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St. Jude Thaddeus youth going to Spain

A delegation from the youth group of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Livingston will depart on Aug. 8 for a two -week pilgrimage to attend World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI.

June 28, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Holiday travelers feeling the ‘budgetary squeeze,’ says AAA

Despite declining gas prices, fewer Californians are projected to travel for the Fourth of July weekend than did a year ago, AAA Northern California announced this week.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Fireworks stands open with a bang

Hilmar resident Sherri Flanery contemplated a "Moonstruck" package of fireworks at the Phantom Fireworks stand sponsored by the Turlock Freewill Baptist Church at the corner of Monte Vista and Geer on Tuesday. The church said last year they sold $22,000 worth of fireworks and raised $5,000 during the fundraiser, which helps send kids to summer church camp. Fireworks stands opened Tuesday throughout Turlock. About 85 percent of sales are made on July 3 and 4. In order to avoid long lines and get the best fireworks, organizations urge buyers to come in early.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Safety Saturday a success

More than 800 people visited GDI Insurance's safety event on Saturday, held at GDI offices on Geer Road in Turlock.

June 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock police officer named Veteran of the Year

Neil Cervenka, a Turlock Police sergeant and former Air Force reservist, has been named the 26th Assembly District 2011 Veteran of the Year.

June 28, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two die in rollover; two injured

An early morning single car rollover accident on a country road resulted in the death of two Turlock men and injured two others.

June 28, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Blaze burns through hay supply

The thick billows of smoke moving over Turlock Monday were from a fire that swept through a hay barn at a Turlock dairy - destroying an estimated 1,000 tons of hay bales in the process.

June 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash claims life of young child

A collision at a well-traveled Turlock intersection Monday morning killed one child and severely injured his sister and mother, the California Highway Patrol reported.

June 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Home-based businesses on the rise

Marisa Santos and JoAnna Oliva were not afraid of the economic climate when they decided to start a new business this spring.

June 24, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced fair attendance down, Stanislaus numbers up

Total attendance at the 120th Merced County Fair was down 4.5 percent from 2010. About 61,700 people attended the fair this year.

June 24, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Quilters cover cold Turlockers

Gotcha Covered has been quilting blankets for needy community members since 2007, and their project grows bigger every year. The group of quilters was started in 2007 by Sharon Bristow, who got her inspiration from her daughter.

June 24, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Supporting local growers

The Turlock Farmers Market held their first of three night market events on Friday. Locally grown fruits and vegetables were available for sale, along with other agricultural products such as honey.

June 24, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Leadership class renovates Turlock Pregnancy Center

If a helping hand is nice, multiple sets of them certainly can get some work done fast. At least that's what the staff of the Turlock Pregnancy Center learned after the center's reception area was recently renovated as part of a project undertaken by the 11 graduating members of the Leadership Turlock Class of 2011.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


New Dairy Princess crowned

Alyssa Melo of Dos Palos was selected as the 2011-2012 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's (CMAB) District 6/3. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 250 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on June 16 at Our Lady of the Assumption Portuguese Hall in Turlock.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Servicemen and women to be honored in Patriotic Parade

The Turlock Patriotic Parade committee is inviting active military personnel and Gold Star families to be honored guests at this year's event.

June 24, 2011 | | 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


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