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H1N1 cases rising as county awaits more vaccine

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a move to bolster the county's H1N1 preparedness plan as the number of infections continue to grow locally and across the nation.

October 30, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local farmers, businessmen vie for TID appointment

The applications are in - 11 will compete for appointment to the vacant Turlock Irrigation District Division 1 Director seat.

October 30, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock Gospel Mission prepares to open doors

During the wind, rain and cold nights, most homeless people don't have a place to take cover from the harsh weather. Their cardboard box homes become soaked and wet clothes only bring on flu-like symptoms. This is where the Turlock Gospel Mission steps in to help give the homeless a warm and dry place to stay along with a full belly before bedtime. They are planning on opening their doors Nov. 15 and will stay open through April 3, 2010.

October 27, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Local


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


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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