Prom is a special event for many high school students, but for the 200 individuals who will be attending the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults' 3rd annual Special Needs Prom, it is close to magical.
The health care services at the Stanislaus County adult detention facilities and juvenile hall have both been awarded two-year accreditations by the Institute for Medical Quality for meeting medical and mental health standards for corrections and detentions health care.
Break out the flip-flops and sun block, summer has come early. Significant warming will take place across the region over the next couple of days as strong high pressure builds, according to the National Weather Service.
Overall the quality of air Californians have been breathing has seen a marked improvement in the last few years, but air pollution officials are concerned the effects of climate change could negate all the strides made, according to a new report from the California Air Pollution Control Officers' Association.
Hilmar may be a small town, but through an enormous community wide effort, the town raised funds worth six figures for cancer research: $130,361.11 to be exact.
Ales, lagers, stouts, porters, ciders. When it comes to beer, there is something for everyone. The upcoming Central Valley Brewfest aims to cater to veteran beer drinkers and new tasters alike with a variety of classic beers, as well as new ones - like the special release "Shame and Desperation," a joint venture of radio station Rock 96.7 and Dust Bowl Brewery.
Joining together at Walnut Elementary for the City of Turlock's National Arbor Day Celebration, students, community members and city officials helped plant trees at the nearby storm basin while also celebrating Walnut's recent accomplishment of winning first place in a national video contest.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider a variety of proposed actions for several local improvement districts on Tuesday, in addition to recognizing a long term TID employee entering retirement after years of dedicated service.
Locals driving near California State University, Stanislaus have been experiencing delays over the past week due to the City of Turlock's rehabilitation of Monte Vista Avenue Project that was scheduled to be completed over the university's Spring Break. However, due to the rain and cool weather, paving has been delayed and the project has been extended until Tuesday.
Turlocker Dennis Graspointner is being recognized for not only his business acumen, but also his philanthropic efforts throughout the Central Valley.
• A Water Conservation Task Force Committee has recently been established to focus efforts on water conservation strategies through operational efficiency improvements and by enhancing public education and outreach.
Take one dollar, now double it. Then double that. And double that. Consistent one dollar contributions can amount to some serious change, which Tractor Supply Company in Turlock has seen in just two days as more than $135 has been raised though $1 donations for the national chain's 4-H Paper Clover Campaign.
The Turlock Farmers' Market manager likens organizing a weekly market to throwing a wedding reception every Friday: there are a lot of details to coordinate.
Alquist Arms, Downtown Turlock's biggest draw for local gun enthusiasts, is opening the doors to its new location Saturday morning in a grand opening celebration that is expected to attract a large crowd. The grand opening will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will also serve as a commemoration of the 20th year of operation for the local business.
Name of Business: Blush Makeup and Beauty Lounge
The California almond industry is becoming familiar with receiving good news. Just this year, it was revealed that the industry has created over 100,000 jobs, more than $21 billion gross revenue, and the nut was even revealed to be the top commodity in Stanislaus County.
Over 1,000 volunteers participated in this year's Love Turlock event, according to Planning Team Leader Craig Brooks . More than 60 projects were undertaken on Saturday, including delivering 200 boxes of food to homes of people in need, nursing home visitations, yard clean ups, house painting , trash removal and work for nonprofits, such as Jessica's House, Prodigal Sons and Daughters and the Turlock Gospel Mission.
Come Saturday night thousands of people will make their way to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to fete the return of Fava Bean Day. It is a celebration that is truly unique to Turlock alone, because, well it doesn't actually exist.
Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation habits.
Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is hoping to put residents back to work by hosting a Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit.
Elias Ruiz is a teacher at Dutcher Middle School during the week, but on the weekends he can be found plunging into the Tuolumne River in full scuba gear.
Summer is almost here and so is the arrival of several new additions to the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.
Name of Business: Perrien Farms
Rather than making headlines for a salmonella outbreak, senior vice president of technical services at Foster Farms and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Robert O'Connor is making headlines for the complete opposite.
Although the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market has moved to a new location and a new day before its kick-off Saturday, one thing will remain the same: the market itself as a venue of quality produce, unique handcrafted items, and live entertainment.
Star Wars, superheroes and butterflies will all make an appearance at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May.
World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor attack survivor Herb Miller was presented a commendation by Stanislaus County Supervisor Terry Withrow for his service to the country during a Veterans Advisory Commission meeting held Monday in Turlock.
Due to declines in gas prices and finance charges, the annual cost to own and operate a vehicle has fallen to $8,698, a nearly two percent drop from last year, according to AAA's 2015 Your Driving Costs study.
With nearly 100 percent of the state considered to be in a severe drought, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will host a drought forum on Tuesday to both unite and elicit comments from all farmers, ranchers and stakeholders throughout the state.
Fridays are about to get food-friendly downtown with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs to kick off on May 1.