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Safety fair to highlight kidnapping awareness

In October 1993, 12-year-old Polly Klaas was taken from her bedroom during a slumber party with several friends. Polly had opened her bedroom door to find a man holding a knife. The man tied Polly's friends up and took Polly from her Petaluma home.

June 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Donations at food closets down, need increasing

Major Debi Shrum of the Turlock Salvation Army says it happens every year-when the temperatures go up, food donations go down. It's called the summertime blues for local food closets and pantries.

June 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Rabbits passion of local FFA member

Kayla Hilvers is a young FFA member who has been making big waves on the national rabbit breeding scene. Kayla is currently ranked first in the state and 12th in the nation for breeding Californians, a large meat breed of rabbit. This is no small feat for a 15 year-old who only started working with rabbits four years ago.

June 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Fathers more important than ever in today’s society

Being a dad is no easy task.

June 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Gas prices drop, just in time for summer road travel

Drivers are rejoicing as pump prices across California continue to drop. According to AAA, which tracks gas prices as a service to consumers, every Northern California metro area tracked by the organization saw a double digit decrease at the pump over the past month.

June 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Unemployment rates continue to drop

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a welcome dip in May, continuing a steady decline since the year began.

June 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


USDA to conduct midyear cattle survey

During the first two weeks of July, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct a nationwide cattle survey to measure beef and dairy cattle inventories, calf crop and cattle operations in the United States.

June 17, 2011 | | Local


Heroes Pride Run to honor injured former police officer

The annual Heroes Pride Run, scheduled for the next week, will be paying tribute to an injured police officer, whose father is a long-serving officer with the Turlock Police Department.

June 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A splashing good time

As temperatures finally start to rise, attendance at city water parks like Columbia Park begin to climb. On Friday dozens of children enjoyed some cool water in the late afternoon as temperatures reached exactly 90 degrees.

June 17, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Pre-fair horse events begin Monday

The excitement of the Stanislaus County Fair begins Monday with pre-fair horse events.

June 17, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Relics of St. Toribio coming to Sacred Heart

The relics and bones of the body of Saint Toribio Romo Gonzalez will be on display at Sacred Heart Parish in Turlock in Saturday.

June 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Whooping cough cases remain high across state, county

While not yet at the record levels seen in 2010, the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases in the state - and Stanislaus County - continue to be above both the 2009 baseline levels and the numbers seen by this time last year.

June 15, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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Derek Carr shares his faith with Turlock

Black jerseys, face paint and an ocean of enthusiasm. These are the calling cards of the Raider Nation, which were on full display when Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr visited Monte Vita Chapel on Monday to share his testimony of faith.

April 21, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Seniors soar over Turlock in ‘Dream Flight’

The first time Charles Walker ever took to the skies it was in a Boeing Stearman biplane as a young military pilot preparing to be shipped over to Europe to join the Allied forces fight in World War II.

April 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CROSSTOWN CULINARY CLASH: Pitman lays claim to Iron Chef title

For several years now the golden trophy from the annual Turlock Education Foundation sponsored Iron Chef competition has adorned the kitchen of the Turlock High School culinary class. Now it's Pitman's turn.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Artisanal shop Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery opening in time for summer

Many adults have fond childhood memories of melting ice cream cones and sticky fingers during the summertime, including Greg Raynes. The local teacher turned ice cream aficionado is now providing this memorable experience to children in Turlock by opening his first ice cream parlor, Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Monte Vista Avenue welcomes new café and pharmacy

In what might be a sign of recovering times in Turlock, two new businesses are joining the strip of stores along heavily trafficked Monte Vista Avenue: The Cottonwood and Turlock's New Vision Pharmacy.

April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Unemployment rate continues decline in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it's been for the month since before the Great Recession began.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock homeless camp in front of City Hall

A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock's homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.

April 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two of Emanuel’s own named Tenet Heroes

One man has brought new life to Emanuel Cancer Center and another is literally saving lives in the emergency room, and now both are being touted for their exemplary service to the patients served by Emanuel Medical Center.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Suddenly Perfect moves locations after three decades

Name of Business: Suddenly Perfect

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Active 20-30 Club to host Casino Royal Prom fundraiser

Locals looking to relive their high school glory days will have the opportunity to as the Active 20-30 Club of Turlock is hosting a Casino Royale Prom event complete with gowns, corsages, photos, and more.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Safety Saturday free community event returns to Turlock

GDI Insurance will once again help families learn how to keep their children safe during a free community event on May 16. The 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Road, Turlock.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


KENLEY’S WALK

Ten-year-old Turlock resident Kenley Montes is ready to take a walk.

April 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High grad to head Patterson police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has named Lt. Jeff Dirkse as the new Patterson Police Services Chief.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Local law enforcement joins state efforts to help at-risk youth

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II traveled to the state capital last week to join numerous other law enforcement officials in support of funding aimed at helping at-risk youth.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Christian member of Iraqi parliament to visit Turlock

Amidst ongoing tragedy in the Christian communities of the Middle East, the local community will have a chance to connect with a representative from Iraq on Thursday as the local chapter of the Assyrian Democratic Movement is hosting Yonadam Kanna. Kanna is a member of Iraqi parliament and the Secretary General of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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