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Turlock Gospel Mission prepares to open doors

During the wind, rain and cold nights, most homeless people don't have a place to take cover from the harsh weather. Their cardboard box homes become soaked and wet clothes only bring on flu-like symptoms. This is where the Turlock Gospel Mission steps in to help give the homeless a warm and dry place to stay along with a full belly before bedtime. They are planning on opening their doors Nov. 15 and will stay open through April 3, 2010.

October 27, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


Reality show contestant demonstrates what it takes to survive cancer

A crowd of university students stared at Chad Crittenden in surprise, shock, and a little awe as he pulled off the lower portion of his pant leg to reveal a prosthetic foot. The California State University, Stanislaus students had just seen Crittenden walk, climb steps, and even hop off of the stage without any hint of a disability. That was the point of Crittenden's sudden revelation, that his disability did not change who he was or what he was capable of.

October 23, 2009 | BY ANDREA GOODWIN agoodwin@turlockjournal.com | Local


Central Valley economy report shows expected increase in poverty and unemployment

Challenges within the Central Valley are expected to come in the package of increased population leaving too many people with not enough jobs to offer them. As a result, the Central Valley will see an increase in poverty and unemployment rates, according to the third edition of The Economy by the Great Valley Center released Friday.

October 23, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


Local church hosts movie on teen suicide

At age 17, Roger Dawson committed suicide. He walked into his school, pulled out a gun, placed it against his chin, and pulled the trigger - right in front of his former best friend Jake Taylor.

October 21, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Breast cancer deaths are on the decline

For the past 19 years, breast cancer death rates have been decreasing by two percent every single year since 1990, according to the American Cancer Society.

October 21, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Vets to fight soldier suicide

According to U.S. Army statistics, 128 soldiers committed suicide in 2007, with another 15 cases suspected. Army officials have stated that suicide rates are at their highest in nearly 30 years. More soldiers died from suicide than terrorist attacks in January 2008.

October 20, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local dentist ‘buys back’ Halloween candy to send to troops overseas

Every Halloween, dentists dread the amount of candy that each child will get going door-to-door dressed as a princess or ninja turtle. Since the beginning of time, dentists have told everyone that candy causes cavities and to stay away from the tasty treats for the sake of their teeth.

October 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


County awaits arrival of H1N1 vaccine shots

For months health officials at all levels have been touting the H1N1 vaccine as the best way to avoid contacting the flu virus, but as the flu season has gotten underway, the vaccine remains in short supply.

October 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair board approves new dates for 2010; CEO Anthony Leo retires

In a day filled with change, the Stanislaus County Fair Board decided to move the opening date of the traditional 10-day fair from late July to mid July and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Leo announced his retirement.

October 20, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Library Makeover

Students from Cunningham Elementary School enjoy their new library Friday which was remodeled by Target's School Library Makeover program. Target donated rugs, bean bags, 500 books, school supplies, shelves, school supplies, a clock and bins. To be a part of this program, school libraries must be nominated.

October 19, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Cold weather homeless shelter prepares to open

With more and more people losing their homes and jobs across the nation, the increase in the homeless population has become a type of epidemic. More people are living on the streets, in cardboard boxes and in alley ways just to keep warm during the coming cold months of winter.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Sold out crowd sticks to ‘good-spirited’ cheering at rivalry game

Blue and gold balloons filled the sky Friday night along with cheers from the Pit-Crew as the national anthem finished, welcoming fans to the 2009 Harvest Bowl.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Public split on SR 165 plans

A small, but interested group of community members were on hand Thursday night at Turlock's City Hall to hear the 15 different alternatives presently being considered to fix the traffic problems on State Route 165, also known as Lander Avenue, through Hilmar.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


County’s unemployment declines

Unemployment in Stanislaus County for September reached its lowest level of the year, but the county remained among one of the state's worst regions for joblessness, according to the latest report from the Economic development Department.

October 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pride reaps Harvest Bowl victory

It wasn't very difficult to spot running back Dominick Walker after the final whistle blew at the sixth annual Harvest Bowl on Friday night. He was arguably the dirtiest player in the white Pitman High football uniform.

October 17, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Local


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Perfect time for a tiny tumbleweed adventure

Late summer is not the greatest time for watching birds in our area. It is too early for most fall migrants and winter birds, and many of the summer visitors are gone by now.

August 29, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Largest community yard sale benefits locals, nonprofits

Locals who enjoy spending their Saturdays frequenting yard sales will now have an opportunity to browse the goods of more than 70 sellers in one place next Saturday at the annual Cornerstone Covenant Church Community Yard Sale.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Take the 'Water Pledge'

Take the pledge to commit to making more water efficient action in and around your home and receive a free water conservation device from the City of Turlock.

August 29, 2014 | | Local


Fava Bean Day recipient thankful for support

The family of 18-year-old Dustin Babb is learning that even in the darkest of days a little sunshine can peek through.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock couple’s engagement featured in ‘Christian Mingle’

Elizabeth Lourenco and Jeffrey Severson of Turlock, who began their romance as high school sweethearts, were chosen to have their proposal photo featured in the film "Christian Mingle."

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local vocal duo pays it forward

Some bands play for the love of music, others play in hopes of becoming famous. Then there's Age Before Beauty, a two-person band that donates all of their tips that they earn during performances to charity.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


University to open its downtown art gallery

Turlock's downtown scene will officially welcome California State University, Stanislaus on Friday through a ribbon cutting ceremony for the university's new art gallery and a CSUS themed Night Market.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Other valley cities look to copy Turlock's homeless success story

Tim Guerino knows that the model works.

August 29, 2014 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Crash witnesses rescue couple from canal

Several Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a Hughson couple after their car crashed into a canal Thursday.

August 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock residents try for street parking permit

In larger cities parking spots are considered a valuable commodity, but parking is not usually an issue in Turlock, except perhaps for the residents near Donnelly Park.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Encore Dance Apparel taps into needed market

Name of Business: Encore Dance Apparel

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Wigglesworth resigns from MedicAlert Foundation

After leading MedicAlert Foundation into a new era of innovation over the past five years, CEO Andrew Wigglesworth announced that he will be resigning from the Turlock-based international health information company.

August 28, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Grocery Outlet owners relocate to open new store

It took three continents and four moves but Victor Soares made his way to Turlock and he didn't come alone. He brought Grocery Outlet.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fire department pact earns council approval

The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Coroner’s office seeks deceased man’s kin

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.

August 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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