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Train hits tomato hauler

A tractor-trailer loaded with thousands of tomatoes was struck by an Amtrak passenger train Monday afternoon just outside of Turlock, when the driver stopped his rig on the tracks, the California Highway Patrol reported.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County sees decrease in unemployment

There was a marked improvement in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate during the month of August, as the rate fell below the year-ago estimate and the total from the month prior, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

September 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State launches ‘Totally Unprepared’ campaign for emergencies

The California Emergency Management Agency is hoping to shake up the message about preparing for a disaster with a campaign that puts the spotlight on an unprepared star former football player.

September 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Chemicals applied to fruit subject of USDA survey

Beginning Oct. 1, fruit growers will be contacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service to participate in the 2011 Fruit Chemical Use Survey. NASS will contact growers in 12 states, including California, to collect information on pesticides used, acres treated and rates applied to more than 20 fruit crops.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Castle Air Museum to host POW/MIA Day ceremony

Castle Air Museum and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 13th District, will jointly host a Nation POW/MIA Day Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday at Castle Air Museum grounds, 5050 Santa Fe Dr., Atwater.

September 14, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Carnegie reopens with fanfare

Turlockers who were looking to celebrate the fulfillment of a six-year long dream gathered with visitors from around the region on Saturday for the grand reopening of the Carnegie Arts Center.

September 13, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Ceres council approves Wal-Mart Supercenter

The Wal-Mart Supercenter and accompanying 26-acre Mitchell Ranch Shopping Center was given a green light by the Ceres City Council Monday evening after months of public hearings.

September 13, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER jbenziger@cerescourier.com | Local


Oakdale city employees under fire for opening Turlock business

A Turlock consulting business came under fire at a special Oakdale City Council meeting on Monday. The Limited Liability Company is registered in the name of three top City of Oakdale employees and one former Oakdale city manager. Oakdale City Council members held an open forum, followed by a closed session, to discuss the business.

September 13, 2011 | BY KIM VAN METER & ANDREA GOODWIN | Local


Shelter in the storm

Verda's House looks like a cross between a daycare center and the home of a very devoted grandma. The kids have decorated the dining area with seasonal artwork, there are toys in every room, and even the bathrooms have tiny toddler-sized toilets. The hope is that when kids visit Verda's House they feel like they are in a safe family environment where they can work through any crisis they might have at home.

September 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Fire, police host memorial event

The Turlock Fire and Police departments are holding a memorial Sunday to honor the fallen on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man recalls his time as Ground Zero chaplain

On a June day of this year Turlock resident Tim Guerino was once again walking on Ground Zero. Ten years prior he had stepped on that same hallowed ground, among the rubble and ruins praying for the fallen and the living alike, doling out words of solace, hope and faith.

September 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Health department fines Emanuel Medical Center for safety violation

For the second time Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock has been issued an administrative penalty after the California Department of Public Health concluded the hospital had not fully complied with health and safety standards.

September 08, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New bus hub underway; Construction causes traffic problems

The effort to construct a new bus transit hub in Turlock is well underway on the triangle of land bordered by Del's Lane, Golden State Boulevard and Hawkeye Avenue, and traffic jams from related road work are expected to conclude soon.

September 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock woman dies in crash

A Turlock woman was killed in a solo crash Sunday night in Hilmar.

September 06, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Balloon festival raises money for children’s hospital

RIPON - Holding the palms of his hands over his ears to soften the roar of the flame shooting into his hot air balloon, 7-year-old poster boy Adham Hamza had the thrill of his life during the opening day of the Color the Skies balloon festival Saturday.

September 06, 2011 | BY GLENN KAHL | Local


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Water forum at CSUS

Experts from the city, county, state and local university will address groundwater challenges currently facing the Turlock area on Tuesday, as part of a public forum cosponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce and California State University, Stanislaus.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


San Joaquin River deemed 'most endangered river' in the nation

The San Joaquin River is in grave danger.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock Blue Diamond facility named top plant of the year

After a successful first year since its grand opening, the Turlock Blue Diamond Facility has been named the 2014 "Plant of the Year" by Food Engineering Magazine - an honor recognizing the most innovative new food or beverage plants built in North America.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Comic store opens downtown

Name of Business: Sky High Comics & Collectibles

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock woman reflects on 100 years

World War II, the Nixon Watergate scandal, the civil rights movements of the 1960s and the jazzercise fad of the 1980s - Maryadell Boone has seen it all and then some as today marks her 100th birthday. While Boone has lived through some of the most iconic decades of recent history, throughout the vast changes Boone's life has remained relatively the same.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Leadership forges local partnerships

If a community's strength is reflected in its leaders, then Turlock is a powerful community due in part to the mission of Leadership Turlock.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese touts Innovation Center, LEED certification

Hilmar Cheese Company proved it not only knows dairy innovation - but also how to be green, as in using energy efficient business practices.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


CSUS Relay for Life generates thousands for cancer research

Thousands of people cross the California State University, Stanislaus campus each day, but on Saturday hundreds of those people were walking for a cause: cancer.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


SPRING FASHION FOR A CAUSE

Ann Cornell's Fashion & Design class at Pitman High made and then donated 29 spring dresses to The Salvation Army and a few other charities. The Kiwanis Club purchased cloth from Cloth & Quilts in Turlock at a discount and then donated the material to the Pitman students for dress making. The dresses are made twice a year, usually in the winter and spring seasons. The Pitman High class and the Kiwanis Club have been teaming up to make the dress for about 12 years now.

April 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Sunday drive turns perilous for Denair couple

A Denair couple is back at home on their dairy after a harrowing trip that saw them stranded in the isolated back country of the Sierra National Forest.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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