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Red Cross to honor Turlock teen and ‘Blankets for Babies’

At 13-years-old Taylor Beckwith is already a role model and inspiration for the entire community. Last year she collected 601 blankets through her "Blankets for Babies" project to donate to families in need.

May 31, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Train collision kills one

A Planada man was killed when a passenger train collided with his truck Sunday afternoon in Merced County.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Bird enthusiasts to scour California for Yellow-billed Magpies

Bird enthusiasts from throughout California will descend upon the state's Central Valley and Coastal Ranges to count Yellow-billed Magpies this weekend. Popular among birders and compelling for conservationists, the Yellow-billed Magpie lives only in California, and may be may experiencing a comeback after major declines due to habitat loss, West Nile Virus and pesticide use.

"The Yellow-billed Magpie is a great California bird, very popular among bird enthusiasts and the general public," said Andrea Jones, Audubon California's director of Important Bird Areas. "If we want to be sure that the Yellow-billed Magpie is part of California's future ...

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Face-to-face with child abuse

The strong smell of marijuana penetrates the air and drug paraphernalia is evident throughout the room.

May 31, 2011 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Special to the Journal | Local

Community gathers for annual Memorial Day celebration

Fallen soldiers from every American war since the Civil War were honored Monday at the Turlock Community Memorial Day celebration at Turlock Memorial Park.

May 31, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Remembering those we lost

Since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Turlock has seen the tragic loss of three young men. Capt. Raymond Dwayne Hill II, 39, was the first death Turlock experienced and it was a sobering reminder about the real costs of war. Hill was with the National Guard and was killed in action on Oct. 29, 2005, from a roadside bomb that exploded near his Humvee while on patrol in Baghdad. He left behind a wife and two young daughters. He enjoyed working on classic cars, and was active in 4-H both as a member and as a ...

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Open Cockpit Day

Thousands of people visited Castle Air Museum's Open Cockpit Day in Atwater on Sunday. Visitors had the opportunity to see the inner workings of dozens of aircraft and military vehicles from WWII to modern planes, as well as take helicopter rides. There were also jump houses and ice cream for the kids.

May 31, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Winds prompt health advisory

The breezes that have been blowing through the area and keeping the temperatures down are also stirring up some health concerns.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice

Three years after the Civil War ended Maj. Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic declared May 30 as Decoration Day, a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with "the choicest flowers of springtime."

May 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fair exhibitor deadlines approaching

While the 100-year anniversary celebration of the Stanislaus County Fair is still over a month away, exhibitor deadlines are quickly approaching.

May 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local

Horse travel not recommended due to herpes outbreak

Two weeks after the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported that Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) has been confirmed in 10 horses in California, horse owners are being advised to avoid nonessential transport of their animals.

May 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Wet spring brings hidden dangers for Memorial Day weekend

This spring season's above average rainfall has led to an abundance of both grass and brush and high, swift and cold river flows - each brings its own danger to recreating Californians.

May 27, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Seat belt crackdown planned for busy travel days

Law enforcement throughout California, including the Turlock Police Department, will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2011 Click It or Ticket mobilization, through June 5.

May 24, 2011 | | Local

Gas prices dip in time for holiday travel

Gasoline prices have plummeted in the past week, just in time for Memorial Day travel, but drivers are still paying far more for gasoline now than they did a year ago.

May 24, 2011 | | Local

Equine Herpes found in California horses

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported that Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), has been confirmed in 10 horses in California, in Kern, Placer, Stanislaus, Amador and Napa counties.

May 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

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Sharing the silence

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

September 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Young Eagles fly Turlock skies

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson 7th grader had always wanted to ...

September 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. That leads to clogged storm drains, polluted water ...

September 26, 2015 | | Local

Local Girl Scouts encourage reading with book box

Sarah Gordon and Sarah Romo, two members of Girl Scout troop 3289, are hoping to increase literacy in local youth by offering a Little Free ...

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Local business aims to educate about arbor health

All it took was just one look at a discolored hackberry tree at a local park for American Tree Medics Inc. founder and certified arborist ...

September 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Stanislaus County medical corps sent to help fire victims

Although the Valley Fire in Lake County is now 90 percent contained, thousands of people left homeless due to the fire are still in need ...

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Turlock’s fire fighters back from blazes

All the personnel from the Turlock Fire and Police departments have returned home after helping battle the wildfires burning in parts of California.

September 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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