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Freeway collision injures one

A Turlock family escaped unharmed a freeway collision that sent a Winton man to the hospital with major injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.

June 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vehicle backs over toddler

A 2-year-old girl sleeping underneath a pile of blankets was run over Saturday afternoon at the Modesto Reservoir by a woman backing her vehicle up.

June 19, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced fair attendance up, despite triple digit temps

The Merced County Fair not only survived the season's first bout of triple digit heat this weekend, it also recorded a 23 percent increase in visitors from last year's fair.

June 18, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health department confirms first human case of West Nile in 2012

A 70-year-old woman in Kern County is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus infection in California this year.

June 18, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Reduction in senior meals hardship on local residents

For the past few weeks, Turlock senior citizen Jean Mayhall has had to struggle to get the nutrition she needs. Mayhall used to get five hot meals a week through the Senior Meals Program provided by Howard Training Center. Just over a month ago, the program reduced the number of meals it serves to approximately 1,100 senior citizens at congregate sites around the county due to a funding shortfall.

June 15, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock dad, daughter recovering well after kidney transplant

This Father's Day Turlock resident Les Crutcher will receive the greatest gift he could ever receive - a simple day with his family.

June 15, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


County’s unemployment rate shows improvement

The ranks of the employed in Stanislaus County grew in May thanks in part to a swell of hiring at the area's farms, dairies and ranches.

June 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flames char Turlock home

A fire of undetermined origin left a Turlock man and his two dogs displaced from their home.

June 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Five cars crash on 99 near Keyes

The Wednesday morning commute on Highway 99 was backed up around Keyes after five vehicles collided into each other in chain-reaction fashion.

June 14, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Bakers sought for apple pie contest

Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.

June 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Not-quite-homeless couple struggle to survive

Morris Smith III and Vanessa Franklin aren't homeless. Not exactly, at least.

June 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cows — and humans — just wanna have fun

"Cows Just Wanna Have Fun" is the theme of this year's Merced County Fair which centers on celebrating cows and dairies. The fun isn't just for cows, though, as the 121st annual fair kicks off today with a variety of activities for young and old.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gas prices down, for now

Gas prices are declining, but the fall may be short-lived.

June 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


World auctioneer championship comes to Turlock

The 49th annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship is coming to the Turlock Livestock Auction Yard. For the past year, auctioneers from across the country have competed for a spot in the WLAC, to be held Saturday.

June 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


City permit required for all garage sales

Before putting out one box of knick-knacks or rack of clothing onto their front yard on Tuesday, the Cotton family obtained a permit from the City of Turlock to hold a small garage sale. The Cotton family was one of only about a dozen homes that obtained the mandatory $15 permit for that particular day. While the Cottons followed the city ordinance pertaining to yard sales, not all do. In just a mile radius of East Avenue to Main Street the Turlock Journal discovered three unpermitted sales on that same day.

June 12, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | 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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