The vodka started when she was eight years old. A young Blossem Burciaga had her first taste of the alcohol and quickly discovered that it numbed the internal pain she was feeling.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock hosted its annual holiday shopping spree for children at Kohl's on Tuesday.
The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race will not pay a visit to the Central Valley in 2013, organizer AEG announced Tuesday.
The Indian summer conditions Valley residents have been enjoying - or lamenting - will finally come to an end this week.
There's good news and bad news in the 2012 Farm Income Forecast, released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Name of business: DIGS
Turlock Irrigation District labor negotiations, which have stretched on for more than a year and a half – and have been blamed for a lengthy electrical outage in September – will resume Wednesday.
Members of Home Community Church's group Knit Wits put their hobby to good use on Tuesday, handing out 100 handmade scarves to the homeless at Denair Park.
Janice McClary purchased her first Old English Sheepdog nearly 50 years ago, and credits her husband for starting a passion that continues to inspire her to compete across the globe.
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Turlock - especially among the youth. The continued outpouring of support for the Bradley Pacheco Toy Drive means more toys for kids at local hospitals during the holiday season.
The 14th annual Festival of Lights once again heralded the holiday season as hundreds gathered Friday night to watch the lighting of Turlock's Christmas Tree in Central Park.
As I pulled into the Walmart parking lot on Thanksgiving night, one overwhelming thought entered my mind.
For Sheri Epperson the Thanksgiving meal is another reminder that someone is missing from the family dining table. Epperson's son, 17-year-old Travis Tsesmilles, ran away from his Turlock home just over one year ago and despite her best efforts Epperson has not heard one word from her son since that time.
Turlock's annual Festival of Lights Christmas tree lighting ceremony isn't just a time to eat, drink, and be merry.
Daniel Crowley, a nine-year Navy and one-year Army veteran, remembers two years when he allowed life to restrict him to the couch. Parkinson's Disease not only causes him tremors, but retirement threatened to reduce him to an inactive lifestyle. But a free chance to routinely ride horses has redeemed him.
Although franchise-owned Sweet River Bar and Grill on Geer Road has closed its doors, locals will soon have a new restaurant at which to dine in town as Table 26 is slated to open at Sweet River's former location in as soon as two months time.
Hall Equities Group and Turlock Irrigation District have reached an agreement regarding the required installation of an electrical loop for the Monte Vista Crossings Project that will allow the development company to move forward and ensure business openings in time for the holiday season.
A Turlock man was struck and killed by a train after he rode his bicycle around the crossing arms, the Turlock Police Department reported.
Some writers are hit with instant inspiration, while some will kick around an idea for a few years. Then there is Ann Nivens, who had an idea for a novel nibbling away at her for decades.
The Prodigal Sons and Daughters may have moved to their new facility just three short months ago but for more than a decade the faith-based nonprofit has been changing the lives of locals by helping them 'get clean' through drug and alcohol counseling and prevention services.
Air Force Airman David Madrigal graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
At the 2014 Farm Bill's six-month update, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commended the bill's implementation throughout the nation. Locally, the Natural Resources Conservation Service echoed Vilsack's sentiments by expressing how their conservation efforts are thriving with the funds that have been made available by the bill.
As students prepare to return to school it appears that the state of California is getting its report card early and the outlook is bleak.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in July, but remained below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
Name of Business: Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy
Since its development by leading soil scientists in the mid 1980s, the Ag Solution Master has been maximizing the benefits of gypsum and fertilizers for farmers worldwide. Manufactured by Irrigation Solutions Inc. in Turlock, the machine makes a solution that can be applied directly through irrigation systems down to the roots when crops will benefit from it the most.
This year marks the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II and with the individuals representing the Greatest Generation growing sparse, Paramount Court Senior Living chose to honor 12 World War II veterans at their annual Spirit of '45 event.
Just six months after ground was broken on the 19-acre Monte Vista Crossings expansion project locals will likely notice the final touches being added to several buildings in the upcoming weeks as multiple shops are slated to open to consumers in early October.
Turlock smokers may need to find new locations to puff on their cigarettes and cigars other than city parks if local Girl Scouts have anything to do with it.
The Turlock Irrigation District hosted a public meeting Tuesday night for community members to voice their views and pose questions about the potential Domestic Water Project, which has two water districts at odds.