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Chickens focus of fair classroom project

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms to further agriculture education.

April 09, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local man receives top honors in sales and customer service

Carlos Gonzales' embodiment of hard work and dedication were acknowledged recently when he was awarded the highest honor possible for a Verizon Wireless sales representative.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Biggest Loser program offers cash incentive for weight loss

Lala Vasquez has made great strides in trying to keep her weight in check, but feels there is certainly room for improvement. The active grandmother and cosmetic sales representative is a returning contestant for Biggest Loser Turlock's "Get in Shape for Summer Challenge," a program designed for weight loss and cash prize incentives.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Eastern Star returns to Turlock

One of Turlock's original clubs will make a triumphant return to the community after a 20 year absence. The Order of the Eastern Star Club, the largest fraternal organization in the world for both men and women, will be officially institutionalized in a private ceremony on Sunday at the Turlock Masonic Lodge.

April 09, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


MedicAlert remains at forefront of health information

Turlock teen Linda Collins' near fatal allergic reaction to a doctor-administered tetanus antitoxin in 1953 - and her family's desire to prevent a similar medical emergency in the future - revolutionized the health information field.

April 09, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Almond industry readies for Food Safety Act changes

One of Turlock's top commodities is facing new regulations in its manufacturing, pasteurization, and processing to ensure safety for global consumers.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


High winds down trees, cut power to local homes

Out of all the known elements, wind may not be the most noticeable; but it is a force to be reckoned with. The City of Turlock found this out after wind gusts reached 35 to 45 miles per hour Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

A very strong, dry, cold front moved through the Air Basin earlier today, bringing strong to gusty northwesterly winds across the entire San Joaquin Valley prompting local air-pollution officials to issue a healthy cautionary statement through this evening.

April 08, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dairyman balks at county plan to take his land for road realignment

Stanislaus County officials want about two acres of Andy Germann's 40-acre dairy property to realign a curve in Central Avenue at Taylor Road to correct what they say is one of the most dangerous intersections in their jurisdiction.

April 05, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Local cheese takes top honors at competition

Karoun Dairies, Inc. of Turlock took home gold this year plus three 4th places and a 5th place award at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association.

April 05, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Grateful patient delivers nurse's childhood memento

The saying 'it's a small world' has new meaning for Turlock resident Michele James.

April 05, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


SA group offers help for hoarders

When Alice Labatte enters her house she encounters a narrow hallway. The hallway was built by normal standards, but has since become one of the places in her house overcome by stuff. Heaps of clothes, piles of shoes and knick-knacks of all kinds can be found in Labatte's hallway - and throughout her house. Labatte is a self-proclaimed hoarder.

April 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


County one of worst in state for heart disease, flu

A recently released health report of California's 58 counties has shown Stanislaus County with several poor rankings among the most prevalent chronic diseases, including the worst death rate in the state for coronary heart disease.

April 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rape defense classes offered

The Turlock Police Department and Stanislaus State University Police are working together to provide Rape Aggression Defense training to women in the Turlock community.

April 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


100-year-old poker player refuses to fold

As with life, the game of poker incorporates skill, luck, and manipulating the cards you are dealt. No one understands this more than Henry Wadelski, who celebrated his 100th birthday amongst friends, family, and poker chips at the Turlock Poker Room on Monday.

April 02, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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