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H1N1 cases on the rise locally, worldwide

Stanislaus County health officials have confirmed that the passing of a 69-year-old man in August was caused by the H1N1 virus, bringing the county total up to six deaths.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legacy Circle starts annual fundraising campaign with a bang

Legacy Circle of Emanuel Medical Center ended its first week of a six-week fundraising campaign with $946,676 in donations.

September 11, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Dust Bowl on tap

One morning, former Pitman High teacher and coach Brett Tate woke up and grabbed the morning paper. As he was glancing through the pages he came across one article about a local brewer. That one article changed his life.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Salvation Army honors local supporters

The Salvation Army Turlock Corps is celebrating 15 years of "doing the most good" with an anniversary gala. The service organization will honor five Turlock residents at the event.

September 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


First Baptist celebrates 100 years of faith

From generation to generation, the First Baptist Church in Turlock has carried people through the past 100 years in three different buildings and under 16 different pastors.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


EPA fines Turlock business

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Turlock Cold Storage $21,086 for failing to properly notify emergency responders of an ammonia release, a violation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right–to-Know-Act.

September 11, 2009 | | Local


H1N1 claims life of Merced County woman

Merced county recorded its second confirmed death from the H1N1 virus with the passing of a 58-year-old Los Banos woman.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gas prices increase for Labor Day

Motorists were greeted by higher gas prices when they went to fuel up for their Labor Day holiday last weekend, according to AAA Northern California statistics.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local service club to skydive for children

Is that a bird? A plane? Why no, it is Kiwanis club members jumping out of planes.

September 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


It’s important to vaccinate for seasonal flu, say health officials

The H1N1 swine flu vaccine may be at least a month away, but the time to vaccinate against seasonal flu is now, according to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus founding faculty member, former Journal reporter dies at 74

Roy Wilson, one of the founding faculty members of California State University, Stanislaus, who also went on to serve as a county supervisor for Riverside County, died Wednesday. Wilson was 74.

September 04, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Firefighters practice for mid-rise blaze

Turlock Fire Department ran a full scale drill on Wednesday at the Silvercrest Senior Citizens' Residence. The drill included evacuating the residents of Silvercrest and running hose up to the third floor of the building. Some residents stayed in their rooms, and part of the drill was to find and evacuate them.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local resident hospitalized from West Nile Virus

A 73-year-old local woman has become the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in the Turlock area this year. She remains hospitalized from the disease, which she contracted in the last week of August.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


President’s speech banned in local schools

A live address to students across the nation from President Barack Obama on the value of hard work and education has turned into a national debate that has school districts embroiled in controversy on the decision to show the speech or not.

September 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


COLLEGE: MOVE-IN DAY

On Friday morning students at CSU Stanislaus greeted the upcoming school year with an age-old tradition, dormitory move-in day. Students and their families unloaded cars, trucks and SUVs at the CSU Stanislaus Village dorms with the help of volunteer movers.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Local sorority aims for equality for disabled

The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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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