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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


Homeless day center up and running

It's only been in operation for two weeks, but Turlock's Homeless Assistance Ministry is making strides in helping the community's homeless population.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local group rallies for library tax

The Friends of the Turlock Public Library will be kicking off the Save Stanislaus Libraries - Yes on T campaign at a community event to be held from 10 a.m. to noon on March 24 at the Carnegie Arts Center.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


California final grape crush report

California's 2011 crush totaled 3,874,146 tons, down 3 percent from the 2010 crush of 3,986,314 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 1,920,036 tons, down 6 percent from 2010. The 2011 white wine variety crush totaled 1,426,905 tons, down 7 percent from 2010. Tons crushed of raisin type varieties totaled 372,551, up 36 percent from 2010, and tons crushed of table type varieties totaled 154,653, up 25 percent from 2010.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Deadlines approaching for county fair independent junior livestock exhibitors

The deadline for independent exhibitors entering market beef or horses at the Stanislaus County Fair is no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday. The deadline for independent exhibitors entering market sheep, swine, goats, breeding rabbits and poultry, is no later than 5 p.m. May 9. No online entries will be accepted for independent exhibitors. All entries and required information must be turned in to the fair office in person or mailed by the above deadlines.

March 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fire Call Summary, February 2011

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 405 incidents during the month of February, which includes a total of 263 emergency medical service calls.

March 09, 2012 | | Local


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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


TID proposal sparks debate on local water use

The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local resident visits homeless with Water on Wheels

By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.

July 15, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Hughson grad wins Kansas guitar

Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.

July 15, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


LCR to give away packs, host cactus festival

The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.

July 15, 2014 | | Local


Lamps spark two house fires

Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.

July 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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