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Model airplane festival returns to Castle

Castle Airport will be flooded with planes next weekend - although they will be miniature in size. The 17th Annual International Miniature Aircraft Association District 10 West Coast Festival 2014 will be held May 22-25 at Castle Airport.

May 16, 2014 | | Local


Explosion injures Turlock repairman

A 60-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after an explosion in a refrigeration unit at a Turlock grocery store.

May 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

May 16, 2014 | | Local


Stewardship tour highlights almond industry innovation, challenges

Hundreds of almond orchards flank the entrance of Stewart and Jasper, an almond processing facility on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley. Follow the long drive and eventually those almond orchards are replaced with a more unique crop: solar panels.

May 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County’s unemployment rate heads downward

April brought in some welcome news for Stanislaus County as the unemployment level took a significant dip for the month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

May 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New tenants to fill vacant shopping centers

After several years of abandoned shops and declined activity, two Turlock shopping centers will soon see better days as three new tenants, including a Berkeley-based outlet supermarket, make plans to improve each complex.

May 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Firefighters seek donations in 'Fill the Boot' campaign

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be hosting its annual Fill the Boot fundraiser to benefit the Random Acts of Kindness program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersections surrounding Monte Vista Crossings. Firefighters will be asking passersby to 'fill their boot' with donations for the Random Acts of Kindness program. Funds donated go to support numerous community programs, such as the annual Turlock Christmas Parade and upgrading equipment for children in Turlock Unified School District. Every dollar donated goes directly back into the Turlock community.

May 15, 2014 | | Local


The Good Samaritan: Custodian returns $3K in found money

A man in Clovis spent over a year wondering where he left his jacket - and the $3,400 in cash in the pocket of that jacket after attending a Modesto Model A's Swap Meet event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. That is until a Turlock High School custodian found it at the school and turned in the jacket and hefty wad of cash.

May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarships benefit graduating foster youth

During her life, Grace Bishop was not only a founding board member of local foster youth agency Creative Alternatives, she was also one of the most passionate advocates for helping the hundreds of kids served by the agency.

May 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Firefighters train for wildland blazes

The drought conditions that have kept fields and orchards parched are also setting the stage for what could be a very busy and intense fire season.

May 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist offers free services on Saturday

Maintaining good oral hygiene is an important component of taking care of one's health and local dentist Dr. Robert McCulla is helping make dental care accessible for those without insurance or the means to afford dental care by hosting a Dentistry from the Heart event.

May 15, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Pitman grad named Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year

Sergeant Ashley Verver, formally Ashley Lair, was named Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the 2nd Battalion 130th Field Artillery in Hiawatha, Kansas. Sergeant Verver conducted a completive interview and performance process against peers in the battalion. The board included general military knowledge, leadership doctrine, military occupational skill specific questions, drill and ceremony, uniform appearance and bearing, current events and historical knowledge of the regiment. Verver outperformed her peers and will advance to the brigade completion in November.

May 13, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


87-year-old Boy Scout earns Lifetime Achievement Award

When Win Quinley joined his local Boy Scouts of America troop he was 12 years old and the year was 1940. Fast forward 74 years and Quinley maintains the same passion for the Boy Scouts of America as he did as a young man.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Students learn safe cycling at bike rodeo

Riding bicycles is an eco-friendly form of transportation and a fun way to exercise, but as locals hit the streets it's important to know the proper bike etiquette in order to keep the road safe for drivers and cyclists alike.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


'Crash Car' exhibit coming to Safety Saturday event

The Fresno Mothers Against Drunk Driving chapter will bring the dramatic "Crash Car" Exhibit to GDI's 4thAnnual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event. This free, family-friendly event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Rd., Turlock.

May 13, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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AAA projects uptick in Memorial Day travelers

Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.

May 22, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

Did you know...

May 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Pentecost Association prepares to celebrate 103 years of cultural traditions

It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honey bee decline causes buzz throughout nation

A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business forecast strong, despite negative impact of drought

Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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