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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


Public to decide winner of Air District video contest

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is asking for the public's help in determining which video is the best illustration of Healthy Air Life.

June 24, 2011 | | Local


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Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County Fair issues livestock changes, updates

Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist makes smiles a reality for Jamaicans

While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local martial arts studio teaches students mental and physical strength

Name of Business: Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido A Lee Brothers Academy

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Minimum fish flow protections cause of concern for TID

In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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