The closing of long-time Lander Avenue grocery store Sam's Food City not only left a large commercial vacancy, but also regular customers in need on Turlock's west side.
The heat was incredible- 15 degrees above the average temperature for July- and sweat was pouring by the bucket load, but that didn't keep the spectators away from the annual 4th of July Parade in Downtown Turlock on Thursday.
At first glance, Turlock resident Elizabeth Mora seems like your run-of-the-mill business owner.
Stanislaus County recorded its first heat-related death of 2013 on Tuesday.
Name of business: 10 Minute Lube & Oil
Navy Seaman Apprentice Benjamin I. Rodd, son of Beverley K. and Bruce L. Rodd of Turlock, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
I've always been a true believer in the idea that the best advice comes from the heart. As cliché as it may sound, when there is a personal experience attached with that particular piece of advice, it makes it that much more worthwhile.
Empty stores, dusty windows and half occupied shopping plazas were all very familiar sights in Turlock a few years ago.
The Fourth of July celebration will undoubtedly include lots of pops, snaps and bangs and the Turlock Fire Department will be making sure that all pageantry is within the legal and safe use of fireworks.
The excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service Friday has been extended through Thursday as the Central Valley continues to broil under the high temperatures.
In my culture, we dedicate a day to celebrate our deceased ancestors, known as El Dia De los Muertos. On Nov. 1, we remember our departed relatives by visiting gravesites and making shrines with many of their personal objects and things they once enjoyed during their time on this earth.
In addition to riding the Tilt-A-Whirl, gobbling down a VFW burger, and petting a goat, Stanislaus County Fair-goers this year will have a chance to learn a life-saving lesson.
It came as a calling from God. A tickle. A nudge.
The rising mercury in the Central Valley will have people looking for a spot in the pool and resting in air-conditioned locales, but it also brings a real danger from excessive heat.
Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.
The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.