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Hunger campaign uses facebook votes to choose grant winners

Local communities are in the running to get a part of $2 million in funding to fight domestic hunger.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family, friends of Brandon Koch start petition to rename skate park in his honor

Skateboarding was not just a pastime for Brandon Koch, it was a major component of his life. That is why Koch's family and friends can think of no better way to honor the memory of the 26-year-old who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer on April 12, than by renaming the Turlock Skate Park the Brandon Koch Memorial Park.

April 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City, students celebrate Arbor Day with tree planting

Leaf it to Turlock to celebrate Arbor Day with a bang.

April 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Campaign to stop human trafficking comes to area

In California a person convicted of forcing someone into the sex trade or forced labor would face a maximum of eight years in prison. But efforts to toughen up California's laws on human trafficking are ramping up, including a statewide tour in support of the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act that will be making a stop in Modesto on Saturday.

April 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant to help socially disadvantaged ag producers

The USDA is accepting grant applications to assist small, socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and cooperatives in rural areas to spur job creation.

April 26, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


2011 CALIFORNIA ALMOND ACREAGE REPORT

California's 2011 almond acreage is estimated at 835,000 acres, up 1 percent from the 2010 acreage of 825,000. Of the total acreage for 2011, 760,000 acres were bearing and 75,000 acres were non-bearing. Preliminary bearing acreage for 2012 is estimated at 780,000 acres.

April 26, 2012 | | Local


Kiwanis make a difference

Each year, Kiwanis Clubs around the world join in a day of service. This year it was April 21, and the Kiwanis Club of Turlock along with the Key Clubs from Turlock and Pitman high schools, came together to make a difference in the community. The clubs made over 40 flannel blankets to donate to local organizations. Last year, blankets were donated to the Turlock Police Department to hand out to families in crisis and Verda's House, the Turlock branch of the Children's Crisis Center. The Key Clubs had not yet decided which organizations to donate the blankets ...

April 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Delhi junior to compete in teen pageant

Delhi's Jenise Naranjo will be competing for scholarship funds on Saturday in the 2012 Teen Pageant in Sacramento.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


TAC donates children’s books to homeless center

The simple vision of a book in every child's hand has led to a massive book donation, thanks to local teens.

April 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Measure to ban death penalty makes November ballot

The decision to repeal the death penalty and impose life sentences without parole for prisoners will soon be in the hands of California voters.

April 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


German students make ‘life-long friends’ in Turlock

Four years ago Bryan and Dorianne Long hosted German exchange students when their son Garrett, then a senior at Turlock High School, told them about the opportunity. In exchange Garrett was able to visit Germany. Since then the family has continued to host students every other year, something Bryan Long called "nothing but a wonderful experience."

April 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlockers turn out to support Relay for Life

More than 1,000 people participated in the 2012 Turlock Relay For Life, held Saturday at Dutcher Middle School. Seventy different teams, including participants from local schools, businesses and churches walked with a goal to raise $250,000. The preliminary fundraising tally was $169,017 on Tuesday, but the final numbers won't be in until later this week, according to event organizers. Last year the Turlock Relay For Life raised $237,000.

April 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Mad cow disease discovered in Central California dairy cow

A dairy cow from Central California was confirmed as the nation's fourth case of mad cow disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.

April 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hundreds of Boy Scouts take over Turlock fairgrounds

An estimated 800 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts and parents called the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds home last weekend during the Boy Scouts of America's Greater Yosemite Council annual Jamboree.

April 23, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Dollar General Market opens in Hilmar

Hilmar gained about 50 jobs – and one of the California's first Dollar General stores - as the business celebrates its grand opening today.

April 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Local sorority aims for equality for disabled

The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Spring into the Easter holiday with family themed events

Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Outlook sunny for Modesto to Los Angeles flights

Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Merced County honors local volunteers

Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


FUN RUN

The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.

April 15, 2014 | | Local


Dry weather has CAL FIRE prepping for busy season

In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.

April 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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