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Entrepreneurs wanted for 2015 Innovation Challenge

The Stanislaus Innovation Challenge is once again looking for local entrepreneurs who want to take their great idea to the next level.

July 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Garden Club beautifies fair, takes Best of Show

One of the first stops for many of the thousands of fair goers who pour through the historic arch gates of the Stanislaus County Fair every night is the Floriculture Building. As its name implies, this is where anyone with a green thumb - from backyard gardeners to FFA students and even youngsters who like to play in the dirt - can put their landscape designs on display for the entire county to see.

July 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local musicians heat up fair's Center Stage

The Stanislaus County Fair is known for bringing top performers to the Turlock farigrounds each summer, and this year is no different with country stars like Colt Ford and Jerrod Niemann and rock legends like Eddie Money and Bret Michaels.

July 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


OPENING DAY

The corn dogs are hot and the milkshakes cold. The rides are whirling and the cows mooing. The 2015 Stanislaus County Fair has finally arrived. For those fair die-hards making their way to the fairgrounds today, here are five musts for opening day:

July 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New farmers market highlights Hughson's ag products

The small Valley town of Hughson is already known for its agricultural products, so when city officials decided to start a summer farmers market, the idea was a natural fit.

July 07, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Passersby attempt to put out house fire

Multiple fire crews, including an engine from Ceres, battled to contain a Turlock house fire Thursday evening that broke out in the 2000 block of Royal Wood.

July 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


First annual Bacon Week serves up $1,600 for local charities

Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.

June 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


HORSIN' AROUND

Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.

June 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Annual Garden Party highlights local art, food

For over 20 years, the Turlock community has gathered in the lush gardens of The Greenery Nursery to support the Carnegie Arts Center.

June 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chamber earns statewide recognition for seventh consecutive year

The California Chamber of Commerce recognizes the efforts of outstanding local chambers every year with the President's Circle Award. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce was one of 28 chambers to receive the prestigious award this year - and one of eight to have received the award all seven years it has been presented.

June 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Nonprofits get Muddy with a Mission

Three local nonprofits are starting a mud fight and hope the community will join in.

June 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


'A region's dream'

Times are tough and jobs don't grow on trees. These sentiments are something that many in the Central Valley know first-hand. When California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley echoed these hard truths on Thursday morning at the first of three ceremonies celebrating the university's 55th commencement, he did it not to discourage, but to inspire the recent graduates to stay focused on their goals.

May 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Central Park may soon house historic cannon

The Korean War era cannon that used to sit in front of the War Memorial Building may soon be moving to downtown Turlock. While the details of the historic cannon's relocation are still being considered, one thing is already clear: Turlock veterans want a say in the placement and presentation of the memorial.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's ...

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and ...

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Tuolumne River water sales agreement approved for regional project

A regional solution to the need for drinking water is one step closer to reality as the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority voted Thursday morning to ...

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Election season begins for local races

There are quite a number of seats up for election in local school districts, community service districts and municipal advisory councils this November - along with ...

July 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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