The Stanislaus County Housing and Support Services Collaborative is readying to embark on the yearly census count of homeless individuals residing in Stanislaus County with the hopes of identifying services needed to help the community and increase funding for those services.
As if the record-breaking crowds at last year's Stanislaus County Fair were not enough, the success of the annual event was validated once more during the Western Fairs Association Convention and International Association of Fairs and Expositions, who together presented the Fair with 11 different awards.
Stanislaus County's Temporary Water Assistance program has already delivered water to over 50 dry well owners since its inception in August, and to the relief of other County residents with a depleted water supply, Fire Warden Dale Skiles said that the program is not going anywhere anytime soon.
As we gazed over Tuolumne Meadows and countless snowy pinnacles, we saw not a soul and scarcely a sign that people had ever been there. It was hard to believe we were in one of the world's most popular parks, visited by millions every year. Two friends and I carefully hiked the final steps over rock and ice to reach a patch of bare granite on the 9,450-foot summit of Lembert Dome. An amazing view from the peak rewarded our effort.
January 19, 2016|
BY MATT JOHANSON
Special to the Journal
Turlock residents are gladly adjusting to the downpour of rain throughout the area, with recent precipitation amounts exceeding the average rainfall amount since the 1930s and bringing much-needed relief to a drought-stricken region.
The Turlock Pregnancy Center shows off its new sonogram machine donated by the Knights of Columbus during tours of the facility given on Sunday. The Turlock, Hughson, Newman, Ceres and Patterson councils also provided the patient table, desk and chairs as well. The sonogram machine was donated on Aug. 12, 2015, and has since been used for patients and training. Sunday's event was an open house to celebrate the new equipment and the services the Turlock Pregnancy Center has to offer including free diapers, clothing, formula and other baby items, along with support for women facing crisis pregnancies.
January 19, 2016|
BY CANDY PADILLA
With over 20 school-aged children currently taking advantage of mentoring programs at Sierra Vista Child & Family Services, the organization is hoping to increase that number following a summit on Friday that will raise awareness and advocate for the importance of mentoring throughout the region.
The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is looking for a few good men and women. Every year the Agency on Aging asks the community to nominate those senior citizens who have gone the extra mile through service, humanitarianism, leadership, political advocacy or by just being a good neighbor.
January 19, 2016|
Not all wishes are out of reach and the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada are pulling together to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions through the 16th Annual Wishmakers Ball in Modesto.
An 18-year-old man who reads at a third grade level that wants to become a lawyer, a 56-year-old woman who wants to improve her reading and writing skills to study phlebotomy, a 30-year-old man who speaks fluent French, but wants to enhance his understanding of the English language to go to college-these are just three students waiting to be tutored in LearningQuest's Adult Literacy program.