Somewhere around 95 million American households subscribe to the cable TV channel, History Channel, and an estimated 4.7 million people watch Pawn Stars, one of those so-called "reality" shows. This show takes place in an actual working pawn shop in a seedier part of the Las Vegas strip. If you haven't watched the show and may be wondering how a pawn shop fits into the "history" theme of the History Channel, understand that the items being sold or pawned are given an explanation with a brief history. Like many reality shows, the chemistry of the shop "stars" is ...
February 18, 2014|
BY JEFF BENZIGER
President Barack Obama's visit to Fresno on Friday brought signs of hope for many, as he announced significant new efforts his administration is taking to provide support and relief to those affected by the ongoing drought.
Setting a major milestone in California's cap-and-trade program, the state's first forest carbon offset project under the California Compliance Offset Protocol developed for US Forest Projects has been registered.
The Turlock Irrigation Board of Directors will consider two potential agreements – one with Merced Irrigation District for electric energy, and the other with the City of Turlock for recycled water on Tuesday morning.
The "I Won't Stand For…" movement by television network USA is out to send a message to the world encouraging people to fight against racism, bullying, sexism, heterosexism, religious intolerance and other forms of discrimination. Gaining in popularity across the nation, hundreds of politicians, actors, athletes and every-day individuals are joining the campaign, including Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).
Valentine's Day marks that time of the year when students place baggies on their desks in hopes of receiving valentines from their classmates, but it is also a great time to spread the love which is what the Friends of the Turlock Public Library organization have done. This is the second year that the organization has sponsored a Valentine's Craft Day at the local library providing students from all across town a central place to meet and create together. Aptly timed before Valentine's Day, kids were afforded the opportunity to make "sweet" valentines by using Hershey's ...
One of Turlock's premier retirement communities, Covenant Village of Turlock, is inviting the public to attend their ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, as they reveal the extensive renovations made to their assisted living residence.
Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.
Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.
While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.
Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.
A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.