The third and final public forum for Turlock City Council candidates did a bit of looking forward to candidates' plans for office – as all forums do – but also took the time to look back at how candidates would have voted on four key issues which faced the current council this year.
A tragic outcome was averted Tuesday afternoon thanks to a Turlock police corporal who talked a suicidal man off a freeway overpass.
Although recent temperatures felt more like summer than fall, Westside Ministries is preparing for the cold, wet weather that is sure to eventually come to the Valley with their "Coats 4 Kids" program.
A new state-backed initiative hopes to turn the Central Valley into a center for economic development and job creation through research and innovation.
It was the day before Christmas Eve and then 11-year-old Taylor Beckwith was helping give gifts to those less fortunate at the Modesto Gospel Mission. She was assigned to the infant table where she passed out gifts from books to toys but what really struck home for her were the blankets.
Students at California State University, Stanislaus are embracing the color pink - and breast cancer awareness - this week as part of their Pinktoberfest.
Getting a mammogram is a yearly thing for Turlock resident Kim Keas and became more of a way of life after her aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was determined to keep on top of detecting breast cancer if it came her way and that is exactly what she did.
With the down economy every penny counts and the rising gas prices seen this month in California doesn't help those who are trying to stay afloat with little money to spare.
Art and inspiration came together for a women's cancer awareness event on Tuesday night. The Art of Life was hosted by Emanuel Cancer Center at Monte Vista Chapel as a free public event to raise awareness and celebrate the survivors of breast, ovarian, cervical and other cancers that impact women's lives.
The father of a 1-year-old girl and a Merced County Sheriff's deputy are being hailed as heroes for their rescue of a drowning toddler.
Emanuel Medical Center celebrated the successful end to this year's Legacy Circle fundraising campaign on Thursday. The hospital successfully met its $1 million donation goal in just six weeks of fundraising. Money raised from Legacy Circle will fund cardiovascular services at Emanuel Medical Center.
The City of Turlock Recreation Department's "Movie Under the Stars" event was a popular place to picnic Friday evening. Families brought dinner, pizza and their favorite snacks to enjoy before the showing of "Tooth Fairy." The movie was presented at the Turlock Regional Sports Complex. It was the latest of several outdoor movie events sponsored by city recreation department. At $2 per person, "Movies Under the Stars" has been a big hit with Turlock families for the past year.
Five of the six Turlock City Council candidates met early Wednesday morning at a forum sponsored by the Turlock Sunrise Rotary, where they faced pointed questions from Rotarians in search of specific answers about their plans for office.
Fourteen people who once lived on the streets now have homes because of the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program.
The Turlock Noon Rotary members put their sweat, muscle and money into a new project that will see the building of a cement walkway at Julien Elementary School.
The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.
Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.
There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.
Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.
Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.
Name of Business: Romson's Kebab
After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.
On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.
Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.
Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.
Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.
Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.
Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.
Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.