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Turlock author shares tradition of ‘The Grandma Box’

Turlock children's book author Debbie Brown and her two granddaughters Nicole and Caitlin will be sharing something special with the public on Saturday - something that usually only the three of them get to see - the Grandma Box.

July 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Central Valley has long way to go in environmental stewardship, finds report

The Central Valley has long been known as a land of bounty, with fertile agricultural land, temperate climate and a growing population. All of these factors also affect the region's environment, according to "The State of the Great Central Valley: Assessing the Region Via Indicators ¬- The Environment 2006-2011."

July 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Unattended cooking pot starts fire

A pot left unattended on a stove ignited a fire that charred a kitchen.

July 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


THE FIRE LANE

Fire Call Summary, June 2012

July 17, 2012 | | Local


German favorite on the spit at Dönerland

Name of business: Dönerland

July 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


PATRIOTIC QUILT

The Turlock Senior Citizens recently raffled off a handmade patriotic quilt made by members of the Seniors group. The winner was Adrienne Werner, who works at Turlock City Hall in the Planning Department. The money from the raffle will benefit the Turlock seniors.

July 17, 2012 | | Local


Fewer houses for sale in county; demand remains steady

The inventory of homes for sale in Stanislaus County is down sharply year-over-year, demand is flat, and prices are beginning to rise.

July 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


High-flying dog show wows fair visitors

A dozen canines took center stage at the Stanislaus County Fair Monday afternoon and entertained hundreds of audience members with seemingly impossible high-flying stunts.

July 17, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Delhi collision kills motorcyclist

Two Delhi motorcyclists out for an evening ride Monday collided with a trailer, killing one of the men, the California Highway patrol reported.

July 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air District to hold electric-vehicle workshop

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the California Center for Sustainable Energy are partnering together for a free electric vehicle workshop.

July 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


2012 fair kicks off with a mob

Smiles abounded at the 2012 Stanislaus County Fair opening on Friday - especially for fair visitors who saw Mike Munch of Modesto propose to his girlfriend Lorene Novoa in front of hundreds of people, and she never saw it coming.

July 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


ULTA first of three new businesses to open at Monte Vista Crossings

Over 100 shoppers stood outside the doors of a Turlock store on Friday, anxiously awaiting its opening. This sight is usually only seen on Black Friday in November when holiday shoppers line up to get a head start on the season's best deals. But if the calendar didn't confirm it still being July, the triple digit temperatures did.

July 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Hilmar siblings donate portion of heifer proceeds to cancer society

Hilmar siblings Allyson and Joshua Sousa know a thing or two when it comes to raising championship winning cattle - and giving back to the community. On June 13, Josh and Allyson entered the Beef Bred Heifer Sale and from their earnings, donated $1,130 to the American Cancer Society.

July 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Neighborhoods sought for National Night Out

The Turlock Police Department is taking sign-ups of neighborhood block parties planned for the annual National Night Out celebration.

July 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local girl tests positive for West Nile virus

A 6-year-old girl sickened with the West Nile virus is the first confirmed human case in Stanislaus County this year.

July 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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