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National Night Out

The Turlock Police Department is encouraging people to take to the streets Tuesday and get to know their neighbors as part of the National Night Out celebration.

July 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NAMIWalk: Making a difference

Stanislaus County teams were recently honored for raising the most funds during the National Alliance on Mental Illness' NAMIWalk Sacramento event.

July 29, 2011 | | Local


Fund to bring more fruits and vegetables to local ‘food deserts’

First Lady Michelle Obama announced partnerships last week that could potentially bring large grocery retailers to parts of Merced and Stanislaus counties. Obama joined major retailers to bring affordable healthy food to millions of people who were identified as living in areas where they are not likely to have access to fresh produce and other healthy food options.

July 26, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Friends remember local man with Giants trip

Fifty-four of the 42,262 San Francisco Giants fans that packed AT&T Park's stands on Sunday had more to celebrate than just their team's fourth straight series victory. For this special group of fans, the game was a way to remember their friend and loved one, Michael Wigt, who passed away on June 14.

July 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local Boy Scouts trek through New Mexico wilderness

Two Boy Scout crews from Troop 451 in Turlock recently learned the difference between your normal, run-of-the-mill two or three day camping trip and what it means to actually survive in the wilderness.

July 26, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Homelessness more evident during summer months

As a Turlock man named Dalebert explained the series of events that led to his homelessness, he was surrounded by his belongings which took up considerable space at Denair Park in central Turlock. Scattered about was a random collection of things and household items. Dalebert doesn't have a home to put his belongings.

July 26, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Local organizations collect school supplies, backpacks for students in need

While summer is still in full swing, the new school year is just three weeks away and that means back to school shopping. For many families, however, the cost of backpacks and school supplies is overwhelming.

July 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Man killed in farm accident

A Turlock man was killed Monday afternoon trying to free a piece of farm equipment that had become bogged down in the soft dirt.

July 26, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair attendance exceeds expectations

The next 100 years of the Stanislaus County Fair are off to a good start. Over 245,000 people visited the fair during its 10-day run, which ended on Sunday, an increase of nearly 20 percent over last year.

July 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Video contest to help state parks

The Sony Corporation has joined forces with the America's State Parks organization in a Filmmaker Challenge Contest designed to provide funding to California's State Parks and other state parks across the nation. In the competition, park visitors are invited to create videos of their favorite park experiences in a contest for valuable Sony prizes.

July 22, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Wetlands exhibit raises awareness of area wildlife

Stanislaus County Fair CEO Chris Borovansky knows a good thing when he sees one. During the 2010 Merced County Fair he viewed the Wetlands Exhibit and knew it was something Stanislaus County Fair visitors would want to see.

July 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


World's Best Cake

The Stanislaus County Fair World's Fair Cake Contest was judged live on Wednesday night by Riverbank Mayor Virginia Madueno, Patterson Mayor Luis Molina and Timm LaVelle. Each of the nine contestants did their best to re-create a 100-year-old cake recipe provided by the Turlock Historical Society. The first place prize was awarded to Marie Readd.

July 22, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Clean-up of underground chemical plume set to begin

A potentially hazardous plume of dry cleaning fluid has sat beneath downtown Turlock for years.

July 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Re-thinking insurance: Turlock company offers warranty on home value

Grant Davis, president of Turlock-based GDI insurance, is offering what he says is a revolutionary and one-of-a-kind insurance package that will cover a home's loss in value for up to 20 percent.

July 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


West Nile found in Turlock

Turlock Mosquito Abatement District has confirmed that West Nile Virus is again active in Stanislaus County. Three mosquito samples taken in Turlock on July 8 and one dead bird from the area tested positive for West Nile Virus. This announcement came just days before the California Department of Public Health confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in the state this year.

July 22, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Conservation Corner: WaterSense facts

Did you know...

May 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Pentecost Association prepares to celebrate 103 years of cultural traditions

It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Honey bee decline causes buzz throughout nation

A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Business forecast strong, despite negative impact of drought

Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Count reveals growth in county homelessness

The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.

May 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Area CHP officers lauded for live-saving efforts

The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.

May 21, 2015 | | Local


Oasis in Denair offers wide range of savory food options

Name of Business: Oasis Grill & Deli

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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