A room full of angry citizens greeted the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning, as dozens gathered to speak out against the planned Transmission Agency of Northern California Transmission Project.
The general consensus in the Turlock Journal office on Monday was "awwww, he's so cute!" The coos and baby talk were in response to a blind kitten that was brought in by LeeAnne Pinkerton from the Friends of Turlock Animals shelter. The kitten, who is looking for a home, sauntered around the conference room table, exploring with his paws and nose, oblivious to the bright flash of the camera that would usually scare a cat his age.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to commute the sentences of illegal aliens and reduce several felony crimes to misdemeanors was universally rejected by California prosecutors on Monday.
Evelyn Gawthrop turns 102 on Sunday. She celebrated with cake and ice cream at Paramount Park senior living center on Friday with friends and family. Evelyn was born in 1907 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She moved to California when she was 12 years old. Evelyn attended UCLA and started teaching elementary school in 1928. Her niece, Suzie Corbin, said that Evelyn was Marilyn Monroe's third grade teacher.
Stefan Turlock came all the way from Sweden last week to visit his namesake town. Stefan and his girlfriend, who were vacationing in California, spent an entire day getting to know Turlock. They strolled down Main Street, bought a few souvenirs at the Visitor's Center and made friends with local firefighters. As far as he knows, Stefan and his family are the only Turlocks in the country of Sweden. His grandfather Elmer, who grew up ...
Hundreds of local Iranians and Americans of Iranian descent showed their support for friends and family still in Iran on Thursday and Friday with peaceful rallies. Groups of Assyrians born in both Iran and the United States gathered on the corner of Countryside Drive and Monte Vista Avenue with signs, banners, face-paint, and flags.
Local fire departments and law enforcement agencies are going to be taking a hard-line stance this year when it comes to illegal fireworks.
When two burglars lit a match and set the Carnegie Arts Center ablaze on a cold November night in 2005, they likely had no idea of the political firestorm they were launching.
The Merced County Board of Supervisors hope a resolution passed last week will get Washington, D.C., moo-ving forward to provide relief for troubled California dairy producers.
Family, friends, and perfect strangers turned out in droves Monday at a community blood and bone marrow drive for Turlock's Dylan Givargiznia.
The doors of National Market closed early on Friday and remained shut today in observance of the passing of Jing Ow, the store's longtime owner. Ow, 72, died June 10.
For the second straight month the unemployment numbers in Stanislaus County made a small decline.
In a move meant to trim expenses and avoid deputy layoffs, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has ended several special assignments.
In July of 1950, Amos Moss scribbled a letter to his father from a fox hole in Korea. The note was on a Father's Day card that his sergeant had given him. Until he was handed the card, he didn't even realize what day it was. Moss wrote to his father that he missed him and was proud to be his son. He sent the letter back to his father, Amos Moss Sr., in the states and didn't think much about it after that.
The Journal put the call out several weeks leading up to Father's Day asking for families to nominate their dad as the King of the Grill. Three dads were nominated, and it was too hard to pick just one. So all three of these men now proudly hold the title of "King of the Grill."
Air officials have issued the first Air Alert in their newly-minted program that asks individuals to make some small changes, which could have big impacts on the Central Valley's air quality and collective wallets.
Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw another slight increase in July, with an estimated 3,400 jobs lost during the month according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.
Chuck Hodges has lived a full life. He is a two-time Army veteran -Korea and Vietnam. He has held down numerous jobs in his life from dish washer, to garbage collector and truck driver. Now, at the age of 81, he no longer works, but enjoys fishing, bowling and dancing.
Californians are spending more time volunteering for causes they believe in, according to a report released by The Corporation for National and Community Service. The total number of volunteer hours increased by 27 million hours from 2009 to 2010.
The Turlock Journal is working on a special 9/11 issue and would like to include stories from our readers. What are your recollections from that day? Where were you when you first heard the news? What memories still stand out for you? W
The extended candidate filing period for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election drew to a close on Wednesday, with five local races qualifying for the election ballot.
The Turlock Irrigation District announced Wednesday that it plans to extend the irrigation season by two weeks. The irrigation season will now extend to Nov. 2, and the last day for growers to place an order is Oct. 30.
The West Side Health Care Advisory Task force kicked off their annual Healthy Choices Summit with a weigh in ceremony on a giant scale. Teams of 10 participants stood together on the scale to calculate their overall weight. The teams will exercise and make healthy eating choices over the next eight weeks to drop pounds and compete for the title of "Biggest Loser."
Consumers are seeing some price relief at the gasoline pump, but prices are still up compared to last month, according to AAA Northern California's monthly report.
A new federal grant will allow the Livingston Medical Group to open a new medical facility in Hilmar, expected to provide medical care for 4,500 new patients.
After years of meetings, negotiations and public workshops, the Turlock City Council at their July 26 meeting approved a zoning area where homeless shelters are allowed.
Brenda Athletic Clubs is hoping to make the life of at least one very sick child in Stanislaus County a little bit better by helping to grant a wish.
A collision between two vehicles in the outskirts of Turlock killed an 87-year-old woman Saturday.
Riding the bus just became easier in Stanislaus County.
A Turlock woman escaped unharmed a fire in her apartment that started behind her stove.