Hughson may be half a world away from Karatu, Tanzania, but local Hughson High School students turned their eyes – and their feet – toward the East African nation last weekend.
The Kiwanis Club of Turlock and Turlock High, Pitman High and Delhi High Key Clubs held their annual Kiwanis One Day event on Saturday. The clubs came together to make 55 fleece blankets for various nonprofit organizations in the area.
In its second year of existence, the California State University, Stanislaus Relay for Life more than doubled in size, becoming a marquee event in the fight to quash cancer.
The comets, fountains and chrysanthemums will be bursting and blooming in the sky over Turlock come this Fourth of July as the Turlock City Council approved a motion to bring back the popular fireworks show.
Two neighboring families coordinated a rescue mission that saved eight ducklings from certain doom on Sunday evening.
A child playing in front of her Keyes home wandered out of view and stepped into the path of a slow-moving truck Monday night, resulting in fatal injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Many local individuals, businesses and organizations shine when it comes to supporting the Stanislaus County Library and all its branches. Every year the library recognizes a few of those whose volunteer efforts, advocacy, special programs or financial contribution really made a difference with the Shining Star Awards.
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Girl Scout Troop 3378 (Turlock) donated hundreds of dollars worth toys and goods to the Children's Crisis Center- Verda's House in Turlock. The money raised came from Girl Scout cookie sales.
For Turlocker Jake Sroufe, 12, the Special Olympics have been instrumental in his life. Jake's mother, Shawnda, said his participation in the athletics program has helped develop his social skills and his physical fitness level.
After more than three years in the making, the City of Hughson on Wednesday opened the new, 2.04 acre Andrew Fontana Memorial Park, the city's first new park since 2002, and third park overall.
Sex trafficking and human slavery are not things that most Central Valley residents would consider a local issue, but an upcoming conference at Patterson Covenant Church might make them think otherwise.
A piece of Stanislaus County Fair history is hoping to make an appearance this month when a rumored time capsule will potentially be unearthed at the fairgrounds' historic arch gate.
Now all those people who say "I'll flip burgers if it comes down to it," can put their money where their mouth is. McDonald's is hiring 50,000 new full and part-time people during a national hiring event on April 19.
Rosemary Hughes is used to dealing with bees. A large jasmine bush located just outside of her downtown office building is a popular place for bees to congregate come warm weather. On Tuesday, however, the flying visitors were more than just a temporary nuisance.
The reports that a memorial plaque honoring a Turlock skateboarder had been stolen from the skate park are nothing more than rumors.
For those planning to make a party out of the Super Bowl, law enforcement in Stanislaus County is telling them to pick a side: Drink or drive.
Where can local residents, away from home, head when Mother Nature calls? Not too many places as a scarcity of public restrooms in Turlock has proved difficult for some, even prompting one local resident to approach the City Council.
An estimated 100 volunteers took to the shelters, parks, libraries, and other locations around Stanislaus County to perform a count of the area's homeless population.
With the drought occupying nearly every mind throughout the state, the Stanislaus Water Summit drew in a number of representatives from local agencies, one of which was Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director Michael Frantz.
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It is a popularly known fact that happy cows come from California - or more specifically, Hilmar.
Despite the drought entering into its fourth consecutive years, boat owners have triumphed as a previously closed boat launch at Don Pedro Recreation Area has been reopened.
The nearby Bay Area may be the global epicenter of technological innovation, but the Central Valley is host to its own scene where tech-savvy individuals are gathering to not only work but play too, like at the first ever Valley Hackathon.
When Lisa Cano's son joined the United States Air Force six years ago, the Hilmar mom was both proud of the decision he made to serve his country and worried about the dangers inherent in the military. She started looking for others going through the same thing and found the Blue Star Mothers of America.
While Dust Bowl Brewing Company is no stranger to pouring beer at brew festivals, it is not every day that it is requested that the brewery bring artwork along with them to the event.
The Turlock City Council's decision to include electronic smoking devices in a smoking ban for parks and public facilities comes in conjunction with a new report from the state health department warning the devices pose serious health risks.
For over 100 years, locals have looked forward to the Stanislaus County Fair as one of Turlock's most anticipated summertime events filled with crowd-pleasing music, thrill-seeking fun and, of course, deep fried food.
Drivers entering the AMPM shop at the Arco gas station on Lander Avenue on Tuesday were probably spending more on their bottle of soda than a gallon of gas as the well traversed station was the only one in town to boast unleaded gas at $1.99.
Stephen Swift has had more than a lifetime's share of misfortune.