On the surface of weightlifting, everything looks calm but in the back, there are so many games being played. That is what 22-year-old Stanislaus State student Brennan Koeller said after becoming a weightlifting national champion this past Friday.
Spring break is just around the corner for local high schools, but before embarking on a loaded schedule of non-league games, the Pitman High varsity baseball team had to face Golden Valley High in a rain-out rescheduled game.
The average price of retail gasoline has risen 6.4 cents nationally since last week, with prices in Stanislaus County increasing by nearly three cents during the same time frame. Increased oil prices and a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base have contributed to the increase, and experts expect prices to continue climbing.
A piece of art is always a stunning sight no matter where it's hung, but local high school students now have the opportunity to see their masterpieces displayed in one of the most prestigious locations in the country thanks to California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition.
While spring break is often a time designated for relaxation, members of a new club at Pitman High School will be busy assembling colorful fleece blankets to keep children at local hospitals warm - in more ways than one.
The Stanislaus Regional Water Authority and Turlock Irrigation District are looking to take the next step in constructing a water treatment plant that will provide drinking water to Turlock and Ceres with hopes to begin working on a component of the project in September.
Four months ago, Abdul Rahim Saeedi arrived in Turlock with his family as refugees from Afghanistan, fleeing the war-town Middle East. Saeedi, a former strategy planning advisor, fled his home country and came to the United States in search of opportunities for his children, and as he watched his daughter sit behind the desk of the Mayor's office during Saturday's Refugee Civics Day at City Hall, his heart swelled with pride.
The deluge of rain the region has experienced over the winter and spring is serving as a boom to the mosquito population and has health officials concerned about a potential rise in West Nile Virus this summer.
It was a mixed bag for the prosecution and defense in the case of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, as a judge ordered there was enough cause to hold three defendants over for trial on murder charges, while dismissing charges against other defendants.