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Be a part of history at the Stanislaus County Fair

Be a part of history at the Stanislaus County Fair

TURLOCK - Your chance to showcase your masterpieces at the 100th anniversary of the county’s largest community event is here. Fair officials invite everyone in the community to participate by showing off their talents and hobbies at the 2011 Stanislaus County Fair July 15 - 24.

This year’s fair celebrates 100 years of Stanislaus County Fair fun and is the focus for the 2011 exhibit categories, special contests and other events. Everyone can find a spot to showcase their talent(s) with many categories to choose from. Exhibitors can decorate, sew, bake, weave, preserve, knit, can, garden or plant, among other things, to enter the competition. Entering the county’s largest talent exhibition is easy and can be done from any computer.

For online entries, please visit www.stancofair.com. Entries can also be done by mail, simply download entry forms from the Fair’s website.

Turlock offers $1,000 to new businesses

TURLOCK - City Council members here have gotten tired of seeing empty buildings line Main Street. So now the city is offering $1,000 to new business owners willing to dive in and open a business in the city.

The program would allow anyone to open a business in the city limits. To qualify, business owners need to create a business plan, meet zoning requirements, and meet with city officials on quarterly updates.

"We're keeping this simple and making it easy," said Economic Development Manager, Heidi McNally-Dial. "We want these businesses to succeed."

The city also partnered with the Small Business Development Center on Main Street to help entrepreneurs develop business plans.

"A business plan is a smart thing for any business to do," McNally-Dial said.  "We're not asking for a lot of detail in the meetings, just 'have you met your targets? How's business going?

Shop for Charity comes to Oakdale April 29 & 30

Shop for Charity comes to Oakdale April 29 & 30

OAKDALE - On Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, a unique event is coming to Oakdale. An opportunity to shop for quality brand name clothes at a huge discount, mingle with friends and to help out several local charities while doing so. All money raised for this event will stay in the community and will go to local non-profits.

This two day event will take place at 1484 East F Street. It's one you will not want to miss and will include: up to 5,000 designer clothes, shoes and accessories (for both women and men), as well as a special preview and purchase night, for those that want to be first to the racks.

San Francisco group "A Miner Miracle" will for the first time take this event outside of their own showroom and bring it to Oakdale.

Valley lagging in economic recovery

Valley lagging in economic recovery

Valley lagging in economic recovery
The Turlock Journal
The Modesto Metropolitan Area, which includes Turlock, is projected to fare better than Oakland, Vallejo, and the rest of the Valley in 2011, with employment rising 1.9 percent. By 2014, Stanislaus County's unemployment rate will have fallen from a ...

City hours change in effect Monday

City hours change in effect Monday

City Hours Change In Effect Monday
Oakdale Leader
Starting Monday, April 18, the City of Oakdale will change its customer service office hours for all non-police city buildings. With the new hours, city offices will open up two hours later, four days a week, Tuesday through Friday. ...

MedicAlert celebrates 55 years of business

MedicAlert celebrates 55 years of business

TURLOCK - In 1956, Dr. Marion Collins pioneered the first emergency medical information system with the establishment of MedicAlert Foundation. Fast forward 55 years, and the nonprofit, charitable foundation remains at the forefront of the medical identification and information industry. Providing the functionality of an e-Health Information Exchange, MedicAlert has expanded its service offerings to remain the leading emergency medical information service.

The foundation prides itself on being both “high tech” and “high touch”; providing electronic medical records and other advanced healthcare services, yet maintaining its live call center where members and first responders speak with customer care agents from its Turlock headquarters.

MedicAlert celebrates 55 years of business

MedicAlert celebrates 55 years of business

TURLOCK - In 1956, Dr. Marion Collins pioneered the first emergency medical information system with the establishment of MedicAlert Foundation. Fast forward 55 years, and the nonprofit, charitable foundation remains at the forefront of the medical identification and information industry. Providing the functionality of an e-Health Information Exchange, MedicAlert has expanded its service offerings to remain the leading emergency medical information service.

The foundation prides itself on being both “high tech” and “high touch”; providing electronic medical records and other advanced healthcare services, yet maintaining its live call center where members and first responders speak with customer care agents from its Turlock headquarters.