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State records first flu death of season

News of the first influenza related death in California this year is prompting public health officials to urge residents to get a flu shot. The victim is an adult male in his late 30s from Kern County.

January 03, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Realtors to learn self-defense for on-the-job safety

Foreclosed homes aren't just enticing to homebuyers. The vacant properties make easy targets – and makeshift homes – for vandals, vagrants, and lawbreakers.

January 03, 2012 | | Local

Atwater couple’s ‘gift of God’ is Turlock’s first birth of 2012

Yarely Contreras and Rogelio Rodriguez of Atwater rang in the New Year by welcoming their first child - and the first baby born in 2012 in Turlock.

January 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Local cyclist makes it to China in worldwide trip

One Turlocker's quest to complete a bike ride around the world has taken her all the way to China in just a little over a year, she told the Journal Monday.

January 03, 2012 | | Local

'Three Little Pigs' delight local kids

Dozens of children and families gathered at the Turlock Library on Wednesday for presentations from the Sacramento-based Puppet Art Theatre. Puppeteer Rachel Malin performed "Three Little Pigs" at two separate shows. The shows were sponsored by Friends of Turlock Library.

December 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Merced Sheriff’s Posse pays homage to Roy Rogers in Rose Parade

The Merced County Sheriff's Posse will be prancing down the streets of Pasadena come Monday as they take part in the 123rd annual Rose Parade.

December 30, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Year in review

New beginnings

December 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Accident claims life of sheriff’s crime scene tech

A Stanislaus County Sheriff's crime scene investigator was killed Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle while collecting evidence at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Hughson.

December 30, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlocker’s rare skills bring shine to jewelry design

Everyone knows diamonds are extremely rare, but exactly how rare are they? To find a single one-carat diamond you would have to sift through 100 to 250 one-ton dump trucks full of earth.

December 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

First Day Hikes offers free entrance to state parks

Looking for a good reason to take it easy on New Year's Eve? For the first time, state parks across the nation are hosting free, guided First Day Hikes on New Year's Day, offering hikers an up-close and personal look at the country's natural and historic treasures.

December 27, 2011 | | Local

Traditions abound in celebrating the new year

In the dark, first minutes of each Jan. 1, the new year is welcomed with the explosions of fireworks in many cities around the country. The noisemaking stems from an ancient belief that scaring away evil spirits is necessary for a happy new year. A relatively recent tradition adopted by many cities is "First Night" community festivities on Dec. 31. Designed to be less rowdy and more family-friendly, the focus is on local culture, such as music, dance, comedy and art. Boston was the first U.S. city to adopt "First Night" celebrations in 1976. Even so, Boston ends the ...

December 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Board games family-friendly holiday fun

Drinking and Dick Clark aren't the only two ways to pass time until that glistering ball drops in New York City.

December 27, 2011 | | Local

Ringing in the New Year in Turlock

New Year's Eve comes just once a year – and maybe just once more period, if you believe in Mayan prophecies.

December 27, 2011 | | Local

Creating a viable, long-term plan for TID

TID Board of Director President Michael Frantz shares his views on 2011, 2012:

December 27, 2011 | | Local

Satisfaction often lacking in gift giving, says professor

Buying the perfect gift isn't just a challenge to holiday shoppers across the country – it's also an intriguing question for economists.

December 23, 2011 | | Local

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Program to improve air quality with emission-reducing tech

In an effort to help the San Joaquin Valley reduce emissions and meet critical air quality standards, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District ...

October 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

California gas prices highest in nation

California's motorists lead all 50 states when paying for gasoline, reporting an average price of $2.91 per gallon, according to the latest AAA ...

October 13, 2015 | | Local

Watering schedule drops to one day

Winter is coming and with it comes a new City of Turlock watering schedule that will only allow for outdoor watering one day a week.

October 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Foxy Moms provides balanced solution for mothers

The daily routine of a mom is nothing shy of hectic, and the ability to juggle responsibilities while maintaining a balanced lifestyle is a task ...

October 09, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Medal of Honor recipient to headline TGM dinner

The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor that the United States bestows. It is given for personal acts of valor that go above ...

October 09, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Vapor Mo’s brings alternative solution to tobacco addiction

Name of Business: Vapor Mo's

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Farmer Fred hosts seminar for healthy plants during the drought

While most Central Valley residents are cognizant of the drought and doing their best to conserve water, many people are uneducated on how to maintain ...

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Afton Liddell presents, “Living Intentionally” to local youth group

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring Afton Liddell, Ms. Idaho, to speak to their youth group Saturday, about her experience in ...

October 08, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Undead invade the rails on Zombie Train

Bad news: There's been an outbreak of the zombie virus and all of society is breaking down as people struggle to survive in the ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

TID approves $75K Don Pedro boat launch project

As the only boat launch ramp available with current Don Pedro Lake elevation levels, the Fleming Meadows launch ramp has encountered troublesome boating traffic, significant ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Merced County resident hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public ...

October 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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