Gas prices shot up like fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday, but have fallen slightly since then, according to an AAA Northern California report.A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline currently averages $3.14 across the state, according to the report, six cents higher than a month ago and 24 cents higher than this time last year.That increased price has more to do with Wall Street than Main Street, according to AAA Northern California."The price at the pump continues to be largely impacted by how investors view oil as an investment opportunity, versus the traditional supply and ...
Tim Holveck prefers to do his harvesting the old fashioned way by using his draft horses to cut grass in a Denair field.
With the number of whooping cough cases continuing to mount, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is staging several vaccination clinics through the month of July.The health department especially hopes to vaccinate those who are around infants."It is very important for new mothers and fathers, and caregivers of infants to get the Tdap shot," said Dr. John Walker, County Public Health Officer.The health department will hold five vaccination clinics around the county through July 28. Vaccinations will be given to the following priority groups: New post-partum women; fathers of newborns; infant caregivers, including household contacts that might ...
It's official: Turlock Mayor John Lazar will seek reelection in the Nov. 2 Turlock City Council election.Lazar, a real estate broker who has served as mayor since 2006 and sat as a councilmember from 1992 through 2006, formally pulled papers to run on Friday afternoon."I weighed the merits of it, and honestly my interest is for my community and I think it's in the best interest of my community to seek reelection," Lazar said.Lazar acknowledged the past four years as mayor have been trying at times, with a divided council publicly arguing at council meetings ...
It's a modern-day gold rush in California, as jewelers across the state wave "buying gold" signs on street corners.The craze, brought on by all-time high prices for gold as investors seek a safe haven for money in a volatile stock market, has seen people across the Valley selling gold items to make some extra money. But just as the 1849 gold rush brought myriad problems along with it – lawlessness, disease, and addictions – the 2010 gold rush has its own issues.According to local jewelers and the Turlock Police Department, increasing theft rates and a growing number of unlawful ...
Being an artist has always been a part of who Kat Zupan is. Whether it was interior design, photography or being a tattoo artist, Merced native Zupan has always expressed her creative side through her work. In her current industry - as a tattoo artist - her gender makes her unique. "I stay with something with artistic freedom and I stay true to my artistic side," Zupan said. But with her artistic side, she has landed in a male-dominated industry making her a rare find in the tattoo world. Her rarity brings along some daily challenges, but she also has some advantages ...
Working 19-hour days during the 10-day run at the Stanislaus County Fair can be exhausting but what helps some local 4-H and FFA animal exhibitors get by are quick cat naps and an overdose of caffeine. "The week before the fair we are up early and going all day preparing for the fair so by the time the fair hits town we are all exhausted," said Hayley Williamson, Chatom 4-H member. "Sometimes I get really cranky and I argue with my sister because I am so tired," she said. In past years, Williamson has gone home during the day for ...
Lance Hunter, a Hilmar resident, was recently awarded the highest honor possible for a Pepsi Beverages Company sales representative. Hunter was inducted into the PepsiCo President's Ring of Honor, an award reserved for less than one percent of PepsiCo's worldwide sales force. Hunter is a sales representative who specializes mostly in competitive restaurant sales. He targets those potential clients who sell competitors' beverages in their restaurants. He said that he was pretty surprised when he heard that he had won. "I've heard of people winning it before. I've been working for Pepsi for 31 years and ...
Everyone has their reasons for attending the opening night of the Stanislaus County Fair.
The 2010 Stanislaus County Fair started their 10-day run on Friday amid sweltering heat. The triple digit temperatures did not, however, deter die-hard fair fanatics, who swarmed the corndog stands, petting zoo and midway.
The Turlock Recreation Division is offering classes in drawing, baking and sculpting - just to name a few - for local youth to make the most of their summer vacation, however, attendance numbers remain low.
A single vehicle roll over crash in Denair sheared off a power pole and started a small grass fire.
The truck driver who was killed in a fiery pile-up on Highway 99 outside of Turlock has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office.
A driver who ran a red light ended up crashing his vehicle into a canal. The collision occurred around 1:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Geer and Taylor roads and involved two vehicles. Both drivers were taken to the hospital following the crash.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed at a steady 17.3 percent for the month of June, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.
Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.
Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.
Name of Business: Romson's Kebab
After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.
On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.
Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.
Duane Johnson is the last person to let his age get in the way. Having just celebrated his 100th birthday with over 50 friends this past weekend, the Turlock resident continues to view age as just a number.
Although Westside Ministries founder JoLynn DiGrazia recently made the announcement that she will step down from her position as director, she assured guests at the organization's 30th anniversary party this past weekend that she is not going anywhere anytime soon.
Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.
Gilbert Teixeira was named the 73rd winner of the Klussendorf Trophy, the highest recognition given to a dairy cattle showman in the United States.
Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.
The donation of an animal resuscitator made by the Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter is credited with helping to save several pets that were in a recent Ceres house fire.