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Evacuation notice given for western Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County Officials and the Sheriff's Department are issuing a recommended evacuation notice for specific areas along the San Joaquin River in the Newman area in response to the rising river levels.

April 01, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlocker earns accolades for community service

When a crisis occurs and community members and law enforcement personnel are involved in traumatic situations they often need the emotional support of someone trained in mental health first aid and stress management. That is where Al Opdyke comes in.

April 01, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


University hosts César Chávez Day celebration

Cries of "Si, se puede" rang across California State University, Stanislaus Wednesday night as the college hosted its 16th annual César E. Chávez Memorial Celebration.

April 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hundreds turn out for job fair

With unemployment rates hovering around 18 percent in Stanislaus County, many residents are looking for any type of job they can find. Hundreds of those would-be workers lined up outside Modesto's HIREvent and waited up to an hour for the opportunity to hand their resumes over to companies looking to hire.

March 29, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local businesses take top awards in Entrepreneur Challenge

When the dust settled on the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge, two groups of Denair-based entrepreneurs stood atop the field of 65 entrants from across the Valley.

March 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hilmar residents can clean-up for reduced prices

Hilmar will host a clean-up day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, offering residents the opportunity to dispose of tires, appliances, and other residential waste at a reduced rate.

March 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Road angels

Every week Turlockers Beverly Whitort and Wil Marshall pick up cancer patients around the county and drive them to their treatment appointments. They not only offer a ride, but also a friendly ear to people who are going through extremely tough times. For four to five hours a week, Whitort and Marshall put aside their own worries and become traveling angels spending their time and gas money to help those struggling with cancer. Whitort and Marshall are just two of the 27 volunteers who transport cancer patients in Stanislaus County as part of the Road to Recovery program through the ...

March 29, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Geyser on Geer

A man driving a semi truck for Auto Zone clipped a fire hydrant while leaving the business Tuesday afternoon that created a geyser on Geer Road.

March 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


No comment from public on bus fare increases

A proposed Stanislaus Regional Transit fare increase would raise the cost of most rides by $0.25, to $1.50 for a general fare bus ride. Senior or disabled fixed route bus riders would be exempted from the increase, with a ride remaining flat at $1.

March 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Central Valley Project farmers to receive 55 percent of water allocation

The Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced this week that Central Valley Project water users will receive 100 percent of their annual allocation – except for south of the Delta, where agricultural contractors will receive just 55 percent of their annual allocation, and municipal and industrial users will receive 80 percent of the allocation.

March 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local funeral directors gather supplies for Japanese colleagues

The earthquake and tsunami which ravaged Japan have now, officially, killed more than 10,000 people, according to the Japanese National Police Agency. As the search through rubble and wreckage continues, that number is likely to double or triple, as more than 17,000 remain listed as missing.

March 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Cancer patients gear up for Relay for Life with Monkey Business

Local cancer survivors and their supporters are gearing up for Relay for Life. Emanuel Cancer Center kicked off Turlock's Relay for Life 2011 with "Take Two," a survivor reception and a special concert by their Monkey Business children's group.

March 25, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Spring storms cause tree damage; sunny skies on their way

A spring storm ripped through the Central Valley this week, downing trees and causing temporary flooding in city streets.

March 25, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Unemployment remains high in Valley

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained unchanged for the month of February, but more employers are looking for workers according to new data from the Economic Development Department.

March 25, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


First grader raises money for Japan tsunami victims

Marissa Reyes, a first grader at Medeiros Elementary in Turlock, proves that you can never be too young to care about the world.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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End of port dispute good news for almond industry

A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


UC Coop walnut, tree and vine meetings

The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.

February 26, 2015 | | Local


Cleaner devices leads to drop in burn prohibitions

The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

February 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock welcomes rainfall, anticipates more

A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Golf Link Road closed due to weakened overpass

Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Colors of kindness

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pesticide manufacturer makes buzz worthy donation to California bees

In the heart of the state that dominates the global production of almonds, the Central Valley is known to welcome an influx of honeybee colonies just in time for almond orchard bloom each year.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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