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Flu cases mounting in Stanislaus County

The flu season is in full swing across the country and with it health officials are seeing a resurgence of the H1N1 virus that reached pandemic levels in 2009.

January 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


NEW YEAR'S BABY

Nereyda Felix's New Year's wish for a baby girl was granted on Wednesday, as she gave birth to Turlock's first baby of 2014 at 3:43 a.m. Baby girl Felix came into the world weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 19 and half inches long. She is Nereyda's fourth child, but first girl. As of mid-day Wednesday, she had not yet chosen a name for her new daughter. As the first baby of the year, Emanuel Medical Center gifted the new arrival with a basket full of blankets, bottles, teething rings and other goodies.

January 02, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Coroner searches for kin of deceased man

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a 65-year-old man who died Dec. 20.

January 02, 2014 | | Local


Local masseuse opens shop downtown

Name of Business: Melinda Chance Massage Therapy

January 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


In Shape to hire 500 personal trainers statewide

With losing weight ranking at the top of New Year's resolutions for 2014, Stockton-based fitness chain In-Shape Health Clubs has begun the process of hiring nearly 500 fitness professionals as the company expands its services.

January 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Come one, come all: Crab Feed season is upon us

The New Year is a time for resolutions and champagne toasts, but it can also be the sign of expanding waistlines as people across town tuck into annual all-you-can-eat crab feeds.

January 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


No-kill shelter opens at old county pound

After moving to Stanislaus County from Wisconsin two years ago, local resident Jodi Baur was alarmed by the rates of animals being euthanized in the county.

December 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local men step up to the challenge for women's center

While Mayor John Lazar is used to being in front of the camera at community events, it is not every day that he is photographed while teetering in red stilettos in downtown Modesto.

December 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Church pounds out New Year's tradition

A Japanese New Year's tradition was continued on Saturday at the Livingston United Methodist Church, with the annual mochitsuki -or pounding of the rice cakes.

December 30, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Blaze destroys Hughson commercial building

A large commercial storage building was destroyed by fire in Hughson Saturday evening, but the real headache for firefighters was putting out a pile of 4,000 railroad ties that caught fire in an adjacent outdoor area.

December 30, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Auto club offers free ride home on New Year's Eve

Ringing in the New Year should not include a visit to the hospital or behind bars for drunk driving. If you've been drinking during end of the year celebrations, AAA Northern California will take you and your car home for free.

December 30, 2013 | | Local


Winning photos capture spirit of California agriculture

The state's agriculture industry isn't just a thriving economic engine, it's also a source of beauty. Photographers across California turned their lenses toward fields and orchards for the California Farm Bureau's 32nd photo contest.

December 27, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Michael Cooke: Keeping Turlock's drinking water clean

Michael Cooke became the City of Turlock's Municipal Services Director in September. Cooke previously served as Turlock's Regulatory Affairs Manager.

December 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Year in Review: 2013 brings economic progress, increasing concerns over water

It's always hard to look back at an entire year and sum it up in a few hundred words. While Turlock remains a "small town" in the eyes of most of its long-time residents, the truth is the city is the second largest in the county and an important agricultural engine for the region and country. There is no way to succinctly summarize all of 2013 (without inducing a post-holiday lethargy), so instead I have poured over the year's headlines and found two reoccurring issues -economic development and water.

December 27, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Feaver memorial service set for Jan. 3

A celebration of life ceremony will be held for legendary coach and mentor Steve Feaver at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock.

December 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local security company launches self-defense component

Name of Business: Liberty Private Security Inc. & Training Academy

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Central Park may soon house historic cannon

The Korean War era cannon that used to sit in front of the War Memorial Building may soon be moving to downtown Turlock. While the details of the historic cannon's relocation are still being considered, one thing is already clear: Turlock veterans want a say in the placement and presentation of the memorial.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bring on the rain

Turlock residents heading out to work Thursday morning were pleasantly surprised to find that they needed an umbrella. A short burst of rain in the morning was followed with a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety event aims to educate families

Smokey Bear will be educating the public about wildfire prevention at the 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event set for Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Small but powerful: The not so niche small business industry

Small business may be, well, small, but they are far from insignificant. In fact there are 28 million small businesses in the United States according to the United States Small Business Administration.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California posts highest gas prices in nation

California leads the nation in its export of almonds and technology. As of Tuesday, the Golden State also a ranks number one as the state with the highest retail gas prices in the nation.

May 12, 2015 | | Local


City of Turlock promotes bike to work week

It is Bike to Work Week and that means there is no better time to enjoy the spring weather than getting on your bike and peddling to work.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Region optimistically awaits more rainfall

As the 2015 precipitation year dryly begins to wind down, the region is still hoping to catch up in terms of precipitation starting as soon as tonight.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates newest arrivals

From Bella the resident Eastern Red Fox to a host of early arrival baby squirrels and owls, the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is home to a bevy of critters - both cute and creepy depending on your disposition - that make up the menagerie of wild things roaming Stanislaus County.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report shows ag job openings outnumber qualified graduates nationally

Graduating from college can be a scary concept for most students, especially for those who do not have a job lined up once they receive their diplomas.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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