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Salvation Army campers dig gardening

This summer local children will be cultivating their green thumbs through the launch of a partnership between the Salvation Army and Kid Time Fitness, which has Salvation Army day campers planting, harvesting and eventually cooking their own home-grown produce.

June 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus season approaching

The West Nile virus is already popping up in the Central Valley's bird population, but there have yet to be any recorded human cases in Stanislaus and Merced counties.

May 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER: Twenty interesting facts about water

1. Only 3% of Earth's water is fresh water. 97% of the water on Earth is salt water.

May 30, 2014 | | Local


Energy ‘game changer’ comes to Turlock

Being deemed a "game changer" by many energy experts, Silicon Valley startup company EnerVault has built the world's largest iron-chromium redox flow battery and storage facility in a Turlock orchard.

May 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local artisan drip coffee a hit at Farmers’ Market

Name of Business: Friday's Grind

May 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Stanislaus County Farm Bureau celebrates centennial year

For 100 years the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau has done more than provide local farmers support on and off the farm as a grass-roots organization: it has given farmers a collective voice.

May 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Emanuel celebrates cancer survivors

Emanuel Cancer Center celebrated National Cancer Survivors' Day by serving up free Cold Stone Creamery ice cream sundaes to local survivors and their families on Wednesday.

May 29, 2014 | | Local


Good Samaritans recount rescue of 91-year-old man

Turlock residents Colby Browning and Kaze Villarial don't consider themselves heroes. They consider themselves fortunate - fortunate in that they were in the right place at the right time to save a man's life.

May 29, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Deputy honored for service to veterans

A Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff is receiving a Congressional Certificate from Congressman Jeff Denham for his work with military veterans while they are in jail.

May 29, 2014 | | Local


Good Samaritans rescue man from fire

Two men rescued a wheelchair-bound man from his burning home Tuesday afternoon in Turlock.

May 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Homage paid to the fallen

Central Valley communities took time on Monday to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

May 27, 2014 | BY KRISTINA HACKER AND JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


State Parks welcome vets for free on Memorial Day

Veterans and current active duty military members will have free admission to California State Parks on Monday, Memorial Day, as a result of Assemblymember Kristin Olsen's bill, AB 150, which was signed by Governor Brown last year.

May 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Whooping cough cases increasing across state

The number of individuals suffering from pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough is increasing in the state, according to the California Department of Public Health.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Employment up, wages down, finds report

Locals seeking employment can rest assured that their odds of attaining a job are increasing as several sectors in the San Joaquin Valley are growing and employing more people, despite a slight decrease in wages.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Diabetes proving costly for California

Diabetes is having a major impact on health care in California, accounting for a third of all hospitalizations in the state and amounting to an extra $1.6 billion annually in costs, according to a recently released health report.

May 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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State gas prices climbing once again

Summer is the season of sunny days, ice cold refreshments and, unfortunately for many Californians, rising prices at the pump. With a wallet-binding combination of ...

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock teen crowned District 6 Dairy Princess

Nicole Sanders of Turlock was crowned the District 6 Dairy Princess during ceremonies held Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock. Alexia Nunes ...

June 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock dads talk parenting, priorities and making every moment count

Fathers of Turlock are taking it upon themselves to be the next generation of doting dads. Although everyone has their own parenting style, most have ...

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County dropped to a new low for the year as the harvest season provides additional jobs for the area, according ...

June 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County libraries expand hours to Fridays

Library users around the county will soon be able to stroll into their local branch on a Friday and peruse all the books, periodicals, and ...

June 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legislature approves state budget with increased spending for welfare, education

The State Legislature approved a budget Wednesday that includes a $122.5 billion spending plan and raises vehicle registration fees by $10, generating $400 million.

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Free child seat inspection

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free child safety seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to ...

June 16, 2016 | | Local


Merced County Fair wraps up 125th year celebration

June 12 marked the end of the Merced County Fair after five days filled with entertainment, carnival rides and lots of fair food.

June 16, 2016 | | Local


The Beauty Bar keeps Turlock smiling

Type of business: Salon/Spa

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair CEO ready for first foray in Stanislaus County

With the Stanislaus County Fair just around the corner and residents from all over the Central Valley gearing up for twisting rides and fried foods ...

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock church offers free youth sports league

While many parents would like their kids to get outside and play this summer, sometimes the cost of recreational activities can put a wrench in ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Navy SEAL promotes alcohol and drug abuse prevention at Turlock seminar

Whether they hope to one day become a United States Navy SEAL or simply want to do their best in school, the Assyrian American Civic ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continuing a family tradition: Local student vies for national rodeo title

For the Brazil family, rodeo isn't just a hobby – it's a way of life. Years after both Mandy Brazil and her husband, Jeff ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Patient care efforts earn recognition for EMC

Emanuel Medical Center recently earned two national accreditations and recognitions for the efforts of the hospital to advance patient care.

June 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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