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Cowboys coming to town

Turlock may be stealing - or at least borrowing - Oakdale's title as Cowboy Capital of the World this week as thousands of ropers are set to compete in the American Cowboy Team Roping Association's State Finals held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

September 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Weather conditions lead to Air Alert

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District initiated an Air Alert Tuesday that will continue through Thursday, and may be extended to Friday. During these times residents are asked to curtail practices that increase smog-forming emissions. The alert is for the entire Central Valley.

September 20, 2011 | | Local


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


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Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local security company launches self-defense component

Name of Business: Liberty Private Security Inc. & Training Academy

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Central Park may soon house historic cannon

The Korean War era cannon that used to sit in front of the War Memorial Building may soon be moving to downtown Turlock. While the details of the historic cannon's relocation are still being considered, one thing is already clear: Turlock veterans want a say in the placement and presentation of the memorial.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bring on the rain

Turlock residents heading out to work Thursday morning were pleasantly surprised to find that they needed an umbrella. A short burst of rain in the morning was followed with a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety event aims to educate families

Smokey Bear will be educating the public about wildfire prevention at the 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event set for Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Small but powerful: The not so niche small business industry

Small business may be, well, small, but they are far from insignificant. In fact there are 28 million small businesses in the United States according to the United States Small Business Administration.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California posts highest gas prices in nation

California leads the nation in its export of almonds and technology. As of Tuesday, the Golden State also a ranks number one as the state with the highest retail gas prices in the nation.

May 12, 2015 | | Local


City of Turlock promotes bike to work week

It is Bike to Work Week and that means there is no better time to enjoy the spring weather than getting on your bike and peddling to work.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Region optimistically awaits more rainfall

As the 2015 precipitation year dryly begins to wind down, the region is still hoping to catch up in terms of precipitation starting as soon as tonight.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates newest arrivals

From Bella the resident Eastern Red Fox to a host of early arrival baby squirrels and owls, the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is home to a bevy of critters - both cute and creepy depending on your disposition - that make up the menagerie of wild things roaming Stanislaus County.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report shows ag job openings outnumber qualified graduates nationally

Graduating from college can be a scary concept for most students, especially for those who do not have a job lined up once they receive their diplomas.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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