The next 100 years of the Stanislaus County Fair are off to a good start. Over 245,000 people visited the fair during its 10-day run, which ended on Sunday, an increase of nearly 20 percent over last year.
The Sony Corporation has joined forces with the America's State Parks organization in a Filmmaker Challenge Contest designed to provide funding to California's State Parks and other state parks across the nation. In the competition, park visitors are invited to create videos of their favorite park experiences in a contest for valuable Sony prizes.
Stanislaus County Fair CEO Chris Borovansky knows a good thing when he sees one. During the 2010 Merced County Fair he viewed the Wetlands Exhibit and knew it was something Stanislaus County Fair visitors would want to see.
The Stanislaus County Fair World's Fair Cake Contest was judged live on Wednesday night by Riverbank Mayor Virginia Madueno, Patterson Mayor Luis Molina and Timm LaVelle. Each of the nine contestants did their best to re-create a 100-year-old cake recipe provided by the Turlock Historical Society. The first place prize was awarded to Marie Readd.
A potentially hazardous plume of dry cleaning fluid has sat beneath downtown Turlock for years.
Grant Davis, president of Turlock-based GDI insurance, is offering what he says is a revolutionary and one-of-a-kind insurance package that will cover a home's loss in value for up to 20 percent.
Turlock Mosquito Abatement District has confirmed that West Nile Virus is again active in Stanislaus County. Three mosquito samples taken in Turlock on July 8 and one dead bird from the area tested positive for West Nile Virus. This announcement came just days before the California Department of Public Health confirmed the first human case of West Nile Virus in the state this year.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made an unpleasant upward tick for the month of June, but the increase is not solely attributed to job losses according to the Economic Development Department.
Never underestimate the power of the boy band. That is the lesson being learned by Stanislaus County Fair officials, law enforcement and parents alike, who witnessed first-hand the frenzy when Big Time Rush came to town.
The 3,000 people at the Stanislaus County Fair tractor pull were witness to an unexpected site Wednesday night when a man was pinned underneath a tractor sleigh and a rescue mission was launched in the middle of the arena.
A man, who was initially alert and conscious after being struck by a pick-up truck, died six hours later at a Modesto hospital the Turlock Police Department reported.
The efforts to locate three Yosemite National Park visitors who were swept over Vernal Fall continues with no new developments reported by park officials.
According to BloodSource Project Manager for Merced and Stanislaus counties, Jamie Suarez, 52 percent of mobile blood donations come from area high school and college students.
Sacramento came to Merced on Friday, as a special, joint hearing of the State Senate Agriculture Committee and the Transportation and Housing Committee allowed farmers to voice concerns about the High-Speed Rail project which threatens to slash farms in two.
The Stanislaus County Fair is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year, and some things haven't changed much over the last century. Agriculture is still the cornerstone of the Stanislaus County Fair, and the youngest agriculture exhibitors are insuring that the tradition of county fairs continues for the next 100 years.
Local cyclists may have a new trail to try as the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park at Lake McClure is one of three national finalists for a $100,000 grant furnished by Bell brand helmets.
Since it produces approximately 2 million pounds of cheese a day, it is oftentimes difficult to remember that Hilmar Cheese Company-the largest single-site cheese processor in the world-is known for more than just cheese.
Although the amount of precipitation experienced by the region for the month surpasses the historical average rainfall amount for May, it still is not enough to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.
Community members gathered at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.
While Sterling Ranch Park in Denair is a welcoming community park during the day, nearby residents are not happy about the potentially illegal nightly activities at the park that are exacerbated by poor lighting.
If it seems like there is a Dollar General on just about every corner, that's probably because the retail chain has continued to expand into Stanislaus County over the past few years and it isn't stopping.
Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.
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It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.
A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.
Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.
The homeless population in Stanislaus County grew by an estimated 21 percent over the last year, according to the results of a countywide count conducted earlier this year.
The California Attorney General's Office awarded two area California Highway Patrol officers with certificates of commendation for their roles in saving a woman's life.
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