This spring season's above average rainfall has led to an abundance of both grass and brush and high, swift and cold river flows - each brings its own danger to recreating Californians.
Law enforcement throughout California, including the Turlock Police Department, will be looking for unbelted drivers and passengers as part of the 2011 Click It or Ticket mobilization, through June 5.
Gasoline prices have plummeted in the past week, just in time for Memorial Day travel, but drivers are still paying far more for gasoline now than they did a year ago.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported that Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), caused by Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), has been confirmed in 10 horses in California, in Kern, Placer, Stanislaus, Amador and Napa counties.
The Stanislaus County Fair is looking for local talent to fill its 2011 Community Stage lineup.
The Stanislaus Council of Governments, in the midst of drafting a non-motorized transportation plan for the region, is seeking feedback from county bike riders.
The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is inviting the public to celebrate the birth of hundreds of wild animals with their annual Baby Animal Shower fundraiser today. The center cares for orphaned animals until they are old enough to be released back into the wild. The baby animal shower is one of their biggest fundraisers, and it is a way for the center to collect much-needed supplies.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a dip downward with numerous sectors posting job gains in April, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.
Foster Farms is seeking entries for its 2011 Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest. The contest is open to home, amateur and professional chefs residing in California, Oregon and Washington who are asked to submit their prized, original chicken recipes featuring fresh chicken and locally-inspired ingredients for consideration. The winning contestant will receive a grand prize of $10,000 plus a one-year supply of Foster Farms fresh chicken.
The Turlock Fire Department was out Saturday afternoon for the annual Fill the Boot drive. The firefighters were able to raise about $14,000 that they will use to help support community organizations and families such as Turlock Together, Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Recreation Department and Random Acts of Kindness program.
On Tuesday the Turlock Police Department bid farewell to Sgt. Douglas Ravaglioli who is retiring from the department and celebrated the promotion of Steve Crawford to sergeant.
The Turlock 12:10 Lions Club and the Turlock Covenant Church put on a community health and safety fair Saturday that drew large crowds, according to event organizers.
Congratulations: you've just joined a book club.
The Turlock Salvation Army Corps held a Community Awareness Day on Friday to educate the public about available resources. Participants each received a card to have signed at 16 non-profit agency booths and four business booths. Participants who received signatures at every booth got a free bag of groceries.
Turlock may not be Flanders Field, the former World War I battlefield made famous by John McCrea's poem, but the poppies most certainly will blow. In fact, thousands of crêpe paper poppies, each hand-made by a hospitalized or disabled veteran, have made their way to Turlock and the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) this year in preparation for poppy week, during which members of the ALA, Sons of the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops will work to raise money for those hospitalized and disabled veterans by distributing the flowers.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is developing Phase II (Research) of its new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2014.
A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.
The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.
The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.
Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.
When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.
While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.
In the heart of the state that dominates the global production of almonds, the Central Valley is known to welcome an influx of honeybee colonies just in time for almond orchard bloom each year.