Navy Seaman Apprentice Benjamin I. Rodd, son of Beverley K. and Bruce L. Rodd of Turlock, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
I've always been a true believer in the idea that the best advice comes from the heart. As cliché as it may sound, when there is a personal experience attached with that particular piece of advice, it makes it that much more worthwhile.
Empty stores, dusty windows and half occupied shopping plazas were all very familiar sights in Turlock a few years ago.
The Fourth of July celebration will undoubtedly include lots of pops, snaps and bangs and the Turlock Fire Department will be making sure that all pageantry is within the legal and safe use of fireworks.
The excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service Friday has been extended through Thursday as the Central Valley continues to broil under the high temperatures.
In my culture, we dedicate a day to celebrate our deceased ancestors, known as El Dia De los Muertos. On Nov. 1, we remember our departed relatives by visiting gravesites and making shrines with many of their personal objects and things they once enjoyed during their time on this earth.
In addition to riding the Tilt-A-Whirl, gobbling down a VFW burger, and petting a goat, Stanislaus County Fair-goers this year will have a chance to learn a life-saving lesson.
It came as a calling from God. A tickle. A nudge.
The rising mercury in the Central Valley will have people looking for a spot in the pool and resting in air-conditioned locales, but it also brings a real danger from excessive heat.
Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.
Nothing is more American than apple pie - and a friendly county fair contest to find the best baker around. The annual Stanislaus County Fair apple pie contest not only provides a means of competition, it also means a tasty homemade treat for hundreds of homeless and in-need families.
It was supposed to be just another day of work for Turlock resident David Whiting. After five years of washing cars at Reflections car wash on Geer Road, Monday was supposed to be no different.
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
Name of business: Rustic Roots
What started as a simple gardening project next to the Turlock Salvation Army Corp building, with only a couple of boxes and seeds to plant, blossomed into a mass production that's helped feed hundreds of people in need.
When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.
While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.
In the heart of the state that dominates the global production of almonds, the Central Valley is known to welcome an influx of honeybee colonies just in time for almond orchard bloom each year.
Central Valley residents looking for jobs need not look far as HIREvent will be hosting a job fair in Modesto in March with a host of employers and opportunities available including full-time, part-time, and seasonable positions.
Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.