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West Nile kills Valley woman

An 83-year-old Stockton woman is the first Central Valley victim of 2013 in what has became a vicious back-and-forth battle with mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus.

August 16, 2013 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


County records uptick in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County crept up again for July, but continued to fall below the year-ago estimates, according to the labor report from the Employment Development Department.

August 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


From roasting metal to roasting almonds

Name of business: Crazy-4-Nuts

August 13, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Foothill Legacy program hopes to save Stanislaus County grasslands

Rangelands in Stanislaus County are falling victim to development and environmental groups are hoping to do something about.

August 13, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Holistic expo draws in crowds for spiritual healing

Dozens of residents expanded their minds to the supernatural and found spiritual guidance at the Turlock Holistic Expo at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

August 13, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Rescued blind terrier finds compassionate vet, new home

Abandoned, starving and blind, it looked like the end of the road for one young Boston terrier.

August 09, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock man killed in power line accident

A Turlock man working as a line inspector in Texas died Monday when the helicopter cable he was tethered to snapped.

August 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County woman recovering from West Nile infection

Stanislaus County has recorded its first case of a human West Nile virus infection for the season.

August 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock native pursues Army, sports career dreams

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - As an avid baseball fan growing up in Turlock, Spc. Chad Laughton, a logistics/supply specialist for the 249th Quartermaster Company, would often daydream of a career in the major leagues and scoring big wins as part of a team.

August 06, 2013 | BY SGT. 1ST CLASS JON CUPP 82nd Sustainment Brigade | Local


Hot leather, cool to the touch

Name of business: Hot Heads Leather

August 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Turlockers build school, relationships in Nicaragua

Youth was not an obstacle for three young Turlockers trying to make a difference in the world.

August 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Neighbors log-on to report suspicious activity

In days gone by it used to be that concerned residents would turn to their phone tree when a crime occurred in their neighborhood. Now they log onto Facebook.

August 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Know your neighbors

I'm ashamed to admit that in the 14 years I've lived in Turlock, this is the first year I've attended a National Night Out event.

August 06, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health Dept. issues warning for Ginger Candy

The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat Ginger Candy imported from Vietnam after tests conducted by CDPH found the products contain levels of lead that exceed the state's standards. Consumers in possession of this candy are urged to discard it immediately.

August 05, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


California leads nation in farmers markets

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 8,144 farmers markets are now listed in USDA's National Farmers Market Directory, up from about 5,000 in 2008. The directory, voluntarily updated by farmers market managers, state departments of agriculture, marketing associations, and others, is published online at farmersmarkets.usda.gov.

August 05, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


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May is Water Awareness Month

Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation habits.

May 01, 2015 | | Local


Denham to host job fair, veterans event

Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is hoping to put residents back to work by hosting a Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local teacher works to combat hyacinth problem in Tuolumne River

Elias Ruiz is a teacher at Dutcher Middle School during the week, but on the weekends he can be found plunging into the Tuolumne River in full scuba gear.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Summer openings slated for Monte Vista Crossings

Summer is almost here and so is the arrival of several new additions to the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Perrien Farms offers family friendly environment for competitive and recreational riders

Name of Business: Perrien Farms

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms employee recognized for innovative efforts against salmonella

Rather than making headlines for a salmonella outbreak, senior vice president of technical services at Foster Farms and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Robert O'Connor is making headlines for the complete opposite.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market ready to impress with events, selection

Although the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market has moved to a new location and a new day before its kick-off Saturday, one thing will remain the same: the market itself as a venue of quality produce, unique handcrafted items, and live entertainment.

April 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


May library events offer crafts, summer reading program kick-off

Star Wars, superheroes and butterflies will all make an appearance at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


WWII veteran honored at commission meeting

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor attack survivor Herb Miller was presented a commendation by Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow for his service to the country during a Veterans Advisory Commission meeting held Monday in Turlock.

April 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cost of driving dips in 2015

Due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly two percent drop from last year, according to AAA's 2015 Your Driving Costs study.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CDFA to host drought forum in Fresno

With nearly 100 percent of the state considered to be in a severe drought, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a drought forum on Tuesday to both unite and elicit comments from all farmers, ranchers and stakeholders throughout the state.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Friday marks first summer Main StrEAT Food Rally

Fridays are about to get food-friendly downtown with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs to kick off on May 1.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Female business owners band together for success

What does a ballroom dance academy, hair salon and fitness boot camp all have in common? More than just occupying the same building, the trio of businesses are all owned by women.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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