Hilmar resident Sherri Flanery contemplated a "Moonstruck" package of fireworks at the Phantom Fireworks stand sponsored by the Turlock Freewill Baptist Church at the corner of Monte Vista and Geer on Tuesday. The church said last year they sold $22,000 worth of fireworks and raised $5,000 during the fundraiser, which helps send kids to summer church camp. Fireworks stands opened Tuesday throughout Turlock. About 85 percent of sales are made on July 3 and 4. In order to avoid long lines and get the best fireworks, organizations urge buyers to come in early.
More than 800 people visited GDI Insurance's safety event on Saturday, held at GDI offices on Geer Road in Turlock.
Neil Cervenka, a Turlock Police sergeant and former Air Force reservist, has been named the 26th Assembly District 2011 Veteran of the Year.
An early morning single car rollover accident on a country road resulted in the death of two Turlock men and injured two others.
The thick billows of smoke moving over Turlock Monday were from a fire that swept through a hay barn at a Turlock dairy - destroying an estimated 1,000 tons of hay bales in the process.
A collision at a well-traveled Turlock intersection Monday morning killed one child and severely injured his sister and mother, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Marisa Santos and JoAnna Oliva were not afraid of the economic climate when they decided to start a new business this spring.
Total attendance at the 120th Merced County Fair was down 4.5 percent from 2010. About 61,700 people attended the fair this year.
Gotcha Covered has been quilting blankets for needy community members since 2007, and their project grows bigger every year. The group of quilters was started in 2007 by Sharon Bristow, who got her inspiration from her daughter.
The Turlock Farmers Market held their first of three night market events on Friday. Locally grown fruits and vegetables were available for sale, along with other agricultural products such as honey.
If a helping hand is nice, multiple sets of them certainly can get some work done fast. At least that's what the staff of the Turlock Pregnancy Center learned after the center's reception area was recently renovated as part of a project undertaken by the 11 graduating members of the Leadership Turlock Class of 2011.
Alyssa Melo of Dos Palos was selected as the 2011-2012 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's (CMAB) District 6/3. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 250 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on June 16 at Our Lady of the Assumption Portuguese Hall in Turlock.
The Turlock Patriotic Parade committee is inviting active military personnel and Gold Star families to be honored guests at this year's event.
The San Joaquin Valley Air District is asking for the public's help in determining which video is the best illustration of Healthy Air Life.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced the recent disease outbreak of the Equine Herpes Virus -1 (EHV-1) associated with the horses is contained.
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.
Central Valley residents looking for jobs need not look far as HIREvent will be hosting a job fair in Modesto in March with a host of employers and opportunities available including full-time, part-time, and seasonable positions.
Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.
It's that time of year where local Girl Scout troops across the nation will post up in front of storefronts to sell their most precious products: cookies.
Local law enforcement and youth-oriented service groups are getting a major financial boost in keeping kids off drugs and out of gangs, with a newly awarded federal grant.
Pruning and shredding were the month's main reported activities, as well as application of pre-emergence herbicides on nut trees, and fumigating for replanting. The export of stored table grapes had mostly ended. Kiwifruit continued to be packed and exported for domestic and foreign markets. Avocados were harvested. Persimmons continued to be harvested and sold at roadside stands. Minimal damage from mid-month cold temperatures was reported in a few isolated spots. The sale of stored nuts continued to be dominated by domestic markets.
Name of Business: Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic
Where can local students go when they are suspended for using drugs or alcohol? Now, they can head to the Prodigal Sons and Daughters teen center due to a new partnership with the Turlock Unified School District.
A fire at a Turlock motel was kept from spreading to adjoining rooms by the quick reactions of a guest and a garden hose.