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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.

July 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock, Hilmar receive Cal Trans grant to improve pedestrian safety around schools

The State of California Department of Transportation announced that Turlock will be receiving a nearly $320,000 grant through the Safe Routes to School Program for pedestrian safety construction in front of Turlock Junior High.

July 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Turlock Animal Shelter busy with lost, frightened pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family, including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to include them in the festivities, the fireworks explosions frightens most pets and can cause them to run away. The Turlock Animal Shelter has been busier than ever this week with reports of missing pets since the holiday.

July 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Livingston celebrates

The Livingston 4th of July Celebration kicked off on Friday, extending the Valley's Independence Day festivities. The event continues Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Sunday, the Livingston Sweet Potato Festival returns for the first time in 15 years. Visitors can expect everything from sweet potato pie to fries from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

July 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


All things dairy

The 2012 Hilmar Dairy Festival was held Saturday with the highlight of the annual event the Little Milkmaid and Milkman competition. Twelve children age three to six participated in the 2012 competition. Brie Frietas and Collin Danbom took home the title of Little Milkmaid and Little Milkman.

July 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Police promotion

Steve Williams, a 24-year veteran of the Turlock Police Department, was promoted to the rank of captain Monday.

July 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


A new kind of eco-friendly business

Name of business: eCosway

July 03, 2012 | | Local


Fire department asks for ‘safe and sane’ firework celebrations

Before the fuse is lit on the fireworks, the Turlock Fire Department is reminding the community to celebrate Independence Day with safety in mind.

July 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lutherans celebrate past, look to future

As one local church celebrates its centennial anniversary, its parishioners are focused firmly on the future.

July 03, 2012 | | Local


Youngdale dies at 87

Long one of Turlock's most prominent citizens, Frank Youngdale, Jr., passed away Friday during a family trip to Santa Cruz. He was 87.

July 03, 2012 | | Local


End of an era

The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene and has sat vacant in the three years since it was ravaged by fire, was torn down by construction crews on Monday.

July 02, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local woman uses CPR knowledge to save life

Tamara McKinstry, a registered dental assistant, had been taking classes in cardio pulmonary resuscitation for years as part of her certification process, but never gave it much thought outside of the classroom. But that all changed one night in 2010 at an Atwater bar owned by her mother.

June 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy parents steaming over fair changes

Tempers are flaring among some 4-H and FFA dairy parents over what they say is a major scheduling debacle by the Stanislaus County Fair.

June 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Child support agency wins national recognition

A partnership between the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services and the Modesto Nuts that campaigned for parental responsibility has won an excellence award from the National Child Support Enforcement Association.

June 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local milk producers earn Creamery Awards

The results of the 2012 Merced County Fair's Grade A Milk Producers' Contest have been tabulated and six entries from throughout the Central Valley rose to the top to receive the Creamery Award.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


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June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock teen crowned District 6 Dairy Princess

Nicole Sanders of Turlock was crowned the District 6 Dairy Princess during ceremonies held Thursday at Our Lady of Assumption Hall in Turlock. Alexia Nunes ...

June 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock dads talk parenting, priorities and making every moment count

Fathers of Turlock are taking it upon themselves to be the next generation of doting dads. Although everyone has their own parenting style, most have ...

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County dropped to a new low for the year as the harvest season provides additional jobs for the area, according ...

June 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County libraries expand hours to Fridays

Library users around the county will soon be able to stroll into their local branch on a Friday and peruse all the books, periodicals, and ...

June 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legislature approves state budget with increased spending for welfare, education

The State Legislature approved a budget Wednesday that includes a $122.5 billion spending plan and raises vehicle registration fees by $10, generating $400 million.

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Free child seat inspection

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free child safety seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to ...

June 16, 2016 | | Local


Merced County Fair wraps up 125th year celebration

June 12 marked the end of the Merced County Fair after five days filled with entertainment, carnival rides and lots of fair food.

June 16, 2016 | | Local


The Beauty Bar keeps Turlock smiling

Type of business: Salon/Spa

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair CEO ready for first foray in Stanislaus County

With the Stanislaus County Fair just around the corner and residents from all over the Central Valley gearing up for twisting rides and fried foods ...

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock church offers free youth sports league

While many parents would like their kids to get outside and play this summer, sometimes the cost of recreational activities can put a wrench in ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Navy SEAL promotes alcohol and drug abuse prevention at Turlock seminar

Whether they hope to one day become a United States Navy SEAL or simply want to do their best in school, the Assyrian American Civic ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continuing a family tradition: Local student vies for national rodeo title

For the Brazil family, rodeo isn't just a hobby – it's a way of life. Years after both Mandy Brazil and her husband, Jeff ...

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Patient care efforts earn recognition for EMC

Emanuel Medical Center recently earned two national accreditations and recognitions for the efforts of the hospital to advance patient care.

June 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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