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Stanislaus County has ground to make up in tobacco prevention

When it comes to deterring tobacco use the majority of Stanislaus County cities are failing to make the grade, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fireplace fire spreads into apartment

Burning logs left unattended in a fireplace rolled out and ignited a fire in an upstairs Turlock apartment Monday morning.

January 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cookie time: Girl Scouts prepare to tempt dieters with tasty treats

It's official. The 2013 Girl Scout cookie selling season is almost open. Get ready to be tempted by the likes of coconutty Samoas, peanut-butter-chocolate Tagalongs and the ever-popular Thin Mint. Turlock residents will soon be able to get their hands on the famed Girl Scout cookies starting Feb. 22 through March 17.

January 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Flu cases spreading nationally as officials promote vaccination

This year's flu season is hitting the population harder than expected and is taking a particularly harsh toll on the elderly, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

January 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kaepernicking: More than a meme for heart camp kids

It started with a kiss - but has become much more than that.

January 18, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County making gains on unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to make a slow, steady progress toward pre-recession rates, with the December unemployment rate hitting its lowest level in years.

January 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock prepares to root for Kaep

He's Sports Illustrated's newest cover boy, the inspiration for a brand new clothing line, and he's sold the third most NFL jerseys in the month of January behind only Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning. He's trending worldwide with his trademark bicep kiss and one of his autographed football cards recently sold online for $6,000. It's safe to say he's taken the nation by storm.

January 18, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New owner continues Mundo's unique Latin grill experience

Name of business: Mundo's Latin Grill

January 15, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


No need to fear big taxes in 2013, says gov relations specialist to TID trustees

The elections last November have most business communities such as Turlock scrambling for answers regarding new tax bills. After a slim couple hundred vote win in some regional areas, Democrats reigned winner over the Republicans within the Assembly and Senate in California, and are encouraging the state to increase taxes and spend more money in response to the debt crisis. But according to The Apex Group in Sacramento, businesses have no need to fear tax increases for this year.

January 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Books abound at annual library fundraiser

Book lovers have cause to celebrate as the Friends of the Turlock Public Library gear up for their annual book sale.

January 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abe Rojas: An advocate for youth, Turlock

There are not many towns that can boast of dedicated residents simultaneously promoting diversity, recreation, and education for more than 50 years. Thanks to resident Abe Rojas, Turlock has that legacy.

January 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Crash snarls traffic

A collision involving four vehicles caused significant damage to the vehicles and slowed traffic, but no serious injuries were reported.

January 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock vet receives medals for service in Vietnam

Rufino "Joe" Centeno physically left the jungles of Vietnam 45 years ago, but the sights and sounds and the losses experienced on the front lines have remained tangled in his mind for long after.

January 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tragedies trigger rise in gun sales

RIPON - Richard Hodder browsed the safe room at Barnwood, stopping to examine a firearms storage unit as tall as him.

January 11, 2013 | BY JAMES BURNS Turlock Journal | Local


Dried Valley fruit makes international waves

Name of business: Bella Viva Orchards

January 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Flags repeatedly destroyed outside Turlock business

Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist to host third annual free dental care event

According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Understanding cows key to Dairy Stockmanship

Danny Avila, manager of Clauss Dairies in Hilmar, had a problem. Farm employees were expending too much time and energy in their daily handling of cows. Seeing as cows are the bread and butter (literally) of the dairy industry, Avila sought a solution. He found the answers to his interspecies relations problems in the Stockmanship Training Program.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Firefighters turn to high school students for pink T-shirt design

For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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