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Stanislaus County fails in State of Air report

Residents of Stanislaus County are still subjected to breathing in some of the worst air in the country, according to the American Lung Association's State of the Air report.

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Have a housing issue? Call Project Sentinel

One woman has been having ongoing issues with mold in the "expensive" townhouse she rents in Turlock and her landlord isn't fixing the problem she said, but rather spreading it throughout her home. Another man is having trouble getting back the $400 deposit he paid when he moved into an apartment 16 years ago, because the original landlord passed away and his next of kin doesn't want to pay it. Both of these landlord/tenant issues and more were brought up during a Housing Rights and Responsibility Forum hosted by Project Sentinel on Wednesday at Turlock City Hall.

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock seeks votes in America's Main Streets contest

Downtown Turlock is hoping to turn locals' love of its recently revitalized Main Street into a $25,000 cash prize and title of America's Main Street contest winner.

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock resident elected president of Assyrian National Council

After years of service to the national Assyrian community, Turlock resident Youbert Valadio was unanimously elected as president of The Assyrian National Council of Stanislaus County.

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according to the biannual Business Forecast Report produced by Gökçe Soydemir, the Foster Farms Endowed Professor of Business Economics at California State University, Stanislaus.

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Loja Do Homen brings sophisticated style to Turlock

Type of Business: Men's clothing store

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Public input sought for new courthouse

The public will have an opportunity to put in their opinion on the new courthouse planned for downtown Modesto at an upcoming public meeting.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Fair exhibitor deadlines approaching

The exhibitor deadlines are coming up for those wishing to showcase something in the Stanislaus County Fair's 2016 run.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Litter removal program helping cleanup highways

The highways that pass through the Central Valley got some sprucing up Thursday with Caltran's annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day.

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PAINT IT FORWARD

Every year the crew at Lancaster Painting takes time to give back to a family or organization in need through their Paint It Forward event.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Gas prices inch upward

As the calendar inches closer to summer the gas prices are reflecting a slow trek upward, according to the latest numbers from GasBuddy.com.

April 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Clean-up in Denair

Residents of Denair proved they care about their community by turning out Saturday for some clean-up projects. The campaign drew out about 15 volunteers, including sophomores from Denair High School, for a day of cleaning up along the railroad tracks and planting trees at the Senior Center and Denair Friends Church. The plantings were to replace the trees that were lost when a tornado came through town. The clean-up project also had a community dumpster at Connecting Points Church for residents to use to dispose of any non hazardous materials.

April 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flag retirement ceremony provides special moment for Girl Scouts

Denair Girl Scout Junior Troop 3102 received a lesson in patriotism Monday when the Denair Lions Club showed them how to properly retire flags. The troop learned how to dispose of flags that are no longer fit to fly in a ceremony held at the Denair Community Center.

April 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar walks for a cure

Businesses, nonprofit organizations and families donned purple and walked around Hilmar High's track on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society as part of Hilmar's Relay for Life event.

April 19, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock, state median home prices on the rise

This may be the "perfect storm" season for real estate, as average home sale prices are up locally and across the state, giving sellers a reason to celebrate, and buyers can still take advantage of low interest rates. These market conditions have resulted in increases in sales and price across California. Closer to home, however, a lack of inventory makes for a more competitive market for those looking to buy.

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Locals love tamales

The first annual Turlock Tamale Festival was a resounding success, according to festival host and Turlock Poker Room owner Joe Fernandez.

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Foster Farms recalls chicken nugget products

Foster Fosters is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that could be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber ...

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dentistry from the Heart to offer free smiles

For the past three years, local dentist Robert A. McCulla has changed lives – and smiles – in the Turlock community by hosting a free day of ...

May 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


March sees improved water conservation rates statewide

Despite a lack of rain in March Californians didn't lag in their water conservation efforts, according to the recent data from the State Water ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Purple for a cause

Turlockers painted their world purple on Saturday and brought cancer patients a little hope by raising $35,410 for the American Cancer Society through the ...

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Kitten rescue goes viral

Turlock Firefighters are causing "ahs" to be uttered around the country as a video of them rescuing four kittens from a burning wood pile spreads ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public invited to Congressional candidate forum

One of the most important jobs that the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County does is to provide educational opportunities for the voters by ...

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock native serving aboard U.S. Navy destroyer

A 2008 Turlock High School graduate and Turlock native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Milius.

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast honors service and strength

Members of the Turlock community came together on Friday morning to eat, pray and reflect at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, giving thanks to ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Children’s Play Park a project of community pride

The children scampering up and down the wooden play structure at Donnelly Park likely haven't given much thought, if at all, to how the ...

April 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock's growing ag industry

Turlock welcomed a new powdered milk processing plant on Friday, and took one step closer to former Mayor John Lazar's vision of becoming the ...

April 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock tree lovers

The City of Turlock has a long tradition of celebrating Arbor Day - over 25 years - and a little rain didn't dampen Turlock's tree-loving ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Global consumers: More almonds, please

Driving through the Turlock countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has taken ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair ticket sales start Saturday

The Stanislaus County Fair will open its box office to sell discounted Fair admission tickets, arena tickets, fair season pass, and discount unlimited ride wristbands ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


Emanuel launches stroke awareness campaign

During American Stroke Month in May, Emanuel Medical Center, Doctors Medical Center of Modesto and Doctors Hospital of Manteca will launch a comprehensive awareness campaign ...

April 28, 2016 | | Local


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