A little over two years ago it became clear that the homeless population of Portugal's largest city, Lisbon, was increasing at a rapid rate. Half a world away, here in Stanislaus County, the City of Turlock is seeking a solution to the same problem in the wake of the 2008 closure of the Emergency Cold Weather Homeless Shelter.
Bikers lined up rubbing their engines ready to cruise, motorcycles of different styles gleaming in the sunlight and sounds of Christian bands jamming in the background are what people can expect to see on Saturday at the "Carry the Fire Bike Rally" at BackRoad Choppers in Delhi.
Over 200 volunteers participated in the 2009 Turlock Shines clean-up day on Saturday. They picked up trash along roadways and were also dispatched to the homes of Turlock senior citizens to help with yard work and minor outside repairs.
The Turlock Police Department presented Katie Soares a certificate of appreciation for her donation of teddy bears for officers to give children who are in bad situations. Soares is an avid volunteer and enjoys making the community a better place.
The new tree soon to go up near the corner of North Olive Avenue and East Minnesota Avenue isn't a tree at all, in fact.
The Sacred Heart 4-H club worked on a window display featuring what 4-H is all about on Thursday. The window, located in front of the Endsley and Associates office on East Main Street, is part of National 4-H Week where clubs all over the country create window displays to "Celebrate 4-H."
The goal of creating a community arts center moved a little closer to realization Wednesday when the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation unanimously agreed to accept the lease terms laid down by the Turlock City Council.
Four of the five candidates on the Nov. 3 ballot to become Turlock Irrigation District Directors gathered on Wednesday evening for the first candidate forum of the year.
Air Force Airman Emmanuel Valenzuela graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
There are about 20,000 people in California waiting for an organ transplant to save their life. About 832 of those people live in Stanislaus County and about 18 people die every day waiting for a second chance at life.
The American Association of University Women has been supporting educational opportunities and equity for women and girls for the past 50 years.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors has lost its longest tenured member.
The United States Department of Agriculture declared Stanislaus County a primary natural disaster area because of an ongoing drought. This declaration allows farmers and ranchers to apply for USDA assistance and emergency loans for losses directly related to the drought conditions.
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.
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