Every girl deserves to feel like the belle of the ball. That is the philosophy of Delta Phi Gamma, a local sorority at California State University, Stanislaus. The women of Delta Phi Gamma make girls' dreams come true with Project Cinderella, a program that loans formal dresses to junior high and high school girls for free.
Turlockers have long known of the humanitarian efforts of resident Jane Vilas, but now her efforts have been recognized on a statewide scale.
Every year, the City of Turlock Recreation Division provides over $20,000 in scholarships to allow everyone the opportunity to participate in the variety of activities the department offers, regardless of ability to pay.
During their Tuesday morning meeting, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved a 48-inch water allotment for the 2010 season, with no cap.
The crack of the bat, the thud of the ball hitting the mitt, and the crunching of Cracker Jacks in the stands all sound like money to the City of Turlock, where baseball tournaments have become a summer staple.
Turlock's economy is looking at another hit with the announcement Tuesday that the Hormel Food Corporation will be closing their Turlock facility later this year.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a modest increase in March keeping the county at record levels for joblessness, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.
On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a proposed 48-inch-per-acre irrigation water allotment with no cap.
Time was, when Gary Soiseth wanted to take a look at the crops growing outside, he just strolled out his door. Now, half-way around the world in a war-torn country that same task requires an armed escort and logistical planning.
Trees play an important role in the community. From the shade they provide to their role in making the Valley's air cleaner, trees are an essential element of local landscape and this is why the City of Turlock celebrates National Arbor Day in a big way.
With the 70 degree weather and the blooming spring flowers, it's hard not to anticipate the warm months of summer right around the corner. And with the summer time, there comes plenty of camps, swimming, summer sports and the popular movie nights that can all be found through the City of Turlock Recreation Department.
With tax day just five days away, new research from a nonprofit public policy institute shows that Stanislaus County residents could miss out on up to $17 million in Earned Income Tax Credits.
Emanuel Medical Center will soon offer life-saving cardiac services that they once deferred to other hospitals. The new Emanuel Cardiac Cath and Intervention Lab will give doctors the ability to treat patients with certain cardiac conditions.
The Central Valley movement, March for California's Future, which began a walk of protest in Bakersfield and plans to end in Sacramento, rolled into Turlock on Monday.
The City of Turlock won't implement its new, state-mandated metered residential water billing until Jan. 1, 2011. But the city is already letting consumers know just how the change will affect their monthly bills.
"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.
The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.
By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.
Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.
The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.
Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.