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Fire Call Summary January 2012

February 03, 2012 | | Local


Checkpoint set for Sunday

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Turlock on Sunday evening. This checkpoint is paid for through a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety. This grant pays for additional DUI and traffic enforcement.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Growth expected in health care jobs, decline in ag-related industries

Demand for nurses will surge through 2020, while jobs in farming and ranching will decline sharply, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' new job growth projections.

February 03, 2012 | | Local


Regulators approve opt out of SmartMeters for a fee

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to let customers continue using the old analog electricity and gas meters instead of the new wireless SmartMeters, but it comes with a cost.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel welcomes new chief of staff, board members

Emanuel Medical Center is starting the new year with a change in board members and a new chief of staff.

February 03, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Kaepernicks share own experiences, support camp for children with congenital heart defects

Over 30 years ago Rick and Teresa Kaepernick became one of the thousands of parents who suffer the loss of a child due to congenital heart defects - not once, but twice in a two year span.

February 03, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Red Steer site up for sale after foreclosure

The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene, has sat vacant in the two and a half years since it was ravaged by fire and has now been put up for sale.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock boy turns one, after three major surgeries

At first glance, Tanner Woods appears to be just a normal one-year-old baby boy.

January 31, 2012 | | Local


Emanuel offers free blood pressure checks, support groups

Emanuel Medical Center is wishing Turlock a happy Valentine's Day with free blood pressure checks. Hearts are the universal symbol of the holiday of love, and Emanuel is showing its love by giving the free checks from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the Education Training Room.

January 31, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


California Arbor Week contest highlights importance of trees

All Californians are invited to participate in the inaugural year of the California Arbor Week Photography Contest. The contest is designed to highlight the broad diversity of tree species, settings, and landscapes throughout our state, in locations urban and rural, large and small. Winners will be featured at the State Fair and awarded cash prizes. Photographs may be entered in two categories: My Favorite California Tree or Trees Where I Live. Entries are due by March 31.

January 31, 2012 | | Local


Assyrian civic club installs new officers

The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock installed new officers on Saturday. Among them was club president Raymond George, who was re-elected to serve another term. The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock holds elections to decide their leadership every year. Over 400 members voted in this year's officers, which took place on Jan. 14.

January 31, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Turlocker returns to Ghana with ag expertise

For Turlocker Nana Bekoe-Sakyi a recent two-week volunteer stint in his native homeland of Ghana was the opportunity of a lifetime and a chance to bring agriculture technology to a developing part of the country.

January 31, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Planting time

When Ed Sai started farming 40 years ago, the process of planting almond trees was labor intensive. It involved manually marking out the field in evenly spaced rows, then using an auger to drill thousands of holes before placing each and every tree into the ground by hand and filling in the dirt and patting it down.

January 31, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Shelter expansion made possible through SB2

Turlock's homeless now have a few more beds to call home.

January 31, 2012 | | Local


Rob Jackson new police chief

Come Feb. 14 the bars on Capt. Rob Jackson's uniform will be replaced with a few shining stars as the veteran law man officially takes the helm of the Turlock Police Department.

January 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Monteith highlights county’s successes, challenges in annual address

Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith delivered his state-of-the-county address on Tuesday morning, which covered the past, present and future of Stanislaus County.

February 09, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


New report shines light on California water conditions

The idea of being "average" has likely never sounded so good to the Turlock Irrigation District following a report unveiled this week by the California ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Police resurrects K9 Unit

The welcome reception for new officers with the Turlock Police Department is more likely to include coffee and pastries and not Milk Bones and chew ...

February 09, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heart health focus of local efforts

Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...

February 06, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


UC Coop to offer hands-on cottage food workshop

Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bring on the diva

Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bakery and pizzeria ready to join downtown scene

Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb

February 04, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


State Water Board extends mandatory water saving rules

Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Bee Positive Run raises $15K

Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...

February 02, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


California receives lackluster grade in kids’ well-being

A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Groundhog predicts early spring, meteorologist disagrees

Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Super Bowl City, NFL Experience offer football fans pre-game thrills

Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...

February 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Lighter source of apartment fire

A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


ABC Fitness hosts fundraiser for local man with rare disorder

ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.

February 02, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Local


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