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Good news, bad news in local unemployment rates

The latest figures from the Economic Development Department reflect some good news for Stanislaus County and some not so heartening news.

December 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hwy. 99 construction project moves forward

The California Department of Transportation has closed bids on a project to repair Highway 99 through Stanislaus County. The project will replace a section of 99 in Turlock, Ceres and Modesto from the San Joaquin County line to the Merced County line at an estimated cost of around $76 million.

December 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Giving back with shopping spree

The 20-30 Club held a holiday shopping spree for 50 underprivileged children in Turlock on Tuesday. The club raises funds for the event and each child is accompanied by a 20-30 Club member who is given a budget of $120 to buy necessities such as pants, coats, shoes and socks.

December 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Total eclipse of the moon

Local amateur photographer Fred Schumacher caught stunning images of Saturday's total lunar eclipse. Saturday's event was the last total lunar eclipse until 2014.

December 13, 2011 | | Local


Early rainfall totals concern TID

It has been a slow start to the Northern California rainy season. The low rainfall totals have Turlock Irrigation District officials mildly worried - and there is little to no chance of rain in the next week.

December 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Keep it local with live trees

The tradition of bringing a live tree into the home and decorating it as part of the Christmas celebration is relatively new. Only in the last 200 years have private homes had Christmas trees, but the tradition took firm hold in Christian communities and the Christmas tree became symbolic of the holiday.

December 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


The Fire Lane

Fire Call Summary November 2011

December 09, 2011 | | Local


Santa rides his fire engine once again

Jolly old St. Nicholas and his elves are once again making the rounds in Turlock atop his magical fire engine. Their visits started on Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec. 22. To find out when Santa will be in your neighborhood, visit www.ci.turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/firedepartment/decembersantatours/ and type in your street address; or look at the schedule below.

December 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Savings at pump could be short-lived

As the Christmas holiday draws near – and heavily on shoppers' bank accounts – Valley residents are seeing savings at the gas pumps, down 21 cents per gallon in the last month.

December 09, 2011 | | Local


Death ruled suicide

The death of a man found at a Turlock egg supplier was ruled a suicide, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

December 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Quilters donate 82 dolls, complete with handmade ensembles

What started as a project for an embroidery club four years ago has now turned into a holiday service tradition for many local sewers and quilters. The goal of the project: to make Christmas a little brighter for children in need this season.

December 09, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local Marine helps commemorate 70th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

Sailors and Marines aboard two ships whose names honor the memory of the Pacific War held services to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 09, 2011 | BY GUNNERY SGT. SCOTT DUNN 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit | Local


Taxable sales see increase

Though the economy may be slow to recover, taxable sales are projected to have surged 13 percent from third quarter 2009 to third quarter 2011, according to the California State Board of Equalization, the state's tax commission.

December 06, 2011 | | Local


Wanted: Your recipes

Nothing tastes better than home cooking. It used to be that the family recipe book was passed down from generation to generation so dishes that took sometimes a century to perfect were never lost.

December 06, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Shelter opens for the winter

Earlier this year Robert Dean Dooley, a 56 year-old unable to work due to injury, was evicted from his home by his brother. Since then, he's had no choice but to live with friends – or wherever he could.

December 06, 2011 | | 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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