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Unemployment makes small dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained below 10 percent for the month of May, with more workers finding jobs as the harvest season gains momentum.

June 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sunsports offers seasonal equipment and accessories for outdoorsy locals

Name of Business: Sunsports

June 18, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ann’s Fish and Chips temporarily closing

After two years at their downtown Turlock location, Ann's Fish and Chips is hunting for a new location in Turlock.

June 18, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


MedicAlert brings in new CEO

MedicAlert Foundation, a part of the Turlock community for almost 60 years, is looking for a new home in town and is welcoming a new chief executive officer.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memorial skate park design coming to fruition

The Skate Park Community Committee met for the last time on Wednesday to contribute their final comments regarding the Memorial Skate Park for Brandon Koch, an avid skater who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer in April 2012.

June 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Hughson fire victim identified as Turlock dairyman

Authorities have identified the remains found inside a Hughson home that ignited in fire Monday night, but have not determined the cause of death.

June 18, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced Fair livestock auction sees jump in number of animals, sales

At the 2015 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction 619 animals were sold and the sales totaled a whopping $614,582.

June 16, 2015 | | Local


Hilmar livestock exhibitors give back

Hilmar exhibitors at the 2015 Merced County Fair Junior Livestock Auction had top showings of both their respective animals and their philanthropic spirit.

June 16, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Farmers market coupons aim to promote senior healthy eating

To the Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging, a coupon is more than just a piece of paper.

June 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City of Turlock water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

June 12, 2015 | | Local


Honor Guard pays tribute to TPD fallen in D.C.

Every May law enforcement in Stanislaus County join together to remember those who died in the line of duty. With five of those names coming from the ranks of the Turlock Police Department, there has long been a desire by the men and women of the department to pay tribute to those fallen officers. This year they got such an opportunity when the department's Honor Guard was selected to participate in the National Peace Officer's Memorial week tributes.

June 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local student selected to help others get active, stay healthy

Denair Middle School seventh grader Brielle Prock has been selected to serve as State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, a nationwide health and wellness program created in partnership with the National Dairy Council and the National Football League.

June 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ag Link Food Hub to increase awareness, access to local products

The farm to table movement, which has become a staple in local schools, is about to extend further than the cafeteria thanks to Ag Link Food Hub, an online catalogue of locally grown food slated to launch next week.

June 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Memory of Turlock's last fallen officer still echoes in community

Forty-two years after Turlock Police Officer Raymond Willert was gunned down during a robbery, his widow Connie Rossi is still haunted by questions of what if.

June 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


HopeMania shines light on rare genetic disorder

At five-months-old, Hope Hailey Haugh is one tough little girl.

June 11, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price paid to dairy farmers was welcomed by producers throughout the state, the California Dairy Campaign is still emphasizing the need to join the federal milk marketing order.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling lonely and disconnected throughout her first two days in captivity.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's Daily Bread Mobile Food Truck as the only meal they will receive that day.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair draws record number of visitors

Nearly a quarter of a million visitors made their way to Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the fair's annual 10-day this year, which included adrenaline-rushing rides, unforgettable celebrity concerts and countless exhibitions for all to enjoy.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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