It was a wet and wild weekend at the Spring Gold N Grand horse show held the last weekend of March at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta. Six members of the Dal Porto Ranch Show Team and their trainer, Carol Dal Porto, braved the elements and the mud to compete in a variety of western classes. Most of the team had not experienced a show during such inclement weather, but each of them came ready and prepared to compete.
Members of the Turlock Sikh Temple celebrated the opening of the brand new temple this weekend. Thousands of Sikhs gathered for the three-day inaugural service to worship and share a meal. The new temple, located on the corner of 5th Street and Linwood Avenue, is 21,000 square feet and has two stories. The wooden domes were all hand-painted on the inside with murals of clouds, trees and birds.
If you dance, sing, play in a band, demonstrate martial arts or some other talent and would like to perform at the 2011 Merced County Fair, this is your chance.
The Hilmar Cheese Company plans to expand its Hilmar facility with a new administration building, a solar energy plant, and a biogas renewable energy recovery system, the company told the Hilmar Municipal Advisory Council on Monday.
Within a short time the bounty of crops toiled and harvested from the fields around Turlock will once again fill the booths of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market, as the organization returns for its second year.
Turlockers partial to all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese were given a shock Wednesday afternoon when a bulldozer demolished the Geer Road McDonald's restaurant.
The 53rd annual Merced County Fair Milk Producer's Quality Control Contest was held Thursday at the Merced fairgrounds.
The Turlock Irrigation District placed second in class for safety at the 2010 Northwest Public Power Association's Engineering & Operations Conference in Reno, Nev. on April 7.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has invited agricultural producers and rural small businesses to apply for loans and grants to implement renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.
Community members took a hike for cancer at the annual Turlock Relay for Life, held Saturday at Dutcher Middle School. Thousands of people and dozens of organizations participated in the event, which smashed a projected fundraising goal of $200,000 and raised $265,000 for the American Cancer Society and cancer research.
FFA and 4-H members who don't have a goat, pig or sheep will still be able to show an animal at the 2011 Merced County Fair, as the fair is presenting an exhibition showmanship dog show.
Turlock salon owner Stefanie Heffner knows that beauty is not only skin deep. When helping children with heart conditions enjoy a summer camp experience, beauty shines through inside and out.
The work of two Turlock Journal reporters was recently recognized in a statewide journalism contest.
The Easter holiday usually brings a healthy boost to egg sales, but California egg farmers say soaring feed, fuel and other production costs are quickly eroding farm income, and legal uncertainties continue to cloud the future of their businesses.
The mystery behind the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds arch gate time capsule was solved Saturday in front of hundreds of on-lookers.
With the drought occupying nearly every mind throughout the state, the Stanislaus Water Summit drew in a number of representatives from local agencies, one of which was Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director Michael Frantz.
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It is a popularly known fact that happy cows come from California - or more specifically, Hilmar.
Despite the drought entering into its fourth consecutive years, boat owners have triumphed as a previously closed boat launch at Don Pedro Recreation Area has been reopened.
The nearby Bay Area may be the global epicenter of technological innovation, but the Central Valley is host to its own scene where tech-savvy individuals are gathering to not only work but play too, like at the first ever Valley Hackathon.
When Lisa Cano's son joined the United States Air Force six years ago, the Hilmar mom was both proud of the decision he made to serve his country and worried about the dangers inherent in the military. She started looking for others going through the same thing and found the Blue Star Mothers of America.
While Dust Bowl Brewing Company is no stranger to pouring beer at brew festivals, it is not every day that it is requested that the brewery bring artwork along with them to the event.
The Turlock City Council's decision to include electronic smoking devices in a smoking ban for parks and public facilities comes in conjunction with a new report from the state health department warning the devices pose serious health risks.
For over 100 years, locals have looked forward to the Stanislaus County Fair as one of Turlock's most anticipated summertime events filled with crowd-pleasing music, thrill-seeking fun and, of course, deep fried food.
Drivers entering the AMPM shop at the Arco gas station on Lander Avenue on Tuesday were probably spending more on their bottle of soda than a gallon of gas as the well traversed station was the only one in town to boast unleaded gas at $1.99.
Stephen Swift has had more than a lifetime's share of misfortune.
Recent allegations that the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts has sportscasters and football fans talking - and Olde Tyme Pastries baking.
Saturdays in downtown Turlock will be much fruitier come May, as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market decided to move the event from Fridays to Saturdays for the 2015 season.
The first finding of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza in commercial poultry was detected at a Foster Farms turkey facility in Stanislaus County.
Hundreds of people may have gathered at the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday, but a handful of individuals stole the spotlight, and rightfully so. They were an Eagle Scout, a doctor, a future valedictorian, and a philanthropist to name a few, and now they are the 47th Annual Best of Turlock award winners.