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Fair records high attendance for 2012 run

Over 221,000 people visited the Stanislaus County Fair during its 2012 10-day run, marking it as another strong year.

July 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Recalls issued for Gills Onions, Trader Joe’s BBQ chicken salad

California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman is warning people not to eat diced, slivered and whole peeled Gills Onions, and diced onion and celery mix because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no illnesses have been reported.

July 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Smashed pears result of train versus truck collision

A semi-truck was struck by a freight train Wednesday afternoon in Turlock, leaving a debris field of truck parts and smashed pears all over the road.

July 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tractor sales no longer a man’s world in Turlock

Central Valley resident Alisha Nelson knows a thing or two about raising the bar for women in the workforce. An agriculture enthusiast and former rodeo sweetheart, Nelson is not afraid to get her hands dirty, especially when it comes to heavy machinery as she is the first woman hired by Turlock's Garton Tractor Inc. as an agriculture sales consultant.

July 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Family cries foul at fair disqualification

What should have been an exciting and unforgettable experience for first time FFA exhibitor Victoria McPherson, instead, turned into a heartbreaking incident that left her and her family yearning for answers. McPherson and her sheep "Lambert" were dismissed from the Stanislaus County Fair Advance Showing last week after the fair's veterinarian disqualified the animal.

July 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Burning car in Highway 99 mishap carries 100 bullets

It wasn't your run-of-the-mill Highway 99 crash.

July 25, 2012 | BY GLENN KAHL TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


101st Stanislaus County Fair ends on a high note

At this point, if you're still imagining the fun, it's too late.

July 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Specialty store offers gluten-free choices

Name of business: It's Gluten Free

July 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


State board to discuss agricultural labor issues

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address agricultural labor issues at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 7.

July 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Valley economic recovery slow, but on its way, finds report

The Central Valley economy is continuing to gradually recover, and will slowly grow for the next two years, according to the latest California State University, Stanislaus Business Forecast Report.

July 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local food programs in need of donations

The summertime blues for local food pantries is heating up with donations down at Turlock community centers - a phenomenon food program coordinators see every year.

July 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Ladies and their sheep strike a pose

Elegance and class filled the livestock yards at the Stanislaus County Fair when three contestants showcased their model sheep at the Lads and Ladies Lead Class Judging Thursday afternoon. Each young contestant led their sheep around the ring while wearing wool clothing - showcasing both the sheep and the apparel.

July 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


TID powers up

The Turlock Irrigation District's newest power plant – a cutting-edge natural gas plant using first-in-the-nation technology – was officially dedicated Wednesday before a crowd of legislators, state officials, and TID staff.

July 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Unemployment rate in county sees slight increase

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained relatively steady in June, even with cuts to the government sector, according to the latest numbers from California's Economic Development Department.

July 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock author shares tradition of ‘The Grandma Box’

Turlock children's book author Debbie Brown and her two granddaughters Nicole and Caitlin will be sharing something special with the public on Saturday - something that usually only the three of them get to see - the Grandma Box.

July 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Foster Farms donates thousands of turkeys for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.

November 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair receives $250K donation from Associated Feed

The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teacher wins local Innovation Challenge

When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


What about desalination during the drought?

When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.

November 14, 2014 | | Local


New day center in the works for gospel mission

The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.

November 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Heckendorf’s closing its doors after 88 years

After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cupcakes for Charity

How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.

November 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sexual assault resources will be brought to light at campus fair

Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock native finds the right stitch in knitting industry

Turlock Journal

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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