The holiday spirit was evident at the recent Festival of Trees gala and auction, which raised an astounding $323,624. Every dollar goes to support local hospice services and Jessica's House, a grief support program for children and teens.
Recycling is a great way to earn some extra cash on the side, but when the proceeds go towards others in the community the benefits of giving outweigh the dollars earned. Steven Shamgochian of Turlock Junior High School experienced this first hand as he has spent the past year recycling, ultimately raising over $2,000 and using the proceeds to purchase items to donate to fellow schoolmates.
Poor air quality Valley-wide continues to persist as the air basin lingers under a high-pressure system that has kept emissions from escaping.
The Turlock Convention and Visitor's Bureau is looking forward to a bright 2014, as the tourism marketing organization hopes to bring some new ideas for the upcoming year.
Each day, the Turlock Gospel Mission is getting closer to its fundraising goals with the help of Turlock's generous citizens.
For the Holguin family, the holidays have been an especially difficult time as they enter the Christmas season with one empty seat at the family table.
While individuals are rushing to complete their holiday shopping, Envy Fine Clothing of Turlock is asking customers to consider allocating some funds from their Christmas lists to sponsor local families in need.
Name: Whitney Oliver Designs; EDEN Soap & Candle Co.
A community reflects its residents and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock have demonstrated the connected and charitable nature of local society members through its consistent, generous contributions.
Locals will notice the slow disappearance of Turlock Together's hallmark blue barrels at schools and businesses as the collection and sorting of goods has begun and the countdown towards distribution ticks away.
Turlock lost a legend Wednesday morning with the passing of longtime swim and water polo coach Steve Feaver.
Budget season is never easy; especially for an organization like the Turlock Irrigation District, which provides electric service to over 99,000 customers and irrigation water to 4,900 area farmers. But after three months of reviewing reports from each TID department, a final budget was passed on Tuesday. The outcome? A brighter outlook for 2014 than originally expected.
For over 20 years, Westside Ministries has been collecting and distributing coats in an effort to keep area kids warm during the cold winter months. This year, the Turlock ministry is hoping to provide 1,000 coats to children in need. Students are referred to the Coats 4 Kids program through local schools. To donate funds to purchase additional coats, visit www.westsideministriesturlock.com.
Rising employment rates, and increasing consumer confidence and wealth are slowly bringing the Valley economy out of recession - and the positive trend is forecast to continue through 2015.
Parents looking to focus children's rambunctious behavior during the winter break can turn to a kitchen staple: eggs. Gemperle Farms has initiated the latest component to their new and improved website -a video series on egg-related crafts, recipes and science experiments.
For several years now the golden trophy from the annual Turlock Education Foundation sponsored Iron Chef competition has adorned the kitchen of the Turlock High School culinary class. Now it's Pitman's turn.
Many adults have fond childhood memories of melting ice cream cones and sticky fingers during the summertime, including Greg Raynes. The local teacher turned ice cream aficionado is now providing this memorable experience to children in Turlock by opening his first ice cream parlor, Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery.
In what might be a sign of recovering times in Turlock, two new businesses are joining the strip of stores along heavily trafficked Monte Vista Avenue: The Cottonwood and Turlock's New Vision Pharmacy.
Stanislaus County recorded an unemployment rate for March that is the lowest it's been for the month since before the Great Recession began.
A planned protest outside Turlock City Hall Thursday night to raise awareness for the seasonal closure of Turlock's homeless shelter ended with the arrest of one man for a charge of illegal camping.
One man has brought new life to Emanuel Cancer Center and another is literally saving lives in the emergency room, and now both are being touted for their exemplary service to the patients served by Emanuel Medical Center.
Name of Business: Suddenly Perfect
Locals looking to relive their high school glory days will have the opportunity to as the Active 20-30 Club of Turlock is hosting a Casino Royale Prom event complete with gowns, corsages, photos, and more.
GDI Insurance will once again help families learn how to keep their children safe during a free community event on May 16. The 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office at 801 Geer Road, Turlock.
Ten-year-old Turlock resident Kenley Montes is ready to take a walk.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has named Lt. Jeff Dirkse as the new Patterson Police Services Chief.
Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II traveled to the state capital last week to join numerous other law enforcement officials in support of funding aimed at helping at-risk youth.
Amidst ongoing tragedy in the Christian communities of the Middle East, the local community will have a chance to connect with a representative from Iraq on Thursday as the local chapter of the Assyrian Democratic Movement is hosting Yonadam Kanna. Kanna is a member of Iraqi parliament and the Secretary General of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.
Fresh cuisine in a farm-friendly atmosphere is now available in Hilmar as Lola Bistro & Express officially opened its doors on Tuesday.
Local singing artist and Pitman High student Ansley Murillo signed autographs and CDs at Rancho Grande restaurant on Lander Avenue Friday promoting her demo.