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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


PATRIOTIC QUILT

The Turlock Senior Citizens recently raffled off a handmade patriotic quilt made by members of the Seniors group. The winner was Adrienne Werner, who works at Turlock City Hall in the Planning Department. The money from the raffle will benefit the Turlock seniors.

July 17, 2012 | | Local


Fewer houses for sale in county; demand remains steady

The inventory of homes for sale in Stanislaus County is down sharply year-over-year, demand is flat, and prices are beginning to rise.

July 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


High-flying dog show wows fair visitors

A dozen canines took center stage at the Stanislaus County Fair Monday afternoon and entertained hundreds of audience members with seemingly impossible high-flying stunts.

July 17, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Delhi collision kills motorcyclist

Two Delhi motorcyclists out for an evening ride Monday collided with a trailer, killing one of the men, the California Highway patrol reported.

July 17, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Air District to hold electric-vehicle workshop

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the California Center for Sustainable Energy are partnering together for a free electric vehicle workshop.

July 16, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


2012 fair kicks off with a mob

Smiles abounded at the 2012 Stanislaus County Fair opening on Friday - especially for fair visitors who saw Mike Munch of Modesto propose to his girlfriend Lorene Novoa in front of hundreds of people, and she never saw it coming.

July 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


ULTA first of three new businesses to open at Monte Vista Crossings

Over 100 shoppers stood outside the doors of a Turlock store on Friday, anxiously awaiting its opening. This sight is usually only seen on Black Friday in November when holiday shoppers line up to get a head start on the season's best deals. But if the calendar didn't confirm it still being July, the triple digit temperatures did.

July 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | 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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