The latest study released by the American Lung Association shows Stanislaus County still has great strides to make in its quest for clean air.
Instead of spending a typical Saturday relaxing after a busy work week, over 250 members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints scattered around Turlock to clean up the town they call home.
Turlock's own Kathy Halsey was named the 14th Senate District Woman of the Year. Halsey has spent more than 30 years working for AT&T and has dedicated countless hours to community service through several local non-profit organizations, including the Modesto Rotary, the Salvation Army of Modesto and the United Way of Stanislaus County. She also currently serves as chairman of the board for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.
The public will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the area's native wildlife when the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center hosts their annual Baby Animal Shower.
Firefighters from all over the San Joaquin Valley participated in training exercises at the Regional Fire Training Center in Modesto on Saturday. In one training scenario, firefighters from Escalon, Salida and Burbank Paradise fire departments locate and remove six people from inside of a collapsed ice house.
As we take time this weekend to honor the ones we call "mom," let's not forget all the words of wisdom our mothers have given to us. Three local women recalled their mother's best advice and shared the advice they hope to pass on to their children.
The Turlock Homeless Action Committee is looking for community members to serve on the board of the future Community Resource Center.
Turlockers enjoyed sunshine, fresh air and fresh produce at the opening of the Turlock Farmers' Market on Broadway Friday morning. Vendors will sell fresh fruit and produce every Friday until Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broadway and Main Street. Organizers expect to see more produce vendors as the season progresses.
The streets of downtown were filled with the sights, sounds and smells of Taste of Turlock: A Cultural Celebration on Saturday.
More than 100 people quietly gathered at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Saturday to remember the Japanese Americans who were interned at the Turlock Assembly Center during WWII.
The community of Turlock, once again, showed its spirit and commitment to making the world a better place on Saturday by exceeding the fundraising goal for the 2010 Relay for Life.
Turlock City firefighters will be pounding the streets on Saturday, boots in hand, in search of donations for four local charities.
Four months after the soft opening of the Turlock BMX Bike Park - and after local riders and the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department came to a compromise on design changes - the park had its official grand opening on Saturday.
A fire broke out inside a residence in the 1000 block of Minaret Street on Friday afternoon. As of press time, the investigation was still ongoing, so details about the fire were limited.
Poppies will be sprouting all over Turlock soon, and not just the type found in gardens. Paper poppies made by disabled veterans and members of the American Legion will be distributed by the American Legion Auxiliary during Poppy Week. For the first time in years, Turlock's American Legion Rex Ish Post #88 will have a Little Miss Poppy to reign over poppy season.
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.