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.
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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.
The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is hosting a free conference for healthcare providers that will focus on the growing number of asthma cases in the Central Valley.
Name of business: Catering Support Services
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.
The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.
For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.
Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.
Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.
An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.
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.
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.
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.
Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.
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.
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.
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.