Smiles abounded at the 2012 Stanislaus County Fair opening on Friday - especially for fair visitors who saw Mike Munch of Modesto propose to his girlfriend Lorene Novoa in front of hundreds of people, and she never saw it coming.
Over 100 shoppers stood outside the doors of a Turlock store on Friday, anxiously awaiting its opening. This sight is usually only seen on Black Friday in November when holiday shoppers line up to get a head start on the season's best deals. But if the calendar didn't confirm it still being July, the triple digit temperatures did.
Hilmar siblings Allyson and Joshua Sousa know a thing or two when it comes to raising championship winning cattle - and giving back to the community. On June 13, Josh and Allyson entered the Beef Bred Heifer Sale and from their earnings, donated $1,130 to the American Cancer Society.
The Turlock Police Department is taking sign-ups of neighborhood block parties planned for the annual National Night Out celebration.
A 6-year-old girl sickened with the West Nile virus is the first confirmed human case in Stanislaus County this year.
A construction project at California State University, Stanislaus is causing a real stink.
Twenty-five local seniors picked up their ukuleles and strummed their hearts out to a series of songs at the CareMore Event Center in Turlock on Thursday. The Sunshine Strummers, a group of musicians made up of all ages, gather together for two hours every Thursday morning for a ukulele jam session.
The 2012 Stanislaus County Fair is just around the corner, and while there are still some finishing touches left before its grand opening on Friday, fair staff and volunteers are working harder than ever to ensure everything runs smoothly for the big day.
Army Pvt. Jennifer N. Rozynski has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Name of business: Heaven Snow
Although gas prices continue to fall in some parts of the Golden State, other areas have started to see a rise at the pump. According to the latest report from AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange, which tracks gas prices, every metro area in Northern California saw a double-digit drop in its average price over the past month.
Turlock residents Susie Van Foeken and Marie Voltzke enjoy talking about their travels, they like reading Christian fiction and they each have a particular fondness for black jellybeans. These are the markers of their friendship - a friendship that has been growing for the last four years and blossomed through the Stanislaus County Library's Home Delivery Service.
The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease, paving the way for the development of the others. FMD is one of the most economically devastating diseases in the world for those who raise cows, sheep, pigs, goats, deer, and other cloven-hoofed animals.
Summer can be sweet - especially when there's pie involved. A local tradition is coming up soon - the annual Apple Pie Contest.
The State of California Department of Transportation announced that Turlock will be receiving a nearly $320,000 grant through the Safe Routes to School Program for pedestrian safety construction in front of Turlock Junior High.
Aspiring and veteran gardeners have the opportunity to enrich their land plots by exchanging seeds at the Denair Library's inaugural Seed Swap.
Lourdes Calderon and her sons, George Sanchez, 6, and Victor Sanchez, 4, all of Keyes, turned out for the Keyes Library's Feb. 19 craft session where participants made paper pigeons. The craft was in celebration of Mo Willems, an American writer, animator, and creator of children's books who often uses pigeons in his work.
Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.
As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.
The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.
Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.
State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.