Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.
Nothing is more American than apple pie - and a friendly county fair contest to find the best baker around. The annual Stanislaus County Fair apple pie contest not only provides a means of competition, it also means a tasty homemade treat for hundreds of homeless and in-need families.
It was supposed to be just another day of work for Turlock resident David Whiting. After five years of washing cars at Reflections car wash on Geer Road, Monday was supposed to be no different.
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
Name of business: Rustic Roots
What started as a simple gardening project next to the Turlock Salvation Army Corp building, with only a couple of boxes and seeds to plant, blossomed into a mass production that's helped feed hundreds of people in need.
Rain hit the Valley early Monday morning, clouding the summer sun and darkening the skies. With the first annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament scheduled at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto, it seemed like a case of bad luck.
A family gathering in Hughson Friday night turned tragic when a 2-year-old girl drowned in a hot tub.
Protesters gathered at the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park on Monday to voice opposition to the proposed move of the park from its current location on Starr Avenue to Donnelly Park.
A faulty table lamp is likely behind a fire that scorched a Turlock home, but quick responses from the homeowners kept the fire from spreading outside one room.
For the first time this year authorities have found two dead birds in Stanislaus County that have tested positive for the West Nile virus.
Two Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies earned medals at the recently held United States Police and Fire Championships, organized by the California Police Athletic Foundation.
While the 122nd Merced County Fair saw cooler temperatures than last year's triple digit heat days, the event recorded a 4 percent decrease in attendance compared to 2012.
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables isn't just important for the community's youngest residents - it's also a way for senior citizens to remain healthy and active.
The economic news in Stanislaus County is on an upswing as summer is ushered in, with new companies ramping up their hiring rates and the county reaching a new low for the year in unemployment.
Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.
Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.
Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.
Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.
While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.
Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.
A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.
Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.
Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.
This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.
Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.
An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.