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Turlock Sikh Temple holds first parade

Turlockers for more than 37 years, Dennis and Kathy Givens sat in front of their house on Sunday and watched in amazement as thousands of Sikhs marched down their residential street - and they loved every minute of it.

June 26, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


PG&E to test Turlock natural gas pipelines in July, September

Pacific Gas & Electric will conduct comprehensive tests of Turlock's aging natural gas pipelines in the coming months, in efforts to ensure the pipeline does not fail as in the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion which killed eight people.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Summertime Favorites offer lasting value for young readers

In 1988, the National Endowment for the Humanities published its first Summertime Favorites reading list. Selections were based on an informal survey of 60 public and private schools around the country. Every book had been published before 1960 and so had stood the test of at least one generation. Kept in circulation through reprinting and republication on the NEH website, Summertime Favorites for K-8 readers proved enormously popular.

June 22, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Children’s librarian hosts her final story time

After more than three decades of service, Stanislaus County Librarian Susan Guest is ready to check out her last book. Dozens of parents and children were present at the Turlock Branch of the Stanislaus County Library Tuesday morning to see Guest work her magic during story time, one last time, as she turned each page and looked at every child as if they were the only one in the room.

June 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


30-foot tree falls into street, injures one

One man was injured when a 30-foot-tall Hackenberry tree at Denair Park suddenly fell over on Wednesday afternoon.

June 20, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Berryhill names Stockton bakery as 26th Assembly District Small Business of the Year

Each year, the California Assembly honors small businesses from each assembly district for being successful and charitable business members within the communities in which they thrive. This year, the owners of Stockton's Toot Sweets Bakery Cafe, Kim and Monique Kelso, were honored in a special ceremony held at the capitol on June 11.

June 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


University faculty, staff rally to save furry friend

The faculty and staff who work out of Bizzini Hall on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus didn't realize how much one member of their team meant to them until she came up missing last week.

June 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sikh parade to hit streets of Turlock

The streets of Turlock will be filled with the sights and sounds of the Sikh culture on Sunday, as the Turlock Sikh Temple hosts its first-ever parade.

June 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The world comes to Turlock

This summer more than 200 young adult Catholics from around the globe will converge on Turlock for the 2012 Young Adult Teams Of Our Lady International Meeting, which will be held at California State University, Stanislaus in July.

June 19, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Property owner calls vandalism attack on free speech

Downtown window signs questioning Republican ideals have been destroyed in an act of vandalism their owner sees as an attack on free speech.

June 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Freeway collision injures one

A Turlock family escaped unharmed a freeway collision that sent a Winton man to the hospital with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

June 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vehicle backs over toddler

A 2-year-old girl sleeping underneath a pile of blankets was run over Saturday afternoon at the Modesto Reservoir by a woman backing her vehicle up.

June 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced fair attendance up, despite triple digit temps

The Merced County Fair not only survived the season's first bout of triple digit heat this weekend, it also recorded a 23 percent increase in visitors from last year's fair.

June 18, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health department confirms first human case of West Nile in 2012

A 70-year-old woman in Kern County is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus infection in California this year.

June 18, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Reduction in senior meals hardship on local residents

For the past few weeks, Turlock senior citizen Jean Mayhall has had to struggle to get the nutrition she needs. Mayhall used to get five hot meals a week through the Senior Meals Program provided by Howard Training Center. Just over a month ago, the program reduced the number of meals it serves to approximately 1,100 senior citizens at congregate sites around the county due to a funding shortfall.

June 15, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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