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Stanislaus County Fair sets dates for 2012

Stanislaus County Fair officials confirmed the dates for the upcoming 2012 fair. The fair will resume its 10-day run July 13 – 22, 2012. This follows the 2009 decision of the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors to change the traditional late July fair dates to mid-July.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Tobacco sales to minors reach new low in state

As the Stanislaus County Office of Education prepares for its seventh annual "Tobacco Slam" event, the California Department of Health is reporting some good news about youth and smoking.

September 23, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Merced County reports first human case of West Nile

Merced County reported its first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus disease for 2011 on Friday. According to the Merced County Department of Public Health, the adult patient's symptoms began on Sept. 1. The patient, a resident of northern Merced County, was hospitalized beginning on Sept. 15. The patient was able to recover sufficiently from illness symptoms and was released from the hospital within a week. The patient is expected to make a full recovery.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Memoirist highlights cancer event

Author, television producer and breast cancer survivor Geralyn Lucas will be the keynote speaker at Emanuel Medical Center's 14th annual Women's Cancer Awareness event.

September 23, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Judge calls Delta salmon protection plan ‘bad science’

The government will be forced to rewrite a plan to protect endangered Delta salmon from water pumps, following a Tuesday court decision which overturned parts of the plan for lacking scientific merit.

September 23, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Record almond harvest underway

The predicted record breaking 2011 almond harvest is underway in farms throughout the Central Valley.

September 23, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Community Supported Agriculture offers consumers a ‘share’ in farming

Genovese basil. Romanesco zucchini. Spanish musca pole bean. Minowase radishes. Red kuri squash.Crimson carmell tomatoes.

September 20, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Volunteers prepare to make Turlock shine

Spring cleaning is coming early in Turlock this year as service clubs get ready for Turlock Shines on Saturday. The fall clean-up event is held annually by service clubs and area volunteers who clean up highways, parks and other public spaces in Turlock. This year event coordinators hope to help clean up homes and private property for anyone who needs the help.

September 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Community invited to help celebrate university’s Founders Day

Last year, California State University, Stanislaus drew about 700 members of the community to its first ever StanFest – a family-friendly free event with carnival games and activities for kids.

September 20, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


California’s rural roads rank second for fatalities in nation

The vast network of rural roads and bridges that connect California's communities are reaching a point of deterioration that they hinder both public safety and economic growth, according to a new report by a national research group.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Motorcyclist killed in freeway collision

A 29-year-old San Diego man was killed in a traffic collision Friday night on Highway 99.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


MedicAlert celebrates 55 years

The MedicAlert Foundation celebrated its 55th anniversary with a Health and Safety Fair on Saturday at the foundation's international headquarters in Turlock.

September 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


1 in 6 Americans in need of food in 2010, report finds

The number of households dealing with a shortage of food remained almost unchanged in 2010 according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

September 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mosquito abatement season comes to an end

The mosquito abatement season is coming to a close at the end of this month, and the current count of human West Nile Virus cases is up to seven in Stanislaus County. Two of the infected live in the Denair and East Turlock areas, although one case may have been contracted outside of the area.

September 20, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Cowboys coming to town

Turlock may be stealing - or at least borrowing - Oakdale's title as Cowboy Capital of the World this week as thousands of ropers are set to compete in the American Cowboy Team Roping Association's State Finals held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

September 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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As the amount of groundwater that Californians pump during the historic drought is getting higher, land in the San Joaquin Valley is getting lower-sinking ...

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County unemployment rate sees little movement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed fairly steady in the month of July, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

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Air District urges Valley residents to continue clean air trend

Now that school is back in session, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is urging the public to minimize vehicle emissions associated with ...

August 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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