A new bus has rolled into town and found a temporary home in front of Turlock Stadium 14. 'Monster Kool Bus' is a 1956 school bus that has been transformed into a super-sized monster truck that stands 13 feet high and 22 feet long and weighs 19,000 pounds.
Deena Migliazzo, center, was crowned the Dairy Princess Wednesday night at District 6 contest. Migliazzo attends Buhach Colony High School. She is the third generation to grow up on the Migliazzo and Sons Dairy in Atwater and recently took home a prize as part of the state champion 2013 Buhach Colony High School Dairy Judging Team. She is surrounded by fellow contestants Abigayle Durrer of Modesto, Kasadi Barcelos of Hilmar, first runner up Joya Lemos of Waterford and Colleen Allen of Los Banos, who was named Miss Vitality.
Last year local dried fruit company Bella Viva submitted dried persimmons, peaches, pears and oranges as part of their new Pure and Natural line at the Fresno Food Expo, an annual convention to honor the local food industry's leaders in innovation. This year, Bella Viva will be competing for the same honors at the 2014 Expo with their newest product: dried apple slices from the Pure and Natural line which has already been named a top contender.
Camp Taylor, a camp for young people and families of children with heart disease, has grown exponentially since its founding in 2002. Much of that growth has happened in the past three years, not coincidentally following the surge of success of its most famous advocate-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Summer reading is in full swing at Stanislaus County Libraries and this month children will learn about real-life heroes during special book readings and craft projects. Other activities include ocean and marshmallow crafts, along with a monthly LEGO building time.
In an effort to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods throughout Merced County, the Merced County Department of Public Health CalFresh Champions for Change Program is looking to award mini-grants to either start a community garden or improve an existing community garden.
Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.