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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


Business, economic leaders keynote 2012 summit

The fifth year of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Business Leadership Summit could be the best yet.

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Library hosts harvest storytime

On Saturday, storyteller BZ Smith and musician Peg Reza brought fall harvest stories to life at the Turlock Library. With a ukulele at hand, Reza strummed her heart out while dozens of children sang, danced, and practiced sign language to the melodies. The storytelling and sing-along event was sponsored by the Friends of the Turlock Library.

September 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


A garden grows in Oakdale

In an area known for good soil and a climate for premiere farming, there lays a plot of thriving and meticulously tended to plants just off one of Oakdale's main thoroughfares. The crop of choice for this urban gardener: medicinal marijuana and his own blend of "purple lush" and "cherry pie" varietals for a high-potency cannabis.

September 25, 2012 | BY RICHARD PALOMA Turlock Journal | Local


Suddenly Perfect: Beauty, style in relaxing setting

Name of business: Suddenly Perfect Salon and Boutique

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


IRS gives drought-stricken farmers, ranchers more time to replace livestock

Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales.

September 25, 2012 | | Local


USDA discrimination claim filing period open

Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between Sept. 24 and March 25, 2013.

September 24, 2012 | | Local


Pitman High Homecoming 2012

Pitman High School celebrated homecoming Friday with a drubbing of the Franklin High Yellow Jackets.

September 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Council bridges culture gap for county Latinos during times of crisis

In an emergency, every second matters.

September 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlockā€™s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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