According to U.S. Army statistics, 128 soldiers committed suicide in 2007, with another 15 cases suspected. Army officials have stated that suicide rates are at their highest in nearly 30 years. More soldiers died from suicide than terrorist attacks in January 2008.
Every Halloween, dentists dread the amount of candy that each child will get going door-to-door dressed as a princess or ninja turtle. Since the beginning of time, dentists have told everyone that candy causes cavities and to stay away from the tasty treats for the sake of their teeth.
For months health officials at all levels have been touting the H1N1 vaccine as the best way to avoid contacting the flu virus, but as the flu season has gotten underway, the vaccine remains in short supply.
In a day filled with change, the Stanislaus County Fair Board decided to move the opening date of the traditional 10-day fair from late July to mid July and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Leo announced his retirement.
Students from Cunningham Elementary School enjoy their new library Friday which was remodeled by Target's School Library Makeover program. Target donated rugs, bean bags, 500 books, school supplies, shelves, school supplies, a clock and bins. To be a part of this program, school libraries must be nominated.
With more and more people losing their homes and jobs across the nation, the increase in the homeless population has become a type of epidemic. More people are living on the streets, in cardboard boxes and in alley ways just to keep warm during the coming cold months of winter.
Blue and gold balloons filled the sky Friday night along with cheers from the Pit-Crew as the national anthem finished, welcoming fans to the 2009 Harvest Bowl.
A small, but interested group of community members were on hand Thursday night at Turlock's City Hall to hear the 15 different alternatives presently being considered to fix the traffic problems on State Route 165, also known as Lander Avenue, through Hilmar.
Unemployment in Stanislaus County for September reached its lowest level of the year, but the county remained among one of the state's worst regions for joblessness, according to the latest report from the Economic development Department.
It wasn't very difficult to spot running back Dominick Walker after the final whistle blew at the sixth annual Harvest Bowl on Friday night. He was arguably the dirtiest player in the white Pitman High football uniform.
National Breast Cancer Awareness month has taken on a new level of nationwide recognition this year, with even National Football League players electing to wear pink to increase awareness of the importance of early detection.
After selecting one of the eight wigs she had collected throughout her battle, Kimberlie Donaldson-Zapien got all glammed up, drawing on her eyebrows and gluing on her eyelashes to go Christmas shopping. She didn't want to look like a sick patient.
Reverend Gerry Grossman of St. Francis Anglican Church blessed parishioners' pets during the church's annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday. Dogs were sprinkled with holy water along with one cat and one rabbit.
The state's water chief will be the keynote speaker to open California State University, Stanislaus' third annual Conference for Sustainable Futures.
Local families are gearing up for Halloween by purchasing pumpkins, assembling costumes, and decorating their lawns. Along with the traditional trick-or-treating, there will be several community events where ghosts and ghouls of all ages can celebrate All Hallows Eve.
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.
As summer approaches it pays to be mindful of outside water use. Historically, the average residential water use increases beginning in the month of March, as the weather warms and customers turn their automatic sprinkler systems back on.
It's no secret that the City of Turlock is a religious community, even once being cited by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" as having the most churches per capita in the nation.
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"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."
The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.
Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.
Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.
Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.
The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.
In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.