Rufino "Joe" Centeno physically left the jungles of Vietnam 45 years ago, but the sights and sounds and the losses experienced on the front lines have remained tangled in his mind for long after.
RIPON - Richard Hodder browsed the safe room at Barnwood, stopping to examine a firearms storage unit as tall as him.
Name of business: Bella Viva Orchards
Two events aimed at grieving will be held in Turlock - one for those suffering a loss and another to help train grief counselors.
Gurjeet Dosanjh-Brar has been battling a rare form of lymphatic cancer and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
Two years ago Dale and Johni Melden decided to take their shared passion to the next level and open a small business - thus, Central Valley Standup Paddle was born.
Feeling crabby? It's the right time of year.
Summers at Don Pedro generally consist of Fourth of July celebrations, wakeboarding, and camping. But what many fail to realize is that Don Pedro is more than a recreational attraction and federally-licensed water storage and a hydroelectric generating facility; it is an archaeological site containing traces of prehistoric lifestyle.
LATHROP – Rosi Jordan thought about driving up to the mountains to play in the snow Wednesday.
My husband Oly and I have had a January tradition for several years. We visit the Merced National Wildlife Refuge to see the white geese.
The deadline for filing a nomination petition for open positions on the Almond Board of California is Jan. 20.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 514 incidents during the month of December. These included a total of 294 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents, and 32 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 27 fire type calls: eight building fires, two cooking fires, two outside rubbish fires, one electrical wiring type fire, three excessive heat, scorch burn fires, nine unauthorized burnings, and two "special" outside type fires. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, animal problem, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat calls ...
With the new year, many people are setting goals to lose weight and get in shape as part of their 2013 resolutions. For others, the new year means watching their favorite football teams during the NFL playoffs. In-Shape health club is offering the best of both worlds inviting members and guests to watch the games while working out.
Helping neighbors in need has long been seen as one of the cornerstones of this nation. Recently, there has been a resurgence in community service. The volunteer rate has been rising nationally for years, with more Americans working together to help make their communities better places to live and work.
A small group of community members gathered around a candle-lit picnic table at Columbia Park late Thursday night in an effort to stop the recent violence that has shook the neighborhood. Their method of change? Prayer.
Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.
Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.
Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner
Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.
"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.