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Annual Blessing of the Animals event set for Sunday

All creatures big and small, of all faiths and feathers, are invited to Light of Christ Lutheran Church this Sunday for the annual Blessing of the Animals.

October 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Hilmar Relay for Life earns state-wide awards for fundraising

When a community comes together for one purpose mighty things can happen. When that community is Hilmar and the cause is cancer research and education the result is record-breaking fundraising for the American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life event.

October 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Locally made rocking chair set for Facebook Gifts launch

One little bear from Turlock could make a big splash on the Internet.

October 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County to start flu vaccination clinics

It's that time of year again when people are asked to roll up their sleeves and feel the slight pinch of the needle as flu vaccinations roll out across the country.

October 02, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California leads nation in funding for specialty crops

The United States Department of Agriculture announced funding on Monday for the 2012 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. California received more than $18 million out of the total $55 million awarded nationwide.

October 01, 2012 | | Local


Nurses with a heart for hearts

Every day the nurses of Memorial Medical Center's Cardiac Telemetry ward take care of patients with all kinds of heart disease.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock family walks, raises funds for pediatric heart research

Pediatric heart disease is an issue close to the hearts of Turlock parents Jimmy and Monica Woods. When their son Tanner was born on Dec. 13, 2010, he suffered from an extremely rare condition called right isomerism. The syndrome saw Tanner born with his heart on the wrong side of the body, arteries attached backwards, half of his heart larger than the other, and no spleen – among other issues.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Carnegie earns Blueprint Award for historic revitalization

Turlock's rebuilt Carnegie Arts Center, a building which seamlessly integrates the historic, burnt-down shell of a Carnegie Library with a sparkling new, multi-million dollar wing, has been recognized with a San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Award for historic revitalization.

September 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Unusual conditions prompt new Air Alert

Unusual late-season high temperatures and stagnant atmospheric conditions, combined with vehicle emissions, have prompted local air officials to declare the second Air Alert of the year, Saturday through Wednesday.

September 28, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


West Nile activity remains strong in county

West Nile Virus continues to wreak havoc across the state and in Stanislaus County, as public health officials are reporting a total of 21 cases of human WNV in the county.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel explores partnership with Tenet

Over the past three years, Emanuel Medical Center has been looking for a way to remain financially stable amid costly healthcare reform act mandates and dwindling revenues.

September 28, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Firefighters don pink to fight breast cancer

The Turlock Fire Department is going pink and hopes the city and all its residents will join them.

September 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rideshare Week encourages commuters to save money, lower emissions

Thinking about going green – and saving money?

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Asthma walk coming to Central Valley

In a YouTube video Stockton nurse Nikita Humphrey describes her asthma attacks as leaving her gasping for air and feeling like her lungs have "totally shut down."

September 25, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local farmers invite public to learn more about alpacas

Alpaca farmers around the Central Valley are tidying up their ranches, dusting off their spinning looms, and getting their animals photo-ready for National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Air officials issue health alert

The King Fire burning in El Dorado County has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for smoke impacts in surrounding counties, including Stanislaus and Merced, for as long as the fire continues to burn.

September 19, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Young Eagles Day lets local kids fly high for free

The Young Eagles Day at the Turlock Airport is approaching meaning children can abandon their toy planes for the day in order to tour real aircrafts at the City of Turlock's municipal airport.

September 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reading program goes to the dogs

Although Snoopy may have been kicked out of the library and told "no dogs allowed," the Turlock Library will be welcoming therapy dogs this October through a different kind of reading program.

September 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Westside Ministries to celebrate 30 years

This year marks Westside Ministries' 30th year and the organization invites the community to help it celebrate with a picnic dinner that will include a special anniversary service and dance performance.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ceremony will honor area philanthropists

On Nov. 5, the area's leading philanthropists will be recognized at the Association of Funding Professionals National Philanthropy Awards. The event will recognize active, philanthropic individuals who make a difference in the community.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fewer wood burning days ahead for Valley

The Governing Board for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District approved a proposal to tighten the wood burning bans in the Central Valley, lessening the number of days individuals can use traditional fireplaces.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Enterovirus reaches California

The enterovirus that has sickened more than a hundred people, mostly children, across the country has now officially been confirmed in California.

September 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ten Pin Fun Center no longer a reality for Turlock

Locals dreaming of bowling a strike at a Turlock bowling alley won't have the opportunity to do so as the Ten Pin Fun Center project is officially, well, a gutterball.

September 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Air district looks to tighten wood burning regulations

The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.

September 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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