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County sees decrease in unemployment

There was a marked improvement in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate during the month of August, as the rate fell below the year-ago estimate and the total from the month prior, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

September 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

State launches ‘Totally Unprepared’ campaign for emergencies

The California Emergency Management Agency is hoping to shake up the message about preparing for a disaster with a campaign that puts the spotlight on an unprepared star former football player.

September 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Chemicals applied to fruit subject of USDA survey

Beginning Oct. 1, fruit growers will be contacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service to participate in the 2011 Fruit Chemical Use Survey. NASS will contact growers in 12 states, including California, to collect information on pesticides used, acres treated and rates applied to more than 20 fruit crops.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Castle Air Museum to host POW/MIA Day ceremony

Castle Air Museum and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 13th District, will jointly host a Nation POW/MIA Day Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday at Castle Air Museum grounds, 5050 Santa Fe Dr., Atwater.

September 14, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Carnegie reopens with fanfare

Turlockers who were looking to celebrate the fulfillment of a six-year long dream gathered with visitors from around the region on Saturday for the grand reopening of the Carnegie Arts Center.

September 13, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Ceres council approves Wal-Mart Supercenter

The Wal-Mart Supercenter and accompanying 26-acre Mitchell Ranch Shopping Center was given a green light by the Ceres City Council Monday evening after months of public hearings.

September 13, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER | Local

Oakdale city employees under fire for opening Turlock business

A Turlock consulting business came under fire at a special Oakdale City Council meeting on Monday. The Limited Liability Company is registered in the name of three top City of Oakdale employees and one former Oakdale city manager. Oakdale City Council members held an open forum, followed by a closed session, to discuss the business.

September 13, 2011 | BY KIM VAN METER & ANDREA GOODWIN | Local

Shelter in the storm

Verda's House looks like a cross between a daycare center and the home of a very devoted grandma. The kids have decorated the dining area with seasonal artwork, there are toys in every room, and even the bathrooms have tiny toddler-sized toilets. The hope is that when kids visit Verda's House they feel like they are in a safe family environment where they can work through any crisis they might have at home.

September 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Fire, police host memorial event

The Turlock Fire and Police departments are holding a memorial Sunday to honor the fallen on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock man recalls his time as Ground Zero chaplain

On a June day of this year Turlock resident Tim Guerino was once again walking on Ground Zero. Ten years prior he had stepped on that same hallowed ground, among the rubble and ruins praying for the fallen and the living alike, doling out words of solace, hope and faith.

September 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Health department fines Emanuel Medical Center for safety violation

For the second time Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock has been issued an administrative penalty after the California Department of Public Health concluded the hospital had not fully complied with health and safety standards.

September 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

New bus hub underway; Construction causes traffic problems

The effort to construct a new bus transit hub in Turlock is well underway on the triangle of land bordered by Del's Lane, Golden State Boulevard and Hawkeye Avenue, and traffic jams from related road work are expected to conclude soon.

September 06, 2011 | | Local

Turlock woman dies in crash

A Turlock woman was killed in a solo crash Sunday night in Hilmar.

September 06, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Balloon festival raises money for children’s hospital

RIPON - Holding the palms of his hands over his ears to soften the roar of the flame shooting into his hot air balloon, 7-year-old poster boy Adham Hamza had the thrill of his life during the opening day of the Color the Skies balloon festival Saturday.

September 06, 2011 | BY GLENN KAHL | Local

Wildlife center opens doors to public for annual event

Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is inviting the public to spend "A Day with Wildlife" at their annual fundraising event on Sept. 17. Visitors will get the chance to meet wild animals up close and learn more about the species native to our area.

September 06, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

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Watering schedule drops to one day

Winter is coming and with it comes a new City of Turlock watering schedule that will only allow for outdoor watering one day a week.

October 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Foxy Moms provides balanced solution for mothers

The daily routine of a mom is nothing shy of hectic, and the ability to juggle responsibilities while maintaining a balanced lifestyle is a task ...

October 09, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Medal of Honor recipient to headline TGM dinner

The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor that the United States bestows. It is given for personal acts of valor that go above ...

October 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Vapor Mo’s brings alternative solution to tobacco addiction

Name of Business: Vapor Mo's

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Farmer Fred hosts seminar for healthy plants during the drought

While most Central Valley residents are cognizant of the drought and doing their best to conserve water, many people are uneducated on how to maintain ...

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Afton Liddell presents, “Living Intentionally” to local youth group

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring Afton Liddell, Ms. Idaho, to speak to their youth group Saturday, about her experience in ...

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Undead invade the rails on Zombie Train

Bad news: There's been an outbreak of the zombie virus and all of society is breaking down as people struggle to survive in the ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID approves $75K Don Pedro boat launch project

As the only boat launch ramp available with current Don Pedro Lake elevation levels, the Fleming Meadows launch ramp has encountered troublesome boating traffic, significant ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public ...

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for ...

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

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