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Getting healthy, pound by pound

The West Side Health Care Advisory Task force kicked off their annual Healthy Choices Summit with a weigh in ceremony on a giant scale. Teams of 10 participants stood together on the scale to calculate their overall weight. The teams will exercise and make healthy eating choices over the next eight weeks to drop pounds and compete for the title of "Biggest Loser."

August 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local drivers see a drop in gas prices

Consumers are seeing some price relief at the gasoline pump, but prices are still up compared to last month, according to AAA Northern California's monthly report.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Health care grant funds new medical facility in Hilmar

A new federal grant will allow the Livingston Medical Group to open a new medical facility in Hilmar, expected to provide medical care for 4,500 new patients.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Zoning makes permanent shelter possible, but not this winter

After years of meetings, negotiations and public workshops, the Turlock City Council at their July 26 meeting approved a zoning area where homeless shelters are allowed.

August 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fitness club looks to grant a child’s ‘wish’

Brenda Athletic Clubs is hoping to make the life of at least one very sick child in Stanislaus County a little bit better by helping to grant a wish.

August 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Crash claims life of Turlock senior

A collision between two vehicles in the outskirts of Turlock killed an 87-year-old woman Saturday.

August 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County transit goes high-tech

Riding the bus just became easier in Stanislaus County.

August 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fire chars apartment

A Turlock woman escaped unharmed a fire in her apartment that started behind her stove.

August 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Train victim identified

The man killed while walking along the railroad tracks in Hughson has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office as Ryan Ling, 26.

August 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


COMMUNITY: YOUTH LEADERS

Two girls and two boys from both Turlock and Pitman high schools spoke at the American Legion Hall on Friday about their adventures at Girls State and Boys State this past summer. They all went for a week-long conference to learn about the process of the California government, how it works and they even built their own government from the ground up.

August 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar teen recovering from crash

Nicolas Azevedo, the Hilmar teen seriously injured in a car accident Monday, has awoken from his coma.

August 12, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native thanks high school teachers for academic start

Turlock High School graduate Joshua Turner credits his high school teachers for his success in the physics field. Turner holds a doctorate degree in physics and recently had a paper published in the Physical Review Journal.

August 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Man killed on Hughson railroad tracks

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a transient man who was struck by a freight train Tuesday morning in Hughson.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man injured at hay plant

A 43-year-old man was seriously injured Tuesday morning at a hay processing plant in Delhi when he accidentally triggered a piece of machinery that mistook him for a bale of hay.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Missing 12-year-old found safe in Ceres

A 12-year-old Turlock boy who had been missing since Monday afternoon was found safe at a home in Ceres.

August 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | 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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