If you happen to cross paths with Ray Houlihan you're likely to hear a story and be shown several photographs. About what depends on the day, but Turlock High baseball and local events are often a safe bet. Long since retired as a teacher, Houlihan spends his time covering the Turlock community with his camera in hand, often chatting up his subjects and getting contact information so he can share with them his photos.
This year the Merced County Fair is officially honoring those in the agriculture industry who work throughout the year to feed and support the county with its theme "Saluting Our Farmers and Ranchers."
It may only be the first week in June, but the Central Valley is about to heat up fast. The National Weather Service is forecasting record-high temperatures by Sunday.
A fire of an undetermined cause raced through a Delhi residence, leaving it uninhabitable, according to Cal-Fire Merced.
After recording several years of declines, the birth rate for teenagers in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase, according to a new report from the California Department of Public Health.
As part of our continuing efforts to encourage water conservation, the City of Turlock Municipal Services website now offers many new user-friendly tools and valuable information to help users with water conservation efforts in and around the home.
The American Red Cross Central Valley Region distributed emergency drinking water on Thursday that was donated by World Grocer of Turlock to their Emergency Response storage sites benefiting seven California counties.
When Raymond Hannagan noticed that his children were struggling to find an interest in reading at a young age he decided to introduce them to comic books. As a collector of over 10,000 different comics, Hannagan had an overabundance of materials from which his children could choose.
The Turlock Regional Industrial Park, which is currently home to big names such as Blue Diamond Almond Growers and US Cold Storage facilities, will be welcoming two new milk powder processing facilities.
Three years into a drought, more than farmers are taking an economic hit in California. That was the summation of bad news shared at a recent agribusiness luncheon by Mike Wade, executive director of California Farm Water Coalition in Sacramento.
When the starting bell rings at the Belmont Stakes come Saturday it will kick off what could be a historic horse race and start a flurry of cheering at betting parlors across the country, including the Turlock Turf Club.
There's no better time to put pride of country on display than the Fourth of July, and this year the Turlock Downtown Property Owners and Turlock Chamber of Commerce are hoping to see lots of "Country Pride" in the annual holiday parade.
Name of Business: On Your Toes Dance Studio
A 95th birthday celebration was held recently in the Fellowship Hall of the Turlock Free Methodist Church for Turlock resident Laura Lundgren Raley. Laura was born in Turlock, along with her brother, another long-time Turlock resident, Archie Lundgren, who taught at Turlock High School for 25 years.
The old Hilmar water treatment facility could soon help strengthen local water conservation efforts made by the Turlock Irrigation District, as the district Board of Directors voted on Tuesday to spend $2.34 million to pick up the previously abandoned project in an effort to catch canal water currently spilling into the Merced River.
Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.
Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.
Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.
Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.
While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.
Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.
A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.
Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.
Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.
This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.
Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.
An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.
Name of Business: Liberty Private Security Inc. & Training Academy
The Korean War era cannon that used to sit in front of the War Memorial Building may soon be moving to downtown Turlock. While the details of the historic cannon's relocation are still being considered, one thing is already clear: Turlock veterans want a say in the placement and presentation of the memorial.
Turlock residents heading out to work Thursday morning were pleasantly surprised to find that they needed an umbrella. A short burst of rain in the morning was followed with a heavy downpour in the afternoon.