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Reality show contestant demonstrates what it takes to survive cancer

A crowd of university students stared at Chad Crittenden in surprise, shock, and a little awe as he pulled off the lower portion of his pant leg to reveal a prosthetic foot. The California State University, Stanislaus students had just seen Crittenden walk, climb steps, and even hop off of the stage without any hint of a disability. That was the point of Crittenden's sudden revelation, that his disability did not change who he was or what he was capable of.

October 23, 2009 | BY ANDREA GOODWIN agoodwin@turlockjournal.com | Local


Central Valley economy report shows expected increase in poverty and unemployment

Challenges within the Central Valley are expected to come in the package of increased population leaving too many people with not enough jobs to offer them. As a result, the Central Valley will see an increase in poverty and unemployment rates, according to the third edition of The Economy by the Great Valley Center released Friday.

October 23, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


Local church hosts movie on teen suicide

At age 17, Roger Dawson committed suicide. He walked into his school, pulled out a gun, placed it against his chin, and pulled the trigger - right in front of his former best friend Jake Taylor.

October 21, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Breast cancer deaths are on the decline

For the past 19 years, breast cancer death rates have been decreasing by two percent every single year since 1990, according to the American Cancer Society.

October 21, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Vets to fight soldier suicide

According to U.S. Army statistics, 128 soldiers committed suicide in 2007, with another 15 cases suspected. Army officials have stated that suicide rates are at their highest in nearly 30 years. More soldiers died from suicide than terrorist attacks in January 2008.

October 20, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local dentist ‘buys back’ Halloween candy to send to troops overseas

Every Halloween, dentists dread the amount of candy that each child will get going door-to-door dressed as a princess or ninja turtle. Since the beginning of time, dentists have told everyone that candy causes cavities and to stay away from the tasty treats for the sake of their teeth.

October 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


County awaits arrival of H1N1 vaccine shots

For months health officials at all levels have been touting the H1N1 vaccine as the best way to avoid contacting the flu virus, but as the flu season has gotten underway, the vaccine remains in short supply.

October 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair board approves new dates for 2010; CEO Anthony Leo retires

In a day filled with change, the Stanislaus County Fair Board decided to move the opening date of the traditional 10-day fair from late July to mid July and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Leo announced his retirement.

October 20, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Library Makeover

Students from Cunningham Elementary School enjoy their new library Friday which was remodeled by Target's School Library Makeover program. Target donated rugs, bean bags, 500 books, school supplies, shelves, school supplies, a clock and bins. To be a part of this program, school libraries must be nominated.

October 19, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Cold weather homeless shelter prepares to open

With more and more people losing their homes and jobs across the nation, the increase in the homeless population has become a type of epidemic. More people are living on the streets, in cardboard boxes and in alley ways just to keep warm during the coming cold months of winter.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Sold out crowd sticks to ‘good-spirited’ cheering at rivalry game

Blue and gold balloons filled the sky Friday night along with cheers from the Pit-Crew as the national anthem finished, welcoming fans to the 2009 Harvest Bowl.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Public split on SR 165 plans

A small, but interested group of community members were on hand Thursday night at Turlock's City Hall to hear the 15 different alternatives presently being considered to fix the traffic problems on State Route 165, also known as Lander Avenue, through Hilmar.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


County’s unemployment declines

Unemployment in Stanislaus County for September reached its lowest level of the year, but the county remained among one of the state's worst regions for joblessness, according to the latest report from the Economic development Department.

October 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pride reaps Harvest Bowl victory

It wasn't very difficult to spot running back Dominick Walker after the final whistle blew at the sixth annual Harvest Bowl on Friday night. He was arguably the dirtiest player in the white Pitman High football uniform.

October 17, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Local


Emanuel Medical to host annual cancer awareness event

National Breast Cancer Awareness month has taken on a new level of nationwide recognition this year, with even National Football League players electing to wear pink to increase awareness of the importance of early detection.

October 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

September 12, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:

September 12, 2014 | | Local


West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

September 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Locals find mental, physical strength at Combat Zone Fitness

Name of Business: Combat Zone Fitness

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


PET PARADE PLANNED

Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock - Swanson Centennial Dog Park - on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Weekend festival will showcase the city of Hughson

Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rim Fire effects linger a year later

It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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