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Merced bus system soon to be under new management

Merced County Transit will have new management - better representing the entire county - starting July 1, 2010.

November 27, 2009 | | Neighbor News

Tipsy Tows ensure safe Halloween

The ghouls and ghosts out and about this Halloween may be spooky, but drinking and driving can be deadly. Fortunately for those who imbibe a bit too much this evening, AAA Northern California is continuing their longstanding Halloween Tipsy Tow service this year.

October 31, 2009 | | Neighbor News

UC Merced grant targets violence against women

A new federal grant from the Department of Justice awarded to the UC Merced Police Department will establish several programs aimed at preventing violence against women.

October 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

TID opens million dollar digs in Ceres

Last week the Turlock Irrigation District had a soft opening for its $1 million office at 2944 Third St. in Ceres, which was the site of the former Chew 'N Chat restaurant. For about the last five years the needs of TID customers in the Ceres area were served at a rented office space in the Richland Shopping Center. Those customers were told about services being switched over to the new office as of Oct. 19.

October 31, 2009 | Jeff Benziger Special to the Journal | Neighbor News

Hughson city manager receives 30-day termination notice

The Hughson City Council got back to business as usual Monday night after seeing a period of upheaval that included the city manager taking a leave of absence.

October 27, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS | Neighbor News

Ceres mayor announces bid for Senate

After two years in the mayoral seat for the town of Ceres, Anthony Cannella has decided to it's time to reach higher up the political ladder.

October 23, 2009 | BY MAEGAN MARTENS | Neighbor News

People ‘drop, cover and hold on’ across the state in earthquake drill

People in all 58 counties of California took part in the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history on Thursday.

October 19, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Neighbor News

Raising awareness and funds goal of Walk Now for Autism

Turlock mother Robin Lange was wondering why her son Garrett, who at the age of four, still had yet to speak the words mom or dad. With little awareness of autism, the Lange family didn't notice the symptoms Garrett was displaying. Soon after, Garret was diagnosed with autism; which at the age of four was a little later than doctors recommend children begin therapy. Her lack of knowledge about autism and its symptoms and the effect it had on her own family is why Lange will be among the hundreds taking part in the Walk for Autism today.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Neighbor News

Settlement sends funds to state art groups

An anti-trust lawsuit settlement against music distributors has resulted in a windfall for art organizations throughout California, including the Modesto Symphony Orchestra.

October 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News

Hilmar wins blueprint award

A vision of the valley in 2050 was set in mind when the San Joaquin Valley Regional Blueprint was created. The project envisioned cities that interconnect, the community coming together as a whole, and resources that are used effectively throughout the Valley.

September 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Neighbor News

Wildlife center celebrates 25 years of helping animals

Twenty-five years ago six people set out on a mission to protect the wildlife living in Stanislaus County.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News


About 100 area residents gathered in Modesto on Wednesday to rally for health care reform with a public heath insurance option.

September 04, 2009 | | Neighbor News

A new road west

The long drive west to Patterson may become quite a bit speedier, should the county receive requested funding to begin work on the oft-discussed South County Corridor highway from Turlock to Patterson.

August 29, 2009 | | Neighbor News

River Oaks Golf Course founder Jim Phipps dies

Jim Phipps, the man who founded and owned River Oaks Golf Course in Ceres, was found dead in his Ceres home Tuesday.

August 29, 2009 | By Jeff Benziger Special to the Journal | Neighbor News

Sniff dog finds Asian citrus psyllids at Sacramento package facility

A parcel inspection dog named Tassie, working for the Sacramento County Department of Agriculture, found approximately 100 Asian citrus psyllids in a package this week in Sacramento.

August 29, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Neighbor News

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