Stanislaus County's unemployment rate took a nice dip in the month of August and posted the lowest rate for the year as food processing of the area's crops ramped up.
While the competitiveness of Hollywood may drive away many young actors and actresses, those who do not give up trying might just find their way to stardom.
The relicensing of Don Pedro Reservoir and purchase of Turlock's former police station/skate park on Palm Street, will account for a hefty sum of the 2014 capital expenses for the Turlock Irrigation District, based on budget numbers presented at a workshop on Tuesday.
Own a houseboat on Don Pedro Reservoir? Go ahead and build it bigger.
Name of Business: Red Brick Bar and Grill
Community fun abounded Saturday as the city of Denair and California State University, Stanislaus both hosted family-friendly events.
Walnuts, walnuts and more walnuts.
1.6 million. That's the number of estimated drivers who are involved in an accident due to texting behind the wheel, according to the National Safety Council.
Air Force Airman Krista A. Yu graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The Turlock Fire Department is extending an offer to the community to have their old or tattered flags retired properly.
Eleven-year-old Mackenzie Bronken may at first appear to be your average sixth grade student. But when asked about her passion for finding a cure to diabetes, you'll find a motivated young girl who has no intention of giving up.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and their partner agencies in the California/Federal Dairy Digester Working Group are currently seeking dairy digester concept proposals.
Covenant Village Retirement Community held a ceremony on Wednesday in remembrance of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The facility's American flag was flown at half mast and Army Chaplain Assistant Sgt. Harrison shared his experiences at Ground Zero. Local bagpiper Randy Francis provided patriotic tunes during the ceremony.
Raisin growers may be getting more money for their crops.
As the NFL season swings into action, Turlockers are gearing up in red and gold to show their support for the San Francisco 49ers and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick. Westside Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping local youth, will be selling Kaepernick inspired t-shirts designed by their staff throughout the football season to help send kids to camp. Last year Westside Ministries sold "Kap Town 209ers" shirts and sold out multiple times before the 49ers' Super Bowl appearance.
When Volkmar Kunerth attended Eurobike in Germany, the biggest bike show in the world, he did not just admire the sleek design of the electric bikes before him. He saw the potential to contribute to the worldwide shift towards sustainable transportation.
A fire that is believed to have started in a heating and air conditioning unit charred a closet inside a downtown Turlock apartment.
The multifaceted nature of eating disorders - with nearly 50 percent of people with eating disorders also meeting the criteria for depression according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders - is the reason that the nonprofit Mental Fitness evolved from being an organization that focused on solely eating disorder education to include other pertinent aspects such as body image, self esteem and nutrition. The expansion of the nonprofit's focus has allowed Mental Fitness to "really broaden our horizon" and address the complex disorder, said outreach director Jacob Burman.
Chris Borovansky's time at the Stanislaus County Fair has come to an end. The fair's chief executive officer for the past five years announced his retirement on Thursday. After more than 30 years in the fair industry, Borovansky said it was time for him to have a real summer vacation.
The first tentative spring blooms may just now be popping up in the Central Valley, but members and friends of the Turlock Garden Club are already putting tender loving care into their landscapes, as the club prepares to host its Third Annual Garden Tour with the theme "Our Hearts in our Gardens."
Name of Business: OneSixteen Bijou
Those needing dialysis treatments may now have a closer location to go as the City of Turlock Planning Department is presently reviewing plans for a nearly 10,000 square foot building in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.
In the spirit of protecting small businesses in Turlock the Turlock Chamber of Commerce hosted the president of the Civil Justice Association of California to speak specifically about one issue plaguing businesses across the state: noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is developing Phase II (Research) of its new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2014.
A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.
The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.
The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.
Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.
When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.