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Merced County Fair market beef weigh-in set for Feb. 16

A one-day only, mandatory event is scheduled Feb. 16 for 2012 Merced County Fair market beef exhibitors.

January 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Octogenarian rides 103 miles on birthday bicycle trip

Retired teacher and amateur photographer Ray Houlihan has had the same mode of transportation for over 50 years - a Bottecchia bicycle.

January 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Locals celebrate Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year was celebrated around the world on Monday by cultures that follow a lunar calendar. The holiday, popularly known in the U.S. as Chinese New Year, is also celebrated by Vietnamese, Korean, Tibetan and Mongolian communities.

January 24, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Church cleans up neighborhood, literally

Turlock's alleys may be littered with junk, but just how much rubbish fills those backstreets?

January 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Valley jobs to return in 2012, predicts Business Forecasting Center

Two years into an expected five-year economic recovery, the close of 2011 brought positive economic indicators – and hopes of a faster-than-expected resurgence.

January 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Citizen police academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a citizen police academy starting March 21.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Valley residents come together to pack meals for starving children

Hilmar Covenant Church was alive with the hope of changing young lives last weekend.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Egg industry, Humane Society introduce bill

The United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the Unites States introduced a new federal bill, The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (HR 3798), that, if passed, will establish a national cage size standard for egg-laying hens.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Despite rain, TID sees large demand for early irrigation

At long last, rain fell in Turlock last week – just days after the start of the Turlock Irrigation District's early irrigation season.

January 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlocker presents 1966 turbo engine design to UNLV students

David Chovanak made the long trek from Turlock to Las Vegas this week to present a unique invention to a group of engineering students. Chovanak built what might be the first known micro turbine engine out of spare parts and kitchen utensils in 1966 as a student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (then Nevada Southern University). He presented his invention - which he named The Rebel - to senior design students on the first day of their spring semester.

January 20, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Chamber, community honors 'Best of Turlock'

The Turlock community gathered on Friday night to recognized business leaders, humanitarians and other local dignitaries at the Best of Turlock awards. The ceremony is put on every year by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

January 20, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Year closes with spike in unemployment rate

The end of 2011 brought an increase in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate, closing at 16.1 percent for December, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

January 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New TID weather stations offer more local data

Ask the National Weather Service for the local conditions in Turlock, and you might be surprised what you see.

January 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Nominations sought for ‘Outstanding Woman’ award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Stanislaus County Commission for Women Outstanding Women Award. There are three categories of awards including Women of History, Living Pioneers and Young Women (high school seniors to age 24 which includes a cash scholarship).

January 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


High-Speed Rail faces changes at the top

A major leadership shakeup faces the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

January 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Celebrate ice cream and all things dairy with Hilmar Cheese

If the cheese wasn't enough to lure guests to Hilmar Cheese Company already, the visitor center is now offering family tours and an ice cream making activity in honor of National Ice Cream Month.

July 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair draws more visitors in 2014

The Stanislaus County Fair saw a banner year for its 2014 run, bringing in more visitors and more money for youth livestock exhibitors at Fair auctions.

July 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City water conservation measures lackluster compared to state regulations

While the State Water Resources Control Board recently approved an emergency regulation to allow local governments and agencies to fine citizens for excessive outdoor water use, local citizens will not be affected by the new measures since the City of Turlock instituted its own water conservation rules more than 20 years ago.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals will take to the mud to help Hilmar girl

Muddy Balls, a local charity mud volleyball tournament, will take place at the Stanislaus County Fair starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 2, with all the proceedings benefitting 8-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma.

July 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


New title, new positions at the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has undergone a makeover that has the organization sporting a new name with new leaders at the helm of what is officially now known as the Stanislaus Business Alliance.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar opens Wednesday

Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.

July 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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