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Renters being priced out of housing options

The dream of becoming a homeowner burst for countless individuals when the housing market collapsed and now even the hope of renting a decent residence is slipping further away from them, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

March 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Boot camps offer short-term goals, long-term benefits

It was 5:30 a.m. on a Friday and Curt Andre Park was filled with the sounds of grunts and groans that are common with physical struggle. A group of about 10 was lugging a weighted duffle bag 50 feet - bear-crawl style -while another group was running laps, and still another holding a plank pose for as long as each person could.

March 23, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Journal reporter reflects on success in Entrepreneur Challenge

When you work for something, really put your whole self into it, it's a bit hard to accept when it's all over.

March 23, 2012 | | Local


More people looking for work in county

February's unemployment rate in Stanislaus County was up from the month prior, but well below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shelter pets need Snuggles

The Stanislaus County library system is asking residents to pick up their crochet needles and stitch together some well needed creature comforts for the dogs and cats at the county animal shelter.

March 20, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT | Local


Gallo executive touts social innovation at university forum

Employers must adjust to a changing Valley landscape, including an increasing reliance on social innovation.

March 20, 2012 | | Local


Automotive club offers free ‘Tipsy Tow’ for St. Patrick’s Day

Make this St. Patrick's Day more about St. Paddy and less about the paddy wagon. If you've been drinking on St. Patrick's Day, AAA Northern California will take you and your car home for free.

March 16, 2012 | | Local


Local charity looks to make prom dress dreams come true

Alix Ribeiro is proving that at least one New Year's resolution can stick. Her resolution was to make her community a better place, and, unlike many who soon forgot their goals, she has stuck to her resolution.

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Taco trucks going smoke-free for Fresh Outdoors Project

The California tobacco tax funds many programs aiming to create smoke-free environments. In Stanislaus County, the DMC Foundation received state grant funding to operate the Fresh Outdoors Project, which is designed to decrease tobacco exposure were people live, work and play. Its mission is "to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, discourage tobacco industry sponsorship, and improve air quality in and around Stanislaus County."

March 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Girl Scouts centennial celebration

Local girls joined millions of others across the country this week in celebrating a century of Girl Scouts. On March 12, 1912, founder Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls for the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Today, 3.2 million girls are members of Girl Scouts in troops across the country.

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Groups rally support to renew library tax

The push to keep local libraries funded will begin in earnest next week as the Save Stanislaus Libraries campaign kicks off.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local residents find different motivations to keep exercising

Sunrise was still two hours away when Kurt Jerner slid on his goggles and prepared to enter the Brenda Athletic Club pool on Thursday for his daily swim routine. The Turlock resident is regularly the very first person to dive into the gym's pool.

March 16, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Distinguished Young Women of Turlock

The Distinguished Young Women of Turlock scholarship program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss) will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Turlock Community Theatre.

March 13, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Bingo hall reopens after 2011 fire

CERES – Bingo games resumed in Ceres Friday evening after months' worth of repairs were completed to the fire-damaged Assyrian Club of Urhai bingo hall.

March 13, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Local farmers earn accolades

John and Nicole Santos, owners and operators of Santos dairies one and two in Turlock, took home the Collective Bargainers award devoted to excellence in dairy operation at the 2012 National farmers Convention on Jan. 31 in Des Moines, Iowa.

March 13, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Pigs, pirates and Gaming Expo coming to fair

The Stanislaus County Fair is introducing three new features at the 2016 event: an interactive Gaming Expo, the spectacular High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean ...

May 31, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock fire fighters come to the rescue of trapped kittens

Typically it is a Dalmatian that is associated with fire houses, but in the case of the Turlock Fire Department a kitten might be a ...

May 31, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Temperatures on the rise with early heat wave

The calendar may not signify the official beginning of summer for a few more weeks, but the temperatures are another matter.

May 31, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Library offers prizes for readers, host of June activities

Batman, Deadpool and "Star Wars" characters Kylo Ren and Rey were on hand at the Turlock Public Library on Saturday to help kick off the ...

May 31, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Senior nutrition program to distribute farmers market coupons

Stanislaus County Agency on Aging manager Jill Erickson described the senior farmers market coupon program as a "win-win" for all involved.

May 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Historic railroad depot commemorates centennial year

Nearly 100 years ago, construction on the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. train depot was completed. After persistent demands from the citizens of Turlock, the city ...

May 31, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local organizations to hold summer arts camps

Summer is here and those looking to keep themselves or their children busy during the hotter months need to look no further than local arts ...

May 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock prepares to honor its fallen veterans

Those driving through Turlock Memorial Park this weekend will have no doubt that Turlock remembers the men and women who died in service of their ...

May 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New program hopes to find year round opportunities for seasonal workers

A pilot program from the Stanislaus Business Alliance is hoping to take traditional seasonal workers, who often are unemployed for stretches of the year, into ...

May 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Buy, sell and trade at Ziggy’s Video Game Exchange

Type of Business: Video game sales, trades and repairs

May 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Anti-DUI efforts planned for holiday weekend

The Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force is sending DUI officers out this holiday weekend for DUI/drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


promoting food safety tips for holiday

With Memorial Day weekend approaching and all the picnics and barbeques that go along with it, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reminding people ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


County approves staffing plan for expanded jail

The county is crafting the move into the new $89.5 million expansion of the Public Safety Center being constructed in west Ceres in phases ...

May 26, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


EMC to tout cancer survivors with ice cream

Emanuel Medical Center will be celebrating cancer survivors with a sweet treat come Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Turlock to celebrate Independence Day with parade, car show and fireworks

Turlock will put its patriotic spirit on display with a host of activities planned for the Fourth of July holiday, ending with a spectacular fireworks ...

May 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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