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Remains of hiker found in Yosemite

The body of one of the three missing Yosemite hikers was found Friday.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


WANTED: A few good candidates

Loren R. Holt, a decade-long member of the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees, announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection in the Nov. 8 election.

August 09, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar grad in coma after crash

A recent graduate and wrestling standout at Hilmar High School was critically injured Monday morning in a crash on Highway 99.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Driver strikes, kills 9-year-old Delhi girl

Three children walking along a dark country road in Delhi were struck by a vehicle, resulting in fatal injuries for a young girl.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heating up the night

A group of people gathered at the Red Brick Café Thursday night to celebrate a victory. Their favorite downtown Turlock night spot had just received approval from the Planning Commission to extend their hours of business from a closing time of 12 midnight, to 1:30 a.m.

August 05, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar library patrons voice anger over cuts

More than 20 residents gathered at the Hilmar Library on Friday and voiced their concerns with the sharply reduced operational hours and the realistic potential of the library's closure in the next six months.

August 05, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Farmers’ markets growing locally, nationally

The practice of loading up on vegetables, fruits, nuts, and other homemade edibles at farmers' markets is gaining momentum both locally and nationally, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

August 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Salmonella outbreak leads to ground turkey recall

A salmonella outbreak linked to an Arkansas meat processing firm has prompted a massive voluntary recall effort of ground turkey products.

August 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Disaster assistance available for small businesses

Small, nonfarm businesses in Stanislaus County are now eligible to apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration.

August 05, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


The Fire Lane

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 460 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 281 emergency medical service calls.

August 05, 2011 | | Local


Local gardener grows big surprise

Chester Chimel might be 84 years old, but he can grow cucumbers as well as any young gardener. Chimel's Asian cucumber plant recently yielded several vegetables over 2 feet in length. The largest of the cucumbers was 26 inches long.

August 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Assyrian Martyr’s Day event to be held Sunday

Assyrians across the country will recognize Assyrian Martyr's Day on Sunday. Locally, there will be an event held at Turlock Memorial Park to recognize and celebrate Assyrians who have been martyred over the centuries.

August 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Construction biggest obstacle to Central Valley recovery, finds report

California's economic outlook is still grim, but remains stable according to the University of the Pacific Business Forecasting Center.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County sees decrease in mortality rate

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency released its annual public health report in April, and the diagnosis is good for the county.

August 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Diving into summer fitness

Central Valley Aquatics opened its extended season on Monday evening with a practice at Pitman High School. The extended season runs until Oct. 31 and it opens CVA participation to Turlock Marlins members and swimmers from neighboring communities like Hilmar, Ceres and Delhi.

August 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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


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