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Teen birth rate falls in state, county

The teen birth rate in California saw another yearly decline in 2011, which includes a significant drop in Stanislaus County.

August 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire tears through Glasgow Street home

A fire of undetermined cause spread through a home in the 1200 block of Glasgow Street in Turlock Friday afternoon. The flames raced through the garage, leaving it in ruins and charred two vehicles parked outside. No injuries were reported and the investigation into the cause is ongoing, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

August 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air alert starts Monday

The Valley Air Basin will be in an Air Alert episode from Monday to Wednesday, and air district officials are urging residents to spare the air when out and about in the community.

August 16, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


West Nile kills Valley woman

An 83-year-old Stockton woman is the first Central Valley victim of 2013 in what has became a vicious back-and-forth battle with mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus.

August 16, 2013 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


County records uptick in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County crept up again for July, but continued to fall below the year-ago estimates, according to the labor report from the Employment Development Department.

August 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


From roasting metal to roasting almonds

Name of business: Crazy-4-Nuts

August 13, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Foothill Legacy program hopes to save Stanislaus County grasslands

Rangelands in Stanislaus County are falling victim to development and environmental groups are hoping to do something about.

August 13, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Holistic expo draws in crowds for spiritual healing

Dozens of residents expanded their minds to the supernatural and found spiritual guidance at the Turlock Holistic Expo at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

August 13, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Rescued blind terrier finds compassionate vet, new home

Abandoned, starving and blind, it looked like the end of the road for one young Boston terrier.

August 09, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock man killed in power line accident

A Turlock man working as a line inspector in Texas died Monday when the helicopter cable he was tethered to snapped.

August 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County woman recovering from West Nile infection

Stanislaus County has recorded its first case of a human West Nile virus infection for the season.

August 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native pursues Army, sports career dreams

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - As an avid baseball fan growing up in Turlock, Spc. Chad Laughton, a logistics/supply specialist for the 249th Quartermaster Company, would often daydream of a career in the major leagues and scoring big wins as part of a team.

August 06, 2013 | BY SGT. 1ST CLASS JON CUPP 82nd Sustainment Brigade | Local


Hot leather, cool to the touch

Name of business: Hot Heads Leather

August 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Turlockers build school, relationships in Nicaragua

Youth was not an obstacle for three young Turlockers trying to make a difference in the world.

August 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Neighbors log-on to report suspicious activity

In days gone by it used to be that concerned residents would turn to their phone tree when a crime occurred in their neighborhood. Now they log onto Facebook.

August 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Unemployment on slight upward trend for county

For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.

December 19, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock turns 143 on Monday

Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).

December 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Keyes hosts first Christmas parade

After the successful revival of the Keyes Fall Festival Parade-a tradition the town has not seen in 30 years-back in October, it only seems natural for the Keyes community to host a nighttime Christmas parade for the first time.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Airman surprises family, students for Christmas

For many people, Christmas lists usually hold wishes for new iPhones, clothes and toys. However, for Jody Jorge, her only wish was to see her daughter Hannah Pointon for the holidays.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


McDonald’s cancels plans to build downtown location

Jack in the Box will remain the reigning fast food option in downtown Turlock as McDonald's has decided not to open a location at the corner of Marshall and South Center Streets, the site of the present Bonander Buick GMC car lot.

December 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


½ cent tax key to ACE expansion into Stanislaus County

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

December 18, 2014 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Local


Family business puts energy into solar enterprise

Name of Business: Matt Anderson Electric and Solar

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Women's council makes funds available for local nonprofits

Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for additional funds to continue their good work can now apply for a grant through the Women's Leadership Council, an affinity group through the United Way of Stanislaus County.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


More travelers expected on roadways this holiday season

Lights won't only be glowing on houses this season as the roadways are likely to be lit up with an estimated 12.1 million Californians traveling by car to friends and loved ones this holiday season.

December 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.

December 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood train hauls in Christmas spirit

For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New electric service rules approved by TID

Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New year to offer a host of employment opportunities in Turlock

If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayors compete in bell ringing to raise money for Salvation Army; local high schools follow suit

While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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