About 15 years ago, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder caused Robert Hall to run away from home, as if he were a teenager again, and no one understood why, not even himself.
Michael Frantz, a Hickman farmer, was appointed to the post of Turlock Irrigation District Division 1 Director on Tuesday morning. The vote of appointment was unanimous among the other four TID directors.
A fight over a debt of less than $100 built up into a physical confrontation that left a Turlock man dead from a stab wound, the Turlock Police Department reported.
Six members of Nu Alpha Kappa fraternity are raising awareness of homelessness in the community by experiencing homelessness first-hand. The members are spending a week in the quad at CSU Stanislaus. This includes sleeping, eating, and doing every day-to-day activity at their campsite in the grass. They gave up luxuries like cell phones and computers for the duration of the experiment, and fraternity president Humberto Sanchez said they can only leave the quad for classes.
After 31 years of fighting fires, responding to medical emergencies and in general, being there when he was needed most, Turlock City Fire Department Les Austin is hanging up his fireman's ax and retiring.
It's out with the old and in with the new at the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees this Election Day.
The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has officially set up shop inside the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a move to bolster the county's H1N1 preparedness plan as the number of infections continue to grow locally and across the nation.
The applications are in - 11 will compete for appointment to the vacant Turlock Irrigation District Division 1 Director seat.
During the wind, rain and cold nights, most homeless people don't have a place to take cover from the harsh weather. Their cardboard box homes become soaked and wet clothes only bring on flu-like symptoms. This is where the Turlock Gospel Mission steps in to help give the homeless a warm and dry place to stay along with a full belly before bedtime. They are planning on opening their doors Nov. 15 and will stay open through April 3, 2010.
A crowd of university students stared at Chad Crittenden in surprise, shock, and a little awe as he pulled off the lower portion of his pant leg to reveal a prosthetic foot. The California State University, Stanislaus students had just seen Crittenden walk, climb steps, and even hop off of the stage without any hint of a disability. That was the point of Crittenden's sudden revelation, that his disability did not change who he was or what he was capable of.
Challenges within the Central Valley are expected to come in the package of increased population leaving too many people with not enough jobs to offer them. As a result, the Central Valley will see an increase in poverty and unemployment rates, according to the third edition of The Economy by the Great Valley Center released Friday.
Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.
As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.
The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.
Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.
State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.