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More Merced area businesses to reap benefits of expanded enterprise zone

The job-producing Merced Regional Enterprise Zone grew by 1,877 acres this week, following California State Department of Housing and Community Development approval.

September 18, 2010 | | Neighbor News

Patterson man rescued from canal

A California Highway Patrol officer is being lauded as a hero for his actions in rescuing a man out of a canal in Patterson.

September 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

Two sections of Highway 99 to be named for fallen law enforcement

Two resolutions passed unanimously by the Legislature will rename portions of Highway 99 in Stanislaus and Merced counties for two men killed in the line of duty.

September 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

Tree planting honors murdered young man

Family and friends of a young man killed because he wouldn't hand over some car keys planted a tree in his memory at a Riverbank city park on Sept. 2.

September 10, 2010 | BY JOHN BRANCH Special to the Journal | Neighbor News

Museum opens cockpits for annual event

Have you ever wanted to see inside a B-52 bomber, a SR-71 spy plane, or an F-15 fighter jet?

September 03, 2010 | | Neighbor News

Highway construction stalled by budget impasse

The impasse that has stalled state budget negotiations could likely cast a red light on $3 billion worth of highway construction projects, including two in the Central Valley.

August 20, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

Shorter run for Merced County Fair in 2011

In an effort to save money while keeping admission costs reasonable, the Merced County Fair will shorten their run dates to five days for 2011.

August 20, 2010 | | Neighbor News

$20 million Hughson school bond before voters on Nov. 2

School district voters in Hughson will be asked on Nov. 2 if it's okay to be assessed once again for improvements to school campuses.

August 13, 2010 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Neighbor News

Public supports high-speed rail project, survey reports

California's high-speed rail network can't get here soon enough, according to three-quarters of Californians polled in a survey released Wednesday – just in time for a California High-Speed Rail Authority lobbying trip to Washington, D.C. on Thursday and Friday.

July 30, 2010 | | Neighbor News

Merced County homeless service providers receive financial boost

Merced County's homeless received a major handout from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday, when a $364,000 grant was awarded to two Merced County non-profits.Turning Point, a non-profit mental health agency, received $248,000. It will use the funds to provide two years of permanent supportive housing for 12 chronically homeless mental health clients."Turning Point is pleased and privileged to be part of helping people live in affordable housing and have a place to call home," said Ron Gilbert, director of Turning Point for Merced and Stanislaus Counties.The remainder of ...

July 20, 2010 | | Neighbor News

State parks go mobile

A mobile application has been created for those last minute campers or recreation seekers to help find an available camp site at California State Parks up to 48 hours prior to departure.

July 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Neighbor News

Plane crash claims Keyes shop owner

The pilot who died in a Calaveras County plane crash on June 21 was identified as Keyes business Charles Kenneth Swanson, 59, of Modesto. Swanson, who was killed instantly from multiple traumatic injuries, owned a metal business in Keyes.

July 02, 2010 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Neighbor News

Whooping cough, H1N1 vaccines available at Merced County Fair

The Merced County Department of Public Health is offering special immunization clinics at the

June 18, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Neighbor News

Keep safety in mind at local rivers, urge officials

The temperatures are climbing quickly into the 'is it summer already?' zone and the crisp waters of the Stanislaus River are looking more and more enticing. However, officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are quick to remind people that the river is running swift from high country snow run-off and cold with brisk temperatures between 55 and 60 degrees.

June 11, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Neighbor News

Local law enforcement officers honored

The Stanislaus Civitan club honored law enforcement officers from agencies throughout the county at their annual "Law Day" event held on Thursday.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Neighbor News

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