When Nick Smith turned 18 he wasn't ready to live on his own. Unlike most young adults, however, Smith did not have a family able to offer a bridge of financial and emotional support to ease his transition into adulthood. Smith was a foster youth and lived in a group home with five other boys and constant adult supervision.
The process of removing the charred rubble and burnt out husk of the vacant Turlock cheese plant began earlier this week.
For the past 13 years, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Ag Committee has supported the future of the region's number one industry through its Annual Ag Scholarship event.
After a year at the helm of the Turlock Journal, Hank Vander Veen was named group publisher of Morris Newspapers of Northern California. The MNC group includes the Journal, Ceres Courier, Oakdale Leader, Escalon Times, Riverbank News, Manteca Bulletin and Ripon Bulletin.
Mark Eusey comes from a family of healthcare workers, so naturally he became an auto mechanic.
A Denair toddler drowned Thursday after falling into a hot tub.
Dapper suits, black and white grainy film, a loving family, and…energy efficiency? This isn't your ordinary "Leave it to Beaver" rerun, or 1950s "how to" video promotion. Instead, Pitman High School students decided to revamp the classics when they created their winning submission to Turlock Irrigation District's 1st Annual 'Take Action' Energy Efficiency Video Contest.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made significant improvement in February as more people were able to join the area's workforce, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
Land O'Lakes Purina Feed, LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of specific sweet feed for horses at a Turlock mill location after a banned medication, zilpaterol, was found in 48 horses earlier this year.
Twenty-seven juniors from five area high schools competed in this year's Distinguished Young Women of Turlock Scholarship Program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss).
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
Lancaster Paint welcomed the opportunity for spring cleaning this weekend through its 3rd annual "Paint It Forward" campaign. After receiving a year's worth of nominations, the Turlock business picked residents of Stanislaus County to receive a free paint job for their good deeds and community service.
The newest addition to downtown Turlock's emerging culinary scene is actually an old favorite, reimagined with a focus on modern California cuisine.
As part of a new age of agricultural business, Jana Nairn, CEO of the newest e-commerce web solution known as Ag Link, is trying to bridge the gap between farmers of older generations with a new and easy approach to serving those who need and buy a greater quantity of produce: schools.
A veteran Fire Chief with over 34 years of firefighting and emergency service experience has temporarily taken over as interim fire chief for the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District.
State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.
Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.
Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.
Celebrities, producers, city representatives, and numerous Turlock residents strolled down the red carpet Friday night for the world premiere of "Christian Mingle."
The Merced County Sheriff's Department is reopening its Delhi substation Sunday after closing it four years ago because of budget reductions.
Water conservation efforts in California's urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.
When the U.S. Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, USS America, is commissioned today during Fleet Week in San Francisco, Turlock native and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Juliana Valladares will be among the celebrants.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tule elk herd at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Los Banos. A celebration of this unique subspecies of North American elk found only in California will be held Saturday featuring a series of public events.
During each election there are two races: the pursuit of votes and the quest for campaign donations. While local voters cannot yet know who will prove triumphant on Nov. 4, the recent release of local candidates' preelection statements are indicative of their support within the community.
The Irwin-Hilmar branch of the Merced County Library has had a turbulent past few years.