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County resident dies from West Nile Virus

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency announced Monday that a 74-year-old man died from exposure to West Nile Virus, marking the county's first fatality from the disease.

October 02, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Giant human pink hard hat ribbon creates visual call to action

Pink ribbons are a common sight leading into October, as communities aim to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Wednesday, however, EMCOR/Shambaugh & Son, L.P. went above and beyond to make breast cancer screening a topic of discussion for everyone when the contractor gathered over 440 people donning signature pink hard hats for an oversized, human display of a pink ribbon.

September 29, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Vanessa Guthrie

Twenty-five-year-old Vanessa Guthrie has only lived in Turlock for two years, but already, she has made the city her home. She and her husband Zachary Osborne moved to the Central Valley in 2015 after getting married, and haven't looked back since. The fitness enthusiast opened her own gym, GOH Fitness, in April, where she supports community members on their journeys to look and feel their best with professional help and guidance every step of the way.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Health officials advise flu shot for the upcoming season

The California Department of Public Health urges Californians to get the influenza vaccine in September or October ahead of the arrival of influenza season.

September 29, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Firefighters paint the town pink

The firefighters will be wearing and selling specially designed pink T-shirts in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the month of October. All the funds go to the Bill & Elsie Ahlem Cancer Endowment. Shirts will be available for purchase at the gift shop at Emanuel Medical Center. Last year's efforts brought in more than $20,000 for the endowment and over the years the fundraising campaign has netted more than $80,000 in funds.

September 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Government trailblazers inspire at Women’s Leadership Round Table

Women make up just a small percentage of leaders in government, but the five panelists at Wednesday's 2nd annual Women's Leadership Round Table reminded the audience why that statistic needs to change, challenging those in attendance to make a difference in their local communities.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Vista off to rocky start with neighbors

In May, Turlock resident John Snoke stood before the Turlock Planning Commission to voice concerns he and other community members had about construction of the student apartment complex, The Vista, in their neighborhood. In the 42 days since students moved into the complex, a litany of calls to the Turlock Police Department have substantiated those concerns.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Ali Cox

Allison Cox captured Turlock's heart when she was part of the U.S. Rowing team that won a silver medal in the 2004 summer Olympics. Since then, she has turned her experience in big city marketing firms to help the businesses and organizations in her hometown through her company, Ali Cox & Company Marketing. Cox also was fundamental in launching the HeyTurlock! Platform to help the community promote local events.

September 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Ag fundraiser offers tastes of local flavors

An assortment of wines, craft brews, and cheeses produced locally will be up for sampling during the upcoming Tastes of the Valley fundraiser to benefit agriculture education.

September 28, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ranch of Horror ready for opening weekend

Name of business: Ranch of Horror

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wild adventures await library visitors in October

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of educational and fun activities throughout the month of October. Halloween themed craft days and a visit from "Python Ron" McGee highlight activities for children, while adults can learn to paint like Monet and take a computer basics class.

September 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sexually transmitted diseases reach an all-time high in California

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to increase in California, according to new statistics from the California Department of Public Health. These diseases are reportable to the state and local health departments.

September 26, 2017 | | Local


Movie premiere to benefit Turlock Gospel Mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is hosting an exclusive, pre-release red carpet event for the movie "Same Kind of Different as Me" to raise support and funds for their mission.

September 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus’ top crops

The Stanislaus County Agricultural Report released Tuesday revealed that the value of agricultural commodities in the region continued to drop in 2016, with impacts from the drought and other factors contributing to a decrease of $618 million in crop value for county growers.

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock residents help ducks in distress

Two ducks are once again swimming around happily in the lake at Donnelly Park after some residents stepped up and freed them from the zip ties someone had placed around their beaks.

September 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air ...

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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