Folks who visit the Stanislaus County Fair this year can do more than fill their stomachs with sugary and deep fried goodies. They'll be able to fill their baskets with fresh and organic flavors as part of the new Farmer's Market at the Fair.
Speaking eloquently in a professional setting can be nerve-wrecking, even for some of the business world's top leaders. But not for Pitman High senior Ashlyn Inman.
Working from sunrise until the wee hours of the next morning has become a normal summer day for Turlock High FFA members as they put the finishing touches on their welding projects for the California State Fair.
I've always been a true believer in the idea that the best advice comes from the heart. As cliché as it may sound, when there is a personal experience attached with that particular piece of advice, it makes it that much more worthwhile.
In my culture, we dedicate a day to celebrate our deceased ancestors, known as El Dia De los Muertos. On Nov. 1, we remember our departed relatives by visiting gravesites and making shrines with many of their personal objects and things they once enjoyed during their time on this earth.
The Denair Unified School District's meeting on Thursday marked a distinct change in public opinion on how the board is dealing with its financial crisis.
It came as a calling from God. A tickle. A nudge.
Whenever education budgets get tightened, art programs are often the first to get cut. It is a harsh reality that John Griswold discovered through his years in the performing arts industry.
Nothing is more American than apple pie - and a friendly county fair contest to find the best baker around. The annual Stanislaus County Fair apple pie contest not only provides a means of competition, it also means a tasty homemade treat for hundreds of homeless and in-need families.
What started as a simple gardening project next to the Turlock Salvation Army Corp building, with only a couple of boxes and seeds to plant, blossomed into a mass production that's helped feed hundreds of people in need.
Turlock High School junior Jonas Trevethan has lived and breathed debate for years, attending speech competitions across the state to perfect his skills.
It's been three months since Denair Unified appointed Walt Hanline to take over its troubled school district. After countless special board meetings and dozens of layoffs, the district is now making fundamental changes through staff and administration restructuring.
The final bell has rung for schools across the county, but that doesn't mean learning is on hold. For many students summer is the perfect time to attend vacation bible school at their local congregations and reconnect with their faith.
Aspiring future life guards have other options than watching episodes of "Bay Watch" to learn the skills needed to prevent an aquatic tragedy. The Turlock Recreation Division's Junior Lifeguard program is an eight-day class that teaches 11 to 15 year olds skills they will need for future lifeguard training and certification.
If someone were to tell me I would spend an entire day working in a ranch, I would never believe them. I'm a born and bred city girl whose only farm experience was when I went on a classroom fieldtrip in the second grade to a local ranch with my classmates.