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Cyclist killed on Golden State Boulevard

A 40-year-old man looking for recyclables along a Turlock road was struck by a sports utility vehicle and died Friday night.

August 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Governor appoints fair board members

Governor Jerry Brown made the following appointments earlier this month to the 38th District Agricultural Association, Stanislaus County Fair Board:

August 07, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Services set for fallen soldier

Funeral services for Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, the Turlock soldier who died while serving as a combat medic in Afghanistan, have been set for Wednesday.

August 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhoods prepare for National Night Out

This year's National Night Out is planned from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. National Night Out is a night when residents lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outdoors getting to know their neighbors and local law enforcement.

August 03, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Central Valley ripe for fruit production

Peach grower Jim Santini has spent every summer in a peach orchard since he was about four years old. His father planted his first peach orchard in the mid-1950s when Santini was about two.

August 03, 2012 | BY DAWN M. HENLEY TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Family forced out by fire

A family of seven had to find temporary housing Wednesday after an electrical fire caused damage at their home.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


West Nile claims first life in California

California recorded its first fatality of the year from the West Nile virus, just as new cases have been reported in Stanislaus County.

August 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock teen leads normal life after liver transplants

An emotional panel of speakers gave a new meaning to life when they honored organ donors and transplant recipients at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto Wednesday morning. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Week, about 40 panels were on display in the hospital's main hallway, which featured stories of residents whose loved ones lost their lives and donated organs and tissues. The wall also commemorated the people whose lives were saved because of the transplants.

August 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Climate change and specialty crops focus of new CDFA group

California's specialty crops account for more than half of the nation's fruits, vegetables, and nuts as well as nearly $7 billion dollars of exports worldwide. California's production of diverse specialty crops is threatened by potential climate-related phenomena, including reduced water supplies, increased plant heat stress, decreased chill hours, shifts in pollinator lifecycles and increased influx of invasive species, according to the California Department of Agriculture.

August 02, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Air quality declines as ozone levels climb

Rising ozone levels throughout the San Joaquin Valley are causing air quality to deteriorate, and local air officials urge residents to take health-protective measures where necessary.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlock boy hit and killed by train

A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a train Tuesday night in Turlock, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported.

August 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New commissary to meet needs of booming food truck businesses

One aspect of the health code has long troubled Stanislaus County food truck owners and inspectors alike: trucks are required to park in secured commissaries overnight, but there aren't enough commissary parking spots to accommodate the county's numerous mobile food vendors.

July 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Annual mission conference open to all

Missionary Gospel Fellowship is holding its annual mission conference at Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock, Sunday through Tuesday. MGF conference features speaker Clayton Dougan, a native of Scotland who will speak on the importance of evangelism and "The Key to Effective Ministry."

July 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Summer fun and learning

Summer may not be a time for classrooms, but that doesn't mean it's not a time for learning.

July 31, 2012 | | Local


Turlock Gold Medal, Bronze Star recipient dies at 88

In 2011, Turlock native Hiroshi "Hiro" Asai was one of several local veterans presented the highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his outstanding efforts in World War II.

July 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Lake drained for 10-year inspection

Water levels at Turlock Lake are the lowest they have been in 10 years and for once the ongoing drought is not to blame. Rather, Turlock Irrigation District has intentionally dropped water levels by over 10,000 acre feet in order to carefully inspect the lake's control structure and power house.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Running for the Army

Participants in the 4th annual Kettle Dash ran around downtown Turlock on Saturday for a good cause. The event, which included a kids' dash, 5K and 10K race, as well as this year's newly added dog walk through the help of sponsor Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital, included over 300 runners and dog walkers, said event chair Nick Hackler.

November 11, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lancaster Painting accepting nominations for annual service project

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gas prices continue to fall

A welcome decline in state gas prices has fueled Californian's spirits with yet another double-digit drop in prices registering at $3.21 on average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline on Tuesday - that's $0.38 cheaper than prices reported in AAA Northern California's latest monthly gas survey of Oct. 14. California leads the year-to-year decline nationwide with almost $0.40 drop in gas prices.

November 11, 2014 | | Local


Unskilled labor force holding Valley back

Where do people hire unskilled laborers? Not in the United States, at least according to Professor Gokce Soydemir of California State University, Stanislaus.

November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


One teen killed in motorcycle crash, another critically injured

At 8:49 a.m. Saturday, Jared Collins, 15, posted a new photo of him perched atop a motorcycle to his Facebook account. One hour later the Turlock teenager had sustained fatal injuries while out riding the bike with a friend.

November 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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