Parenting is no walk in the park. When families have to deal with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, parenting can be too much to handle alone. That is where the Turlock Family Network comes in.
Stanislaus County will soon welcome at least one large warehouse facility - Amazon.com is expected to open its 1-million-square-foot Patterson fulfillment center this fall - but many local residents lack the education and training to apply for logistics jobs.
If one were to drive down a busy street in Turlock, they would most likely see an assortment of cars, trucks and even on rare occasions, tractors. However, sighting bicycles seems to be a more daunting task. The reason behind the lack of bikes?
Dominique Germann of Ceres was selected as the 2013-14 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 300 dairy industry members and their families and friends on June 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption Hall in Turlock.
Whether it's glazed, jelly-filled, powdered, or frosted with sprinkles, donuts are one of the country's favorite sweet treats. On Friday, donuts lovers across America - and right here in Turlock - celebrated National Donut Day by partaking of the fried dough treats.
With temperatures expected to reach 107 degrees Saturday, several cooling centers will be open to help Merced County residents cope with the heat. The following locations will be available Saturday to be used as cooling centers if needed:
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.
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.