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Unclaimed tax credits cost county $20 million

With tax day just five days away, new research from a nonprofit public policy institute shows that Stanislaus County residents could miss out on up to $17 million in Earned Income Tax Credits.

April 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Emanuel Medical Center opens new cardiac lab for public tours

Emanuel Medical Center will soon offer life-saving cardiac services that they once deferred to other hospitals. The new Emanuel Cardiac Cath and Intervention Lab will give doctors the ability to treat patients with certain cardiac conditions.

April 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Protesters march into Turlock

The Central Valley movement, March for California's Future, which began a walk of protest in Bakersfield and plans to end in Sacramento, rolled into Turlock on Monday.

April 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock residents get a preview of metered water bills

The City of Turlock won't implement its new, state-mandated metered residential water billing until Jan. 1, 2011. But the city is already letting consumers know just how the change will affect their monthly bills.

April 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Spring break fun

April 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


More than a car

Today, a family and a host of strangers will get to honor a fallen soldier and make one of his dream's come true.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kindergarten student left behind during field trip

A Turlock mother's worst nightmare was realized Monday when her 6-year-old son was left behind during a school field trip to the Fresno Zoo.

April 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hughson city employees cry ‘hostile work environment’

Three Hughson City Council members and Hughson city employees are attempting to expose the hostile work environment they say exists within the walls of City Hall, but the Civil Grand Jury, an independent investigator and a workers' compensation company say the claims are unfounded.

April 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Sunnyside Up moved to next spring

Turlock residents will not be greeted by giant decorated eggs on Sunday morning after all. Sunnyside Up Turlock, a public art project that would have brought the eggs to downtown Turlock just in time for Easter, has been postponed until Spring 2011.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID wrangles rodeo win

This wasn't the Turlock Irrigation District's first rodeo. But it was their second trip to the winners' circle.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local businessman honored for volunteer work

In the 38 years Bob Endsley has called Turlock home, he's always stayed involved. He's served as president of the Turlock Lions Club, sat as director of the Turlock Historical Society, and worked on the board of directors for the Turlock Community Continuum College, a school for the mentally challenged.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


‘A Living Easter’

The congregation of Hilmar Covenant Church will reenact the Easter story through music and a live production on Thursday. "A Living Easter" follows the Bible story of Jesus' last few days on earth, and his resurrection on Easter morning.

March 30, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Fair changes to benefit livestock exhibitors

Local FFA and 4-H livestock exhibitors will be able to compete at both the Stanislaus County Fair and the California State Fair this year - something that was uncertain when the fairs' new run dates created a conflicting schedule.

March 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


TID to increase irrigation spills

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved an irrigation management plan Tuesday morning that will see spills nearly double for the sake of increased operational flexibility.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local man returns home to care for foster mother

Waterford resident Kevin Walls found his 15 minutes of fame recently when he was featured in the March edition of the National Enquirer. Among headlines about cheating celebrities and photo spreads of the best and worst beach bodies, Walls told the story of his love for his foster mother.

March 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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