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Hilmar siblings donate portion of heifer proceeds to cancer society

Hilmar siblings Allyson and Joshua Sousa know a thing or two when it comes to raising championship winning cattle - and giving back to the community. On June 13, Josh and Allyson entered the Beef Bred Heifer Sale and from their earnings, donated $1,130 to the American Cancer Society.

July 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Neighborhoods sought for National Night Out

The Turlock Police Department is taking sign-ups of neighborhood block parties planned for the annual National Night Out celebration.

July 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local girl tests positive for West Nile virus

A 6-year-old girl sickened with the West Nile virus is the first confirmed human case in Stanislaus County this year.

July 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Campus lake project leaves fish dead

A construction project at California State University, Stanislaus is causing a real stink.

July 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Musicians find ‘Sunshine’ in ukulele jam sessions

Twenty-five local seniors picked up their ukuleles and strummed their hearts out to a series of songs at the CareMore Event Center in Turlock on Thursday. The Sunshine Strummers, a group of musicians made up of all ages, gather together for two hours every Thursday morning for a ukulele jam session.

July 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Final preparations: County fair set to open Friday

The 2012 Stanislaus County Fair is just around the corner, and while there are still some finishing touches left before its grand opening on Friday, fair staff and volunteers are working harder than ever to ensure everything runs smoothly for the big day.

July 10, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


In Service

Army Pvt. Jennifer N. Rozynski has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

July 10, 2012 | | Local


Chilly treat for hot summer days

Name of business: Heaven Snow

July 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Gas prices fall across state

Although gas prices continue to fall in some parts of the Golden State, other areas have started to see a rise at the pump. According to the latest report from AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange, which tracks gas prices, every metro area in Northern California saw a double-digit drop in its average price over the past month.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Volunteers bring library to the homebound

Turlock residents Susie Van Foeken and Marie Voltzke enjoy talking about their travels, they like reading Christian fiction and they each have a particular fondness for black jellybeans. These are the markers of their friendship - a friendship that has been growing for the last four years and blossomed through the Stanislaus County Library's Home Delivery Service.

July 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New vaccine to combat foot-and-mouth disease

The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease, paving the way for the development of the others. FMD is one of the most economically devastating diseases in the world for those who raise cows, sheep, pigs, goats, deer, and other cloven-hoofed animals.

July 09, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Bakers sought for apple pie contest

Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.

July 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock, Hilmar receive Cal Trans grant to improve pedestrian safety around schools

The State of California Department of Transportation announced that Turlock will be receiving a nearly $320,000 grant through the Safe Routes to School Program for pedestrian safety construction in front of Turlock Junior High.

July 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock Animal Shelter busy with lost, frightened pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family, including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to include them in the festivities, the fireworks explosions frightens most pets and can cause them to run away. The Turlock Animal Shelter has been busier than ever this week with reports of missing pets since the holiday.

July 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Livingston celebrates

The Livingston 4th of July Celebration kicked off on Friday, extending the Valley's Independence Day festivities. The event continues Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Sunday, the Livingston Sweet Potato Festival returns for the first time in 15 years. Visitors can expect everything from sweet potato pie to fries from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

July 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Turlock game designer thinks small for big fun

Turlock game inventor Chris Handy doesn't want to see his newest games sitting on anyone's shelf. He would much rather see them in cup holders and coat pockets.

August 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Café La Mo opens for business

After much anticipation, locals visiting downtown Turlock can now get their coffee fix as Wednesday marks La Mo Café's first official day in business.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Worst earthquake since Loma Prieta shakes Napa Valley

The Napa Valley area is under a state of emergency following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck between Napa and American Canyon at 3:20 a.m. today. This was the largest earthquake in the Bay Area since the magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, almost 25 years ago.

August 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'The Property Brothers' pay Hughson couple a home visit

A Hughson woman's dream came true Monday, when she and her husband, were treated to an in-home consulta­tion with HGTV (Home and Gar­den Television) celebrity home designers Jonathan and Drew Scott (aka The Property Brothers). It was a prize valued at $5,000.

August 23, 2014 | BY TERESA HAMMOND Turlock Journal | Local


New report shows budget impact of rising firefighting costs

A new report shows that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 years, the budgets for other forest programs, including those that can help prevent and mitigate fire damage, have substantially shrunk. The Forest Service's firefighting appropriation has rapidly risen as a proportion of the Forest Service's overall budget, increasing from 16 percent in 1995 to 42 percent today, forcing cuts in other budget areas.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Commission honors police chief

The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training awarded Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson with an Executive Certificate, honoring his achievements in law enforcement both academically and on the streets.

August 23, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Water use efficiency measures for the home

The average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. A significant amount of that use occurs in the kitchen and bathroom. Lengthy showers, older appliances and fixtures, and overuse of the water tap are just a few of the water wasting activities that occur in these areas of the home.

August 23, 2014 | | Local


Breakfast challenge proves that a picture is worth a thousand dollars

The California Milk Processor Board invites California high school students to share a photo of their breakfast that contains milk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win $1,000.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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