Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.
A truckload of donated blankets is making its way to Hurricane Sandy devastated New York residents from Stanislaus County thanks in part to area churches and Casey Moving Systems of Ceres.
After 20 years of being in the midst of obscurity, one of Turlock's original clubs is ready to make a triumphant return to its community.
Looking for an outdoor getaway for New Year's? America's state park systems across the nation will sponsor over 500 guided First Day Hikes on New Year's Day 2013, offering hikers an up-close and personal look at the country's natural beauty.
A long-awaited economic recovery began to take shape in 2012, with major businesses breaking ground throughout the year.
Four thousand dollars may not be pocket change for most Turlock residents, but for one lucky local man and coin collector, this was just the case. A rare 1992-D MS62RB NGC close "AM" Lincoln Memorial penny was sold recently on eBay for $4,051.99.
A 9-year-old Turlock boy travelling with family for the holidays was killed in a solo vehicle crash along Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County.
Steven Ames, a marketing and economic development expert from Iowa, has been named the new Senior Vice President and Director of Economic Development at the Stanislaus Economic and Workforce Alliance.
Name of business: Blansh International Wholesale Foods
Residents of California can ring in the New Year with five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013.
Salvation Army bell ringer Burt Gilpin got a little help from his grandson and a few musical friends to make spirits brighter on Christmas Eve in front of the Raley's supermarket.
Every December for the past 36 years, members of the Livingston United Methodist Church spend a day recreating a Japanese New Year's tradition - Mochi Tsuki, or rice pounding.
The decision was touted as nothing less than "historic" by Turlock Irrigation District Director Michael Frantz.
Just five starts into his National Football League career, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is already making his mark on professional football.
Like most kindergarten boys, there's a bit of elfish mischief in my son that revels in making his sister jump, scream and run frantically from whatever torture tool he flashes, such as a snail or water balloon.
The public participation portion of Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting quickly turned into a plea for help as a legion of Turlock bus drivers took to the podium to voice their frustrations regarding what they regard as less than adequate wages.
Name of business: The Double T
March is Women's History Month and the American Association of University Women could not think of a better way to celebrate than by honoring local women who are making history today.
The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.
The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.
More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.
Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.
Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.
Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.
For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.
Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.
Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.
While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.