When I decided on the Paleo diet - no grains, dairy, refined sugar, salt, or refined oils - for my 30-day "Get Fit, Stay Fit" challenge, I knew it would be hard. I knew taking away all breads and dairy from my meals would create cravings I'd have to battle. What I didn't expect was my heroin-like withdrawal from cheese.
Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.
Two months after a sleepy Sunday afternoon in Denair was disrupted when multiple freight train cars derailed, crashing into a storage company and creating a giant pile of twisted metal in the middle of the town, the cause of the accident has been determined.
Just over a month ago Roadie's outlook was bleak. She was hungry, thirsty, matted with dirt and unable to walk out of the ditch she was found in alongside a Hilmar country road.
Hi, my name is Kristina and I'm a sweets addict.
I'm ashamed to admit that in the 14 years I've lived in Turlock, this is the first year I've attended a National Night Out event.
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.
Editor's note: I started to write a column this week about the impact the Stanislaus County Fair makes in the community. But when I read through my previous columns, I decided that what I really wanted to say, I already said. I hope you don't mind a rerun this week. I truly feel the sentiment is worth repeating.
Although November is still five months away, election season is underway.
Stanislaus County recorded its first heat-related death of 2013 on Tuesday.
Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.
The United States Supreme Court has released a decision which effectively over-turns the state's ban on same sex marriages under Proposition 8.
Many have heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child" and agree with its sentiment. But few actually take the time to nurture and support all the children in their community.
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables isn't just important for the community's youngest residents - it's also a way for senior citizens to remain healthy and active.
The Pitman High School community already knows how dedicated band director Ruben Modesto is to his students, but now his excellence in education is being recognized beyond Turlock as he was named the Comcast Sportsnet 2013 All-Star Teacher. Modesto was presented a $20,000 check at today's San Francisco Giants game.
"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."
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