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Distinguished Young Women 2014 Winners

Twenty-four junior girls, representing five different local high schools, competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women of Turlock scholarship program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss). Henna Hundal and Laci Rojas each earned $850 in scholarship funds for winning the DYW of Turlock and DYW of Greater Turlock awards. First runner-up Cailie Fuentes earned $500 and second runner-up Brooklyn Boice earned $300.

March 18, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


A bittersweet birthday surprise

Denair residents Brandon and Breann Smith are no strangers to the concept of random acts of kindness, but their latest effort really takes the cake.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crash outside Turlock claims one

A Newman man was killed in a solo vehicle crash along the outskirts of Turlock Tuesday morning.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID delays irrigation season, offers free water monitors

Although the Turlock Irrigation District is still officially in a drought state of condition, recent rainstorms throughout the region has resulted in district staff delaying the start of the 2014 irrigation season by one week.

March 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Rescued canine starting new life in Sacramento

The German Shepherd rescued by the Turlock Fire Department from a narrow shaft at the Turlock Water Quality Plant is making progress towards finding a forever home.

March 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brothers who saved niece hailed

Two young men were heralded at Monday's Ceres City Council meeting for saving the life of their 18-month-old niece who was found in the bottom of a swimming pool in Ceres one Saturday morning last month.

March 14, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


More women finding traction in ag industry

Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Central Valley, an industry historically dominated by men.

March 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to apply for Rim Fire disaster assistance

Being the third largest wildfire in California's history, the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region caused unprecedented damage to not only the Stanislaus National Forest and adjacent areas, but also incurred costs to several communities after causing damage to nearby hydroelectric power plants. Additionally, water supplies became at-risk for millions, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir due to washed down silt and debris from the fire.

March 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Parks commission advocates for $75,000 rec study

Regardless of how big a city might grow, the need for open space, recreational facilities and parks will continually grow along beside it, offering people of all ages a place for enjoyment.

March 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Lack of skilled workers in Stanislaus could affect economic growth

Every Monday night, roughly 25 students fill the seats of Ken Oyer's Workforce Readiness Skills class at the Turlock Adult School. Although a few are high school students looking to complete missing credits, a majority of the students are adults seeking training in basic skills as they prepare to reenter the job market.

March 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Two locals join CHP ranks

The California Highway Patrol is graduating two local men into their ranks today.

March 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Chamber named one of best in state, again

It's not easy running a business in today's economic climate. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce knows this and strives to help businesses of every size not only keep their doors open through this slow economic recovery, but to also thrive. In 2013, the Turlock Chamber was recognized as one of the top 10 Chambers in the state and received, for the fifth year in a row, the Cal Chamber President's Award.

March 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Initial reports of school stabbing erroneous

An investigation by the Turlock Police Department and the Turlock Unified School District into the injury of a 6-year-old boy with a pencil at Crowell School has been ruled an accident.

March 12, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abandoned cat problem growing for caretaker

Each week, Neva Walker works part-time to earn money to buy $200 worth of food for cats that aren't hers.

March 11, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Denair accident claims life of woman, 66

A 66-year-old Planada woman was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover outside of Denair, the California Highway patrol reported.

March 11, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist makes smiles a reality for Jamaicans

While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local martial arts studio teaches students mental and physical strength

Name of Business: Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido A Lee Brothers Academy

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Minimum fish flow protections cause of concern for TID

In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


County dedicates day for ag appreciation

In a county that boasted an agricultural commodity value of $3.7 billion in 2013 alone, it is almost too easy to understand why the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors took action to proclaim today as a celebration for National Agriculture Day throughout the county.

March 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


We Care to benefit from thrift store’s generosity

The staff at We Care in Turlock is hoping people might be in need of some retail therapy today.

March 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Alliance surveys further understanding of business community

The Stanislaus Business Alliance conducted 198 surveys in 2014 and this year plans to administer 300.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VW enthusiast revamps 1961 convertible with help of local auto shops

Thomas Husselstein can't sit still.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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