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Wet spring brings hidden dangers for Memorial Day weekend

This spring season's above average rainfall has led to an abundance of both grass and brush and high, swift and cold river flows - each brings its own danger to recreating Californians.

May 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Seat belt crackdown planned for busy travel days

Law enforcement throughout California, including the Turlock Police Department, will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2011 Click It or Ticket mobilization, through June 5.

May 24, 2011 | | Local


Gas prices dip in time for holiday travel

Gasoline prices have plummeted in the past week, just in time for Memorial Day travel, but drivers are still paying far more for gasoline now than they did a year ago.

May 24, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Equine Herpes found in California horses

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported that Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), has been confirmed in 10 horses in California, in Kern, Placer, Stanislaus, Amador and Napa counties.

May 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Fair looking for Community Stage acts

The Stanislaus County Fair is looking for local talent to fill its 2011 Community Stage lineup.

May 20, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


County seeks cyclist feedback

The Stanislaus Council of Governments, in the midst of drafting a non-motorized transportation plan for the region, is seeking feedback from county bike riders.

May 20, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Wildlife center invites public to baby animal shower

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is inviting the public to celebrate the birth of hundreds of wild animals with their annual Baby Animal Shower fundraiser today. The center cares for orphaned animals until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. The baby animal shower is one of their biggest fundraisers, and it is a way for the center to collect much-needed supplies.

May 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Employment on the rise, finally

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a dip downward with numerous sectors posting job gains in April, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Last call for chicken cooking contest entries

Foster Farms is seeking entries for its 2011 Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest. The contest is open to home, amateur and professional chefs residing in California, Oregon and Washington who are asked to submit their prized, original chicken recipes featuring fresh chicken and locally-inspired ingredients for consideration. The winning contestant will receive a grand prize of $10,000 plus a one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken.

May 17, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


BOOTS OF BOUNTY

The Turlock Fire Department was out Saturday afternoon for the annual Fill the Boot drive. The firefighters were able to raise about $14,000 that they will use to help support community organizations and families such as Turlock Together, Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Recreation Department and Random Acts of Kindness program.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Changing of the guard

On Tuesday the Turlock Police Department bid farewell to Sgt. Douglas Ravaglioli who is retiring from the department and celebrated the promotion of Steve Crawford to sergeant.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


For your health

The Turlock 12:10 Lions Club and the Turlock Covenant Church put on a community health and safety fair Saturday that drew large crowds, according to event organizers.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Reading together focus of new library program

Congratulations: you've just joined a book club.

May 17, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Community Awareness Event

The Turlock Salvation Army Corps held a Community Awareness Day on Friday to educate the public about available resources. Participants each received a card to have signed at 16 non-profit agency booths and four business booths. Participants who received signatures at every booth got a free bag of groceries.

May 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Poppies return to Turlock

Turlock may not be Flanders Field, the former World War I battlefield made famous by John McCrea's poem, but the poppies most certainly will blow. In fact, thousands of crêpe paper poppies, each hand-made by a hospitalized or disabled veteran, have made their way to Turlock and the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) this year in preparation for poppy week, during which members of the ALA, Sons of the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops will work to raise money for those hospitalized and disabled veterans by distributing the flowers.

May 13, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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Safety event aims to educate families

Smokey Bear will be educating the public about wildfire prevention at the 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event set for Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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