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Family cries foul at fair disqualification

What should have been an exciting and unforgettable experience for first time FFA exhibitor Victoria McPherson, instead, turned into a heartbreaking incident that left her and her family yearning for answers. McPherson and her sheep "Lambert" were dismissed from the Stanislaus County Fair Advance Showing last week after the fair's veterinarian disqualified the animal.

July 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Burning car in Highway 99 mishap carries 100 bullets

It wasn't your run-of-the-mill Highway 99 crash.

July 25, 2012 | BY GLENN KAHL TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


101st Stanislaus County Fair ends on a high note

At this point, if you're still imagining the fun, it's too late.

July 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Specialty store offers gluten-free choices

Name of business: It's Gluten Free

July 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


State board to discuss agricultural labor issues

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address agricultural labor issues at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 7.

July 23, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Valley economic recovery slow, but on its way, finds report

The Central Valley economy is continuing to gradually recover, and will slowly grow for the next two years, according to the latest California State University, Stanislaus Business Forecast Report.

July 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local food programs in need of donations

The summertime blues for local food pantries is heating up with donations down at Turlock community centers - a phenomenon food program coordinators see every year.

July 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Ladies and their sheep strike a pose

Elegance and class filled the livestock yards at the Stanislaus County Fair when three contestants showcased their model sheep at the Lads and Ladies Lead Class Judging Thursday afternoon. Each young contestant led their sheep around the ring while wearing wool clothing - showcasing both the sheep and the apparel.

July 20, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


TID powers up

The Turlock Irrigation District's newest power plant – a cutting-edge natural gas plant using first-in-the-nation technology – was officially dedicated Wednesday before a crowd of legislators, state officials, and TID staff.

July 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Unemployment rate in county sees slight increase

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained relatively steady in June, even with cuts to the government sector, according to the latest numbers from California's Economic Development Department.

July 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock author shares tradition of ‘The Grandma Box’

Turlock children's book author Debbie Brown and her two granddaughters Nicole and Caitlin will be sharing something special with the public on Saturday - something that usually only the three of them get to see - the Grandma Box.

July 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Central Valley has long way to go in environmental stewardship, finds report

The Central Valley has long been known as a land of bounty, with fertile agricultural land, temperate climate and a growing population. All of these factors also affect the region's environment, according to "The State of the Great Central Valley: Assessing the Region Via Indicators ¬- The Environment 2006-2011."

July 19, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Unattended cooking pot starts fire

A pot left unattended on a stove ignited a fire that charred a kitchen.

July 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


THE FIRE LANE

Fire Call Summary, June 2012

July 17, 2012 | | Local


German favorite on the spit at Dönerland

Name of business: Dönerland

July 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Special license plates benefit agriculture education

State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Ghost Walk to explore Turlock’s haunted past

Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.

October 14, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Couple proves there is no age limit on love

Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Christian Mingle' world premiere: Turlock's moment in the spotlight

Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi sheriff substation reopening

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Urban water suppliers show progress

Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

October 10, 2014 | | Local


Turlock native among crew of USS America

When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Wildlife refuge celebrates the tule elk

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.

October 10, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Council candidates focus on voter connection in final weeks

During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Library increases hours, offerings

The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.

October 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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