Now all those people who say "I'll flip burgers if it comes down to it," can put their money where their mouth is. McDonald's is hiring 50,000 new full and part-time people during a national hiring event on April 19.
Rosemary Hughes is used to dealing with bees. A large jasmine bush located just outside of her downtown office building is a popular place for bees to congregate come warm weather. On Tuesday, however, the flying visitors were more than just a temporary nuisance.
Denair Middle School student Lauryn Johnson was thrilled to slide down a slime-filled tunnel and land in a pit of foam. While the Turlock teen isn't particularly a fan of getting dirty, she is a fan of the Nickelodeon television show "Brainsurge."
All members of a family are impacted by the loss or foreclosure of a home, and that includes pets. The City of Turlock Police Department released its 2010 annual report, and Animal Services has seen an increase in dog euthanasia, likely related to the increase of foreclosed homes in the area.
A mild, wet winter could translate into a buzzy, bitey, mosquito-filled summer.
The Turlock Irrigation District may need to raise rates an effective 9 percent for 2012 primarily to meet debt obligations associated with the Tuolumne Wind Project, district Trustees learned in a financial forecasting workshop on Tuesday.
Turlockers are welcoming the warm and sunny spring weather after more than a week of rainy days in the Valley. Spring got off to a rainy start, but sunshine is in the forecast for the upcoming week.
A proposed assessment fee on beekeepers that do business in California is causing a storm of controversy amongst the industry.
Some tasty barbecue ribs were cooked up over open flames during the 4th Annual Century 21 M&M and Associates Rib Cook-Off benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on Friday. Over 400 people attended the event, which featured 17 barbecue teams, raffles and even cupcakes. The team with the best barbecue wins bragging rights and a traveling trophy. M&M hopes to raise $6,000 this year.
Benjamin Steven Paris of Troop 451, Turlock recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Boy Scouts of America. Ben began his Scouting experience with Cub Scout Pack 451 in Turlock where he earned his Arrow of Light, the highest rank in Cub Scouts. He continued on to Boy Scouts earning 28 merit badges, camping 76 nights, hiking and backpacking over 134 miles and held various leadership positions. <p ...
Stanislaus County Officials and the Sheriff's Department are issuing a recommended evacuation notice for specific areas along the San Joaquin River in the Newman area in response to the rising river levels.
When a crisis occurs and community members and law enforcement personnel are involved in traumatic situations they often need the emotional support of someone trained in mental health first aid and stress management. That is where Al Opdyke comes in.
Cries of "Si, se puede" rang across California State University, Stanislaus Wednesday night as the college hosted its 16th annual César E. Chávez Memorial Celebration.
With unemployment rates hovering around 18 percent in Stanislaus County, many residents are looking for any type of job they can find. Hundreds of those would-be workers lined up outside Modesto's HIREvent and waited up to an hour for the opportunity to hand their resumes over to companies looking to hire.
When the dust settled on the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge, two groups of Denair-based entrepreneurs stood atop the field of 65 entrants from across the Valley.
Friends of the Fair Foundation officials presented CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani with a $25,467 check for the CSU Stanislaus Agricultural Studies Department at the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors meeting on Monday.
A Bay Area power plant presented the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District with funds to help off-shoot the costs of pollution-reduction efforts. Mariposa Energy, LLC, the owner/operator of the Mariposa Power Plant in Alameda County provided the Air District with a check for $644,503, as part of a 2009 agreement. The plant is just outside the jurisdiction of the San Joaquin Valley, and instead is in the Bay Area Air ...
The outpouring of support for the Bradley Pacheco Toy Drive proves that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Turlock - especially among the youth. Bradley passed away on Thanksgiving Day in 2007 at just eight years old. At five months old he developed spinal meningitis and for the rest of his short life he spent most holidays in hospitals. Two years ago his mother Lisa Pires, owner of Bronze Body tanning ...
More Californians are expected to travel this holiday than last year, despite the recession.
The latest figures from the Economic Development Department reflect some good news for Stanislaus County and some not so heartening news.
The California Department of Transportation has closed bids on a project to repair Highway 99 through Stanislaus County. The project will replace a section of 99 in Turlock, Ceres and Modesto from the San Joaquin County line to the Merced County line at an estimated cost of around $76 million. The contract for the project went out to bid on Dec. 6. Project engineers estimated the project to rehabilitate concrete pavement on Hwy. ...
The 20-30 Club held a holiday shopping spree for 50 underprivileged children in Turlock on Tuesday. The club raises funds for the event and each child is accompanied by a 20-30 Club member who is given a budget of $120 to buy necessities such as pants, coats, shoes and socks.
Local amateur photographer Fred Schumacher caught stunning images of Saturday's total lunar eclipse. Saturday's event was the last total lunar eclipse until 2014. The total phase lasted 51 minutes and was visible from the Pacific side of North America, across the entire Pacific Ocean to Asia and Eastern Europe. Schumacher took his photos at around 5 a.m. Saturday from Merritt College in the Oakland Hills.
It has been a slow start to the Northern California rainy season. The low rainfall totals have Turlock Irrigation District officials mildly worried - and there is little to no chance of rain in the next week. Other than trace amounts on Monday, there has not been any rainfall since Nov. 25 - and that was only .03 inches. In November, 1.28 inches of rain fell, compared to the average of 4.25 inches. ...
The tradition of bringing a live tree into the home and decorating it as part of the Christmas celebration is relatively new. Only in the last 200 years have private homes had Christmas trees, but the tradition took firm hold in Christian communities and the Christmas tree became symbolic of the holiday. Local tree farms and Christmas tree lots do the majority of their business during the first and second weekends in December. ...
Fire Call Summary November 2011
Jolly old St. Nicholas and his elves are once again making the rounds in Turlock atop his magical fire engine. Their visits started on Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec. 22. To find out when Santa will be in your neighborhood, visit www.ci.turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/firedepartment/decembersantatours/ and type in your street address; or look at the schedule below.
As the Christmas holiday draws near – and heavily on shoppers' bank accounts – Valley residents are seeing savings at the gas pumps, down 21 cents per gallon in the last month. But those savings could dry up as the countdown to Christmas continues, according to GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Even as oil and gasoline futures rallied after strong Black Friday sales reports and a drop in unemployment, retail gasoline ...
The death of a man found at a Turlock egg supplier was ruled a suicide, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. The deceased was found Monday afternoon in a barn at Rainbow Farms by a manager. The deceased was identified by the sheriff's department as Jose Guzman, 56, of Winton. The sheriff's department said Guzman died from a self-inflicted wound.
What started as a project for an embroidery club four years ago has now turned into a holiday service tradition for many local sewers and quilters. The goal of the project: to make Christmas a little brighter for children in need this season. For months, members of the Turlock Quilt Guild and customers of local store Cloth and Quilts have been sewing and quilting up a storm. The focus of their labor has ...