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Measles outbreak linked to Disneyland visits

Recent confirmed and suspected cases of measles have been traced back to December visits to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, reported the California Department of Public Health.

January 08, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Summit aims to inspire culture of mentoring

The influence of a role model is powerful in the life of a youth, especially for those facing adversity. This is why the Sierra Vista Resource Center has begun an annual mentoring summit to educate local adults on ways they can become mentors to affect positive change for youth in the community.

January 08, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Irrigation rate hike hearing set for Tuesday

Turlock Irrigation District customers have until Tuesday to protest a proposed adjustment that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season.

January 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local organizations to host fundraising feasts

New Year celebrations have come and gone which means one thing in Turlock: it's crab feed season.

January 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Emanuel Medical Center, Chamber talk insurance options for small businesses

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the entire insurance industry is working to become compliant with new rules and guidelines.

January 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


MedicAlert lays off 31 employees

Thirty-one employees at MedicAlert Foundation started the new year with layoff notices, as the international medical information company based in Turlock reduced its workforce in the face of declining business.

January 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Assyrian American Civic Club, Chamber to honor former mayor

John Lazar's eight year term as mayor of Turlock may have come to a close, but his imprint on Turlock is long enduring which is why the Assyrian American Club is partnering with the Turlock Chamber of Commerce to spend an evening recognizing his contributions to the community.

January 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fireworks return to CSU Stanislaus

If there is one thing that tough economic times cannot stop, it is tradition.

January 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


RV center gives portions of sales to United Way during month of January

The holidays is often a time to give, but for those at Best RV in Turlock the giving has just begun.

January 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Peace Corp offers Valley son different perspective

All I wanted to do was give her a hug.

January 02, 2015 | BY CHHUN SUN Special to the Journal | Local


Local businessmen, dignitaries don heels for Haven Women’s Center

It's the new year which means the Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus' second annual calendar featuring local officials and industry leaders, in high heels no less, is available for purchase.

January 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Californians rank No. 1 in Peace Corp volunteering for 2014

California ranked No. 1 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers in 2014, with 926 volunteers currently serving worldwide.

January 02, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A new year, a new Hughson

Just four years after three Hughson City Council members were recalled after being found in violation of the Brown Act, the town's municipal code and the Fair Political Practices regulations, the town of Hughson appears to be on the up and up.

January 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Peak flu season is approaching

The new year is also heralding in the prime time for seasonal flu cases as health officials brace for what is expected to be a particularly virulent season and encourage people to get vaccinated.

January 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Health Foods offers holistic approach to health

Name of Business: Turlock Health Foods

January 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Local dairy farmer wins 2015 Agriculturist of the Year

It is safe to say that Turlock farmer Charles "Chuck" Ahlem's year is off to a good start.

March 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


USDA OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The 2014 Farm Bill consolidated three previous conservation easement programs into ACEP to make it easier for diverse agricultural landowners to fully benefit from conservation initiatives.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS' PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2015

What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2015 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey approximately 82,000 of the nation's farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Amazon hiring in Tracy

The Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy is hiring more than 100 additional full-time positions to work at the 1.1 million-square-foot facility.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Shooters sports bar offers full range of drinks and bites

Name of Business: Shooters Wings & Things

March 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sierra Vista Child and Family Services acquires Hughson Family Resource Center

The Hughson Family Resource Center has announced they have dissolved the Hughson Family Resource Center and have turned the assets, grants and programs over to Sierra Vista Child and Family Services in order to continue to provide services to the southeast communities of Stanislaus County.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Library events honor Dr. Seuss, renowned track athlete

Local libraries are hoping to inspire young athletes as well as readers and crafters this month with a host of special programs.

March 05, 2015 | | Local


Fire, police departments discuss future plans in city workshop

Turlock's public safety agencies discussed their future needs Tuesday night during a city council workshop, with the possibility of expansions looming for both the Turlock police and fire departments.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two Turlock fires injure one, displace five

Turlock firefighters were kept busy Wednesday morning battling two house fires that injured one resident and left five others displaced from their home.

March 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Minerva’s expands with West Main Street showroom

While a couple shops in downtown Turlock have closed their doors in recent months, just as quickly new tenants have filled them, such as Minerva's Furniture which seized the opportunity to establish an additional showroom in the former Ritzy Ragz and Thingz location.

March 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chamber to kick off Toastmasters club

Those looking to improve their public speaking and leadership skills now have an opportunity to be a part of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Toastmasters International Club, which is launching this Thursday.

March 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Samuel Mendoza of Turlock has successfully completed the 27-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP's Hollister-Gilroy Area office.

March 03, 2015 | | Local


Measles reaches Merced County

The measles outbreak that has struck California has moved a bit closer to home with the news that a Merced County child tested positive for the virus.

March 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dry snowpack could mean less water for local growers

Despite the relatively wet characterization of snow, data extracted from this month's snow course measurement has revealed wintry powder throughout the Tuolumne Basin to be momentously dry.

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


My personal battle with anorexia nervosa

"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."

February 27, 2015 | BY NANCY ANGEL Special to the Journal | Local


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