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Year closes with spike in unemployment rate

The end of 2011 brought an increase in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate, closing at 16.1 percent for December, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

January 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

New TID weather stations offer more local data

Ask the National Weather Service for the local conditions in Turlock, and you might be surprised what you see.

January 20, 2012 | | Local

Nominations sought for ‘Outstanding Woman’ award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Stanislaus County Commission for Women Outstanding Women Award. There are three categories of awards including Women of History, Living Pioneers and Young Women (high school seniors to age 24 which includes a cash scholarship).

January 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

High-Speed Rail faces changes at the top

A major leadership shakeup faces the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

January 17, 2012 | | Local

Alzheimer’s Association offers advice for families

January is a busy time for the Alzheimer's Association. The organization receives an increased number of calls from concerned family members who noticed a change in a loved one during holiday visits. For some families, the holidays are the only time they see elderly relatives. Those visits can be a challenge for children, grandchildren and other family members who see personality changes in their loved one.

January 17, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Local Home Depot employees volunteer time, expertise

Team Depot, a volunteer program for Home Depot employees, is making a difference across the Central Valley. Team members from Sacramento to Turlock volunteer their time to work on construction projects that give back to their community. Team Depot's latest project took them to Oakdale, where they helped a local family regain independence in their own home.

January 17, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

AB 12 offers support to foster youth after age 18

Turlock high school student Miranda Scoles is one of the approximately 5,000 foster youth in California and 40 in Stanislaus County who turned 18 this year, automatically aging-out of the system. In the past, Scoles would have had to face the world without financial support or the help of a social worker.

January 17, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock Gospel Mission expands with new property, daytime services

In January 2008, the Turlock Gospel Mission started serving nightly meals to local homeless and in-need families. Exactly four years later, TGM staff and supporters gathered to celebrate the over 45,591 meals served and prepare for the future of the mission.

January 17, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Rain on its way; Irrigation season outlook still bleak

An irrigation water outlook termed "critical" just a week ago appears much rosier today, with new forecasts showing heavy rainfall this week.

January 17, 2012 | | Local

Blaze burns Crowell School classrooms

Construction for a modernization project at Crowell Elementary School ignited a fire inside an empty classroom wing, prompting a school-wide exodus onto the adjacent ball field and track.

January 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Workplace accident claims life of mechanic

An accident at a Turlock auto body shop claimed the life of one of the employees Wednesday afternoon.

January 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Local couple shares experiences with Nazi Germany

Hanna and Dieter Renning both survived an episode of world history that most Americans have only read about. Both Hanna and Dieter were born in Germany during WWII, but they had vastly different experiences. Dieter was made to join the Hitler Youth, and Hanna's family fled the Nazi Party for their lives. The Rennings will share their story at the Jan. 25 meeting of the Association of American University Women Turlock Branch.

January 13, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Mother’s persistence leads to correct medical diagnosis

The determination of a mother to help her children can be of a boundless supply. Just ask Turlock resident Sarah Mascorro, who for years has been struggling with obstacles in her efforts to have her son, Andrew Mascorro's, medical conditions diagnosed and treated.

January 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jaskeerat Kaur was named the Turlock Sikh Temple's Student of the Month. She is a second grader at Harmony School in Delhi.

January 13, 2012 | | Local

Fair replacement heifer deadlines approaching

While the Stanislaus County Fair is still six months away, entry deadlines are fast approaching for replacement heifer exhibitors.

January 13, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | 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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