A Turlock woman was killed in a solo crash Sunday night in Hilmar.
RIPON - Holding the palms of his hands over his ears to soften the roar of the flame shooting into his hot air balloon, 7-year-old poster boy Adham Hamza had the thrill of his life during the opening day of the Color the Skies balloon festival Saturday.
Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is inviting the public to spend "A Day with Wildlife" at their annual fundraising event on Sept. 17. Visitors will get the chance to meet wild animals up close and learn more about the species native to our area.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 426 incidents during the month of August. These included a total of 259 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 19 motor vehicle accidents, and 26 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 26 fire type calls: five building fires, three vehicle fires, two unauthorized burns, three cooking fires, eight vegetation and/or rubbish fires, two fires in structure "other," and three additional fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, ring or jewelry removal, animal rescue, smoke checks, gas leaks, hazmat investigation, etc.
Poor water quality in the Central Valley – and the relative concentration of that water in poor, rural areas – has drawn the attention of the United Nations.
First Presbyterian Church is giving back to some of Turlock's youngest residents with The Learning Zone, a free after school tutoring program for kids in first through sixth grade.
Green isn't just in this insurance agency's name – it's a way of life.
One day after announcing for the first time the San Joaquin Valley has seen August pass without recording a single violation of federal air standards, the Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Alert for the first week of September.
While communities across the state continue to struggle with the economic recession, there have been small gains in a few industries, among them tourism. In Turlock, businesses and organizations are coming together to compete for those tourism dollars.
A new report of labor data shows California making progress on unemployment rates but predicts that the road to a full recovery is going to be long and slow moving.
Lori Hooper might be the successful owner of two fitness studios now, but just a few years ago she was Lori Avila, a student at Turlock High School and a member of the cross country team. Hard work paid off for Hooper, who opened her second studio in Turlock in January.
Hot air balloons, jets, kites and skydivers will all fly over Ripon on Saturday and Sunday in a show of support for the Children's Hospital of Central California. Color the Skies balloon festival will offer two days of family entertainment and fundraising activities this Labor Day weekend. And presiding over all the festivities will be Adham Hamza, a Turlock resident and ambassador for Children's Hospital Central California.
Not only was 2010 a banner year for Stanislaus County agriculture - with a farm gate increase of $260 million for an all-time record total income of nearly $2.57 billion - but the entire state also saw new highs in agricultural income.
The price of gasoline has surged once again – just in time for the Labor Day travel weekend.
From the fire in 2005 that left it in ruins to the political wrangling that almost sank it, the Carnegie Arts Center has risen like a phoenix from the ashes more than once and is set to begin a new chapter with a grand reopening Sept. 10.
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Every hero has a story and the Stanislaus County Library is hoping readers of all ages will find their favorites during the Summer Reading Challenge.
Long before Turlock eighth grader Breanna Mendoza's story about being bullied at Dutcher Middle School made headlines last month, Craig Day was busy buying tickets for Taylor Swift's 1984 World Tour.
Local cyclists may have a new trail to try as the Exchequer Mountain Bike Park at Lake McClure is one of three national finalists for a $100,000 grant furnished by Bell brand helmets.
Since it produces approximately 2 million pounds of cheese a day, it is oftentimes difficult to remember that Hilmar Cheese Company-the largest single-site cheese processor in the world-is known for more than just cheese.
Although the amount of precipitation experienced by the region for the month surpasses the historical average rainfall amount for May, it still is not enough to combat the severe drought plaguing the state.
Community members gathered at Turlock Memorial Park on Monday to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in service to the United States of America.
While Sterling Ranch Park in Denair is a welcoming community park during the day, nearby residents are not happy about the potentially illegal nightly activities at the park that are exacerbated by poor lighting.
If it seems like there is a Dollar General on just about every corner, that's probably because the retail chain has continued to expand into Stanislaus County over the past few years and it isn't stopping.
Memorial Day weekend may mean a day off from work, but for many people it also means hitting the road for vacation.
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It's springtime which means one thing in the Portuguese culture: festa season.
A recent survey regarding honey bee colony loss has received a swarm of attention, as its preliminary findings reveal that more than 40 percent of honey bee colonies died over a 12-month period culminating last month.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continues on a downward trend, coming in at its lowest level so far this year, according to the recently released Employment Development Department data.
Twice a year California State University, Stanislaus produces a San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast, the results of which were released this month. While the numbers are not significantly different than they were six months ago, there is one factor looming over the report: the drought.