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Local fire departments prepare for summer blazes

The fires ravaging the wild lands in Arizona are a vivid reminder for local residents that wildfire season is here.

June 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Donation saves summer reading program

Children may look forward to a summer spent away from the classroom, but three months spent only at play can be devastating to children's reading skills.

June 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New air standards require public’s help, says supervisor

Despite posting the cleanest winter and summer on record, for the Valley to meet proposed federal air standards every citizen will have to pitch in, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District told Stanislaus County Supervisors Tuesday morning.

June 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Jerry Hejka-Ekins named hospice Volunteer of the Year

Hospice of Emanuel recognized Jerry Hejka-Ekins as the organization's 2011 Volunteer of the Year due to his dedication and understanding of the individual needs of the patients he interacts with.

June 14, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Running with the cows

Hundreds of people participated in the 2011 Udder Run in Hilmar held on Saturday, which benefitted the Hilmar High School and Hilmar Middle School track teams in association with the Merced Running Club.

June 14, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


News flash: children are expensive

Toni Cordell, a City of Turlock employee, understands the expense of raising a child. When her son, now 9, was in preschool and kindergarten Cordell said she basically worked to pay for him to go to school and daycare. Quite the conundrum; one that many parents face in modern society.

June 10, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Valley wetland part of national assessment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a national effort to assess the health of the nation's wetlands.

June 10, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock Chamber of Commerce recognized for excellence

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce has been named among the best in the state – yet again – by the California Chamber of Commerce.

June 10, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Berryhill names Bilson's Sport Shop Small Business of the Year

Assemblyman Bill Berryhill named Bilson's Sport Shop in Turlock as the 26th Assembly District 2011 Small Business of the Year.

June 10, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Keeping teddy healthy

Volunteers from Emanuel Medical Center spent Friday diagnosing illnesses like "o-best-ity," "Fuzzy thrombosis" and "loneny heart syndrome." Their patients were teddy bears, unicorns, and even a stuffed frog named Brian. The annual Teddy Bear Clinic is an Emanuel Medical Center outreach program, where volunteers carefully examine young children's stuffed animals and diagnose them with a number of fictional problems. The goal of the event is to teach children that a doctor visit is nothing to be afraid of. Children took home a treatment sheet for their ill or injured teddies, including instructions like "hug your stuffed friend at least ...

June 10, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Woman touched by firefighters’ kindness

Zuraida Dutra had her faith in human kindness rekindled recently, after a team of Turlock City firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty and acted as Good Samaritans.

June 10, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Man killed in train accident

A 23-year-old man chasing his dog lost his life Monday night when he ran into the path of an oncoming Amtrak passenger train in Planada.

June 07, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cannella names N & S Tractor Small Business of the Year

State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) recognized N & S Tractor and owner Arthur Nutcher as the 12th Senatorial District's 2011 Small Business of the Year. N & S is based in Merced and also employs about 100 people at its Turlock location.

June 07, 2011 | | Local


Changes made in Hughson-Grayson high-voltage transmission line route

The Turlock Irrigation District will slightly alter the route for a planned Hughson-Grayson high-voltage transmission line to improve operational efficiencies and reliability.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Summer most dangerous time for teen drivers

Teens across the nation are out of school for the summer and taking advantage of that newfound freedom - and those freshly minted drivers' licenses - by hitting the road.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | 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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