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.
Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.
Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.
Name of Business: Romson's Kebab
After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.
On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.
Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.
Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.
Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.
Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.
Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.
Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.
The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.