The second annual Hilmar Relay for Life attracted 709 participants to McSweeney Field on Saturday and raised $158,990 for cancer research through team fundraising and the sale of raffle tickets and food items during the event. Combined with last year's efforts, Hilmar's Relay for Life events have pulled in more than $340,000 in two years.
An upcoming job fair is hoping to put more veterans to work.
Last year, the Turlock Irrigation District had little success attaining greater levels of energy efficiency through its rebate programs. The district fell short of its proposed goal - to attain 12 gigawatt hours in savings - due to a lack of customer participation.
Name of business: Frantz Garden Center
As high school seniors prepare to tackle the next phase in their lives, four area students were honored for making service to their country at the highest level their next challenge.
Local air pollution officials are issued a health cautionary statement effective through Wednesday morning because of localized blowing dust associated with gusty winds throughout the Valley. This includes the counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties, with winds especially strong in the northern and western portions of the Valley.
Since it was revived in 2010, the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market has continued to grow, adding new vendors, features - and for the 2013 season, a new location and manager.
Every day, across the country, people are struggling to put food on their tables. That's why Walmart and the United Samaritans Foundation are giving back to the community by partnering up to fight hunger together.
Where would Turlock be without trees? According to the City of Turlock's Parks and Recreation Department, the answer is a desolate wasteland. Trees control climate changes, preserve warmth, and supply two of life's greatest necessities, food and oxygen.
One of the best things about the Stanislaus County Fair is the opportunity to see the varied talents of county residents on display.
Demetrius Snaer has memories that live among the afro puffs and big-collared shirts of the disco era, but he swears that wasn't his motivation.
Hughson resident Judy Ledermann was named the 2013 Senior Award Winner for Supervisorial District 2, announced the Stanislaus County Commission on Aging.
The 8th Annual Taste of Turlock FEASTival brought local eateries, live entertainment and kids activities together for downtown fun on Saturday.
Commuters who travel through the Santa Fe Avenue intersection off of Hatch Road may find something other than the railway to slow their trip within the next couple months.
The Boy Scouts of America is known to be one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based organizations for young boys over the course of a century, and has helped build education and humility through their participants by combining hand-on activities with responsibility.
Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.
Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner
Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.
"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.