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New homebuyers get help from re-instated assistance program

Those looking to buy a new home now have an additional incentive as the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) has re-instated one of its down payment assistance programs.

November 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Free workshop set to help those coping with the loss of a loved one during the holidays

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be difficult and overwhelming at any time of year, but especially so around the holidays. Times of family togetherness are when loved ones are missed the most. Hospice of Emanuel is holding a "Coping with the Holidays" workshop to help family members through this holiday season. The workshop will include information about what works, and what doesn't work when family members are coping with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. "A big part of the event will be a panel of people who have lost loved ...

November 02, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


HALLOWEEN: HOLIDAY FUN

Despite the rain and wind, costumed children of all ages got an early start on their Halloween fun at the Turlock Downtown Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday.

November 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Program limiting fireplace use re-ignites

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program is slated to begin Monday.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Children young and old celebrate All Hallow's Eve

October 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Mosquito season comes to an end

Turlock's mosquito season is coming to a close, and the risk of contracting West Nile Virus will continue to decrease until mid-November.

October 29, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Keep safety in mind this Halloween

Halloween is supposed to be a time of scares and frights, but local and national organizations are offering up some safety tips to keep the night from becoming a real horror.Trick-or-treating is a fun experience for children, but requires a few precautions on the part of parents to keep it a safe experience."Combine children walking after dark, candy, vision-compromising costumes, and adult partygoers on the road and you have a recipe for disaster," said AAA Northern California spokesperson Cynthia Harris.Tips for a safe Halloween include:• Never let children trick-or-treat by themselves. They should always be accompanied by ...

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID appoints new engineering, water resources manager

Turlock Irrigation District announced Thursday that Robert M. Nees, who has been with the District for 31 years, has been appointed to the post of Interim Assistant General Manager of Civil Engineering and Water Resources.

October 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Bleak forecast for Valley recession recovery

Recovery from the recently-ended recession will be slower than previously projected, according to the latest report from the Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific.

October 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local book author spreads word of community service

Thanksgiving Day is one that most hungry people dread because it is a day of long lines in the cold to get a good Thanksgiving dinner. But Turlock book author Christopher Scott is hoping to change all of that with his new book, "A Day of Hope."

October 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Capital projects , fewer positions top TID’s proposed budget

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors on Tuesday continued work to approve a 2011 budget which calls for a net of six fewer employees , which is three more than proposed in a Sept. 28 budget workshop.

October 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Grant beefs up traffic enforcement

The Turlock Police Department is planning on using a new grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to put the brakes on accidents and violations.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu shot clinics available throughout the county

It's that time of year again for winter weather, rainy days and the flu virus.

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


Family Justice Center opens doors to victims

Lashawn Kirvin was a victim of domestic violence. She sought out help but like many women, was afraid to leave her abusive husband. Prosecution wasn't enough to keep her safe, and in 1995, her husband killed her.

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


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


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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


County dedicates day for ag appreciation

In a county that boasted an agricultural commodity value of $3.7 billion in 2013 alone, it is almost too easy to understand why the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors took action to proclaim today as a celebration for National Agriculture Day throughout the county.

March 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


We Care to benefit from thrift store’s generosity

The staff at We Care in Turlock is hoping people might be in need of some retail therapy today.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Alliance surveys further understanding of business community

The Stanislaus Business Alliance conducted 198 surveys in 2014 and this year plans to administer 300.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VW enthusiast revamps 1961 convertible with help of local auto shops

Thomas Husselstein can't sit still.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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