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Fair attendance exceeds expectations

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.

July 26, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Video contest to help state parks

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.

July 22, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Wetlands exhibit raises awareness of area wildlife

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.

July 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


World's Best Cake

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.

July 22, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Clean-up of underground chemical plume set to begin

A potentially hazardous plume of dry cleaning fluid has sat beneath downtown Turlock for years.

July 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Re-thinking insurance: Turlock company offers warranty on home value

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.

July 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


West Nile found in Turlock

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.

July 22, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


More people looking for work, reports EDD

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.

July 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crowd packs in to see rising boy band for a night marked by rudeness, punctuated by hit tunes

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.

July 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man injured during tractor pull

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.

July 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pedestrian dies from collision with truck

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.

July 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Search continues for 3 presumed dead in Yosemite

The efforts to locate three Yosemite National Park visitors who were swept over Vernal Fall continues with no new developments reported by park officials.

July 22, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Summer sees drop in much-needed blood donations

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.

July 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Farmers voice concerns about high-speed rail route

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.

July 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Children get their first show ring experience at fair

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.

July 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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May is Water Awareness Month

Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation habits.

May 01, 2015 | | Local


Denham to host job fair, veterans event

Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is hoping to put residents back to work by hosting a Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local teacher works to combat hyacinth problem in Tuolumne River

Elias Ruiz is a teacher at Dutcher Middle School during the week, but on the weekends he can be found plunging into the Tuolumne River in full scuba gear.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Summer openings slated for Monte Vista Crossings

Summer is almost here and so is the arrival of several new additions to the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Perrien Farms offers family friendly environment for competitive and recreational riders

Name of Business: Perrien Farms

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms employee recognized for innovative efforts against salmonella

Rather than making headlines for a salmonella outbreak, senior vice president of technical services at Foster Farms and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Robert O'Connor is making headlines for the complete opposite.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers’ Market ready to impress with events, selection

Although the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market has moved to a new location and a new day before its kick-off Saturday, one thing will remain the same: the market itself as a venue of quality produce, unique handcrafted items, and live entertainment.

April 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


May library events offer crafts, summer reading program kick-off

Star Wars, superheroes and butterflies will all make an appearance at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May.

April 30, 2015 | | Local


WWII veteran honored at commission meeting

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor attack survivor Herb Miller was presented a commendation by Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow for his service to the country during a Veterans Advisory Commission meeting held Monday in Turlock.

April 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Cost of driving dips in 2015

Due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly two percent drop from last year, according to AAA's 2015 Your Driving Costs study.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CDFA to host drought forum in Fresno

With nearly 100 percent of the state considered to be in a severe drought, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a drought forum on Tuesday to both unite and elicit comments from all farmers, ranchers and stakeholders throughout the state.

April 28, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Friday marks first summer Main StrEAT Food Rally

Fridays are about to get food-friendly downtown with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs to kick off on May 1.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Female business owners band together for success

What does a ballroom dance academy, hair salon and fitness boot camp all have in common? More than just occupying the same building, the trio of businesses are all owned by women.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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