanFest – a family-friendly free event with carnival games and activities for kids.

September 20, 2011 | | Local

California’s rural roads rank second for fatalities in nation

The vast network of rural roads and bridges that connect California's communities are reaching a point of deterioration that they hinder both public safety and economic growth, according to a new report by a national research group.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Motorcyclist killed in freeway collision

A 29-year-old San Diego man was killed in a traffic collision Friday night on Highway 99.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

MedicAlert celebrates 55 years

The MedicAlert Foundation celebrated its 55th anniversary with a Health and Safety Fair on Saturday at the foundation's international headquarters in Turlock.

September 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

1 in 6 Americans in need of food in 2010, report finds

The number of households dealing with a shortage of food remained almost unchanged in 2010 according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Mosquito abatement season comes to an end

The mosquito abatement season is coming to a close at the end of this month, and the current count of human West Nile Virus cases is up to seven in Stanislaus County. Two of the infected live in the Denair and East Turlock areas, although one case may have been contracted outside of the area.

September 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Cowboys coming to town

Turlock may be stealing - or at least borrowing - Oakdale's title as Cowboy Capital of the World this week as thousands of ropers are set to compete in the American Cowboy Team Roping Association's State Finals held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

September 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Weather conditions lead to Air Alert

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District initiated an Air Alert Tuesday that will continue through Thursday, and may be extended to Friday. During these times residents are asked to curtail practices that increase smog-forming emissions. The alert is for the entire Central Valley.

September 20, 2011 | | Local

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October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Steam House Con 2015 brings steampunk to the Central Valley

Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House ...

October 02, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Ag Link receives nearly $100K in USDA grant

As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Health insurance advocate to host Medicare forums

Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to ...

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Grant aims to lower truck emissions in Valley

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has grants available for truckers to help reduce emissions in the area.

October 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Sweltering August hinders Turlock water conservation efforts

Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Tractor Supply to pay over $775k for Clean Air Act violations

Tractor Supply Company agreed to pay a $775,000 civil penalty for selling recreational vehicles and engines that did not comply with the Clean Air ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Family owned Yogurt Mill serves swirls of frozen treats to Turlock

Name of Business: Yogurt Mill

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

The Turlock Expo, a place to expand your mind, body and spirit

Hoping to create a place for spirituality, love, acceptance and healing The Spiritual Church of Turlock is hosting a holistic expo.

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Reducing homelessness goal of county summit

Reducing the social stigma of being homeless and raising awareness of the different reasons a person may find themselves living on the streets was just ...

October 01, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Halloween race encourages community to dress up, get active

Those who simply cannot wait for Halloween to show off their costumes will get an opportunity to not only dress up, but get active and ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlocker reflects on life-changing encounters with the Pope

Amidst the thousands of people who gathered to see Pope Francis during his whirlwind visit to the United States last week was Turlock resident and ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Burnt American flag cause of concern in Turlock neighborhood

When retired Marine Loren Vincent returned from church on Sunday night, he said that he remembers seeing his American flag flying proudly outside of his ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Crop report reveals historic boost for ag commodities

Stanislaus County agricultural producers not only managed to pull through another year of drought conditions in 2014 with a record-breaking year for agricultural commodities, but ...

September 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

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