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Stanislaus County encourages adoption awareness

As thousands of displaced children remain in foster care services throughout California, many families pursue adoption to help provide them a place to call home.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms aims to reclaim public confidence

Whether the product is an item of clothing or food, brand identity plays a major role in consumers' comfort and willingness to invest in products. Foster Farms has recently faced the fickle nature of consumers confidence after a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg was traced to three nearby Foster Farms chicken plants.

November 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chicken coop roasted

A blaze roared through a vacant Foster Farms chicken coop in Delhi Monday, sending one Merced County firefighter to the hospital.

November 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Aid trickling into hard-hit areas in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines - Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking to be evacuated.

November 12, 2013 | BY JIM GOMEZ AND TODD PITMAN Associated Press | Local


Gas prices on downward trend

Motorists received a little relief at the pumps this week, as gas prices continued a recent decline.

November 12, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Coalition seeks to halt dumping of toxic drilling muds in Central Valley

Environmentalist groups have joined together with community health organizations to challenge fracking practices in California's Central Valley, as they believe there is an imminent threat to the expansion of drilling throughout the state.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sikh Awareness Month: Local group exemplifies selfless service

In an effort to recognize and acknowledge the many significant contributions made by Sikh Americans, the California Assembly passed a resolution officially declaring the month of November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month – a declaration that has been welcomed by the thousands of Sikhs that call California home.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Runners help Salvation Army with Kettle Dash

The Turlock Salvation Army held its third annual Kettle Dash Saturday morning as 255 runners-young and old- flooded downtown Turlock to sweat for a good cause.

November 12, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Motorcycle crash claims life of Denair man

A Denair man out for a motorcycle ride with friends Friday night lost his life when he was unable to avoid a car stopped in front of him.

November 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Daughter fills mother’s shoes with Turlock’s Relay for Life

As one of the community's largest annual events, the Relay for Life of Turlock is gearing up for another year of gathering to support those affected by cancer.

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock's youngest Son

Six-year-old Raymond Stuart, the youngest member of the Sons of the American Legion, collected $137.50 to contribute to the Sons of the American Legion's Child Welfare Fund which provides grants to organizations that aim to help children in America. He presented his donation to the State Commander for the Sons of the American Legion Chris Affolter and Post 88 Squadron Commander Dave Medeiros at a dinner event on Friday.

November 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans Memorial Lane in need of sponsors

Every May for the past 50 years, Turlock Memorial Park has honored the area's fallen soldiers through its Veterans Memorial Lane flag tribute. The stars and stripes, proudly displayed, were a visual reminder of the sacrifices made by the service members, and their families.

November 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Corbin Bernsen to shoot new film in town

Turlock is going to get a bit of the glitz and glamour normally reserved for Hollywood, as actor Corbin Bernsen announced he will be filming his latest movie project in town.

November 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rusty Lyon: Passionate about God and football

Rusty Lyon is the lead pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock and part-time football coach.

November 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


FIELD OF HONOR

One thousand flags can be found rippling in the wind on Merced College's front lawn in memory of both veterans and first responders who have served to protect Americans. The Merced Sunrise Rotary Club is following a national trend by creating their first annual Field of Honor, available for viewing until Veteran's Day.

November 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | 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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