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Unemployment continues to rise

The job sector numbers for the new year got off to a grim start with Stanislaus County recording their highest level of unemployment in 16 years, according to the latest data from the Economic Development Department.

March 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Missing woman found in orchard

The Delhi woman who went missing after learning of her mother's death was located in an orchard north west of her home Thursday afternoon, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

March 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID's green goals rest in consumers' hands

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors adopted a set of energy efficiency goals on Tuesday that will cover the next decade, but admitted that convincing customers to pursue energy efficiency projects in these economic times was challenging.

March 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Methane leaks found at water treatment plant

The Turlock City Council was briefed Tuesday night on methane gas leaks at the Turlock Regional Water Quality Control Facility that could pose a threat to the public.

March 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Valley air cleaner this winter due to wood-burning bans

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is reporting another successful season of reducing particulate matter in the Valley's air through the Check Before You Burn campaign.

March 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Make love, not war

A handful of anti-war demonstrators took over the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive Friday afternoon, offering the message that war funds would be better spent on pressing national concerns.

March 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New church equips community members with life tools

When looking for a name for their new church, Pastor Greg Hazenberg and his faith community decided that a literal explanation of what members would find in the house of worship would be best. And thus was born the Equip Church.

March 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Children’s Craniofacial Association fundraising run set for Sunday

When Rachel Johnson saw her newborn son for the first time, she wasn't sure what to think. Henry was the only baby in the nursery who looked like he did. He had an oversized head, and his fingers and toes were fused together. Rachel waited for someone to tell her what was going on, and why her baby looked different from the others, but nobody knew.

March 06, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Stadium use plan at issue

Now that issues of legality surrounding the Redevelopment Agency funding of Joe Debely Stadium renovations have been put to rest, concerns over field usage have arisen. Members of the Turlock City Council have previously stated that a renovated track and field at Turlock High School could bring new usage to the field, which in turn could increase hotel and sales tax revenue. Now, however, members of the Turlock community are questioning whether the renovated stadium will see an increase in usage, or if it will simply provide a better experience for current users.

March 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Community gathers to support Salvation Army

The Turlock Salvation Army Corps Women's Auxiliary held their 8th annual Membership Tea on Saturday at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center. Proceeds from this annual fundraising event stay in the Turlock Salvation Army Corps, and they help fund children's programs, community programs, and S.A.L.T (Senior Adults Learning Together.)

March 03, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Court rules Debely renovations legal use of RDA funds; TUSD says usage impacts will be minimal

Two rulings fell on the side of the controversial project to renovate Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium this week, striking blows against the Turlock Citizens Coalition who oppose the development.

March 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock pilot loses life in aerobatics stunt

Turlock's Keith Sutton Erwin loved to defy gravity. If the opportunity presented itself, he would take to the sky in one of his ultralight planes or a hang glider and soar through the air like a bird in flight.

March 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Golf Road intersection mess focus of county project

The Stanislaus County Public Works Department is looking at ways to alleviate traffic at the intersection of Golf Road and Golden State Boulevard in south Turlock. The intersection is currently a web of stop signs where Golden State Boulevard, Golf Road, Frontage Road, Paulson Road, and South Berkeley Avenue all meet and form several four-way stops.

February 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Calling all brides and grooms!

February 26, 2010 | | Local


‘World’s Strictest Parents’ seeks successful local families

Turlock is home to over 70,000 residents ranging from dairy owners to chief executive officers, but regardless of a job title, the majority of Turlockers donate countless hours for the betterment of their neighbors and the place they call home.

February 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | 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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