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.
Rain hit the Valley early Monday morning, clouding the summer sun and darkening the skies. With the first annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament scheduled at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto, it seemed like a case of bad luck.
A family gathering in Hughson Friday night turned tragic when a 2-year-old girl drowned in a hot tub.
Andy Cheung and Lien Diep of A&L Poultry in Turlock have been permanently prohibited from working directly with animals again, a settlement reached as a result of the producers' reckless abandonment of 50,000 hens back in 2012.