High gas prices and continued economic recession aren't expected to keep holiday revelers off the road this Labor Day weekend.
I am in the midst of planning an extended family camping trip - a venture that will, hopefully, include at least six different households and bring cousins together for more than just a few hours of chit chat. Family reunions and get-togethers are nothing new; it's been an American tradition for decades. The trouble I'm encountering is getting my family members to commit to a date that is far enough in the future to guarantee the number of camping sites we'll need in a nice location.
A new chapter in the growth of Turlock was launched Friday with the official opening of the Regional Transit Center, a first for the town and second in the county.
A little over two years ago Ashley Olsen made Pitman High history as being the first female graduate to lock a college scholarship in golf. Olsen just added to her Pride golf legacy as being the school's first professional golfer.
Two of Turlock's finest were promoted at a ceremony held at the War Memorial on Tuesday. Miguel Pacheco, a 14-year police veteran was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and nine year Turlock Police veteran Dave Shaw was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Grace Hopkins is just 4 years old, but she has already had to endure a lifetime of challenges. When Grace was 18 months old she was diagnosed with Vater Syndrome, a rare disorder that affects multiple organs of a child's body.
Whenever I travel back to my hometown in Indiana, the first thing I notice as the airplane makes its decent into Indianapolis is the vast swath of green that seems to cover the entire state. You don't realize how few trees actually grow naturally in California's Central Valley until you see an aerial view of Midwest lushness.
Standing in front of a group of Kiwanis Club of Turlock members at the Hometown Buffet conference room was a volunteer from the Stanislaus County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This local teacher shared with the service club members her own personal struggle with mental illness - its affects on her work, her home life and social activities.
Like many people around the world, I am a fan of science fiction. The genre asks the question "what if?" and then allows for an infinite number of answers. What if is fun to ponder, but a new scientific development - and the implications of its usage - have me wondering, should we?
In 2011, Turlock native Hiroshi "Hiro" Asai was one of several local veterans presented the highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his outstanding efforts in World War II.
The year was 2009 and the Temporary Public Arts Committee had just obtained a $10,000 loan from the City of Turlock to launch the "Sunny Side Up" project.
Turlock Animal Services staff not only had their hands full dealing with the annual runaway pet season last week, they also had to house 75 goats and one calf after a report of animal cruelty.
The Carnegie Arts Center will be honoring one of the founders of impressionism with a West Coast premiere exhibit and a juried show open to all California artists.
The news that at least 12 people were killed and 59 wounded when a gunman opened fire in a crowded Colorado movie theatre during a showing of the new Batman film early Friday morning shocked the nation and local residents.
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.
The older I get the more I think about what I will leave behind when my days here on Earth are done.
Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.
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