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Air officials issue health caution

A fire northwest of Stanislaus County is sending smoke southward, impacting areas of the Valley's northern region and prompting local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement.

July 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 468 incidents during the month of June. These included a total of 280 emergency medical service calls.

July 19, 2013 | | Local


An eye-opening visit to the fair

I am not a cowboy. I have never farmed a day in my life (unless helping my mom pull out weeds counts). I have never milked a cow. I've never lifted a bale of hay. I've never donned a cowboy hat, worn leather shoes or boasted a shiny belt buckle complete with a short sleeve plaid shirt.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Unemployment rises in June

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in June, but continues to maintain lower levels that seen in recent years, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers short-handed in fields, finds survey

Farms in California aren't missing produce, they're missing workers.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


'Python' Ron entertains library audiences

Most people run from snakes. But a group of about 22 Keyes children and their parents came to the Keyes Library Monday eager to see Python Ron McGee's educational exhibit of slithering and crawling creatures.

July 18, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Frankie's 'Fair Food Adventure'

When a Turlock Journal Facebook survey found that food was the main attraction to the Stanislaus County Fair for our readers, I knew this was my chance. I've always wanted to do a fair food version of the popular Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." So, on Tuesday, I hit the fair with an empty stomach and open mind.

July 16, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Turlock to San Jose: An ACE of a deal

All aboard, next stop, the future of Turlock transit.

July 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Kids find science magical in fair exhibit

The Stanislaus County Fair is a bit more magical this year as hundreds of children make their way through the Wizard's Challenge.

July 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Monkey Business opens up cancer experience

When Norma Fernandez, 43, heard the diagnosis that the lump was breast cancer, her mind swirled with words like chemotherapy, aggressive form, mastectomy and prognosis. Among the din ringing through Fernandez's mind was one resounding question - how was she going to explain this frightening and beastly disease to her children?

July 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy farmers milk out better deal with cheese makers

Dairy farmers in California received some good news last Thursday, after striking a deal with the state's cheese makers to tentatively bump up the price of milk paid for cheese production.

July 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Tires with integrity

Name of business: America's Tire

July 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


A HEALTHY DOSE: Yoga

I've always been the type of person to take on challenges, especially when finding new and innovative ways to work out. I've done everything from Pilates, P90X, and the infamous Insanity (even though I only lasted a week).

July 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Journal carrier rescues injured dog, raises funds for surgery

On Jacob Hiykel's first day of being a Turlock Journal newspaper carrier he not only delivered local news, features and sports to the community, he also saved a life.

July 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pitman club helps control the pet population

Turlock Animal Services will assist three low-income families and their pets thanks to Pitman High School's new club in campus.

July 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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TID, state association openly discuss California water needs

With the drought on nearly every mind throughout the state, Turlock Irrigation District and the Association of California Water Agencies engaged in a discussion on Tuesday that encompassed everything from sustainable groundwater basins to the future of water throughout the state.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


River Oaks Golf Course being sold

The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Local


Fair reveals new CEO, welcomes two directors

Following the announcement made by Stanislaus County Fair Chief Executive Officer Chris Borovansky in March revealing his intent to retire, the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Matthew Cranford as his replacement.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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