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No shortage of Assembly candidates in 25th District

When State Senator Jeff Denham announced he would not seek election to the vacant 25th Assembly District seat, it opened the floodgates for a slew of competitors to step in.

January 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


California’s report card shows shortfall in college graduates

Children all around the state aren't the only ones getting a report card at the end of their classes. The Children Now organization gives the state a report card every year on how well the California takes care of their children, and their grades don't look so good.

January 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Westside residents see more crime than rest of city

This is the third installation in a five-part series on the area of town known as the Westside. Today's article is about crime in the Westside. Previous articles looked at the role of the faith community in the Westside. Coming articles will focus on business and the people of the Westside.

January 08, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local dairy farmers to serve on USDA advisory committee

Two local dairy leaders were appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to a federal advisory committee to help the struggling dairy industry.

January 08, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant helps local farmers implement conservation plans

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is inviting Stanislaus County farmers and ranchers to apply for the 2010 Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program.

January 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ball Haulers take fetch to the next level

The athletes stood at the starting line, their bodies tense with anticipation. When the whistle blew, their pent up energy suddenly exploded into action as they leaped over hurdle after hurdle with one goal in mind - get the ball. With prize in hand - or mouth, actually - they raced back through the hurdles to tag the next member of their relay team. After the race was finished, each team member received a well-earned "good boy" or "good girl" and a rub behind their ears.

January 05, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New Year's baby

Crystal and Reese McCartney are the proud parents of the first baby of 2010 born in Turlock. Jayden Xavier Delatore-McCartney arrived at 5:02 p.m. on Friday, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

January 05, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fire erupts in Hughson

An auto parts storage building located across from a fire station went up in flames Tuesday night in Hughson.

January 05, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Early candidates throw their hats into the political ring

With the candidate filing period for the Statewide Primary Election a month away, potential candidates are announcing their intentions to run for local office.

January 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


H1N1 vaccine now available to general public

After months of waiting the general public of Stanislaus County will have their chance to receive the vaccination shot for the H1N1 influenza virus at two upcoming mass clinics.

January 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ministries meet the unique needs of the Westside

This is the second installation in a five-part series on the area of town known as the Westside. Today's article is the second in a two-part look at the faith community and its role on the Westside. Coming articles will focus on crime, business and the people of the Westside.

January 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Government gives dieters new online tool

Most Americans see the beginning of the new year as a fresh start. They put the past behind them and resolve to do better this year. One of the most common new years resolutions, for men and women alike, is to lose weight. This year the U.S. Government hopes to help people reach that goal with the MyPyramid interactive food planner and the President's Fitness Challenge.

January 02, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Children see classic fairy tale reimagined through puppets

Over 200 children gathered in the Turlock Library on Wednesday to experience a new version of the classic tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" told by puppet versions of Red, the Big Bad Wolf, Grandma and Red's dog Fifi.

January 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


New recreation programs focus on fitness for the whole family

Exercising more is a common goal for many in the new year. Turlockers looking to get in shape now have a new resource as the City of Turlock Recreation Department is launching family fitness programs beginning this month.

January 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Time well spent

While most babysitters these days use television and video games as a way to entertain their charges, Carol Barnes took a different path.

December 29, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Former Turlock Journal pressman, missionary celebrates 100th birthday

Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New chapter for WSM

Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock dairyman wins national trophy

Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.

October 21, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pets saved due to donation of resuscitator

The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.

October 21, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Planning approves new hotel on Lander Avenue

Visitors to Turlock will soon have another place in which to lay their heads after a request to modify and extend the construction of an 85 room Hampton Inn hotel on property adjacent to the Highway 99 Lander exit received anonymous approval from the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Jobs return to Turlock with new developments

City Hall was teeming with people recently but there wasn't a contentious public meeting or protest, rather hundreds of Turlockers seeking employment were attending a hiring fair.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment hits new low in county

For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has dropped below 10 percent.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Future of Larsa Hall hangs in the balance; nearby residents sued for $500,000

The longstanding tension between representatives of the Larsa Banquet Hall and neighboring Amethyst Way residents over the noise emanating from events at the hall is far from over as the next step to decide if the county planning commission will revoke the event center's license won't be taken for three to six more months.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock woman ready to step into new life

The theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.

October 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


20-30 Club’s annual wine tasting event to help keep kids warm this winter

While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several Turlock roads slated for speed limit changes

Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


European company establishes first American site in Central Valley

The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.

October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi little league is a home run among youth

Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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