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Report finds graduated driver licensing could save lives

The "Allstate Foundation License to Save Report," developed in conjunction with the National Safety Council, shows that if California implemented comprehensive graduated driver licensing laws an estimated 133 lives and $910 million could be saved annually. Nationally, if all states implemented comprehensive GDL laws, an estimated 2,000 lives and $13.6 billion could be saved per year.

December 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


A special delivery

Santa and his elves visited Elness Convalescent Center last week to deliver handmade afghans to all of the residents.

December 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Light up our temple, dad

My two kids Sonny and Sonia woke up one morning and told me they wanted to ask me to do something and said they would help if I agreed. They asked me if I would put lights up at our new temple so it would brighten up the temple for the holidays. I told them it was a great idea as long as they helped. Sonny would go help me with the lights for a couple of hours after I would get off work and Sonia would stay home and take care of my baby boy Sunil, who will turn ...

December 20, 2011 | | Local


Tied with love

Young members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Turlock First Ward spread Christmas cheer at the Emanuel Medical Center Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center on Tuesday. The girls, ages 8 to 11, quilted a blanket to give to the first baby born on Christmas Day. The blanket included a card that said "tied with loving hands and bound with tender care." Their blanket was part of a service project for their Activity Day girls' group. They presented the blanket to Roberta Walker, manager of obstetrics at Emanuel Medical Center, and were given a tour of the birthing ...

December 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock sees increase in business visitors

The Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau took a look back at a year of programs at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting, and announced its goals for 2012.

December 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Library, recreation department offer activities for kids during winter break

The sounds of children taking advantage of the mild December weather can be heard throughout Turlock, as school is out for winter break.

December 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Yes, Turlock, there is a Santa Claus

If I ever had any doubt of the continued existence of Christmas spirit, it was finally put to rest on Saturday night.

December 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local food program serves 8,000 this holiday season

More than 2,000 low-income local families will not have to worry about food for the holiday season thanks to the generosity of the community and Turlock Together program.

December 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Karate in Keyes teaches disciplines that aids in class

KEYES - Evening karate lessons held three times a week in Keyes have inspired about 100 students to aspire to better discipline and motivation.

December 16, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


Hughson's Valley Glen enjoying brisk sales

Remember new home construction and model homes? A thing of the past in today's economy? Not in Hughson where the sound of hammers is echoing behind two model homes of Florsheim Home's Valley Glen subdivision.

December 16, 2011 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Local


Healthy holiday travel tips

Here are some tips to make sure you reach your destination this holiday season without contracting a nasty cold or the flu.

December 16, 2011 | BY DR. BRUCE KALER U.S. HealthWorks | Local


Fair foundation gives $25,000 to support Stanislaus ag

Friends of the Fair Foundation officials presented CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani with a $25,467 check for the CSU Stanislaus Agricultural Studies Department at the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors meeting on Monday.

December 16, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Power plant gives money to support clean-air projects

A Bay Area power plant presented the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District with funds to help off-shoot the costs of pollution-reduction efforts.

December 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Toy drive quadruples 2010 totals

The outpouring of support for the Bradley Pacheco Toy Drive proves that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Turlock - especially among the youth.

December 16, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Holiday travel on the rise

More Californians are expected to travel this holiday than last year, despite the recession.

December 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Loja Do Homen brings sophisticated style to Turlock

Type of Business: Men's clothing store

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Public input sought for new courthouse

The public will have an opportunity to put in their opinion on the new courthouse planned for downtown Modesto at an upcoming public meeting.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Fair exhibitor deadlines approaching

The exhibitor deadlines are coming up for those wishing to showcase something in the Stanislaus County Fair's 2016 run.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Litter removal program helping cleanup highways

The highways that pass through the Central Valley got some sprucing up Thursday with Caltran's annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day.

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PAINT IT FORWARD

Every year the crew at Lancaster Painting takes time to give back to a family or organization in need through their Paint It Forward event.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Gas prices inch upward

As the calendar inches closer to summer the gas prices are reflecting a slow trek upward, according to the latest numbers from GasBuddy.com.

April 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Clean-up in Denair

Residents of Denair proved they care about their community by turning out Saturday for some clean-up projects. The campaign drew out about 15 volunteers, including ...

April 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flag retirement ceremony provides special moment for Girl Scouts

Denair Girl Scout Junior Troop 3102 received a lesson in patriotism Monday when the Denair Lions Club showed them how to properly retire flags. The ...

April 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar walks for a cure

Businesses, nonprofit organizations and families donned purple and walked around Hilmar High's track on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness and funds for ...

April 19, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock, state median home prices on the rise

This may be the "perfect storm" season for real estate, as average home sale prices are up locally and across the state, giving sellers a ...

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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