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County unemployment rate continues to dwindle

The economic news in Stanislaus County is on an upswing as summer is ushered in, with new companies ramping up their hiring rates and the county reaching a new low for the year in unemployment.

June 21, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Largest full moon of year rises this weekend

There may be a few more howls at the moon this weekend, as lunar lovers marvel at the super full moon.

June 21, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Amazon begins hiring for new Patterson fulfillment center

The Amazonians are coming.

June 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Youth find fun, faith at VBS

The final bell has rung for schools across the county, but that doesn't mean learning is on hold. For many students summer is the perfect time to attend vacation bible school at their local congregations and reconnect with their faith.

June 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


United Samaritans teams up with fair to feed the hungry

The Stanislaus County Fair won't just be featuring the area's agricultural bounty, the event will also serve as a collection site for much-needed food items for the hungry.

June 18, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Junior lifeguards learn what the job is all about

Aspiring future life guards have other options than watching episodes of "Bay Watch" to learn the skills needed to prevent an aquatic tragedy. The Turlock Recreation Division's Junior Lifeguard program is an eight-day class that teaches 11 to 15 year olds skills they will need for future lifeguard training and certification.

June 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Chiropractor focuses on health not symptoms

Name of business: "To your Health!"

June 18, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Nancy Tries... The Country Life

If someone were to tell me I would spend an entire day working in a ranch, I would never believe them. I'm a born and bred city girl whose only farm experience was when I went on a classroom fieldtrip in the second grade to a local ranch with my classmates.

June 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 491 incidents during the month of May.

June 14, 2013 | | Local


The pleasures of front porch birding

Last month I had hip replacement surgery and I'm making remarkable progress in recovery. Thank the Lord! Barring any unforeseen setbacks, I will able to walk on sandy beaches again-to resume my search for the Snowy Plover. This is a small rare shorebird that nests among the dunes of our Central California beaches.

June 14, 2013 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community Contributor | Local


Memories of dad

When the Journal asked readers to submit memories of their dad for the Father's Day edition, it didn't take long before stories of inspiration and joy began to filter in.

June 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Parenting resource receives much-needed grants

Parenting is no walk in the park. When families have to deal with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, parenting can be too much to handle alone. That is where the Turlock Family Network comes in.

June 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Ann's brings English style fish and chips to Turlock

Name of business: Ann's Fish & Chips

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

June 11, 2013 | | Local


Free training helps warehouse job seekers

Stanislaus County will soon welcome at least one large warehouse facility - Amazon.com is expected to open its 1-million-square-foot Patterson fulfillment center this fall - but many local residents lack the education and training to apply for logistics jobs.

June 11, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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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


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