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Bakers sought for apple pie contest

Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.

June 13, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Not-quite-homeless couple struggle to survive

Morris Smith III and Vanessa Franklin aren't homeless. Not exactly, at least.

June 12, 2012 | | Local


Cows — and humans — just wanna have fun

"Cows Just Wanna Have Fun" is the theme of this year's Merced County Fair which centers on celebrating cows and dairies. The fun isn't just for cows, though, as the 121st annual fair kicks off today with a variety of activities for young and old.

June 12, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gas prices down, for now

Gas prices are declining, but the fall may be short-lived.

June 12, 2012 | | Local


World auctioneer championship comes to Turlock

The 49th annual World Livestock Auctioneer Championship is coming to the Turlock Livestock Auction Yard. For the past year, auctioneers from across the country have competed for a spot in the WLAC, to be held Saturday.

June 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


City permit required for all garage sales

Before putting out one box of knick-knacks or rack of clothing onto their front yard on Tuesday, the Cotton family obtained a permit from the City of Turlock to hold a small garage sale. The Cotton family was one of only about a dozen homes that obtained the mandatory $15 permit for that particular day. While the Cottons followed the city ordinance pertaining to yard sales, not all do. In just a mile radius of East Avenue to Main Street the Turlock Journal discovered three unpermitted sales on that same day.

June 12, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


TID ‘reluctantly’ passes irrigation rate increases

Most growers in the Turlock Irrigation District will pay more for irrigation water, and will be billed based on usage starting in 2013.

June 12, 2012 | | Local


Local agencies, Journal reporter recognized by planning association

American Planning Association, California Chapter Central Section honored the City of Newman, Tulare County Resource Management Agency Planning Branch and Turlock Journal reporter Alex Cantatore with the association's 2012 Planning Awards.

June 12, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


USDA seeks applications for rural business grants

The United States Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to help promote sustainable economic development and job creation in rural communities.

June 12, 2012 | | Local


Cookies secret to baker’s success

Name of Business: Lisa's Cookie Jar

June 11, 2012 | | Local


Library Advisory Board seeks youth representative

The Stanislaus County Library Advisory Board is seeking applicants for a youth representative.

June 11, 2012 | | Local


Mi Pueblo Turlock opening in question

The future of a planned Turlock Mi Pueblo Food Center may be in question, as developers and the Mexican grocery chain are working through "unresolved issues."

June 08, 2012 | | Local


DAR recognizes local students with citizenship awards

The Turlock chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently saluted several local students by presenting Good Citizenship certificates and medals to 10 8th grade graduates.

June 08, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 432 incidents during the month of May. These included a total of 282 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 29 motor vehicle accidents, and 20 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 25 fire type calls: 2 building fires, 3 cooking fires, 2 unauthorized burnings, 4 special "outside" type fires, 12 vegetation/ rubbish fires, 1 electrical arching, and 1 fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, smoke checks, gas leaks, chemical spill, locked in vehicle, power lines down, etc.

June 08, 2012 | | Local


New groundwater regulations topic of grower meetings

The East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition has scheduled three meetings to update its members and local growers about proposed regulations covering groundwater and nitrates that are expected to be adopted in October.

June 08, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Boat expo coming to Woodward

The Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation department will present the inaugural Spring Boat Expo at Woodward Reservoir from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m ...

April 26, 2016 | | Local


Stanislaus County fails in State of Air report

Residents of Stanislaus County are still subjected to breathing in some of the worst air in the country, according to the American Lung Association's ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Have a housing issue? Call Project Sentinel

One woman has been having ongoing issues with mold in the "expensive" townhouse she rents in Turlock and her landlord isn't fixing the problem ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock seeks votes in America's Main Streets contest

Downtown Turlock is hoping to turn locals' love of its recently revitalized Main Street into a $25,000 cash prize and title of America's ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock resident elected president of Assyrian National Council

After years of service to the national Assyrian community, Turlock resident Youbert Valadio was unanimously elected as president of The Assyrian National Council of Stanislaus ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Loja Do Homen brings sophisticated style to Turlock

Type of Business: Men's clothing store

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Public input sought for new courthouse

The public will have an opportunity to put in their opinion on the new courthouse planned for downtown Modesto at an upcoming public meeting.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Fair exhibitor deadlines approaching

The exhibitor deadlines are coming up for those wishing to showcase something in the Stanislaus County Fair's 2016 run.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


Litter removal program helping cleanup highways

The highways that pass through the Central Valley got some sprucing up Thursday with Caltran's annual statewide Litter Removal and Enforcement Day.

April 21, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


PAINT IT FORWARD

Every year the crew at Lancaster Painting takes time to give back to a family or organization in need through their Paint It Forward event.

April 21, 2016 | | Local


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