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.
Each day, the Turlock Gospel Mission is getting closer to its fundraising goals with the help of Turlock's generous citizens.
For the Holguin family, the holidays have been an especially difficult time as they enter the Christmas season with one empty seat at the family table.
While individuals are rushing to complete their holiday shopping, Envy Fine Clothing of Turlock is asking customers to consider allocating some funds from their Christmas lists to sponsor local families in need.
Name: Whitney Oliver Designs; EDEN Soap & Candle Co.
A community reflects its residents and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock have demonstrated the connected and charitable nature of local society members through its consistent, generous contributions.
Locals will notice the slow disappearance of Turlock Together's hallmark blue barrels at schools and businesses as the collection and sorting of goods has begun and the countdown towards distribution ticks away.
Turlock lost a legend Wednesday morning with the passing of longtime swim and water polo coach Steve Feaver.
Budget season is never easy; especially for an organization like the Turlock Irrigation District, which provides electric service to over 99,000 customers and irrigation water to 4,900 area farmers. But after three months of reviewing reports from each TID department, a final budget was passed on Tuesday. The outcome? A brighter outlook for 2014 than originally expected.
For over 20 years, Westside Ministries has been collecting and distributing coats in an effort to keep area kids warm during the cold winter months. This year, the Turlock ministry is hoping to provide 1,000 coats to children in need. Students are referred to the Coats 4 Kids program through local schools. To donate funds to purchase additional coats, visit www.westsideministriesturlock.com.
Rising employment rates, and increasing consumer confidence and wealth are slowly bringing the Valley economy out of recession - and the positive trend is forecast to continue through 2015.
Parents looking to focus children's rambunctious behavior during the winter break can turn to a kitchen staple: eggs. Gemperle Farms has initiated the latest component to their new and improved website -a video series on egg-related crafts, recipes and science experiments.
Danny Avila, manager of Clauss Dairies in Hilmar, had a problem. Farm employees were expending too much time and energy in their daily handling of cows. Seeing as cows are the bread and butter (literally) of the dairy industry, Avila sought a solution. He found the answers to his interspecies relations problems in the Stockmanship Training Program.
For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.