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Unemployment still on the rise

Stanislaus County's unemployment rate grew in the first month of 2012 according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department, but the numbers did reflect a modest sign of recovery, albeit slowly.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber of Commerce awards ag scholarships to area students

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee is hosting its 12th Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon on Monday at the Stanislaus County Fair Grounds Turf Club. The event honors local college-bound high school seniors who intend to major in agriculture, with scholarships designed to help them reach their educational goals. A sold out crowd of 350 industry supporters, family, and students is expected.

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Health department pulls candies from Pakistan and India due to excess lead

The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat three candies, after tests found that all three exceed state standards for lead. The candies are:

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Local cheerleaders win big at national competition

For five local teens cheerleading is serious business. The group, which includes cheerleaders from both Turlock and Pitman high schools, showcased their dedication and skill at a national competition last month and came away champions.

March 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Carol Ford named Hospice of Emanuel Volunteer of the Year

For the past four years Carol Ford has been helping others deal with the grief that comes with losing a loved one. The Turlock resident volunteers her time to facilitate grief support and education groups at Hospice of Emanuel. Her dedication to helping those suffering with loss was recognized this month as she was named Hospice of Emanuel Volunteer of the Year.

March 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock students, residents go green for the week

As Kermit the Frog once said, it's not easy being green.

March 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local drivers feel squeeze at the pump

As gasoline prices surge, Turlockers' pocketbooks are left reeling.

March 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Journal reporter, fitness owner compete in business challenge

Nineteen hopeful entrepreneurs competed in the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge on Wednesday, each with just two minutes to win over a panel of investors and business geniuses for their shot at $24,000 in cash and prizes.

March 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Gusty winds prompt Valley-wide caution

Local air officials are issuing a health cautionary statement for blowing dust as a result of gusty winds throughout the Valley air basin today.

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Film Commission fundraiser rolls out the red carpet

Flashing cameras welcomed VIPs as they stepped out of their limousines Sunday night and onto the red carpet. After fielding questions from "paparazzi" guests were ushered into an elegantly decorated ballroom by Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe.

March 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Record number of burn prohibitions issued over dry winter

The ninth season of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program ended Wednesday with a record number of burn prohibitions issued over the winter months.

March 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair aims to Save Our Parks

The State of California plans to close Merced County's George J. Hatfield and McConnell State Recreation Areas, but a local businessman is doing his part to keep them open.

March 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Growers to pay more for irrigation

New state regulations will force many growers in the Turlock Irrigation District service area to pay more for water next year, customers learned at preseason growers meetings this week.

March 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Community fills theatre to view TID history film

The red carpet wasn't only in Hollywood this weekend.

February 29, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


February phenomenon

It is hard to beat the beauty of Yosemite looking into the Valley from the Tunnel View during a clearing of a storm, or standing on Sentinel Bridge during sunset and seeing the alpine glow on Half Dome with the reflection in the Merced River. But two weeks in late February, there is a phenomenon that happens in Yosemite that does not happen anywhere else in the world. There is an ephemeral waterfall named Horsetail Falls located on the east shoulder of El Capitan that at sunset will glow anywhere from yellow to lava red. And yes, if you are ...

February 29, 2012 | By Jack Kirchert Community Contributor | 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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