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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


Majesty Bible: Serving the needs of the Christian community

Name of business: Majesty Bible & Gifts

July 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock event to bring jobs seekers, employers face-to-face

In just three weeks, Turlock's Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will play host to one of the largest job fairs in the region, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) and coordinated by the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance.

July 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock soldier dies in Afghanistan

A 25-year-old soldier from Turlock died in Afghanistan while serving as a combat medic with the California National Guard.

July 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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