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Dust Bowl on tap

One morning, former Pitman High teacher and coach Brett Tate woke up and grabbed the morning paper. As he was glancing through the pages he came across one article about a local brewer. That one article changed his life.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Salvation Army honors local supporters

The Salvation Army Turlock Corps is celebrating 15 years of "doing the most good" with an anniversary gala. The service organization will honor five Turlock residents at the event.

September 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


First Baptist celebrates 100 years of faith

From generation to generation, the First Baptist Church in Turlock has carried people through the past 100 years in three different buildings and under 16 different pastors.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


EPA fines Turlock business

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Turlock Cold Storage $21,086 for failing to properly notify emergency responders of an ammonia release, a violation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right–to-Know-Act.

September 11, 2009 | | Local


H1N1 claims life of Merced County woman

Merced county recorded its second confirmed death from the H1N1 virus with the passing of a 58-year-old Los Banos woman.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gas prices increase for Labor Day

Motorists were greeted by higher gas prices when they went to fuel up for their Labor Day holiday last weekend, according to AAA Northern California statistics.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local service club to skydive for children

Is that a bird? A plane? Why no, it is Kiwanis club members jumping out of planes.

September 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


It’s important to vaccinate for seasonal flu, say health officials

The H1N1 swine flu vaccine may be at least a month away, but the time to vaccinate against seasonal flu is now, according to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus founding faculty member, former Journal reporter dies at 74

Roy Wilson, one of the founding faculty members of California State University, Stanislaus, who also went on to serve as a county supervisor for Riverside County, died Wednesday. Wilson was 74.

September 04, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


Firefighters practice for mid-rise blaze

Turlock Fire Department ran a full scale drill on Wednesday at the Silvercrest Senior Citizens' Residence. The drill included evacuating the residents of Silvercrest and running hose up to the third floor of the building. Some residents stayed in their rooms, and part of the drill was to find and evacuate them.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local resident hospitalized from West Nile Virus

A 73-year-old local woman has become the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in the Turlock area this year. She remains hospitalized from the disease, which she contracted in the last week of August.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


President’s speech banned in local schools

A live address to students across the nation from President Barack Obama on the value of hard work and education has turned into a national debate that has school districts embroiled in controversy on the decision to show the speech or not.

September 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


COLLEGE: MOVE-IN DAY

On Friday morning students at CSU Stanislaus greeted the upcoming school year with an age-old tradition, dormitory move-in day. Students and their families unloaded cars, trucks and SUVs at the CSU Stanislaus Village dorms with the help of volunteer movers.

September 04, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: PARTY WITH THE POLICE

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local H1N1 fatalities rise

A new mother and a 45-year-old woman have joined the growing list of H1N1 related fatalities in Stanislaus County.

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | 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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