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."
Chester Chimel might be 84 years old, but he can grow cucumbers as well as any young gardener. Chimel's Asian cucumber plant recently yielded several vegetables over 2 feet in length. The largest of the cucumbers was 26 inches long.
Assyrians across the country will recognize Assyrian Martyr's Day on Sunday. Locally, there will be an event held at Turlock Memorial Park to recognize and celebrate Assyrians who have been martyred over the centuries.
California's economic outlook is still grim, but remains stable according to the University of the Pacific Business Forecasting Center.
The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency released its annual public health report in April, and the diagnosis is good for the county.
Central Valley Aquatics opened its extended season on Monday evening with a practice at Pitman High School. The extended season runs until Oct. 31 and it opens CVA participation to Turlock Marlins members and swimmers from neighboring communities like Hilmar, Ceres and Delhi.
Local homebrewer Mark Ranes enjoys sharing his love for beer with friends and family. At any one time he has eight of his homemade beers on tap, including his award-winning Mark's Bigfoot Barleywine. Ranes took home a bronze medal and bragging rights for his barleywine at the 33rd annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition on June 18.
Turlock's award-winning Dust Bowl Brewing Company tapped the kegs and officially opened the doors to its downtown tap room Tuesday evening.
The Turlock Irrigation District is set to blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on its upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing the top of the tunnel in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.
Residents all across Turlock turned on their porch lights, locked their front doors and joined their neighbors for National Night Out on Tuesday. Neighborhoods across the city held block parties and were visited by police and fire department officials.
How many of us are actually an adult when we turn 18? Think about this, what if you got cut off from money, food and shelter the day you turned 18, how would things have worked out for you?
After a rough 2009, local farmers enjoyed a bounce-back year with a gross agricultural farm gate increase of nearly $260 million for an all-time record for total income of nearly $2.57 billion in 2010, according to the Stanislaus County Agricultural Crop Report.
The Turlock Irrigation District expects to raise electric rates in February, but the cost and the structure of the increase have yet to be decided.
A Stanislaus County man remains hospitalized with West Nile Virus after the onset of symptoms on July 22. The 68-year old is the first human to test positive for West Nile in Stanislaus County this year, and the second person to test positive in the state.
The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced that Stanislaus County will be part of a multi-state, $45 million biofuels project to produce renewable energy.
This article is the first in a three-part series featuring former foster youth who have recently made the transition from foster care to adulthood, the challenges they face, and local organizations, schools and employers that are dedicated to providing a bridge for the dangerous gap existing between youth and emancipation.