It was a wet and wild weekend at the Spring Gold N Grand horse show held the last weekend of March at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta. Six members of the Dal Porto Ranch Show Team and their trainer, Carol Dal Porto, braved the elements and the mud to compete in a variety of western classes. Most of the team had not experienced a show during such inclement weather, but each of them came ready and prepared to compete.
Members of the Turlock Sikh Temple celebrated the opening of the brand new temple this weekend. Thousands of Sikhs gathered for the three-day inaugural service to worship and share a meal. The new temple, located on the corner of 5th Street and Linwood Avenue, is 21,000 square feet and has two stories. The wooden domes were all hand-painted on the inside with murals of clouds, trees and birds.
If you dance, sing, play in a band, demonstrate martial arts or some other talent and would like to perform at the 2011 Merced County Fair, this is your chance.
The Hilmar Cheese Company plans to expand its Hilmar facility with a new administration building, a solar energy plant, and a biogas renewable energy recovery system, the company told the Hilmar Municipal Advisory Council on Monday.
Within a short time the bounty of crops toiled and harvested from the fields around Turlock will once again fill the booths of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market, as the organization returns for its second year.
Turlockers partial to all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese were given a shock Wednesday afternoon when a bulldozer demolished the Geer Road McDonald's restaurant.
The 53rd annual Merced County Fair Milk Producer's Quality Control Contest was held Thursday at the Merced fairgrounds.
The Turlock Irrigation District placed second in class for safety at the 2010 Northwest Public Power Association's Engineering & Operations Conference in Reno, Nev. on April 7.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has invited agricultural producers and rural small businesses to apply for loans and grants to implement renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.
Community members took a hike for cancer at the annual Turlock Relay for Life, held Saturday at Dutcher Middle School. Thousands of people and dozens of organizations participated in the event, which smashed a projected fundraising goal of $200,000 and raised $265,000 for the American Cancer Society and cancer research.
FFA and 4-H members who don't have a goat, pig or sheep will still be able to show an animal at the 2011 Merced County Fair, as the fair is presenting an exhibition showmanship dog show.
Turlock salon owner Stefanie Heffner knows that beauty is not only skin deep. When helping children with heart conditions enjoy a summer camp experience, beauty shines through inside and out.
The work of two Turlock Journal reporters was recently recognized in a statewide journalism contest.
The Easter holiday usually brings a healthy boost to egg sales, but California egg farmers say soaring feed, fuel and other production costs are quickly eroding farm income, and legal uncertainties continue to cloud the future of their businesses.
The mystery behind the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds arch gate time capsule was solved Saturday in front of hundreds of on-lookers.
Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.
According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.
Danny Avila, manager of Clauss Dairies in Hilmar, had a problem. Farm employees were expending too much time and energy in their daily handling of cows. Seeing as cows are the bread and butter (literally) of the dairy industry, Avila sought a solution. He found the answers to his interspecies relations problems in the Stockmanship Training Program.
For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.