It's that time of year again with the sun ready to shine and all that free time students now have with school out. It is a perfect time to "Make a Splash" at the Turlock Library with three summer reading programs.
Women from Turlock, Hilmar and Modesto will compete in a variety of challenges in front of three judges on June 10 to earn the title District 6 Dairy Princess.
What was once known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day continues to be a time for Americans to remember those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Graduates of the class of 2010 could not have asked for a more beautiful day for their commencement ceremony on Friday. Turlock High School and Pitman High School seniors walked down the aisle to pomp and circumstance on a cool but clear day. As they waited their turn in the procession line, their sweat was from nerves and not from the usual heat of graduation day.
Over 20 Turlock citizens stood outside the doors of Trader Joe's in Modesto on Saturday to kick off their campaign to bring the grocery store to Turlock. Their goal is to have about 20 people request that a Trader Joe's come to Turlock every day until it actually happens. Supporters wore their favorite Hawaiian shirt and had a variety of colorful leis for Saturday's rally. Turlock Mayor John Lazar and City Council member Mary Jackson were present.
Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer for most sun bathers and outdoor barbecuers, but this week's cool and rainy weather seemed more like winter. The clouds are expected to clear just in time for the long weekend, and that will be a relief for vacationers and farmers alike.
Nearly five years - and innumerable political battles - after an arson fire destroyed Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center, ground was broken Friday on a new, expanded facility.
In the interests of making Turlock a bit more energy efficient, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved several new rebate programs last week which look to entice consumers to install solar attic fans, radiant barriers and PC power management software.
The Stanislaus County Fair is looking to expand their scope of fundraising, and to do that they will be creating a nonprofit foundation.
"Bem-vindo à Turlock, Sr. Páscoa."
A three-car accident caused by a wrong-way driver on Highway 99 on Monday morning resulted in the death of a Turlock man.
Turlock native Lila Johnson has been named one of the newest officers to champion the cause of the American Cancer Society.
The cause of a fire in a vacant home in the 600 block of C Street is still under investigation.
If you've seen the Tuolumne River lately you may have noticed the water is swift and high. That's due to lots of water being released from Don Pedro Reservoir to make room for incoming run-off from the melting snow pack.
The Turlock Irrigation District will sell surplus irrigation water to lands outside District boundaries for the first time since 2006, following a Tuesday Board of Directors decision.
Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.
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Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.
"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.