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Measure to ban death penalty makes November ballot

The decision to repeal the death penalty and impose life sentences without parole for prisoners will soon be in the hands of California voters.

April 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


German students make ‘life-long friends’ in Turlock

Four years ago Bryan and Dorianne Long hosted German exchange students when their son Garrett, then a senior at Turlock High School, told them about the opportunity. In exchange Garrett was able to visit Germany. Since then the family has continued to host students every other year, something Bryan Long called "nothing but a wonderful experience."

April 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlockers turn out to support Relay for Life

More than 1,000 people participated in the 2012 Turlock Relay For Life, held Saturday at Dutcher Middle School. Seventy different teams, including participants from local schools, businesses and churches walked with a goal to raise $250,000. The preliminary fundraising tally was $169,017 on Tuesday, but the final numbers won't be in until later this week, according to event organizers. Last year the Turlock Relay For Life raised $237,000.

April 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Mad cow disease discovered in Central California dairy cow

A dairy cow from Central California was confirmed as the nation's fourth case of mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.

April 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hundreds of Boy Scouts take over Turlock fairgrounds

An estimated 800 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts and parents called the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds home last weekend during the Boy Scouts of America's Greater Yosemite Council annual Jamboree.

April 23, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Dollar General Market opens in Hilmar

Hilmar gained about 50 jobs – and one of the California's first Dollar General stores - as the business celebrates its grand opening today.

April 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Governor joins thousands of mourners at deputy’s funeral

In a moving service that recalled his dedication to public service and his appreciation for all of life's adventures, the community expressed a sad farewell to Deputy Robert "Bob" Paris.

April 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County’s rank of unemployed grows

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has once again crept upward, but is still showing some promise as it posted a rate below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

April 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State vet urges West Nile vaccinations for horses

The risk of a return of West Nile virus to California this year is renewing calls for horse owners to make sure their animals are vaccinated. In 2011, 15 horses in California were confirmed positive for West Nile Virus. Four of the 15 were euthanized. All of the euthanized horses were not vaccinated

April 19, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Ag secretary promotes California products at Asia trade delegation

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross is part of a U.S. trade delegation to Singapore and South Korea that is focusing on trade, market access and promotions.

April 19, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Community event seeks volunteers to clean up the city

Turlock faith-based organizations and various community businesses will be putting their good intentions into action on April 28 as part of the Love Turlock event.

April 19, 2012 | Macie Bennett | Local


Turlock Horseshoe Club begins seasonal tournaments

Horseshoe season is kicking off with the Turlock Horseshoe club at the pits in Crane Park. Horseshoe pitching is a sport the whole family can participate in, from adults to young children.

April 17, 2012 | Macie Bennett | Local


Spring is here

With the temperatures on the rise, and the forecast calling for sunny days, the spring wildflowers are out. If you head to the hills this weekend, you will see the beauty of California in the spring.

April 17, 2012 | By Jack Kirchert Community Contributor | Local


Mission fundraising dinner, auction set for Friday

Merced based non-profit Grace Outreach Coalition is holding a dinner and auction to raise funds for a medical mission to Nigeria.

April 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Energy monitors let residents check appliance efficiency

The library isn't just for checking out books – it's for checking out your power usage, too, thanks to a new Turlock Irrigation District initiative.

April 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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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