Instead of spending a typical Saturday relaxing after a busy work week, over 250 members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints scattered around Turlock to clean up the town they call home.
Turlock's own Kathy Halsey was named the 14th Senate District Woman of the Year. Halsey has spent more than 30 years working for AT&T and has dedicated countless hours to community service through several local non-profit organizations, including the Modesto Rotary, the Salvation Army of Modesto and the United Way of Stanislaus County. She also currently serves as chairman of the board for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.
The public will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the area's native wildlife when the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center hosts their annual Baby Animal Shower.
Firefighters from all over the San Joaquin Valley participated in training exercises at the Regional Fire Training Center in Modesto on Saturday. In one training scenario, firefighters from Escalon, Salida and Burbank Paradise fire departments locate and remove six people from inside of a collapsed ice house.
As we take time this weekend to honor the ones we call "mom," let's not forget all the words of wisdom our mothers have given to us. Three local women recalled their mother's best advice and shared the advice they hope to pass on to their children.
The Turlock Homeless Action Committee is looking for community members to serve on the board of the future Community Resource Center.
Turlockers enjoyed sunshine, fresh air and fresh produce at the opening of the Turlock Farmers' Market on Broadway Friday morning. Vendors will sell fresh fruit and produce every Friday until Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broadway and Main Street. Organizers expect to see more produce vendors as the season progresses.
The streets of downtown were filled with the sights, sounds and smells of Taste of Turlock: A Cultural Celebration on Saturday.
More than 100 people quietly gathered at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Saturday to remember the Japanese Americans who were interned at the Turlock Assembly Center during WWII.
The community of Turlock, once again, showed its spirit and commitment to making the world a better place on Saturday by exceeding the fundraising goal for the 2010 Relay for Life.
Turlock City firefighters will be pounding the streets on Saturday, boots in hand, in search of donations for four local charities.
Four months after the soft opening of the Turlock BMX Bike Park - and after local riders and the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department came to a compromise on design changes - the park had its official grand opening on Saturday.
A fire broke out inside a residence in the 1000 block of Minaret Street on Friday afternoon. As of press time, the investigation was still ongoing, so details about the fire were limited.
Poppies will be sprouting all over Turlock soon, and not just the type found in gardens. Paper poppies made by disabled veterans and members of the American Legion will be distributed by the American Legion Auxiliary during Poppy Week. For the first time in years, Turlock's American Legion Rex Ish Post #88 will have a Little Miss Poppy to reign over poppy season.
This is the third and final installation in a three-part series on gangs.
For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.
Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).
After the successful revival of the Keyes Fall Festival Parade-a tradition the town has not seen in 30 years-back in October, it only seems natural for the Keyes community to host a nighttime Christmas parade for the first time.
For many people, Christmas lists usually hold wishes for new iPhones, clothes and toys. However, for Jody Jorge, her only wish was to see her daughter Hannah Pointon for the holidays.
Jack in the Box will remain the reigning fast food option in downtown Turlock as McDonald's has decided not to open a location at the corner of Marshall and South Center Streets, the site of the present Bonander Buick GMC car lot.
Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.
Name of Business: Matt Anderson Electric and Solar
Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for additional funds to continue their good work can now apply for a grant through the Women's Leadership Council, an affinity group through the United Way of Stanislaus County.
Lights won't only be glowing on houses this season as the roadways are likely to be lit up with an estimated 12.1 million Californians traveling by car to friends and loved ones this holiday season.
As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.
For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.
Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.
Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.
If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.
While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.