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For the love of the game

Longtime history teacher and basketball coach of Turlock High, Ronald Charles Smart, passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto on July 21.

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


County opens Day Reporting Center

When the state reduced the state prison population by releasing non-violent felons back onto the streets in October 2011 - as well as shoving probation duties onto counties - local police and sheriffs' departments were unprepared. Places like Stanislaus County didn't have programs in place.

August 13, 2015 | By Jeff Benziger turlock Journal | Local


Longtime Turlock pastor sets sights on new horizon

After 14 years at the helm of Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Russell "Rusty" Lyon will deliver his final sermon on Sunday.

August 13, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local


TID voices concerns over Don Pedro fish passage

Facilities that would smooth the voyage of Tuolumne River fish around the Don Pedro Reservoir are simultaneously serving as a source of turbulence for Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District who are in the midst of relicensing the reservoir, as well as licensing the La Grange Dam two miles downstream.

August 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Water issues boil over during community meeting

The frustration shared by area residents and Stanislaus County staff was as evident as the ongoing drought on Wednesday during a community meeting hosted by the Stanislaus Water Advisory Committee in Denair.

August 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County to dedicate new day reporting center

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, along with other county officials will host a public dedication Thursday of the newly completed day reporting center at the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.

August 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


National speaker to help pen memories into memoirs

Brain expert Dr. Linda Sasser firmly believes that everyone has a life story worth telling. Some just need help realizing it.

August 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Merced County health centers receive over $1.5 million in ACA funding

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $29. 5 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 48 new health center sites in California for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most. These new health center sites are projected to increase access to health care services for 337,146 patients.

August 11, 2015 | | Local


Wedding festival seeking models

The International Wedding Festival, an organization that puts on bridal shows in the Central Valley, is looking for new models. The Festival will hold an open model call from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tower Health and Wellness Center, 1801 Colorado Ave., Turlock.

August 11, 2015 | | Local


Pro Tour lands at Turlock Poker Room

For more than half a decade, online poker has been banned in California, and now famous professional players are looking to get that reversed.

August 11, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Inaugural cycling classic races through Turlock

The streets of downtown Turlock were filled with cycling fans on Saturday, who gathered under the summer sun to watch the inaugural TEA Solar Cycling Classic.

August 11, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


Turlock culinary camp looking to crown Junior Iron Chef

For those parents who have children whose culinary ambitions run beyond pouring a bowl of Fruit Loops cereal or slamming together peanut butter and jelly between two slices of bread, the incarnation of an Iron Chef contest geared towards young cooks may just be the right bill of fare.

August 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Residents warned of Valley Fever presence

August is Valley Fever Awareness Month in California and the state health department is reminding people to be cognizant of the infectious and potentially deadly disease.

August 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Assyrians commemorate Martyrs Day with community ceremony

Friday marked Assyrian Martyrs Day, a day to remember Assyrians who lost their lives in defense of their culture and way of life. On this day Assyrians remember the victims of the genocides perpetrated against their nation, such as the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, which claimed the lives of 750,000 Assyrians between 1915 and 1918, as well as the lives of 1.5 million Armenians and 500,000 Pontic Greeks.

August 08, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Stanislaus County woman hospitalized with West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency announced Friday that the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus has been diagnosed in a 52-year-old woman.

August 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Back to school food safety tips

Back to school, back to the books, back shuttling students to and from extracurricular activities. The new school year likely means back to packing lunches ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Turf replacement rebate

The State of California's Department of Water Resources is now offering a rebate program for single-family residential homeowners who are interested in removing their ...

August 21, 2015 | | Local


Increased groundwater pumping causing valley land to sink faster

As the amount of groundwater that Californians pump during the historic drought is getting higher, land in the San Joaquin Valley is getting lower-sinking ...

August 21, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


County unemployment rate sees little movement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed fairly steady in the month of July, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

August 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air District urges Valley residents to continue clean air trend

Now that school is back in session, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is urging the public to minimize vehicle emissions associated with ...

August 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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