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Local naturalization ceremony grants individuals citizenship in time for Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the 238th year of the United States of America's independence but for many locals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TAPO effort focuses on summer safety

The Turlock Associated Police Officers is embarking on a public safety campaign with the goal of keeping citizens safe while they engage in the summertime fun.

July 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Celebrating Hilmar's dairy roots

The community of Hilmar came together on Saturday to celebrate its most famous agriculture commodity at the annual Dairy Festival. The festivities began at 5 p.m. and ended shortly before 10 p.m. and included various vendors offering everything from reflective postal numbers, to pillow case dresses, and fair food items. Entertainment included a "mooing" contest and the Milk Man and Milk Maid competition. Winners of the contests were provided with gift certificates and trophies.

July 01, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Local


Sonora crash claims life of Hughson teenager

A Hughson teenager was killed in a solo vehicle collision Sunday night in Sonora, the California Highway Patrol reported.

July 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Brett Nichols still a ‘thriller’

Not even two months after his stellar performance of Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean" at the Pitman High School talent show went viral on YouTube, garnering more than 16 million views to date, and Brett Nichols is joining the ranks of national tribute performers.

July 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Two women infected with West Nile Virus in Stanislaus County

Two Stanislaus County women have contracted the West Nile Virus according to public health officials.

June 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Celebrating 150 years of Yosemite beauty

The 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant will be commemorated on Monday with a historic ceremony, heritage fair, and ground breaking of the Mariposa Grove Restoration Project.

June 27, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Exhaust sparks ignite Turlock fire

Sparks coming from the tailpipe of a tractor-trailer ignited several fires along Glenwood Avenue Thursday in Turlock.

June 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Conservation tips for outdoor water activities

Summer is among us - the days are longer and temperatures are warmer. For many of us, that means heading outdoors to engage in water activities. Here are some great tips for having fun in the sun and keeping it cool, all while conserving water.

June 27, 2014 | | Local


Pre-fair horse events a historic tradition

The Stanislaus County Fair logo states the fair's slogan "Imagine the fun!" but it also bears an image of two animals: horses.

June 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California dairies declining, milk production rising

What happens to milk when it is left out of the refrigerator? It sours - similar to the current state of the dairy industry.

June 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Whooping cough rates climb in the state, locally

The California Department of Public Health is reporting that whooping cough has claimed the lives of three infants and sickened more than 4,000 people as the spread of the disease continues to grow.

June 27, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Children's store offers quality used items for 'Little Ones'

Name of Business: Little Ones

June 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Backpack drive expands into Turlock

The Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County has spent the past five years helping prepare young students in Modesto and Ceres for school with an annual Back-2-School Backpack Drive.

June 26, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust as a result of developing gusty winds has prompted local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement until Thursday throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

June 25, 2014 | | Local


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Library event offers tips on surviving zombie apocalypse

Spoof meets serious in the Stanislaus County Library's summer event program that allows teenagers to become informed on ways to prepare for safety in the face of an unlikely disaster: a zombie apocalypse.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID to talk water transfer changes at first night meeting

The Turlock Irrigation District is hoping to change the way the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority, which is comprised of the cities of Turlock, Ceres and Modesto, manages its water resources.

July 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pulling tradition lives on in honor of lost son, friend

The annual truck and tractor pull event kicked off the motorsports at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair in the Food Maxx Arena on Friday night.

July 12, 2014 | Eddie Ruiz | Local


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


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