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Air Force Airman 1st Class Caitlin M. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

July 26, 2013 | | Local


2013 Stanislaus County Fair hosts big numbers

This year's Stanislaus County Fair was complete with fried treats, funky tunes, wizard games and a whole lot of people.

July 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Almonds almost knock out milk as number one county crop

Watch out milk, almonds are taking over.

July 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Fitness with a personal touch

Name of business: Sculpt Fitness

July 23, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

July 23, 2013 | | Local


Air officials issue health caution

A fire northwest of Stanislaus County is sending smoke southward, impacting areas of the Valley's northern region and prompting local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement.

July 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 468 incidents during the month of June. These included a total of 280 emergency medical service calls.

July 19, 2013 | | Local


An eye-opening visit to the fair

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.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Unemployment rises in June

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.

July 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Farmers short-handed in fields, finds survey

Farms in California aren't missing produce, they're missing workers.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


'Python' Ron entertains library audiences

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.

July 18, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Local


Frankie's 'Fair Food Adventure'

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.

July 16, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Turlock to San Jose: An ACE of a deal

All aboard, next stop, the future of Turlock transit.

July 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Kids find science magical in fair exhibit

The Stanislaus County Fair is a bit more magical this year as hundreds of children make their way through the Wizard's Challenge.

July 16, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Monkey Business opens up cancer experience

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?

July 16, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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