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Nationwide event aims to prevent texting and driving

1.6 million. That's the number of estimated drivers who are involved in an accident due to texting behind the wheel, according to the National Safety Council.

September 17, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman Krista A. Yu graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 17, 2013 | | Local


Scout seeks flags for retirement ceremony

The Turlock Fire Department is extending an offer to the community to have their old or tattered flags retired properly.

September 17, 2013 | | Local


Turlock girl invites community to help fight diabetes

Eleven-year-old Mackenzie Bronken may at first appear to be your average sixth grade student. But when asked about her passion for finding a cure to diabetes, you'll find a motivated young girl who has no intention of giving up.

September 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


WANTED: Dairy digester project proposals

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and their partner agencies in the California/Federal Dairy Digester Working Group are currently seeking dairy digester concept proposals.

September 16, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Covenant Village Retirement Community held a ceremony on Wednesday in remembrance of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The facility's American flag was flown at half mast and Army Chaplain Assistant Sgt. Harrison shared his experiences at Ground Zero. Local bagpiper Randy Francis provided patriotic tunes during the ceremony.

September 14, 2013 | | Local


Raisin growers bargain for bigger payments

Raisin growers may be getting more money for their crops.

September 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


TURLOCK LOVES NUMBER 7

As the NFL season swings into action, Turlockers are gearing up in red and gold to show their support for the San Francisco 49ers and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick. Westside Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping local youth, will be selling Kaepernick inspired t-shirts designed by their staff throughout the football season to help send kids to camp. Last year Westside Ministries sold "Kap Town 209ers" shirts and sold out multiple times before the 49ers' Super Bowl appearance.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman Austin J. Chiesa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

September 13, 2013 | | Local


Goodbye Blockbuster

The end of an era is quickly approaching as Blockbuster – Turlock's last standing video rental store – prepares to close its doors for good.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


A consignment store that gives back

Name of business: Just Cause

September 10, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


State officials talk water loss, agricultural impacts

A dry California equals a big problem.

September 10, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Turlock woman celebrates 100 years

When Florence Dayton blows out the candles on her birthday cake today, the numbers will reflect an age reached by only a small population.

September 10, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Make Dreams Real Endowment funds local schools, youth projects

Boyett Petroleum's Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund announced the grant recipients for the2013 funding cycle. Recipients of funding grants for 2013 include: Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club, Stanislaus Union School District, Salida Union School District, Riverbank Language Academy, Riverbank Unified School District, Empire Union School District, Juline Foundation for Children, Society for Handicapped Children & Adults and Walnut Grove School (Patterson).

September 06, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Oakdale Saddle Club aids animal fire evacuation

With area fire crews battling one of the biggest wildfires in recent years, members of the Oakdale Saddle Club are supporting the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse and Animal Control staff with the evacuation of livestock in threatened areas.

September 06, 2013 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


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Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County Fair issues livestock changes, updates

Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | 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


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