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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


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


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Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County Fair issues livestock changes, updates

Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist makes smiles a reality for Jamaicans

While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local martial arts studio teaches students mental and physical strength

Name of Business: Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido A Lee Brothers Academy

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Minimum fish flow protections cause of concern for TID

In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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