Army Pvt. Simon M. Bromley has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.
Every December, the Livingston United Methodist Church brings in hundreds of community members and volunteers for its annual Mochitsuki ceremony, a Japanese New Year's tradition that requires many hours of physical labor for the pounding of rice cakes.
Throughout the Christmas season, you're bound to see a nativity scene or two. Local resident Toni Conway, however, has over 650 nativities after having started her collection more than 50 years ago.
Recent farming trends showcase the public interest in a "farm to table" approach, which promotes a transparent process of food handling for the consumer, but this movement has reached beyond the individual consumer as farmers have developed relationships with larger operations such as food banks to provide those in need with the same healthy advantages.
While the North American Aerospace Defense Command is typically patrolling the skies for possible aerial threats, once a year employees focus their attention on another airborne invasion: Santa Claus.
Staff Sergeant Brian Bischoff, along with two other soldiers and their wives from the Army Recruitment Center in Modesto visited each of the Children's Crisis Center's five sites on Friday, handing out gifts to the children and spending time getting to know them. The children were very excited to see the soldiers and had lots of questions for them. When they arrived at Verda's House in Turlock, which was their first visit of the day, one 2-year-old girl present immediately ran to one of the soldiers and gave him a big hug!
Leroy Walker has been the Executive Chef at Bistro 234 in downtown Turlock for over a decade.
The holiday season can be difficult for many families struggling with the grief of losing a loved one. Fortunately, Jessica's House – a branch of Emanuel Medical Center dedicated to providing grief support for children and teens – has made continual efforts to bring Christmas cheer to the children participating in the program.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed an uptick in November, largely from seasonal job declines, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
The celebrity spotting in Turlock has come to an end for now, as filming of the romantic comedy "Christian Mingle" finished off its work in Turlock earlier this week.
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The holiday spirit was evident at the recent Festival of Trees gala and auction, which raised an astounding $323,624. Every dollar goes to support local hospice services and Jessica's House, a grief support program for children and teens.
Recycling is a great way to earn some extra cash on the side, but when the proceeds go towards others in the community the benefits of giving outweigh the dollars earned. Steven Shamgochian of Turlock Junior High School experienced this first hand as he has spent the past year recycling, ultimately raising over $2,000 and using the proceeds to purchase items to donate to fellow schoolmates.
Poor air quality Valley-wide continues to persist as the air basin lingers under a high-pressure system that has kept emissions from escaping.
The Turlock Convention and Visitor's Bureau is looking forward to a bright 2014, as the tourism marketing organization hopes to bring some new ideas for the upcoming year.
The enactment of Proposition 2 earlier this year not only spurred the literal movement of chickens in enriched cages throughout the egg industry, but another movement entirely: owning backyard chickens.
More change is coming to the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market this season. Not only will the farmers' market move from Friday mornings to Saturday mornings this season, but it will also move location.
Vintage shops are far from rare in downtown Turlock and come April one more will be joining the scene: Farm House.
Since Caroline Monroe's two older sisters, Olivia Monroe and Meredith Monroe, were both named Distinguished Young Women in previous years, it only made sense that the youngest sister would follow in their footsteps.
Business owners often have to be discerning when choosing with whom they will do business and this method is true when working online as well.
For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.
Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.