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County’s rank of unemployed grows

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County has once again crept upward, but is still showing some promise as it posted a rate below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

April 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State vet urges West Nile vaccinations for horses

The risk of a return of West Nile virus to California this year is renewing calls for horse owners to make sure their animals are vaccinated. In 2011, 15 horses in California were confirmed positive for West Nile Virus. Four of the 15 were euthanized. All of the euthanized horses were not vaccinated

April 19, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Ag secretary promotes California products at Asia trade delegation

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross is part of a U.S. trade delegation to Singapore and South Korea that is focusing on trade, market access and promotions.

April 19, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Community event seeks volunteers to clean up the city

Turlock faith-based organizations and various community businesses will be putting their good intentions into action on April 28 as part of the Love Turlock event.

April 19, 2012 | Macie Bennett | Local


Turlock Horseshoe Club begins seasonal tournaments

Horseshoe season is kicking off with the Turlock Horseshoe club at the pits in Crane Park. Horseshoe pitching is a sport the whole family can participate in, from adults to young children.

April 17, 2012 | Macie Bennett | Local


Spring is here

With the temperatures on the rise, and the forecast calling for sunny days, the spring wildflowers are out. If you head to the hills this weekend, you will see the beauty of California in the spring.

April 17, 2012 | By Jack Kirchert Community Contributor | Local


Mission fundraising dinner, auction set for Friday

Merced based non-profit Grace Outreach Coalition is holding a dinner and auction to raise funds for a medical mission to Nigeria.

April 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Energy monitors let residents check appliance efficiency

The library isn't just for checking out books – it's for checking out your power usage, too, thanks to a new Turlock Irrigation District initiative.

April 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cookies for troops

Local Girl Scout Daisies from Troop 399 donated 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to staff at the Army National Guard station in Turlock. Guardsmen from the 149th Chemical Company in Turlock will be forwarding the cookies to sister Chemical Companies 140th and 132nd, which are currently deployed to Afghanistan.

April 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Hilmar’s first-ever Relay for Life raises over $181,000

When the community of Hilmar decides to support a cause, they go all in. And that's exactly what happened on Saturday, said Kelly Fultz, chairperson of Hilmar's first-ever Relay for Life event.

April 17, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Rain brings irrigation windfall for growers

Growers in the Turlock Irrigation District service area will receive even more irrigation water this year than district directors once thought possible, thanks to continuing rainfall.

April 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fair ag education a horse affair

The Stanislaus County Fair and Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee is partnering with local classrooms to build on their education.

April 13, 2012 | | Local


Air district expands truck voucher program for small businesses

A grant aimed at helping smaller heavy-duty truck businesses reduce their air emissions has been expanded to reach more companies, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District reported.

April 13, 2012 | | Local


Rotary looks to bring bocce ball to Crane Park

Turlockers may be bowled over by one local park's newest amenity.

April 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Crowell student on deck for historic Coast Guard launch

Crowell Elementary fourth grader Emily Van Gorder will never forget her recent trip to USCG Base Alameda for the commissioning of the USGCS Stratton. First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance to launch the first Coast Guard cutter to be named after a woman, Capt. Dorothy C. Stratton, who helped establish the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard in 1944.

April 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Café La Mo opens for business

After much anticipation, locals visiting downtown Turlock can now get their coffee fix as Wednesday marks La Mo Café's first official day in business.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

August 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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