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.
As the New Year inches closer consumers across the country will be tossing calendars into their shopping baskets at drug stores and books stores, but locals have the option to hang a free and education calendar on their wall courtesy of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
Air Force Airman Kyle M. Vaughn graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
A car speeding along W. Christoffersen Parkway early Saturday morning went out of control and collided with a tree, injuring the driver and his two passengers.
The District Attorney's Office Victim Services Program is hosting the 16th Annual Homicide Victims' Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. Thursday. The ceremony will be held on the courthouse lawn located at 1100 I St., in Modesto.
The final 2014 budget will be the focus of the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday morning, following several weeks of reviewing each department's individual financial plans. The meeting will also mark the final TID Board of Directors meeting for 2013.
Downtown Turlock was filled with the lights of the season on Friday - and thousands of holiday revelers - for the annual Christmas parade.
A Turlock based company has been awarded the prestigious task of restoring one of America's greatest landmarks – the dome of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
The pending sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare moved a step closer to completion with the closing of an inquiry into the sale by the Federal Trade Commission.
As Christmas approaches hundreds in the community of Turlock are reaching deep inside their pockets to contribute to local efforts that aim to help those in need this holiday season. Turlock's local base of real estate agents are no exception as they raised $20,000 at their annual Christmas CanTree Fundraiser on Wednesday.
Jessica Shamoon estimated that she had walked, strolled, and sauntered the same 20 feet of sidewalk on Broadway in downtown Turlock about 30 times by 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. And she was thrilled at the prospect of doing it another 30 times or more if needed.
Charitable giving isn't only reserved for the holiday season, as local young adults of the Active 20-30 Club of Turlock are making significant year-round efforts that culminate in their wintertime Kids Shopping Trip.
As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.
The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.
For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.
Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.
Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.
An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.
Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.
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.
Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.
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.