With the massive Soberanes Fire blazing across Monterey County and the Sand Fire in Los Angeles County torching southern California, the resulting smoke and particulate has begun to affect air quality here in the Central Valley.
Kids meet, scars blend and wonders happen at Camp Taylor, which has provided a home away from home for young people and families of children with heart disease since 2002. The organization's Teen Camp was held this week, and campers from around the state and country came to Stanislaus State to join in on the fun.
The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is moving from its current E. Main Street location to Central Park starting Aug. 6, a change prompted by complaints from downtown businesses about the loss in traffic caused by the weekly street closure.
Come next Tuesday the temperatures may drive people inside to air conditioned houses, but the Turlock Police Department is hoping people will brave the heat and come out to support the annual National Night Out celebration.
Cheri Silveira remembers the moment she realized she wanted to become a police officer. Working in loss prevention at Gottschalks during her first college job, joining the ranks of law enforcement was never on her mind despite frequent inquiries from her coworkers. That all changed when one day she had to chase down a shoplifter as they fled from the store.
With all the exhibits taken down, livestock returned home and midway rides disassembled, it's hard to imagine that over 200,000 people visited the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock over the fair's 10-day run that ended on July 17.