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Local farmers, businessmen vie for TID appointment

The applications are in - 11 will compete for appointment to the vacant Turlock Irrigation District Division 1 Director seat.

October 30, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission prepares to open doors

During the wind, rain and cold nights, most homeless people don't have a place to take cover from the harsh weather. Their cardboard box homes become soaked and wet clothes only bring on flu-like symptoms. This is where the Turlock Gospel Mission steps in to help give the homeless a warm and dry place to stay along with a full belly before bedtime. They are planning on opening their doors Nov. 15 and will stay open through April 3, 2010.

October 27, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


Reality show contestant demonstrates what it takes to survive cancer

A crowd of university students stared at Chad Crittenden in surprise, shock, and a little awe as he pulled off the lower portion of his pant leg to reveal a prosthetic foot. The California State University, Stanislaus students had just seen Crittenden walk, climb steps, and even hop off of the stage without any hint of a disability. That was the point of Crittenden's sudden revelation, that his disability did not change who he was or what he was capable of.

October 23, 2009 | BY ANDREA GOODWIN agoodwin@turlockjournal.com | Local


Central Valley economy report shows expected increase in poverty and unemployment

Challenges within the Central Valley are expected to come in the package of increased population leaving too many people with not enough jobs to offer them. As a result, the Central Valley will see an increase in poverty and unemployment rates, according to the third edition of The Economy by the Great Valley Center released Friday.

October 23, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


Local church hosts movie on teen suicide

At age 17, Roger Dawson committed suicide. He walked into his school, pulled out a gun, placed it against his chin, and pulled the trigger - right in front of his former best friend Jake Taylor.

October 21, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Breast cancer deaths are on the decline

For the past 19 years, breast cancer death rates have been decreasing by two percent every single year since 1990, according to the American Cancer Society.

October 21, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Vets to fight soldier suicide

According to U.S. Army statistics, 128 soldiers committed suicide in 2007, with another 15 cases suspected. Army officials have stated that suicide rates are at their highest in nearly 30 years. More soldiers died from suicide than terrorist attacks in January 2008.

October 20, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local dentist ‘buys back’ Halloween candy to send to troops overseas

Every Halloween, dentists dread the amount of candy that each child will get going door-to-door dressed as a princess or ninja turtle. Since the beginning of time, dentists have told everyone that candy causes cavities and to stay away from the tasty treats for the sake of their teeth.

October 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


County awaits arrival of H1N1 vaccine shots

For months health officials at all levels have been touting the H1N1 vaccine as the best way to avoid contacting the flu virus, but as the flu season has gotten underway, the vaccine remains in short supply.

October 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair board approves new dates for 2010; CEO Anthony Leo retires

In a day filled with change, the Stanislaus County Fair Board decided to move the opening date of the traditional 10-day fair from late July to mid July and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Leo announced his retirement.

October 20, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Library Makeover

Students from Cunningham Elementary School enjoy their new library Friday which was remodeled by Target's School Library Makeover program. Target donated rugs, bean bags, 500 books, school supplies, shelves, school supplies, a clock and bins. To be a part of this program, school libraries must be nominated.

October 19, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Cold weather homeless shelter prepares to open

With more and more people losing their homes and jobs across the nation, the increase in the homeless population has become a type of epidemic. More people are living on the streets, in cardboard boxes and in alley ways just to keep warm during the coming cold months of winter.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Sold out crowd sticks to ‘good-spirited’ cheering at rivalry game

Blue and gold balloons filled the sky Friday night along with cheers from the Pit-Crew as the national anthem finished, welcoming fans to the 2009 Harvest Bowl.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Public split on SR 165 plans

A small, but interested group of community members were on hand Thursday night at Turlock's City Hall to hear the 15 different alternatives presently being considered to fix the traffic problems on State Route 165, also known as Lander Avenue, through Hilmar.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


County’s unemployment declines

Unemployment in Stanislaus County for September reached its lowest level of the year, but the county remained among one of the state's worst regions for joblessness, according to the latest report from the Economic development Department.

October 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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