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Fair gives kids a chance to flaunt their skills

Since he was old enough to walk and talk 10-year old Joshua Kimball of Delhi has submitted confectionary delights into the Stanislaus County Fair. This year is a special year for Joshua because this year he beat out his mother and earned a Best in Show for his trifecta of sunflower topped cupcakes.

July 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Community, milk employees gather to install jungle gym

Community volunteers, city employees, and employees of Sunnyside Farms came together on Saturday to assemble a new play structure in Bristol Park.

July 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Borders throws in the towel

The closing of a national chain of book stores could have an immediate impact on Turlock residents. Borders book stores announced Monday that they will submit a plan to liquidate all store assets at a court hearing on Thursday. If the plan is approved, Borders could start the liquidation process as soon as Friday.

July 19, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Motorcycle crash claims life of Turlock man

A Turlock man cruising through the mountains in Sonora was killed Monday when he lost control of his motorcycle, the California Highway Patrol reported.

July 19, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Train accident kills one

A Turlock man was struck and killed by a freight train early Monday morning.

July 19, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fewer choosing to smoke in California

The number of people opting to light up cigarettes in California has reached an all-time low, according to a public health report released Wednesday.

July 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hospital foundation seeks senior volunteers

The Doctors Medical Center Foundation is looking to match volunteers with homebound seniors in the community.

July 15, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Family dog shines in fair show

4-H members waited excitedly outside of the show ring as their parents watched from the bleachers. They had spent months training for this day, practicing with their animal and teaching them how to walk, how to follow directions and how to behave in front of the judges. As the event finally started and contestants entered the ring, the 4-H members were not leading livestock animals, but instead they were leading the family dog.

July 15, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


DUI patrols planned for fair

The Avoid the 12 anti-drunk driving campaign will be conducting saturation patrols in Turlock through the run of the Stanislaus County Fair, ending July 24.

July 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wreck claims life of Hilmar woman

A chain of collisions involving four vehicles on Highway 165 on Wednesday resulted in the death of a 71-year-old Hilmar woman and sent another woman to the hospital with moderate injuries.

July 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fans wait in line 18 hours for last Harry Potter film

Early Friday morning marked the end of an era for a generation of Harry Potter fans. The last movie in the Harry Potter tale premiered at 12 a.m. on Friday morning, and droves of Potter fans came to wish a final farewell to characters that many grew up with.

July 15, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Fair kicks off centennial celebration with large crowds

For Bonnie Azevedo and her family, the Stanislaus County Fair has been a mandatory event for nearly 30 years and this year was the culmination for Bonnie.

July 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Swim program teaches basic skills for future certification

Aspiring future life guards learn skills that can someday prevent an aquatic tragedy in Turlock Recreation Division's Junior Lifeguard program. The three-week class is focused on teaching 11 to 15 year olds skills they will need for future lifeguard training and certification.

July 12, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Budget cuts eliminate long-term residential treatment program

Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services has ceased long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment programs, replacing the program with more cost-efficient intensive short-term stays.

July 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Milk board seeks volunteers to install donated play structure

Bristol Park is getting a facelift this Saturday courtesy of the California Milk Processors' Board and Sunnyside Farms, and they are asking community members to lend a hand. The two organizations split the cost of a new $50,000 recycled plastic play structure to be installed at Bristol, but they need volunteers' help to assemble and install it.

July 12, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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