FORT BRAGG, N.C. - As an avid baseball fan growing up in Turlock, Spc. Chad Laughton, a logistics/supply specialist for the 249th Quartermaster Company, would often daydream of a career in the major leagues and scoring big wins as part of a team.
Name of business: Hot Heads Leather
Youth was not an obstacle for three young Turlockers trying to make a difference in the world.
In days gone by it used to be that concerned residents would turn to their phone tree when a crime occurred in their neighborhood. Now they log onto Facebook.
I'm ashamed to admit that in the 14 years I've lived in Turlock, this is the first year I've attended a National Night Out event.
The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat Ginger Candy imported from Vietnam after tests conducted by CDPH found the products contain levels of lead that exceed the state's standards. Consumers in possession of this candy are urged to discard it immediately.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 8,144 farmers markets are now listed in USDA's National Farmers Market Directory, up from about 5,000 in 2008. The directory, voluntarily updated by farmers market managers, state departments of agriculture, marketing associations, and others, is published online at farmersmarkets.usda.gov.
Tracy Smith, who is facing criminal charges of arson for the blaze that destroyed the Red Steer restaurant in Turlock and fraud allegations, is manning a new development company and is looking for investors.
Hughson Historical Society's 13th annual appreciation night honoring longstanding Hughson citizens will be held Aug. 23 at William C. Hughes Hall at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 7820 Fox Rd., Hughson.
The federal government launched a website which will provide employers of all sizes educational materials on how the Affordable Care Act may affect businesses and help them compete.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company is holding a public meeting to let Turlock residents know what to expect during an upcoming hydrostatic pressure test on a natural gas pipeline.
One hundred miles away in the Sierra Nevadas, populations of the Pacific tree frog, a native Californian species, have found to have a connection with the Central Valley.
'Be prepared' isn't just a good motto for Boy Scouts; all others, including senior citizens, should make sure they're ready for when disaster strikes.
What started as a tiny seed has flourished into a 14-foot towering sunflower that has become the pride of Susanne Bolin's backyard garden.
Kids and vegetables don't always see eye to eye.
The Turlock Fire Department will be conducting a live fire training today and Sunday.
Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson won't mind if people tell him he's all wet, as long as it is after Sept. 19.
Those driving through downtown Denair likely get the feeling that things have been done the same way in the east county town for a long time. Just past the hometown football field, near the intersection of Main Street and Fresno Avenue, lays a dirt lot overgrown with weeds. The seemingly nondescript parcel of land will soon play a large role in determining the town's future as it prepares to play host to Denair's first commercial property - Dollar General.
The results from this year's Almond Drought Survey demonstrate almond producers' increased reliance on groundwater resources, as well as the increased amount of salt toxicity cases due to the application of high saline groundwater.
Denair will put its community pride on display next weekend at the 5th Annual Denair Farm & Family Festival.
Name of Business: Snazzy Boutique
The Carnegie Arts Center is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of roles as a new exhibit opens and fall tours are lining up.
Fall marks a special time for local nursery The Greenery. It's the time of year when the business invites garden enthusiasts to learn more about everything from making a fairy garden to winter fruit tree care in a series of seminars that start Saturday and run weekly through the beginning of December.
One day John Freitas was drinking a beer poolside with a friend when a life-changing idea came to him.
Dinosaurs will be coming to Turlock for just one weekend and the place to see them is the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.