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The Castle Air Museum welcomed two new additions this week. The North American T-39 Sabreliner was donated to the museum by a vocational institute. It was originally used for ferrying high level individuals around the country.

May 14, 2010 | | Neighbor News

Grant to offer at-risk youth alternative to gangs

The efforts to curb gang violence and induction in the state received a boost Thursday with the expansion of grant funds for the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

May 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

Tribute paid to fallen officers

The average law enforcement officer lives about 20 fewer years than the average American, former Modesto Police Chief and current Turlock City Manager Roy Wasden told Wednesday's annual Peace Officers' Memorial gathering at Lakewood Memorial Park. But most are willing to take that risk because they enjoy "doing what they love - serving others."

May 07, 2010 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Special to the Journal | Neighbor News

Hilmar residents get a look at top two Hwy. 165 reroute plans

The future of Highway 165 became a bit clearer Wednesday evening, as two preferred routes for the rerouted arterial were unveiled at a community meeting in Hilmar.

April 30, 2010 | | Neighbor News

County teens speak out about underage drinking

To help reduce underage drinking, the Stanislaus County Office of Education has gone straight to the source - teens. Over 75 students from schools throughout Stanislaus County attended the Fourth Annual Teen Alcohol Forum on Wednesday to discuss how they feel about teen drinking.

April 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Neighbor News

Carter to address UC Merced parks seminar

Lauded for his previous works to protect America's wild lands, former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter will deliver the keynote address at the National Parks Institute seminar at UC Merced on May 3.

March 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

Westside county farmers could see additional water allocation

Central Valley Project water users received good news on Friday, as Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the Bureau of Reclamation's initial water supply forecast is better than anticipated.

February 26, 2010 | | Neighbor News

Monument to commemorate Japanese American internment at Merced fairgrounds

During the spring and summer of 1942, over 4,600 Japanese Americans lived at the Merced County Fairgrounds. They were not enemy soldiers, or even classified as prisoners of war. They were farmers, mechanics, shop owners, and average families from across the state of California. They were never charged with committing a crime, but they were not allowed to leave. For the remainder of World War II, most of these people were kept against their will at relocation centers in remote areas of the United States.

February 19, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Neighbor News

Overpass rerouting

Navigating around the Whitmore /Highway 99 interchange project is now more complicated, City of Ceres officials warned motorists.

February 19, 2010 | By Jeff Benziger Special to the Journal | Neighbor News

Web site aims to put focus on creating jobs in California

Assemblyman Bill Berryhill (R – Ceres) launched a new Web site on Wednesday,, intended to provide resources for job seekers, information on California's lack of jobs, and to draw attention to what Berryhill says is a need for state lawmakers to focus on job creation and retention in 2010.

January 22, 2010 | | Neighbor News

County supervisors temporarily shutter law enforcement academy

Citing a continued budget shortfall and recession induced layoffs, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to suspend the basic law enforcement academy training at the Ray Simon Training Center.

January 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

Slow down when driving in fog, say CHP and Caltrans

Fog is almost synonymous with "winter weather" in the Central Valley. The area is known for its seasonal covering of dense "Tule fog" that can blanket the valley for days at a time. This unique weather condition can contribute to motor vehicle collisions both on surface streets and on the highway.

January 16, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Neighbor News

More people than ever are moving out of Stanislaus County

Recently released population numbers from the California State Department of Finance and the U.S. Census Bureau paint a differing picture of California's declining growth.

December 25, 2009 | | Neighbor News

Turning Point provides free recovery services

A Modesto organization is reaching out to area people with mental illness and offering them a safe place to get career counseling, be a part of a support group or just hang out.

December 25, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Neighbor News

Golden state basks in green job growth

California's silver lining in the job market is being fueled by an increase in green businesses.

December 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

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