On April 20, 1990, Seattle Mariners pitcher Brian Holman was one out away from throwing a perfect game and Major League Baseball immortality. After recording 26 outs, Oakland A's pinch-hitter Ken Phelps ruined his dream with a line-drive home-run over the right-field fence at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Back in a chilly early February it would have been hard to believe this year's almond harvest could possibly set a record, let alone increase. At the time many growers were concerned that freezing temperatures and rain could damage the fragile crop and ruin the pollination process.
Turlock's Farmers' Market got off to a lively and active start on Friday with the addition of 10 new vendors for the 2011 season. This is the market's second year of operation in downtown Turlock. Jellies, jams and cacti were just a few of the new products for sale.
When Maggie Gianesin was a teenager, computers were room-sized machines for serious work by universities, governments and corporations. At the same time, cellular phones were just invented, and only business executives and computer nerds owned one.
Manual and electronic readings show that California's near-record snowpack is slowly melting with warming spring weather. But snowpack water content is still 144 percent of the April 1 full season average.
"Woof woof" sounded a lot like "cha-ching cha-ching" to the Turlock Animal Shelter on Sunday.
The annual, international, worldwide celebration of trees came to Turlock Friday, as local officials and residents celebrated Arbor Day at Donnelly Park.
The multitude of efforts and regulations to control the air pollution levels in California are showing signs of success, according to a new report from the American Lung Association.
A UC Riverside scientist is asking for the public's help to track the distribution of brown widow spiders in California. Brown widows' range expanded rapidly in Southern California since their introduction in 2003, he said, and they may move northward this summer into Central California.
The annual Stanislaus County Fair offers residents a unique opportunity to focus on their creative sides through a variety of exhibitor categories and special contests.
Maxwell Smith will tell you that from the age of 3 years he could tell the difference between the branches of the armed services - and for him, none could compare to the U.S. Marine Corps.
U.S. Postal carriers are hoping to pick up more than just outgoing mail on May 14.
Brownie Troop 356 donated 20 adoption bags to the Turlock Animal Shelter on Tuesday. The bags include pet items that will be given to the families that adopt a new pet from the shelter. The girls earned their Community Service badge for their efforts.
A Delhi man was killed Thursday night when he stepped in front of an oncoming vehicle.
The Merced County Sheriff's Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency is holding a prescription medicine disposal event.
Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.
According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.
Danny Avila, manager of Clauss Dairies in Hilmar, had a problem. Farm employees were expending too much time and energy in their daily handling of cows. Seeing as cows are the bread and butter (literally) of the dairy industry, Avila sought a solution. He found the answers to his interspecies relations problems in the Stockmanship Training Program.
For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.