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County residents speak out against transmission project

A room full of angry citizens greeted the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning, as dozens gathered to speak out against the planned Transmission Agency of Northern California Transmission Project.

June 30, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local animal rescue and shelter will soon be mobile

The general consensus in the Turlock Journal office on Monday was "awwww, he's so cute!" The coos and baby talk were in response to a blind kitten that was brought in by LeeAnne Pinkerton from the Friends of Turlock Animals shelter. The kitten, who is looking for a home, sauntered around the conference room table, exploring with his paws and nose, oblivious to the bright flash of the camera that would usually scare a cat his age.

June 30, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Governor’s plan ‘dangerous to public safety,’ say local district attorneys

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to commute the sentences of illegal aliens and reduce several felony crimes to misdemeanors was universally rejected by California prosecutors on Monday.

June 30, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


102 years young

Evelyn Gawthrop turns 102 on Sunday. She celebrated with cake and ice cream at Paramount Park senior living center on Friday with friends and family. Evelyn was born in 1907 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She moved to California when she was 12 years old. Evelyn attended UCLA and started teaching elementary school in 1928. Her niece, Suzie Corbin, said that Evelyn was Marilyn Monroe's third grade teacher.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


MR. TURLOCK COMES TO TOWN

June 27, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Don't be afraid, don't be afraid, we are all together

Hundreds of local Iranians and Americans of Iranian descent showed their support for friends and family still in Iran on Thursday and Friday with peaceful rallies. Groups of Assyrians born in both Iran and the United States gathered on the corner of Countryside Drive and Monte Vista Avenue with signs, banners, face-paint, and flags.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Law enforcement cracks down on illegal fireworks

Local fire departments and law enforcement agencies are going to be taking a hard-line stance this year when it comes to illegal fireworks.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The jewel of the downtown

When two burglars lit a match and set the Carnegie Arts Center ablaze on a cold November night in 2005, they likely had no idea of the political firestorm they were launching.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced supervisors speak out for local dairy farmers

The Merced County Board of Supervisors hope a resolution passed last week will get Washington, D.C., moo-ving forward to provide relief for troubled California dairy producers.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Community rallies to support local boy battling cancer

Family, friends, and perfect strangers turned out in droves Monday at a community blood and bone marrow drive for Turlock's Dylan Givargiznia.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Long time Turlock grocer dies at 72

The doors of National Market closed early on Friday and remained shut today in observance of the passing of Jing Ow, the store's longtime owner. Ow, 72, died June 10.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County records slight dip in unemployment

For the second straight month the unemployment numbers in Stanislaus County made a small decline.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sheriff’s budget crunch brings an end to special assignments

In a move meant to trim expenses and avoid deputy layoffs, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has ended several special assignments.

June 27, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Father’s Day card more than a sentiment to local man

In July of 1950, Amos Moss scribbled a letter to his father from a fox hole in Korea. The note was on a Father's Day card that his sergeant had given him. Until he was handed the card, he didn't even realize what day it was. Moss wrote to his father that he missed him and was proud to be his son. He sent the letter back to his father, Amos Moss Sr., in the states and didn't think much about it after that.

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Three local dads share love of barbecuing

The Journal put the call out several weeks leading up to Father's Day asking for families to nominate their dad as the King of the Grill. Three dads were nominated, and it was too hard to pick just one. So all three of these men now proudly hold the title of "King of the Grill."

June 27, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Library event offers tips on surviving zombie apocalypse

Spoof meets serious in the Stanislaus County Library's summer event program that allows teenagers to become informed on ways to prepare for safety in the face of an unlikely disaster: a zombie apocalypse.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to talk water transfer changes at first night meeting

The Turlock Irrigation District is hoping to change the way the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority, which is comprised of the cities of Turlock, Ceres and Modesto, manages its water resources.

July 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pulling tradition lives on in honor of lost son, friend

The annual truck and tractor pull event kicked off the motorsports at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair in the Food Maxx Arena on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Opening day: Fair offers modern touch with traditional favorites

The fair is a summertime tradition for many locals and Friday's opening night was no exception as the enthusiastic crowd was indicative of an up and coming successful season for the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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