The Salvation Army celebrated their annul Kettle Kick Off on Tuesday, which signals the beginning of the holiday bell ringing campaign. The Salvation Army raised more than $41,000 within seven minutes during the event's Kettle Klash along with an anonymous $50,000 donation. Over 700 people were in attendance for the kick off luncheon.
The Stanislaus County Fair (38th Agricultural Association) Board of Directors made several decisions on Monday that will affect the 2010 County Fair. Agenda items included the future hiring of a new CEO, an increase in gate ticket costs, and rearranging the dates for some FFA and 4-H events at the fair.
Volunteers spent their Saturday afternoon building the long-awaited Turlock BMX bike park at the corner of Panorama and Springer avenues. City workers, bike shop employees, and Turlock residents showed up with shovels and other tools. They spent the morning and afternoon building jumps and berms. Over $10,000 dollars was spent on dirt, fencing and a water fountain for the park.
A disabled woman was treated for smoke inhalation, but escaped any further injuries after she was rescued from her burning bedroom by a Turlock police officer.
Casanova pranced around a pen in front of Turlock Tractor Supply with his tongue poking out of his mouth on Saturday. The tiny black and tan Chihuahua wore a green coat to keep him warm on the chilly fall morning. Nobody would have guessed that this same dog came to an animal rescue agency months earlier with a fractured hip and several rotten teeth.
The Turlock High School Bulldogs got psyched up for their homecoming game on Friday with a parade down Main Street. The THS marching band led the parade, followed by a caravan of convertibles carrying this year's homecoming court. Campus clubs and organizations rode floats and marched down Main in support of the THS football team.
Dave Dubyak is once again throwing down the gauntlet for local bakers. His challenge: Bake the best pumpkin pie in the area.
Revised numbers from the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 22 million Americans have been sickened by H1N1 and as many as 3,900 have died since the novel influenza virus made its first appearance in the United States in April.
Over 200 blind, deaf, paraplegic, quadriplegic and developmentally disabled children and adults in Stanislaus county are able to hit the slopes every year as part of the Winter Skiing Unlimited program through the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults.
Boy Scout Troop 451 and Club Scout Troop 451 placed flags next to the graves of veterans on Saturday at Turlock Memorial Park. There were about 800 flags placed on the tombstones of veterans. They also retired a total of 17 flags by burning them in respect to Section 8k of the United States Flag Code. One special flag they retired was from the grave of Efran Hunter who died in the year of 1936. The flag had a total of 48 stars.
On Nov. 11, 1904 the first edition of the Turlock Journal rolled off "the presses" - in this case a single, very small press - and "hit the streets" which in those days were wide and dusty. Unless it was raining, then they were wide and muddy.
Ducks Unlimited, the non-profit conservation and hunting group with chapters across the nation, including Turlock, has been selected as one of the beneficiaries in a multi-million class action lawsuit against the makers of chewing tobacco.
Cal State Stanislaus student Derek McGinnis was sitting in an ambulance rushing to help wounded Marines in the battle for Fallujah when, suddenly, the ambulance was hit by a suicide driver in a car loaded with explosive devices. From that moment on, McGinnis' life was changed forever. He suffered severe brain injuries, his left leg was amputated and his hands were seriously wounded.
Denair Unified School Board
The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency has decided to use their limited supply of the H1N1 virus vaccine to inoculate pregnant women.
The Turlock Farmers' Market manager likens organizing a weekly market to throwing a wedding reception every Friday: there are a lot of details to coordinate.
Alquist Arms, Downtown Turlock's biggest draw for local gun enthusiasts, is opening the doors to its new location Saturday morning in a grand opening celebration that is expected to attract a large crowd. The grand opening will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will also serve as a commemoration of the 20th year of operation for the local business.
Name of Business: Blush Makeup and Beauty Lounge
One hundred years ago the Cooperative Extension was started to help farmers, homemakers, and youth use the latest university research to improve their lives. Today, the Cooperative Extension continues to be a vital partner in the agriculture industry while providing education to youth and families.
A Stanislaus County quail and duck farm has been placed under quarantine as the bird flu was detected at the facility earlier this month, raising concern on a local and national level.
While the ongoing drought will not keep Don Pedro Reservoir from being open for recreational purposes this summer, officials say to expect operational changes to the reservoir due to low water conditions.
Come Saturday morning men and boys from all over Stanislaus County will ready themselves for a mile walk by putting on their exercise duds and slipping their feet into a pretty pair of peep-toe pumps, or perhaps some pointy high heels, or if they're really daring, a pair of strappy stilettos.
Dedicated to helping women and children suffering from domestic violence, sexual assault and even human trafficking, Turlock native and "Women of Worth" founder Sandy Escobar-Schmidt was recently honored by a prestigious home magazine recognizing five women across the nation who "represent the best in American caring and giving."
Many locals have probably seen large signs around town with two ambiguous words and a date: Love Turlock, May 3. While these signs have piqued the interest of some in the community, they serve as a reminder to many others who have participated in the Love Turlock event before, a volunteer based workday to give back to the community.
Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.
With the Turlock Relay for Life just around the corner, teams are continuing to gear up for the annual American Cancer Society event that helps raise money towards cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones.
Planting trees, recycling, riding bikes to work instead of driving, and raising awareness about "going green" are some of the many ways that communities around the world will show environmental stewardship this coming week, as Earth Day takes place on Tuesday.
The GDI Insurance hosted safety fair is returning to Turlock with the KlaasKids Foundation.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed a slight increase in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department, however a new program from the Alliance has the potential to send it in the opposite direction.
Spring is the perfect time to bond with your family by playing, exploring, and getting active. Teach your kids about nature while taking in the warm, sunny weather and celebrate the Earth by taking care of your environment. Take advantage of the spring break by going on a fun trip or even just doing some family activities in the backyard. Your kids will love spending time with you and they'll enjoy learning something new. Baby J founder Jennifer Jacobellis shares 10 ways to have fun with family during the springtime.