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County residents’ overall health falls below state average

California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.

April 10, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Warehouse group unveils largest rooftop solar project in TID service district

The pride emanating from Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Murphy on Friday could only be rightfully compared to the sun beaming down on his company's newly revealed rooftop solar project-which at 823 kilowatts has been dubbed as the largest solar installation in all of Turlock Irrigation District's service area.

April 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local farm hosts Spring Open House

Name of Business: 3 Acre Farm

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Local student’s art to be displayed in Washington D.C.

Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lucas Dairy adds microbrewery to farming operations

Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl breaks ground on $12.5 million expansion

The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almond industry defends water usage

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flags repeatedly destroyed outside Turlock business

Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist to host third annual free dental care event

According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Understanding cows key to Dairy Stockmanship

Danny Avila, manager of Clauss Dairies in Hilmar, had a problem. Farm employees were expending too much time and energy in their daily handling of cows. Seeing as cows are the bread and butter (literally) of the dairy industry, Avila sought a solution. He found the answers to his interspecies relations problems in the Stockmanship Training Program.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Firefighters turn to high school students for pink T-shirt design

For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California’s drought calls for continued conservation efforts

Our state is now facing its fourth year of severe drought. Many communities are suffering as a result. Water, one of our most important resources, is in trouble, and we need to continue to do everything we can to protect it - today and into the future.

April 03, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to bolster grant writing skills for local, regional food businesses

Just as local and regional food producers boost the local economy, the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources hopes to boost local and regional food businesses by teaching effective grantwriting skills in a series of workshops this month.

April 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Sixth annual fun run to benefit Turlock Chaplaincy fast approaching

Downtown Turlock is a place for shopping and dining, but it's also a place for running – at least for the participants of the sixth annual Turlock Chaplaincy Fun Run.

April 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Unemployment creeps up in final month of 2016

Job declines in three separate sectors spurred an increase in the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County for the month of December, according to the latest ...

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu activity on the rise in state, locally

One week after Stanislaus County recorded its first influenza-related death, local health officials announced the deaths of two more residents, while the California Department of ...

January 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Second annual fun run to honor life of Turlock woman

The parents of Kayla Bernardi, a graduate of Turlock High School who passed away after her battle with leukemia in 2015, will continue to embrace ...

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Save energy, water and money through efficiency programs

Turlock residents looking to save energy and conserve water with their next home improvement project may qualify for financing through the City of Turlock's ...

January 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘American Pickers’ looking to film in area

Collectibles gathering dust and taking up space in attics and garages around the Valley could soon have new life, as the History Channel show "American ...

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Study shows climate policies benefit Valley

Despite concerns regarding the economic and employment impacts of the state's climate policies, a new study says that the San Joaquin Valley is in ...

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local doctor provides outpatient surgery in Turlock

Type of business: Orthopedic surgery

January 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tune In and Tune Up set for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air District is holding a Tune In and Tune Up event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Stanislaus ...

January 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Awards program looks to honor area seniors

In an effort to recognize the county's most generous senior citizens, the Stanislaus County's 2017 Senior Awards are calling for nominations of those ...

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local hookah lounge comes to grips with new law

In June of last year, a new, statewide law increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old, hoping to ...

January 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Girl Scouts kick off a century of cookie sales

It's that time of year again - the time to empty your pockets and fill your stomachs with irresistibly delicious Girl Scout cookies.

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'The Cost of Raising a Child'

Raising a child is no easy task - or cheap. In a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is estimated that ...

January 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Diocese bankruptcy plan approved

The Diocese of Stockton announced this week that a judge has approved their bankruptcy plan, including the establishment of a $15 million trust for survivors ...

January 13, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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