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Library seeing digital growth

The popularity of ebooks continues to rise among the region's readers as the Stanislaus County Library saw a demand for the material in 2013-14 that was more than double what it had been the previous year, according to the library's annual report.

February 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The return of measles

The measles outbreak that has reverberated from one infected person's visit to Disneyland in December has now sickened 102 people in 14 states, including 99 in California, and has sparked a national conversation over vaccines, personal choice and community responsibility. It also has parents expressing concern over whether their children are protected from the highly contagious virus.

February 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock boys come to the rescue for ailing grandmother

Skylar Bremen, 9, didn't really think of himself as a superhero, but he doesn't really mind the title, as long as his 6-year-old brother Connor is his sidekick.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ammonia sickens employees at Ballico plant

An ammonia spill at a Ballico strawberry facility sickened more than 40 people and sent two dozen to area hospitals.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sweets and crafty treats focus of February library events

Local libraries have a host of activity-based events set for February.

February 05, 2015 | | Local


Rejuve offers a relaxing salon experience in an intimate atmosphere

Name of Business: Rejuve

February 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local businesses promote volunteer opportunities, events to boost morale

The holiday season may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean the giving is over for several local companies that make contributing to the community a year-round effort.

February 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reports of skate park memorial sign theft erroneous

The reports that a memorial plaque honoring a Turlock skateboarder had been stolen from the skate park are nothing more than rumors.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement plans to call a time out on drunk driving

For those planning to make a party out of the Super Bowl, law enforcement in Stanislaus County is telling them to pick a side: Drink or drive.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public restrooms pose issues for City, users alike

Where can local residents, away from home, head when Mother Nature calls? Not too many places as a scarcity of public restrooms in Turlock has proved difficult for some, even prompting one local resident to approach the City Council.

January 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Volunteers span out to count homeless

An estimated 100 volunteers took to the shelters, parks, libraries, and other locations around Stanislaus County to perform a count of the area's homeless population.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Summit examines groundwater supply sustainability

With the drought occupying nearly every mind throughout the state, the Stanislaus Water Summit drew in a number of representatives from local agencies, one of which was Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director Michael Frantz.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


More than just waffles at the Waffle Shop

Name of Business: Waffle Shop

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Award proves that Hilmar cows are happy cows

It is a popularly known fact that happy cows come from California - or more specifically, Hilmar.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alternate boat launch reopens at Don Pedro

Despite the drought entering into its fourth consecutive years, boat owners have triumphed as a previously closed boat launch at Don Pedro Recreation Area has been reopened.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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My personal battle with anorexia nervosa

"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

February 27, 2015 | BY NANCY ANGEL Special to the Journal | Local


Turlock company brings electric bikes, vehicles to the region

When Volkmar Kunerth attended Eurobike in Germany, the biggest bike show in the world, he did not just admire the sleek design of the electric bikes before him. He saw the potential to contribute to the worldwide shift towards sustainable transportation.

February 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


HVAC unit blamed for apartment fire

A fire that is believed to have started in a heating and air conditioning unit charred a closet inside a downtown Turlock apartment.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Nonprofit highlights physical, mental crossroads of eating disorders

The multifaceted nature of eating disorders - with nearly 50 percent of people with eating disorders also meeting the criteria for depression according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders - is the reason that the nonprofit Mental Fitness evolved from being an organization that focused on solely eating disorder education to include other pertinent aspects such as body image, self esteem and nutrition. The expansion of the nonprofit's focus has allowed Mental Fitness to "really broaden our horizon" and address the complex disorder, said outreach director Jacob Burman.

February 27, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fair seeks new CEO

Chris Borovansky's time at the Stanislaus County Fair has come to an end. The fair's chief executive officer for the past five years announced his retirement on Thursday. After more than 30 years in the fair industry, Borovansky said it was time for him to have a real summer vacation.

February 26, 2015 | By Krisitna Hacker By Alysson Aredas | Local


Glories of gardening ready to be shown

The first tentative spring blooms may just now be popping up in the Central Valley, but members and friends of the Turlock Garden Club are already putting tender loving care into their landscapes, as the club prepares to host its Third Annual Garden Tour with the theme "Our Hearts in our Gardens."

February 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


21-year old boutique owner offers glam gifts at OneSixteen Bijou

Name of Business: OneSixteen Bijou

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dialysis center could be newest addition to Turlock industrial park

Those needing dialysis treatments may now have a closer location to go as the City of Turlock Planning Department is presently reviewing plans for a nearly 10,000 square foot building in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Civil Justice expert highlights Chamber’s ADA compliance forum

In the spirit of protecting small businesses in Turlock the Turlock Chamber of Commerce hosted the president of the Civil Justice Association of California to speak specifically about one issue plaguing businesses across the state: noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


CDFA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS RESEARCH PHASE OF NEW DAIRY DIGESTER PROGRAM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is developing Phase II (Research) of its new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2014.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


End of port dispute good news for almond industry

A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


UC Coop walnut, tree and vine meetings

The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes rainfall, anticipates more

A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Golf Link Road closed due to weakened overpass

Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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