The West Nile virus is already popping up in the Central Valley's bird population, but there have yet to be any recorded human cases in Stanislaus and Merced counties.
1. Only 3% of Earth's water is fresh water. 97% of the water on Earth is salt water.
Being deemed a "game changer" by many energy experts, Silicon Valley startup company EnerVault has built the world's largest iron-chromium redox flow battery and storage facility in a Turlock orchard.
Name of Business: Friday's Grind
For 100 years the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau has done more than provide local farmers support on and off the farm as a grass-roots organization: it has given farmers a collective voice.
Emanuel Cancer Center celebrated National Cancer Survivors' Day by serving up free Cold Stone Creamery ice cream sundaes to local survivors and their families on Wednesday.
Turlock residents Colby Browning and Kaze Villarial don't consider themselves heroes. They consider themselves fortunate - fortunate in that they were in the right place at the right time to save a man's life.
A Stanislaus County Deputy Sheriff is receiving a Congressional Certificate from Congressman Jeff Denham for his work with military veterans while they are in jail.
Two men rescued a wheelchair-bound man from his burning home Tuesday afternoon in Turlock.
Central Valley communities took time on Monday to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Veterans and current active duty military members will have free admission to California State Parks on Monday, Memorial Day, as a result of Assemblymember Kristin Olsen's bill, AB 150, which was signed by Governor Brown last year.
The number of individuals suffering from pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough is increasing in the state, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Locals seeking employment can rest assured that their odds of attaining a job are increasing as several sectors in the San Joaquin Valley are growing and employing more people, despite a slight decrease in wages.
Diabetes is having a major impact on health care in California, accounting for a third of all hospitalizations in the state and amounting to an extra $1.6 billion annually in costs, according to a recently released health report.
Name of Business: Ella's Gowns
Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.
For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.
The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.
Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.
Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.
Name of Business: Under the Oak
It feels good to be recognized, but it feels even better when that recognition is sanctioned by Awwwards.com which recognizes the talents and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.
It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.
What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.
Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.
Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.
Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.
With the drought on nearly every mind throughout the state, Turlock Irrigation District and the Association of California Water Agencies engaged in a discussion on Tuesday that encompassed everything from sustainable groundwater basins to the future of water throughout the state.
The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.
Following the announcement made by Stanislaus County Fair Chief Executive Officer Chris Borovansky in March revealing his intent to retire, the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Matthew Cranford as his replacement.
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