Being the third largest wildfire in California's history, the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region caused unprecedented damage to not only the Stanislaus National Forest and adjacent areas, but also incurred costs to several communities after causing damage to nearby hydroelectric power plants. Additionally, water supplies became at-risk for millions, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir due to washed down silt and debris from the fire.
Regardless of how big a city might grow, the need for open space, recreational facilities and parks will continually grow along beside it, offering people of all ages a place for enjoyment.
Every Monday night, roughly 25 students fill the seats of Ken Oyer's Workforce Readiness Skills class at the Turlock Adult School. Although a few are high school students looking to complete missing credits, a majority of the students are adults seeking training in basic skills as they prepare to reenter the job market.
The California Highway Patrol is graduating two local men into their ranks today.
It's not easy running a business in today's economic climate. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce knows this and strives to help businesses of every size not only keep their doors open through this slow economic recovery, but to also thrive. In 2013, the Turlock Chamber was recognized as one of the top 10 Chambers in the state and received, for the fifth year in a row, the Cal Chamber President's Award.
An investigation by the Turlock Police Department and the Turlock Unified School District into the injury of a 6-year-old boy with a pencil at Crowell School has been ruled an accident.
Each week, Neva Walker works part-time to earn money to buy $200 worth of food for cats that aren't hers.
A 66-year-old Planada woman was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover outside of Denair, the California Highway patrol reported.
While 17.84 acres just off Countryside Drive prepares to be developed into 109 single family residential homes with the construction of Florsheim Home's Monte Verde subdivision, some might begin to wonder if there has been a turnaround in the local housing market.
With Daylight Saving Time beginning on Sunday, CAL FIRE officials are reminding all Californians to ensure they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Studies have shown that most homes have smoke alarms, however nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.
"Buy local" has become a well known phrase that has found its way into grocery stores, farmers markets and onto bumper stickers on cars across the country. The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is aiming to put this phrase into practice this summer by creating a "Stanislaus County Grown" brand.
Dollar General is celebrating their grand opening at their new Delhi location on Stephens Street today with free prizes and special deals.
A car seat exchange program operated by the Turlock Police Department looked to be in its waning days until a donation from Medic Alert Foundation brought it back to life.
Air Force Airman Sheldon B. Timmermeyer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Turlock resident Bill Blair's jewelry store, Blair's Jewelry, was a mainstay in downtown Turlock for 29 years. After retiring, Blair began creating "yard birds" – unique, decorative creations made of old parts and recycled materials.
Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.
The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.
The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.
When former mayor John Lazar expressed a vision of making Turlock the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing," it was with companies like Certified Laboratories in mind.
The public participation portion of Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting quickly turned into a plea for help as a legion of Turlock bus drivers took to the podium to voice their frustrations regarding what they regard as less than adequate wages.
Name of business: The Double T
March is Women's History Month and the American Association of University Women could not think of a better way to celebrate than by honoring local women who are making history today.
The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.
The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.
More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.
Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.
Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.
Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.