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Best burgers at the fair help support vets

While fried delights whether they be corn dogs, funnel cakes or something more exotic like alligator are a top draw at the Stanislaus County Fair, there is one item that might seem ordinary but is anything but: hamburgers made by the ladies of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

July 10, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Food Network to film at Fair

Locals aren't the only ones attending the Stanislaus County Fair for the "Carnival Eats" as the Food Network will be filming a new television show focusing on fair food for their fall lineup.

July 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gospel mission in need of donations

Turlock Gospel Mission executive director Tim Guerino refers to this time of year as "the dry season" and it has nothing to do with the lack of rain.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bill Youngdale passes at age 87

The Turlock community lost a friend and business leader on Thursday, when Bill Youngdale passed away at the age of 87 at Stanford Hospital.

July 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Last chance to enter apple pie contest

Those looking to put their baking skills to the taste test, while also helping to feed the hungry, have only two days left to enter the apple pie contest at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


Camp more than about soccer

Despite the warm weather, children participating in the Westside Ministries annual soccer camp found the energy to play a competitive game last week. The three-week camp, which ended last Thursday, gave local children the opportunity to build skills and fitness, while also providing a safe place for kids to be during the summer.

July 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock shows its 'Country Pride'

The streets of downtown Turlock were filled with those bursting with pride for their country and country roots on Friday during the annual Fourth of July parade and street fair.

July 04, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Learn life-saving skills at the Fair

With a destruction derby, rodeo and thrill rides, it might not seem like the Stanislaus County Fair is the place to come to learn to save a life, but it is.

July 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Common questions and answers on water use and conservation

1. Should we take showers instead of baths? Should we use with our garbage disposal? Should we use an automatic dishwasher instead of doing dishes by hand?

July 03, 2014 | | Local


California almond crop breaks record, despite ongoing drought

Local almond growers are contributing to a record breaking harvest of 2.1 billion pounds of California almonds despite the drought conditions that have left many farmers concerned for their orchards and the future of California's agricultural industry.

July 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms chicken linked to Salmonella outbreak, prompting recall

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections has been officially linked to Foster Farms chicken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, prompting an immediate recall.

July 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library foundation holds Lemony baking contest

The Stanislaus County Library Foundation is taking their Lemony Snicket benefit event to a whole new level - the baked kind.

July 02, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar Coffee: Familiar name, fresh menu

Name of Business: Hilmar Coffee

July 02, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


TID abandonments normal despite drought status

Several Turlock Irrigation District customers have abandoned their rights to utilize TID water facilities according to the biannual report presented Tuesday at the Board of Trustees meeting.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local olive oil producer offers pure product

Money doesn't grow on trees, but olives do – just ask Anne Piccirillo.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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