I am not a cowboy. I have never farmed a day in my life (unless helping my mom pull out weeds counts). I have never milked a cow. I've never lifted a bale of hay. I've never donned a cowboy hat, worn leather shoes or boasted a shiny belt buckle complete with a short sleeve plaid shirt.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in June, but continues to maintain lower levels that seen in recent years, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
Farms in California aren't missing produce, they're missing workers.
Most people run from snakes. But a group of about 22 Keyes children and their parents came to the Keyes Library Monday eager to see Python Ron McGee's educational exhibit of slithering and crawling creatures.
When a Turlock Journal Facebook survey found that food was the main attraction to the Stanislaus County Fair for our readers, I knew this was my chance. I've always wanted to do a fair food version of the popular Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." So, on Tuesday, I hit the fair with an empty stomach and open mind.
All aboard, next stop, the future of Turlock transit.
The Stanislaus County Fair is a bit more magical this year as hundreds of children make their way through the Wizard's Challenge.
When Norma Fernandez, 43, heard the diagnosis that the lump was breast cancer, her mind swirled with words like chemotherapy, aggressive form, mastectomy and prognosis. Among the din ringing through Fernandez's mind was one resounding question - how was she going to explain this frightening and beastly disease to her children?
Dairy farmers in California received some good news last Thursday, after striking a deal with the state's cheese makers to tentatively bump up the price of milk paid for cheese production.
Name of business: America's Tire
I've always been the type of person to take on challenges, especially when finding new and innovative ways to work out. I've done everything from Pilates, P90X, and the infamous Insanity (even though I only lasted a week).
On Jacob Hiykel's first day of being a Turlock Journal newspaper carrier he not only delivered local news, features and sports to the community, he also saved a life.
Turlock Animal Services will assist three low-income families and their pets thanks to Pitman High School's new club in campus.
PACIFIC REGION CROP PRODUCTION REPORT
The U.S House of Representatives voted in favor of their version of the proposed farm bill, on Thursday, which along with other agricultural reforms would end direct payments to subsidized crops.
It may surprise some outsiders to know that in the Turlock Horseman's Club, horses are secondary.
The performers for the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars did the cha-cha, the hustle, the flamenco, and in general thrilled the capacity crowd Saturday night as they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.
Electric service rates could increase next year, after a review of Turlock Irrigation District's preliminary budget for the 2015 financial year. The possibility of a 5 percent increase in rates, which will be used to address a forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 2.
An annual event aimed at sharing a love of fine automobiles took a philanthropic turn this year as Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance, in collaboration with Hagerty Insurance, raised funds for pancreatic research in memory of late Turlock High aquatics coach Steve Feaver.
The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is hosting a Local Workgroup Meeting on Monday to get feedback from the community on how to best use federal funds through the Farm Bill's Environmental Quality Incentive Program.
The Latino Community Roundtable and Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are holding a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at World Tile Design Showroom, 728 S. Center St., in Turlock.
Bakersfield native Luke Wonderly is embarking on a cross country journey spreading a message of peace that he hopes will end with a presidential visit.
Agriculture is a big part of life in Stanislaus County, and the fruits of the recent harvest will take center stage next week in an event to support two ag-centered entities - Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair Foundation and the Agriculture Studies Department of California State University, Stanislaus.
Spring may be the traditional season in which to clean-up, but locals will get a chance to come together and beautify the town on Saturday for the seventh annual Turlock Shines event.
A mountain lion spotted in an east Turlock neighborhood Sunday night continues to roam free in parts unknown as officials suspended their search Monday.
Community members who want to get up close with an alpaca will have their chance this Sunday and Monday at Macedo's Mini Acre as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.