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Boot camps offer short-term goals, long-term benefits

It was 5:30 a.m. on a Friday and Curt Andre Park was filled with the sounds of grunts and groans that are common with physical struggle. A group of about 10 was lugging a weighted duffle bag 50 feet - bear-crawl style -while another group was running laps, and still another holding a plank pose for as long as each person could.

March 23, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Journal reporter reflects on success in Entrepreneur Challenge

When you work for something, really put your whole self into it, it's a bit hard to accept when it's all over.

March 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


More people looking for work in county

February's unemployment rate in Stanislaus County was up from the month prior, but well below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

March 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shelter pets need Snuggles

The Stanislaus County library system is asking residents to pick up their crochet needles and stitch together some well needed creature comforts for the dogs and cats at the county animal shelter.

March 20, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT | Local


Gallo executive touts social innovation at university forum

Employers must adjust to a changing Valley landscape, including an increasing reliance on social innovation.

March 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Automotive club offers free ‘Tipsy Tow’ for St. Patrick’s Day

Make this St. Patrick's Day more about St. Paddy and less about the paddy wagon. If you've been drinking on St. Patrick's Day, AAA Northern California will take you and your car home for free.

March 16, 2012 | | Local


Local charity looks to make prom dress dreams come true

Alix Ribeiro is proving that at least one New Year's resolution can stick. Her resolution was to make her community a better place, and, unlike many who soon forgot their goals, she has stuck to her resolution.

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Taco trucks going smoke-free for Fresh Outdoors Project

The California tobacco tax funds many programs aiming to create smoke-free environments. In Stanislaus County, the DMC Foundation received state grant funding to operate the Fresh Outdoors Project, which is designed to decrease tobacco exposure were people live, work and play. Its mission is "to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, discourage tobacco industry sponsorship, and improve air quality in and around Stanislaus County."

March 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Girl Scouts centennial celebration

Local girls joined millions of others across the country this week in celebrating a century of Girl Scouts. On March 12, 1912, founder Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls for the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Today, 3.2 million girls are members of Girl Scouts in troops across the country.

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Groups rally support to renew library tax

The push to keep local libraries funded will begin in earnest next week as the Save Stanislaus Libraries campaign kicks off.

March 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local residents find different motivations to keep exercising

Sunrise was still two hours away when Kurt Jerner slid on his goggles and prepared to enter the Brenda Athletic Club pool on Thursday for his daily swim routine. The Turlock resident is regularly the very first person to dive into the gym's pool.

March 16, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Distinguished Young Women of Turlock

The Distinguished Young Women of Turlock scholarship program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss) will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Turlock Community Theatre.

March 13, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Bingo hall reopens after 2011 fire

CERES – Bingo games resumed in Ceres Friday evening after months' worth of repairs were completed to the fire-damaged Assyrian Club of Urhai bingo hall.

March 13, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Local farmers earn accolades

John and Nicole Santos, owners and operators of Santos dairies one and two in Turlock, took home the Collective Bargainers award devoted to excellence in dairy operation at the 2012 National farmers Convention on Jan. 31 in Des Moines, Iowa.

March 13, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Oxygen tube ignites in ER, burns woman

On Oct. 16, 2011, 68-year-old Shirley Shook was brought into Emanuel Medical Center's emergency room to stop a bleeding wound on her neck. Almost five months later she remains hospitalized after sustaining burns when flames erupted from her oxygen tube, sparked by a cauterizing pen her doctor was using to close the wound.

March 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | 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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