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.
West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
We have all heard the saying "April showers, brings May flowers," however, with our current drought situation that is not the case for California.
With the 64th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" on the rodeo circuit, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.
It's that time of year again for the local dairy industry to crown the next District 6 Dairy Princess and committee chairperson Linda Teixeira assures that the crowned winner will be given more than just the royal treatment.
One day - that's all Love Turlock needs to make a difference in the community.
California's health analysis of the state's counties shows Stanislaus County has made some improvements from the past survey period, but continues to fall in the lower rankings for some of the most prevalent chronic diseases.
The pride emanating from Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group Chief Executive Officer Chris Murphy on Friday could only be rightfully compared to the sun beaming down on his company's newly revealed rooftop solar project-which at 823 kilowatts has been dubbed as the largest solar installation in all of Turlock Irrigation District's service area.
Name of Business: 3 Acre Farm
One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.
Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.
Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.
The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.
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.