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Employment on the rise, finally

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a dip downward with numerous sectors posting job gains in April, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Last call for chicken cooking contest entries

Foster Farms is seeking entries for its 2011 Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest. The contest is open to home, amateur and professional chefs residing in California, Oregon and Washington who are asked to submit their prized, original chicken recipes featuring fresh chicken and locally-inspired ingredients for consideration. The winning contestant will receive a grand prize of $10,000 plus a one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken.

May 17, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


BOOTS OF BOUNTY

The Turlock Fire Department was out Saturday afternoon for the annual Fill the Boot drive. The firefighters were able to raise about $14,000 that they will use to help support community organizations and families such as Turlock Together, Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Recreation Department and Random Acts of Kindness program.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Changing of the guard

On Tuesday the Turlock Police Department bid farewell to Sgt. Douglas Ravaglioli who is retiring from the department and celebrated the promotion of Steve Crawford to sergeant.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


For your health

The Turlock 12:10 Lions Club and the Turlock Covenant Church put on a community health and safety fair Saturday that drew large crowds, according to event organizers.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Reading together focus of new library program

Congratulations: you've just joined a book club.

May 17, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Community Awareness Event

The Turlock Salvation Army Corps held a Community Awareness Day on Friday to educate the public about available resources. Participants each received a card to have signed at 16 non-profit agency booths and four business booths. Participants who received signatures at every booth got a free bag of groceries.

May 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Poppies return to Turlock

Turlock may not be Flanders Field, the former World War I battlefield made famous by John McCrea's poem, but the poppies most certainly will blow. In fact, thousands of crêpe paper poppies, each hand-made by a hospitalized or disabled veteran, have made their way to Turlock and the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) this year in preparation for poppy week, during which members of the ALA, Sons of the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops will work to raise money for those hospitalized and disabled veterans by distributing the flowers.

May 13, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Measles cases on the rise

Less than a year after California saw an historic increase in whooping cough cases, another contagious disease is making a comeback - measles.

May 13, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Thousands turn out for Taste of Turlock

Tasty food and thirst quenching local brews were just part of the draw of Taste of Turlock 2011. This year's event was themed a heritage festival, with performances by multicultural dancers, singers and masked wrestlers.

May 10, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Rec program gives teens behind-the-scenes look at local businesses

Nineteen local teens recently wrapped up a program where they explored career options with a behind-the-scenes look at many fields of work.

May 10, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


THE FIRE LANE

Fire call summary, April 2011

May 10, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fill the Boot campaign returns Saturday

Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be holding their annual Boot Drive on Saturday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in Turlock. Money raised will go directly back to the community. Since last year, the firefighters have donated around $18,000 back into the Turlock community raised from the Boot Drive and their annual crab feed. This year money from the Boot Drive will be donated to Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Together, Turlock Recreation and Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness ...

May 10, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Fire at pet shop

An electrical spark behind a fish tank display ignited a fire that damaged a Turlock pet store.

May 10, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dedicated educator, John B. Allard, dies at 85

Longtime Turlock resident and educator John Brereton Allard passed away at Covenant Village Care Center. He was 85 years old.

May 10, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | 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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