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Turlock family finds new friend in foreign exchange student

Sometimes lifelong friends come from the most random of places and in the case of the Santos family of Denair, it was a simple advertising flyer they saw at a local Starbucks. The flyer was for information about hosting a foreign exchange student through the STS Foundation.

January 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

New year breaks high gas price record

As 2012 begins, gasoline prices are rising.

January 03, 2012 | | Local

Most dog attacks preventable, says Turlock Animal Services

Recent dog attacks on young children have raised public awareness of the dangers of animal bites. A 6-year-old Delhi boy is recovering from bites to his head, neck and arms after a Nov. 10 dog attack. This was just days after a 3-year-old Winton boy sustained severe injuries when the family dog attacked him on Nov. 7. Both cases involved attacks by pit bulls.

January 03, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Emanuel reaches milestone with cardiac designation

When a heart attack strikes the time it takes for treatment to be given is of critical importance. Now that Emanuel Medical Center has been certified as a receiving center for heart attack patients, the time it takes to get to a hospital is even less.

January 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local

State records first flu death of season

News of the first influenza related death in California this year is prompting public health officials to urge residents to get a flu shot. The victim is an adult male in his late 30s from Kern County.

January 03, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Realtors to learn self-defense for on-the-job safety

Foreclosed homes aren't just enticing to homebuyers. The vacant properties make easy targets – and makeshift homes – for vandals, vagrants, and lawbreakers.

January 03, 2012 | | Local

Atwater couple’s ‘gift of God’ is Turlock’s first birth of 2012

Yarely Contreras and Rogelio Rodriguez of Atwater rang in the New Year by welcoming their first child - and the first baby born in 2012 in Turlock.

January 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Local cyclist makes it to China in worldwide trip

One Turlocker's quest to complete a bike ride around the world has taken her all the way to China in just a little over a year, she told the Journal Monday.

January 03, 2012 | | Local

'Three Little Pigs' delight local kids

Dozens of children and families gathered at the Turlock Library on Wednesday for presentations from the Sacramento-based Puppet Art Theatre. Puppeteer Rachel Malin performed "Three Little Pigs" at two separate shows. The shows were sponsored by Friends of Turlock Library.

December 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Merced Sheriff’s Posse pays homage to Roy Rogers in Rose Parade

The Merced County Sheriff's Posse will be prancing down the streets of Pasadena come Monday as they take part in the 123rd annual Rose Parade.

December 30, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Year in review

New beginnings

December 30, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Accident claims life of sheriff’s crime scene tech

A Stanislaus County Sheriff's crime scene investigator was killed Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle while collecting evidence at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Hughson.

December 30, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlocker’s rare skills bring shine to jewelry design

Everyone knows diamonds are extremely rare, but exactly how rare are they? To find a single one-carat diamond you would have to sift through 100 to 250 one-ton dump trucks full of earth.

December 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

First Day Hikes offers free entrance to state parks

Looking for a good reason to take it easy on New Year's Eve? For the first time, state parks across the nation are hosting free, guided First Day Hikes on New Year's Day, offering hikers an up-close and personal look at the country's natural and historic treasures.

December 27, 2011 | | Local

Traditions abound in celebrating the new year

In the dark, first minutes of each Jan. 1, the new year is welcomed with the explosions of fireworks in many cities around the country. The noisemaking stems from an ancient belief that scaring away evil spirits is necessary for a happy new year. A relatively recent tradition adopted by many cities is "First Night" community festivities on Dec. 31. Designed to be less rowdy and more family-friendly, the focus is on local culture, such as music, dance, comedy and art. Boston was the first U.S. city to adopt "First Night" celebrations in 1976. Even so, Boston ends the ...

December 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

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Sharing the silence

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

September 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Young Eagles fly Turlock skies

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson 7th grader had always wanted to ...

September 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. That leads to clogged storm drains, polluted water ...

September 26, 2015 | | Local

Local Girl Scouts encourage reading with book box

Sarah Gordon and Sarah Romo, two members of Girl Scout troop 3289, are hoping to increase literacy in local youth by offering a Little Free ...

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Local business aims to educate about arbor health

All it took was just one look at a discolored hackberry tree at a local park for American Tree Medics Inc. founder and certified arborist ...

September 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Stanislaus County medical corps sent to help fire victims

Although the Valley Fire in Lake County is now 90 percent contained, thousands of people left homeless due to the fire are still in need ...

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock’s fire fighters back from blazes

All the personnel from the Turlock Fire and Police departments have returned home after helping battle the wildfires burning in parts of California.

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

I Am Yoga Wellness studio aims to give clients a healthier, happier life

Name of Business: I Am Yoga Wellness Studio

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Discount store new anchor of Turlock Town Center

California-based dd's Discounts is coming to Turlock with a grand opening on Saturday.

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Downtown Turlock undergoes beautification project

Forty giant pots, 21 Turlock Garden Club volunteers and tons of dedication from the Turlock Downtown Property Owner's Association brought back to life the ...

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Neighbors protest proposed slaughterhouse on Dianne Drive

Residents along Dianne Drive are getting used to sharing their once country road with companies drawn to Turlock's Enterprise Zone just west of Highway ...

September 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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