Old Glory will look just a little more glorious this weekend as the hundreds of American flags that line the path through Turlock Memorial Park in honor of the community's fallen service members have been given new life, thanks to the Adopt a Flag campaign.
During her life, Grace Bishop was not only a founding board member of local foster youth agency Creative Alternatives, she was also one of the most passionate advocates for helping the hundreds of kids served by the agency.
Being a newspaper editor, I am always interested in new reports on how the media industry and journalism in general is faring in today's economy. I am used to reading headlines on the 'downfall' of newspapers and thinking the reports of our death "have been greatly exaggerated," in the words of Mark Twain. But I was a little taken aback by a recently released survey from Indiana University that found journalists are generally angry, white, old men.
All babies need tender loving care to survive and thrive in life, including native wildlife like barn owls, ravens, red foxes and red-tailed hawks. Often, orphaned or injured baby animals' only chance of survival is the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.
It's called the greatest 2 minutes in sports. For the Turlock Turf Club, however, the Kentucky Derby is a whole day event.
Prom is a special event for many high school students, but for the 200 individuals who will be attending the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults' 3rd annual Special Needs Prom, it is close to magical.
Break out the flip-flops and sun block, summer has come early. Significant warming will take place across the region over the next couple of days as strong high pressure builds, according to the National Weather Service.
One hundred years ago the Cooperative Extension was started to help farmers, homemakers, and youth use the latest university research to improve their lives. Today, the Cooperative Extension continues to be a vital partner in the agriculture industry while providing education to youth and families.
"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."
Generations of Turlock youth have had the opportunity to swing for the bleachers thanks to the efforts of Abe Rojas. His vision in creating the Pedretti Sports Complex is just one way Rojas has left a lasting legacy in the area and has earned him the 2014 Senior Award for Stanislaus County Supervisorial District 2.
Following the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, President Barack Obama proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States. The non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid domestically and around the globe has a special connection here in Turlock. The first Stanislaus County chapter of the Red Cross was established in Turlock in 1917. Ninety-seven years later, the organization is still providing support during emergencies and helping to prepare residents before disaster strikes.
Police officers are searching for a man suspected of assaulting three teen girls in three separate incidents in the past 24 hours.
A collision near Dutcher Middle School left one vehicle flipped upside down, but no one seriously injured on Thursday afternoon.
In the past 10 years there's been a shift in news media. Many news organizations went from striving to be the watchdogs of the community to doing everything possible to increase the number of "Likes" they get on a Facebook post, ethics be damned. What's wrong with being liked, you may ask? Aren't media companies in the business of increasing their audience?
It's not easy running a business in today's economic climate. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce knows this and strives to help businesses of every size not only keep their doors open through this slow economic recovery, but to also thrive. In 2013, the Turlock Chamber was recognized as one of the top 10 Chambers in the state and received, for the fifth year in a row, the Cal Chamber President's Award.
The Stanislaus County Fair saw a banner year for its 2014 run, bringing in more visitors and more money for youth livestock exhibitors at Fair auctions.
Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.
Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.
Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.
"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.
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