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Tobacco settlement benefits wetlands, waterfowl

Ducks Unlimited, the non-profit conservation and hunting group with chapters across the nation, including Turlock, has been selected as one of the beneficiaries in a multi-million class action lawsuit against the makers of chewing tobacco.

November 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CSU Stanislaus honors local veterans

Cal State Stanislaus student Derek McGinnis was sitting in an ambulance rushing to help wounded Marines in the battle for Fallujah when, suddenly, the ambulance was hit by a suicide driver in a car loaded with explosive devices. From that moment on, McGinnis' life was changed forever. He suffered severe brain injuries, his left leg was amputated and his hands were seriously wounded.

November 10, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Election Results 2009

Denair Unified School Board

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Expectant mothers get first dibs for county H1N1 vaccine

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has decided to use their limited supply of the H1N1 virus vaccine to inoculate pregnant women.

November 06, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


‘Historic’ water bill paves way for new infrastructure

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law what he termed a "historic package to reform and rebuild California's water system" on Friday.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Pitman student’s dreams fly at 30,000 feet

Pitman High student Jose Zapien knows why he chose the hobby he did.

November 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


In Becky’s honor

Westside Ministries founder and director JoLynn DiGrazia will never forget the winter 20 years ago when she asked 11-year-old Becky Valencia, "Where's your coat?"

November 06, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Road closure

Due to the demolition and reconstruction of the road, North Olive Avenue between Minnesota Avenue and Tuolumne Road including the intersection of North Olive Avenue and Tuolumne Road will be closed Monday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday, Nov. 18. This road will not be open to emergency traffic. Detours will be posted.

November 06, 2009 | | Local


Pink pride

November 03, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Local


County reports success in mental health services

About 15 years ago, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder caused Robert Hall to run away from home, as if he were a teenager again, and no one understood why, not even himself.

November 03, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Holiday revelers find tricks and treats at downtown festivities

November 03, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Frantz named TID director

Michael Frantz, a Hickman farmer, was appointed to the post of Turlock Irrigation District Division 1 Director on Tuesday morning. The vote of appointment was unanimous among the other four TID directors.

November 03, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Unpaid debt motive behind fatal stabbing

A fight over a debt of less than $100 built up into a physical confrontation that left a Turlock man dead from a stab wound, the Turlock Police Department reported.

November 03, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Temporarily homeless

Six members of Nu Alpha Kappa fraternity are raising awareness of homelessness in the community by experiencing homelessness first-hand. The members are spending a week in the quad at CSU Stanislaus. This includes sleeping, eating, and doing every day-to-day activity at their campsite in the grass. They gave up luxuries like cell phones and computers for the duration of the experiment, and fraternity president Humberto Sanchez said they can only leave the quad for classes.

November 03, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Battalion Chief says goodbye after 31 years

After 31 years of fighting fires, responding to medical emergencies and in general, being there when he was needed most, Turlock City Fire Department Les Austin is hanging up his fireman's ax and retiring.

November 03, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Fire training planned for weekend

The Turlock Fire Department will be conducting a live fire training today and Sunday.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief accepts icy challenge

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson won't mind if people tell him he's all wet, as long as it is after Sept. 19.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair prepares to host first corporate store

Those driving through downtown Denair likely get the feeling that things have been done the same way in the east county town for a long time. Just past the hometown football field, near the intersection of Main Street and Fresno Avenue, lays a dirt lot overgrown with weeds. The seemingly nondescript parcel of land will soon play a large role in determining the town's future as it prepares to play host to Denair's first commercial property - Dollar General.

September 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Survey points to higher groundwater usage by almond farmers

The results from this year's Almond Drought Survey demonstrate almond producers' increased reliance on groundwater resources, as well as the increased amount of salt toxicity cases due to the application of high saline groundwater.

September 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Annual festival to highlight all that Denair has to offer

Denair will put its community pride on display next weekend at the 5th Annual Denair Farm & Family Festival.

September 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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