Steaming, folding and pounding hundreds of pounds of dry rice is a Japanese New Year's tradition, one that the Livingston United Methodist Church has been doing for over 40 years.
Another year has come and gone. A year which many may be happy to see go, as 2009 saw a record high in unemployment, budget cuts and H1N1-related deaths.
After pleas to stop the $2.8 million Joe Debely Stadium renovation project went unheard by two local government agencies, the Turlock Citizens Coalition has taken the fight to the legal arena.
Local musicians played their instruments in front of Raley's to spread the Christmas cheer on Thursday and help raise money for the Salvation Army. "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," and "Joy to the World" were heard throughout the aisles of the grocery store.
The soft opening of the Turlock BMX Bike Park was met with mixed reviews. City officials say that they rushed the park opening for winter break, but some riders say that the park isn't up to standards.
California dairy farmers got an early Christmas present from the state's Department of Food and Agriculture with a temporary increase in milk prices.
Christmas may be over, but there are still a handful of gifts awaiting California drivers. Well, if you consider new laws to be gifts, at least.
As businesses around Turlock are shutting their doors, one entrepreneurial Turlocker sees opportunity in a vacant storefront.
This is the beginning of a five-part series on the area of town known as the Westside. Today's article is the first in a two-part look at the faith community and its role on the Westside. Coming articles will focus on crime, business and the people of the Westside.
The down economy and increased gas prices won't deter Californians from traveling for the holidays this year. According to travel trends research conducted by AAA Northern California and Boston-based consulting firm IHS Global Insight, 11.3 million Californians plan to travel at least 50 miles over Christmas and New Year's. That's 11.3 percent more Californians traveling than a year ago.
To better help those in need, United Way has designated the phone number 2-1-1 as a one-stop resource information center for county residents.
The Hilmar Cheese Company, which has grown into the world's largest single-site producer of natural cheese and whey products, has some scribbled ideas on a napkin and an exasperated wife to thank for their success.
Unemployment rates in the Central Valley continued to climb up in November as the job market cooled with the temperatures, according to the latest data released from the Economic Development Department.
A part of Turlock history which some would rather forget will be memorialized at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in the next few weeks.
In the same week that a French pharmaceutical company recalled H1N1 influenza vaccines for children, U.S. health officials are recommending all Americans get a shot to ward off a third wave of the swine flu.
A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.
Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.
Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.
Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.
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Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.
"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.
The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.
By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.
Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.
The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.
Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.
A new round of funding is open from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for new emission-reduction proposals through its Technology Advancement Program.