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No love lost for big box stores

A council-backed initiative to reconsider allowing discount superstores in Turlock had no supporters at a special Planning Commission public hearing Thursday evening.

October 22, 2010 | BY ALEX CANTATORE Turlock Journal | NEWS

Feeding the hungry

Neil and Ophell McBride and Lucy Okuye are egg salad experts. For the past nine years, the three Turlockers have volunteered their amateur culinary talents to making enough egg salad to fill 700 sandwiches every Tuesday. The sandwiches are then distributed to hungry people across the county through the United Samaritans Foundation Daily Bread ministry.

October 22, 2010 | BY KRISTINA HACKER Turlock Journal | NEWS

Labor numbers reflect slight improvement

For the second month in a row Stanislaus County's unemployment rate has trended downwards, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.Stanislaus County recorded an unadjusted seasonal unemployment rate of 16.2 percent for September, slightly down from a revised rate of 16.3 percent in August, which was the previous low for the year.In Merced County the drop was even greater, going from an unemployment rate of 17.4 percent in August to 16.6 percent for September. San Joaquin County's unemployment rate grew marginally from 16.4 percent in August to 16 ...

October 22, 2010 | BY SABRA STAFFORD Turlock Journal | NEWS

Appellate court makes rare visit to university

Students at California State University, Stanislaus had a unique opportunity to learn about the justice system on Thursday when the school hosted a panel discussion of the 5th District Court of Appeal justices. Six of the justices visited the university on their way back from hearing oral arguments in Modesto. The last time the justices visited Stanislaus County was in 2006.

October 22, 2010 | ANDREA GOODWIN Turlock Journal | NEWS

Judge sticks Band-Aid Bandit with prison term

The Merced man, who was dubbed the Band-Aid Bandit because of his propensity to wear a Band-Aid on his face during his robberies, will be spending the next couple of decades behind bars.

October 22, 2010 | BY SABRA STAFFORD Turlock Journal | NEWS

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