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H1N1 claims life of Merced County woman

Merced county recorded its second confirmed death from the H1N1 virus with the passing of a 58-year-old Los Banos woman.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gas prices increase for Labor Day

Motorists were greeted by higher gas prices when they went to fuel up for their Labor Day holiday last weekend, according to AAA Northern California statistics.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local service club to skydive for children

Is that a bird? A plane? Why no, it is Kiwanis club members jumping out of planes.

September 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


It’s important to vaccinate for seasonal flu, say health officials

The H1N1 swine flu vaccine may be at least a month away, but the time to vaccinate against seasonal flu is now, according to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus founding faculty member, former Journal reporter dies at 74

Roy Wilson, one of the founding faculty members of California State University, Stanislaus, who also went on to serve as a county supervisor for Riverside County, died Wednesday. Wilson was 74.

September 04, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Firefighters practice for mid-rise blaze

Turlock Fire Department ran a full scale drill on Wednesday at the Silvercrest Senior Citizens' Residence. The drill included evacuating the residents of Silvercrest and running hose up to the third floor of the building. Some residents stayed in their rooms, and part of the drill was to find and evacuate them.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local resident hospitalized from West Nile Virus

A 73-year-old local woman has become the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in the Turlock area this year. She remains hospitalized from the disease, which she contracted in the last week of August.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


President’s speech banned in local schools

A live address to students across the nation from President Barack Obama on the value of hard work and education has turned into a national debate that has school districts embroiled in controversy on the decision to show the speech or not.

September 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


COLLEGE: MOVE-IN DAY

On Friday morning students at CSU Stanislaus greeted the upcoming school year with an age-old tradition, dormitory move-in day. Students and their families unloaded cars, trucks and SUVs at the CSU Stanislaus Village dorms with the help of volunteer movers.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: PARTY WITH THE POLICE

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local H1N1 fatalities rise

A new mother and a 45-year-old woman have joined the growing list of H1N1 related fatalities in Stanislaus County.

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


8-year-old girl dies in car accident; bystanders rush to aid family

A tire blow-out caused a traffic accident on Highway 99 Saturday afternoon that claimed the life of an 8-year-old Turlock girl.

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens get active in the community

A woman rests on a park bench on the corner of Main street and Golden State boulevard. Her pouty lip and sad puppy dog eyes are a clue to the "Girl Power" team that she is their next mission. The girls carefully read the text message describing their mission - make her laugh.

August 29, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


Moonshine the bloodhound is on the trail

When an elderly man with dementia wandered away from his Turlock convalescent home and efforts to find him proved fruitless, the call for Moonshine was put out.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Drop the Drugs

The latest national studies on drug abuse show prescription medicines are rapidly becoming the drug of choice for teenagers.

August 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Mountain lion evades search efforts

A mountain lion spotted in an east Turlock neighborhood Sunday night continues to roam free in parts unknown as officials suspended their search Monday.

September 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Befriend an alpaca on National Alpaca Farm Days

Community members who want to get up close with an alpaca will have their chance this Sunday and Monday at Macedo's Mini Acre as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 22, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Pirates reign high seas of Keyes Library

Arrrrr. Children in Keyes were treated to a number of pirate related events at the Keyes Library on Thursday afternoon in celebration of the International "Talk like a Pirate Day" on Friday.

September 19, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Dancing with the Turlock Stars: Preview Edition

For the past two months local participants of the first annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars event to benefit the Salvation Army could be found in dance studios, gyms, classrooms, and cafeterias across Turlock honing their dance skills and practicing routines for their big showcase tonight. As I peeked my head into several practices to interview participants for our Studio 209 video episode I was given a sneak preview of the dancers' routines. After witnessing a cha-cha, a rock and roll performance, and a western medley, it's clear that the array of dances is as diverse as the participants ...

September 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dick’s Sporting Goods looking to hire for new Turlock location

While the southern extension of Monte Vista Crossings has yet to be completed, Dick's Sporting Goods is wasting no time looking for local individuals to employ at its new Turlock location, just one of 574 stores across the country.

September 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock conservationist spreads message with children’s book

Ten years ago Turlock's Tammy Bird decided to make a dramatic shift in her life. She sold all her possessions, bought an RV and went to live in the Santa Cruz mountains.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pumpkins still aplenty

Farmers around the region have been taking drastic measures to deal with the ongoing drought, but fortunately for local children, there will still be plenty of pumpkins to choose from at Turlock's R.A.M. Farms.

September 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock fire fighters ready to turn town pink

As the fall season arrives more people will be adding warm golds, maroons, and oranges to their wardrobes, but in Turlock the color of the moment will be pink.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment rate drops in August

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw a welcome drop in August as more food manufacturing jobs opened up with the arrival of harvest season.

September 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air officials issue health alert

The King Fire burning in El Dorado County has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts in surrounding counties, including Stanislaus and Merced, for as long as the fire continues to burn.

September 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Young Eagles Day lets local kids fly high for free

The Young Eagles Day at the Turlock Airport is approaching meaning children can abandon their toy planes for the day in order to tour real aircrafts at the City of Turlock's municipal airport.

September 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reading program goes to the dogs

Although Snoopy may have been kicked out of the library and told "no dogs allowed," the Turlock Library will be welcoming therapy dogs this October through a different kind of reading program.

September 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Westside Ministries to celebrate 30 years

This year marks Westside Ministries' 30th year and the organization invites the community to help it celebrate with a picnic dinner that will include a special anniversary service and dance performance.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ceremony will honor area philanthropists

On Nov. 5, the area's leading philanthropists will be recognized at the Association of Funding Professionals National Philanthropy Awards. The event will recognize active, philanthropic individuals who make a difference in the community.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fewer wood burning days ahead for Valley

The Governing Board for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District approved a proposal to tighten the wood burning bans in the Central Valley, lessening the number of days individuals can use traditional fireplaces.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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