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Denair Middle School students witness life of drug addict

As doctors try to resuscitate sixth-grader Abby Helnore from a drug overdose, her dad Don Helnore holds her hand, begging her to stay with him. The doctor's call a time of death and Don tells them to try harder. With a somber face he says "that's my baby."

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Candy for the troops this Halloween

Fighting for the United States of America overseas in the Middle East is an honorable duty where the soldiers often miss out on their holiday traditions back at home, along with other things. Those at Dr. Antoine Varani's Family Dentistry Office hope to show their appreciation of the troops by bringing some of their holiday traditions to them in the form of Halloween candy.

October 22, 2010 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock business goes solar

Turlock's SupHerb Farms has long relied on the sun to grow the herbs and vegetables the firm processes.

October 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Church welcomes community for cultural event

The Assyrian culture has been a big part of Turlock from the town's very beginning, but not a lot of people know the traditions of the Assyrian culture. And this is why St. John's Assyrian Presbyterian Church is inviting the public to come to their second annual Assyrian Fall Festival and see what their culture is all about.

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


COMMUNITY: FLAG OF HONOR

The American Legion Post 88 Honor Guard in Turlock honored the soldiers of Task Force Dark Knight, 321st Military Intelligence Battalion by flying the flag they sent from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The battalion that flew this American flag over their camp represents a cluster of U.S. Army Reservists from New England to Hawaii. The flag was also raised and lowered to honor those soldiers who lost their lives to wounds and injuries during the war in Afghanistan. One soldier now rests at Arlington National Cemetery. The flag was presented to American Legion Post 88 in Turlock with ...

October 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Candidates sound off on prior City Council votes

The third and final public forum for Turlock City Council candidates did a bit of looking forward to candidates' plans for office – as all forums do – but also took the time to look back at how candidates would have voted on four key issues which faced the current council this year.

October 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Police talk man out of jumping from overpass

A tragic outcome was averted Tuesday afternoon thanks to a Turlock police corporal who talked a suicidal man off a freeway overpass.

October 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Organization looks to keep children warm during winter months

Although recent temperatures felt more like summer than fall, Westside Ministries is preparing for the cold, wet weather that is sure to eventually come to the Valley with their "Coats 4 Kids" program.

October 15, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


iHub to support economic development in Central Valley

A new state-backed initiative hopes to turn the Central Valley into a center for economic development and job creation through research and innovation.

October 15, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Keeping babies warm

It was the day before Christmas Eve and then 11-year-old Taylor Beckwith was helping give gifts to those less fortunate at the Modesto Gospel Mission. She was assigned to the infant table where she passed out gifts from books to toys but what really struck home for her were the blankets.

October 15, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Stanislaus students raise breast cancer awareness through week of events

Students at California State University, Stanislaus are embracing the color pink - and breast cancer awareness - this week as part of their Pinktoberfest.

October 13, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Early detection saves life of breast cancer patient

Getting a mammogram is a yearly thing for Turlock resident Kim Keas and became more of a way of life after her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was determined to keep on top of detecting breast cancer if it came her way and that is exactly what she did.

October 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Gas prices up from last month, last year

With the down economy every penny counts and the rising gas prices seen this month in California doesn't help those who are trying to stay afloat with little money to spare.

October 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Going three rounds for cancer awareness

Art and inspiration came together for a women's cancer awareness event on Tuesday night. The Art of Life was hosted by Emanuel Cancer Center at Monte Vista Chapel as a free public event to raise awareness and celebrate the survivors of breast, ovarian, cervical and other cancers that impact women's lives.

October 12, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Delhi toddler rescued from canal

The father of a 1-year-old girl and a Merced County Sheriff's deputy are being hailed as heroes for their rescue of a drowning toddler.

October 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

January 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seminars aim to equip small business owners with resources to succeed

In an effort to equip small companies with a range of techniques to optimize their business, the Strategic Legal Group law firm is hosting seminars on "Essential Information Every Business Owner Should Know" in collaboration with several local businesses including Hillberg & Company, G.D.I. Insurance and the Small Business Development Center.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl expansion project draws protest from carpenters union

A haunting presence cropped up outside of Dust Bowl Brewing Company's downtown taproom on Friday as the Carpenters Local Union 152 constructed an enormous grim reaper to publicize opposition to the company's decision to use Huff Construction for its expansion project.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


BOOKS ABOUND

Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

January 22, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock resident recognized as Save Mart Store Manager of the Year

When Save Mart Supermarkets honored its leading employees last week, Turlock resident Deborah Bookil stole the spotlight as Store Manager of the Year.

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The Udder Place brings country with a twist to downtown Turlock

Name of Business: The Udder Place

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ag partnership to increase informational access

Furthering a relationship that has evolved over the past six months, Ag Link has decided to partner with Stanislaus Grown and Country Ventures to shine a spotlight on local food, farms, and fun within the region.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Business Alliance offers new way for companies to find employees through WorkKeys

The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Health screenings at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center will be offering free health screenings at their Path to Health Fair, set for Jan. 31. Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel's health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital's East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit. To register, phone 250-5355.

January 22, 2015 | | Local


Salvation Army Auxiliary: Women working to make a difference

Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS THE DOLLARS BEGIN

In the past two months bright yellow signs have cropped up along West Main Street with two bold words: "Uneven Sidewalk."

January 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


RISING IN THE RANKS

The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.

January 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Amazon shows off state-of-the-art Patterson Fulfillment Center

Robots are usually reserved for children's imaginations, but at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Patterson they are very much a reality.

January 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Growers given grim news over water resources

Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.

January 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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