The recession has been particularly tough on small businesses, knocking more than 170,000 such businesses out of operation between 2008 and 2010, per U.S. Census Bureau Data.
Mountain lions are known to prowl rocky ridges, canyons or even dense brush, but the flat farmlands of Turlock are not exactly known to entice the furtive felines. However, that wasn't the case on Sunday.
The phone rings. It's the local utility, the man on the phone says, and the electric account is past due.
Navy Seaman Recruit Vanessa M. Jensen, daughter of Veronica M. and David E. Jensen of Delhi, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Over 221,000 people visited the Stanislaus County Fair during its 2012 10-day run, marking it as another strong year.
California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman is warning people not to eat diced, slivered and whole peeled Gills Onions, and diced onion and celery mix because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. To date, no illnesses have been reported.
A semi-truck was struck by a freight train Wednesday afternoon in Turlock, leaving a debris field of truck parts and smashed pears all over the road.
Central Valley resident Alisha Nelson knows a thing or two about raising the bar for women in the workforce. An agriculture enthusiast and former rodeo sweetheart, Nelson is not afraid to get her hands dirty, especially when it comes to heavy machinery as she is the first woman hired by Turlock's Garton Tractor Inc. as an agriculture sales consultant.
What should have been an exciting and unforgettable experience for first time FFA exhibitor Victoria McPherson, instead, turned into a heartbreaking incident that left her and her family yearning for answers. McPherson and her sheep "Lambert" were dismissed from the Stanislaus County Fair Advance Showing last week after the fair's veterinarian disqualified the animal.
It wasn't your run-of-the-mill Highway 99 crash.
At this point, if you're still imagining the fun, it's too late.
Name of business: It's Gluten Free
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address agricultural labor issues at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 7.
The Central Valley economy is continuing to gradually recover, and will slowly grow for the next two years, according to the latest California State University, Stanislaus Business Forecast Report.
The summertime blues for local food pantries is heating up with donations down at Turlock community centers - a phenomenon food program coordinators see every year.
Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.
Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.
As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:
The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.
Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.
The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.
Name of Business: Combat Zone Fitness
Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock - Swanson Centennial Dog Park - on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.
Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.
The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.
It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.
The Sons in Retirement organization are looking for local Korean War veterans to participate in a service tribute in November.
Who is equal parts cute and funny? Aspiring roller derby girl Keeley Parker.
Roughly 10 years before Tim Guerino became the executive director of the Turlock Gospel Mission he ministered to first responders at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
When Turlocker Laurie Salinas began selling her handcrafted jewelry online at the urging of her friends and family, she didn't anticipate that the founder and CEO of The Craftstar would purchase of piece of her jewelry.
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