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Opening day: Fair offers modern touch with traditional favorites

The fair is a summertime tradition for many locals and Friday's opening night was no exception as the enthusiastic crowd was indicative of an up and coming successful season for the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fair time is upon us

The fair is an annual summertime tradition to which many people look forward and this year the Stanislaus County Fair is no exception.

July 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lavender farm grows into events business

Name of business: Pageo Lavender Farm

July 10, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Best burgers at the fair help support vets

While fried delights whether they be corn dogs, funnel cakes or something more exotic like alligator are a top draw at the Stanislaus County Fair, there is one item that might seem ordinary but is anything but: hamburgers made by the ladies of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

July 10, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Food Network to film at Fair

Locals aren't the only ones attending the Stanislaus County Fair for the "Carnival Eats" as the Food Network will be filming a new television show focusing on fair food for their fall lineup.

July 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gospel mission in need of donations

Turlock Gospel Mission executive director Tim Guerino refers to this time of year as "the dry season" and it has nothing to do with the lack of rain.

July 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Bill Youngdale passes at age 87

The Turlock community lost a friend and business leader on Thursday, when Bill Youngdale passed away at the age of 87 at Stanford Hospital.

July 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Last chance to enter apple pie contest

Those looking to put their baking skills to the taste test, while also helping to feed the hungry, have only two days left to enter the apple pie contest at the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


Camp more than about soccer

Despite the warm weather, children participating in the Westside Ministries annual soccer camp found the energy to play a competitive game last week. The three-week camp, which ended last Thursday, gave local children the opportunity to build skills and fitness, while also providing a safe place for kids to be during the summer.

July 08, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock shows its 'Country Pride'

The streets of downtown Turlock were filled with those bursting with pride for their country and country roots on Friday during the annual Fourth of July parade and street fair.

July 04, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Learn life-saving skills at the Fair

With a destruction derby, rodeo and thrill rides, it might not seem like the Stanislaus County Fair is the place to come to learn to save a life, but it is.

July 03, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Common questions and answers on water use and conservation

1. Should we take showers instead of baths? Should we use with our garbage disposal? Should we use an automatic dishwasher instead of doing dishes by hand?

July 03, 2014 | | Local


California almond crop breaks record, despite ongoing drought

Local almond growers are contributing to a record breaking harvest of 2.1 billion pounds of California almonds despite the drought conditions that have left many farmers concerned for their orchards and the future of California's agricultural industry.

July 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Foster Farms chicken linked to Salmonella outbreak, prompting recall

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections has been officially linked to Foster Farms chicken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, prompting an immediate recall.

July 03, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Library foundation holds Lemony baking contest

The Stanislaus County Library Foundation is taking their Lemony Snicket benefit event to a whole new level - the baked kind.

July 02, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | 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


Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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