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Without Permission shines light on sex trafficking in Stanislaus County

Human trafficking, an estimated $32 billion-a-year global industry, is not just found in countries like Mexico. According to the California Attorney General's office, 1,277 victims were identified and 1,798 individuals arrested in the state from mid-2010 to mid-2012. The predation of children and young adults for the purpose of sex trafficking is also a local issue, just ask Without Permission founder and CEO Debbie Johnson.

October 07, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local health officials monitoring Ebola outbreak

As news of the Ebola epidemic that continues to affect thousands in West Africa spreads, and health officials in Dallas, Texas work to contain the one confirmed travel-associated case in the United States, the Stanislaus County Public Health Department wants to reassure area residents that they are closely monitoring the situation.

October 07, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Great Recession helped downtown

Downtown businesses are flourishing.

October 07, 2014 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Local


Snoopy plates to help fund museums

This week marks the six-month milestone in the statewide campaign to put the world's most beloved beagle on an official California license plate, and help generate needed funds for the state's museums at the same time. Since late January, over 4,200 Californians have pre-ordered an official Snoopy license plate-which is 56 percent of the 7,500 applications required by the State before the new plates go into production. The license plate features a reproduction of an iconic original Snoopy drawing by Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz and the phrase "museums are for everyone."

October 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


When was the last time you tested your home's smoke alarms?

The Turlock Fire Department works hard to educate the youth in our community about fire prevention, but this question is directed at the adults living in Turlock: When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? Was it last week, last month, or last year? If you are like most people, you may not even remember the last time you tested them. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature in U.S. homes that they are often taken for granted and aren't tested or maintained as they should be.

October 03, 2014 | BY TURLOCK FIRE CHIEF TIM LOHMAN | Local


Outdoor water conservation tips for the fall season

As the weather cools and the seasons start to change, it is a great time to reassess your outdoor watering needs. Landscape areas tend to require less water and a little less maintenance this time of year. To ensure sure you're making the most of your water use this fall season, here are a few tips to help conserve water outdoors.

October 03, 2014 | | Local


'California Grown' label aim of new olive oil standards

The way that olive oil is produced in California is in for some changes after the California Department of Food and Agriculture approved new grading and labeling standards. These standards, which are in effect as of last month, are the first in the world to require testing for every lot of oil produced.

October 03, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Homeless shelters prepare for cold weather season

The weather may belie it, but winter is coming and Turlock's shelters are starting to gear up for it.

October 03, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Home Depot to host safety fair

Home Depot is inviting the entire community to come out for a day of fun and public safety demonstrations at its annual Safety Fair on Saturday.

October 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local cycling studio spins students into shape

Name: Cyclefit Spin Studio

October 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


National, local ag co-ops see financially successful year

In order to successfully kick-off National Cooperative Month, the United States Department of Agriculture reported that the nation's farmer, rancher, and fishery cooperatives set a new sales record for the third consecutive year with total business volume of approximately $246 billion in 2013.

October 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Community colleges positioned to start offering vocational bachelor’s degrees

Community colleges, with the likes of Modesto Junior College and Merced College, could be piloting four-year bachelor degrees in vocational fields that are not currently offered by the California State University or the University of California as early as the 2017 academic year.

October 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flu clinics opening

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency Public Health Services will begin its community flu vaccination clinics Sunday.

October 02, 2014 | | Local


Fundraisers set for fallen father, son

A car wash and a bake sale to raise funds for the family who lost two members in a drowning off a San Francisco beach are set for today and Saturday.

October 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seasonal hiring opportunities already available

It may be the beginning of October but many stores are already preparing for the frenzy of holiday shopping.

October 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Ghost Walk to explore Turlock’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


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