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Clean air innovations get funding boost

An emission-reducing raisin tray burning system, a natural gas conversion kit for locomotive engines, and an all-electric agricultural sprayer are just a few of the new technologies being developed with the goal of improving air quality in the Central Valley.

December 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NORAD to track Santa’s trip from North Pole

The Continental Air Defense Command will be keeping a close eye on Santa's sleigh tonight and so can you.

December 23, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Almond Board announces filing deadline for several positions

The Almond Board of California announced Jan. 20 as the deadline for filing nomination petitions for one independent grower member and alternate position on the board of directors for the Almond Board of California. Each candidate must be a grower and must submit a petition signed by at least 15 independent growers of almonds (verified by the Almond Board) in order to be considered for the position. The petition must state the position for which the candidate is nominated and must be filed with the Almond Board of California, 1150 Ninth St., Suite 1500, Modesto, CA 95354.

December 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Report finds graduated driver licensing could save lives

The "Allstate Foundation License to Save Report," developed in conjunction with the National Safety Council, shows that if California implemented comprehensive graduated driver licensing laws an estimated 133 lives and $910 million could be saved annually. Nationally, if all states implemented comprehensive GDL laws, an estimated 2,000 lives and $13.6 billion could be saved per year.

December 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


A special delivery

Santa and his elves visited Elness Convalescent Center last week to deliver handmade afghans to all of the residents.

December 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Light up our temple, dad

My two kids Sonny and Sonia woke up one morning and told me they wanted to ask me to do something and said they would help if I agreed. They asked me if I would put lights up at our new temple so it would brighten up the temple for the holidays. I told them it was a great idea as long as they helped. Sonny would go help me with the lights for a couple of hours after I would get off work and Sonia would stay home and take care of my baby boy Sunil, who will turn ...

December 20, 2011 | | Local


Tied with love

Young members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Turlock First Ward spread Christmas cheer at the Emanuel Medical Center Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center on Tuesday. The girls, ages 8 to 11, quilted a blanket to give to the first baby born on Christmas Day. The blanket included a card that said "tied with loving hands and bound with tender care." Their blanket was part of a service project for their Activity Day girls' group. They presented the blanket to Roberta Walker, manager of obstetrics at Emanuel Medical Center, and were given a tour of the birthing ...

December 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock sees increase in business visitors

The Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau took a look back at a year of programs at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting, and announced its goals for 2012.

December 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Library, recreation department offer activities for kids during winter break

The sounds of children taking advantage of the mild December weather can be heard throughout Turlock, as school is out for winter break.

December 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Yes, Turlock, there is a Santa Claus

If I ever had any doubt of the continued existence of Christmas spirit, it was finally put to rest on Saturday night.

December 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local food program serves 8,000 this holiday season

More than 2,000 low-income local families will not have to worry about food for the holiday season thanks to the generosity of the community and Turlock Together program.

December 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Karate in Keyes teaches disciplines that aids in class

KEYES - Evening karate lessons held three times a week in Keyes have inspired about 100 students to aspire to better discipline and motivation.

December 16, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


Hughson's Valley Glen enjoying brisk sales

Remember new home construction and model homes? A thing of the past in today's economy? Not in Hughson where the sound of hammers is echoing behind two model homes of Florsheim Home's Valley Glen subdivision.

December 16, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


Healthy holiday travel tips

Here are some tips to make sure you reach your destination this holiday season without contracting a nasty cold or the flu.

December 16, 2011 | BY DR. BRUCE KALER U.S. HealthWorks | Local


Fair foundation gives $25,000 to support Stanislaus ag

Friends of the Fair Foundation officials presented CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani with a $25,467 check for the CSU Stanislaus Agricultural Studies Department at the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors meeting on Monday.

December 16, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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