The 2012 Stanislaus County Fair is just around the corner, and while there are still some finishing touches left before its grand opening on Friday, fair staff and volunteers are working harder than ever to ensure everything runs smoothly for the big day.
Army Pvt. Jennifer N. Rozynski has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Name of business: Heaven Snow
Although gas prices continue to fall in some parts of the Golden State, other areas have started to see a rise at the pump. According to the latest report from AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange, which tracks gas prices, every metro area in Northern California saw a double-digit drop in its average price over the past month.
Turlock residents Susie Van Foeken and Marie Voltzke enjoy talking about their travels, they like reading Christian fiction and they each have a particular fondness for black jellybeans. These are the markers of their friendship - a friendship that has been growing for the last four years and blossomed through the Stanislaus County Library's Home Delivery Service.
The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease, paving the way for the development of the others. FMD is one of the most economically devastating diseases in the world for those who raise cows, sheep, pigs, goats, deer, and other cloven-hoofed animals.
Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.
The State of California Department of Transportation announced that Turlock will be receiving a nearly $320,000 grant through the Safe Routes to School Program for pedestrian safety construction in front of Turlock Junior High.
For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family, including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to include them in the festivities, the fireworks explosions frightens most pets and can cause them to run away. The Turlock Animal Shelter has been busier than ever this week with reports of missing pets since the holiday.
The Livingston 4th of July Celebration kicked off on Friday, extending the Valley's Independence Day festivities. The event continues Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Sunday, the Livingston Sweet Potato Festival returns for the first time in 15 years. Visitors can expect everything from sweet potato pie to fries from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The 2012 Hilmar Dairy Festival was held Saturday with the highlight of the annual event the Little Milkmaid and Milkman competition. Twelve children age three to six participated in the 2012 competition. Brie Frietas and Collin Danbom took home the title of Little Milkmaid and Little Milkman.
Steve Williams, a 24-year veteran of the Turlock Police Department, was promoted to the rank of captain Monday.
Name of business: eCosway
Before the fuse is lit on the fireworks, the Turlock Fire Department is reminding the community to celebrate Independence Day with safety in mind.
As one local church celebrates its centennial anniversary, its parishioners are focused firmly on the future.
The Turlock Fire Department will be conducting a live fire training today and Sunday.
Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson won't mind if people tell him he's all wet, as long as it is after Sept. 19.
Those driving through downtown Denair likely get the feeling that things have been done the same way in the east county town for a long time. Just past the hometown football field, near the intersection of Main Street and Fresno Avenue, lays a dirt lot overgrown with weeds. The seemingly nondescript parcel of land will soon play a large role in determining the town's future as it prepares to play host to Denair's first commercial property - Dollar General.
The results from this year's Almond Drought Survey demonstrate almond producers' increased reliance on groundwater resources, as well as the increased amount of salt toxicity cases due to the application of high saline groundwater.
Denair will put its community pride on display next weekend at the 5th Annual Denair Farm & Family Festival.