As Californians across the state have been hoping for rain over the past several weeks due to the ongoing drought, several communities finally experienced some rainfall.
Over the years, the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has committed itself to helping new, existing and expanding businesses throughout the county. With the help of a recent grant from Wells Fargo Bank, hundreds of business owners will soon receive the assistance they need.
Nette Silva was at the Crane Park playground Thursday morning with her kids when a large tree branch suddenly fell, taking with it a power line.
The Healthy Aging Association is working to make the benefits of physical activity a foundation for local seniors through their Young at Heart fitness classes.
With one scoop of turned soil, Turlock marked a major milestone in the quest to construct a year-round homeless shelter.
Being able to speak passionately and persuasively about topics that can make a difference in the lives of those in need is a valuable asset to community leaders - and leaders in training.
The Turlock Gospel Mission is breaking ground on phase one of the new year-round shelter Wednesday.
When it comes to tamping out cigarette smoking, Stanislaus County and Turlock are getting failing grades from the American Lung Association.
Turlock is a town marked by the enduring traits of its community members: commitment, care and selflessness. The 46th Annual Best of Turlock awards program was a testament to its residents that possess these traits.
Have you seen the bluebirds? Western bluebirds, that is-not to be confused with the scrub jay, our valley member of the jay clans of the family Corvidae.
The fourth quarter Treasurer's Report will be presented at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, reviewing the district's investment activity and transactions throughout the end of 2013.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed steady for the month of December, while continuing to fall below the year-ago estimate, the Employment Development Department reported Friday.
Rhett Regina Owings is a retired art and history teacher, who now works as a fine artist. She finds inspiration in the California landscape and recreates them in oils, pastels and acrylics. Her works have been shown all over California and locally can be seen at the Turlock Community Art Gallery at 132 S. Center St. or on her website at www.RhettsStudio.com.
Turlock residents can soon expect several new businesses, as Monte Vista Crossings begins construction on the second phase of development next month.
For the past 15 years, the Turlock Family Network has been a resource for families dealing with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, providing parenting training and in-home support. Despite a rising demand for services, however, the organization will close its doors at the end of the month due to lack of funding.
As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.
The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.
For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.
Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.
Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.
An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.
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.