The monster in 3-year-old Charleston "Cash" Goeppert's life doesn't live under his bed, lurk in his closet, or come out when the lights go off. His monster comes in the form of a gene mutation that makes the simplest of functions, like breathing and swallowing, a moment to moment struggle.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting got a little heated on Tuesday when farmers expressed dismay regarding the district's recent decision to make 15,000 acre feet of additional water available for irrigators.
I am not a cowboy. I have never farmed a day in my life (unless helping my mom pull out weeds counts). I have never milked a cow. I've never lifted a bale of hay. I've never donned a cowboy hat, worn leather shoes or boasted a shiny belt buckle complete with a short sleeve plaid shirt.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in June, but continues to maintain lower levels that seen in recent years, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.