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Local rabbit champ dreams of national stage

Mountain View 4-H member Kayla Hilvers didn't need a rabbit's foot as a good luck charm to capture 17 awards at the Stanislaus County Fair. She had the whole rabbit.

August 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


COMMUNITY: GIANT PUMPKINS

Members of Calvary Baptist Church celebrated the harvest season a little early with their first annual Giant Pumpkin Day.

August 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Alliance sets up in Turlock

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance will be opening up an office inside the Turlock Chamber of Commerce within the next few weeks.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crop revenue up in ‘08, decline expected in ‘09

2008 was a bit rough for most industries, but the region's agricultural producers enjoyed a banner year according to the newly released 2008 Stanislaus County Agricultural Crop Report.

August 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New health center “vital” to local wellness

As debate rages in Washington, D.C., - and locally - over President Barack Obama's healthcare reform efforts, dignitaries from around the region turned out for the opening of Turlock's second Golden Valley Health Center, lauding the center's role in supporting the wellbeing of Stanislaus County residents.

August 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Downtown aims to incubate new business

The Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is in the final stages of launching a business incubator to help kick-off the bridal shopping destination branding campaign for downtown.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair sees record number of attendees

The animal stalls are empty, the midway rides are gone, and the food vendors

August 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Odor prompts courthouse evacuation

The Stanislaus County Superior courthouse had to be cleared Tuesday morning for what was thought to be a gas leak.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local animal group hopes drivers will support furry friends through the DMV

Friends for Sophia's Dog Park, a local off-leash dog park advocacy group, is hoping pet and animal lovers across the state will express their support on their cars.

August 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


H1N1 claims life of Stanislaus County man

A second confirmed fatality from the H1N1 virus was recorded in Stanislaus County, according to county health officials.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Candidates set for November elections

As the clock struck 4 p.m. on Friday, the candidate filing deadline for the Nov. 3 Consolidated District Election drew to a close and the fields were set for the upcoming elections.

August 07, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Salvation Army cupboards are bare

Usually, the shelves of the food pantry at the Turlock Salvation Army are filled with food. Sometimes there is so much over-flow that Major Debi Shrum has to find someplace to store it all. This August, however, the shelves are almost bare.

August 07, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Long-time downtown travel agency says farewell

Another downtown Turlock business will be closing its doors soon. Ingie's travel, which opened in 1960 as Ingie's Hair Fashions, will be closing in the next few weeks. Unlike many Turlock businesses, however, Ingie's Travel has secured new jobs for most of its current employees.

August 07, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

The Turlock police and fire departments along with McGruff the Crime Dog and Moonshine the Bloodhound were out visiting neighborhoods across Turlock as part of the National Night Out campaign.

August 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Journal reporter spends a day cooking at the fair

As I'm standing over a hot griddle, grease popping and searing my arms, sweat running down my forehead, I begin to think that being here may be a mistake.

August 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Celebrate ice cream and all things dairy with Hilmar Cheese

If the cheese wasn't enough to lure guests to Hilmar Cheese Company already, the visitor center is now offering family tours and an ice cream making activity in honor of National Ice Cream Month.

July 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fair draws more visitors in 2014

The Stanislaus County Fair saw a banner year for its 2014 run, bringing in more visitors and more money for youth livestock exhibitors at Fair auctions.

July 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City water conservation measures lackluster compared to state regulations

While the State Water Resources Control Board recently approved an emergency regulation to allow local governments and agencies to fine citizens for excessive outdoor water use, local citizens will not be affected by the new measures since the City of Turlock instituted its own water conservation rules more than 20 years ago.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locals will take to the mud to help Hilmar girl

Muddy Balls, a local charity mud volleyball tournament, will take place at the Stanislaus County Fair starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 2, with all the proceedings benefitting 8-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma.

July 24, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


New title, new positions at the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has undergone a makeover that has the organization sporting a new name with new leaders at the helm of what is officially now known as the Stanislaus Business Alliance.

July 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cyclist killed by train

A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar opens Wednesday

Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.

July 22, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


New security measures at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.

July 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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