A federal stimulus plan to fund more police officer positions will mean four new officers will be patrolling the streets of Turlock.
Local growers will be the beneficiaries of a wetter than expected rainy season this year, as Turlock Irrigation District customers will be entitled to a longer than anticipated irrigation season and an additional 15 inches of water allotment and additional 6 inch cap.
In a 72 hour span, from July 11 to 13, seven Christian churches were bombed in Iraq. The reverberations of those bomb blasts were felt a half a world away here in Turlock, as Assyrian-Americans gathered at Monte Vista Crossings on Saturday evening to protest the lack of protection given to Assyrians still living on their native soil. "Our people over there need more support, more security," said Charles Givargis, Executive Director of the Assyrian ...
Turlockers who drive down Colorado Avenue on a daily basis probably do not even notice the Community Continuum College. The building sits so far back on the property that, despite large letters on the front of the building, it is easy to miss from the street. The physical isolation of the building reflects the relative obscurity of the school in the Turlock community.
The Turlock Steppin Pards danced the night away at their Hootenanny on Friday. The evening started out with rounds and progressed into squares. Dancers each brought a can of food for the "hobo stew," a meal made of whatever vegetables and canned goods the dancer brought, and eaten out of a can.
It's not easy being green, but Turlock excels at it, according to the non-profit National Resources Defense Council.
Campers at the Turlock Nursery School enjoyed a break from the summer heat this week with a "water fun" themed week of day camp. Kids slid down the zip-line in the back yard of the Turlock Nursery School on Friday while others painted sea-themed decorations during the arts and crafts portion of the camp. This week's theme allowed kids to play outside in the pool. Next week's theme is "rescue heroes," and campers will be ...
Despite the triple-digit temperatures, over 80 4-H and FFA members have been competing in the annual pre-fair horse show at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.
As the opening day of the Stanislaus County Fair draws close, so does the annual Apple Pie Contest. Each year local bakers put their talents to the test hoping that their pie earns top honors, while also giving back to the community. Each pie contest entrant is required to bake two pies - one for the judges and one to be given to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread trucks which serve a free lunch to those in need.
Owners of vehicles that have a hard time passing those pesky smog checks may be eligible for a new program that offers cash to get repeat polluters off the road.
The Transmission Agency of Northern California officially ended its effort to install 600 miles of high-voltage electricity transmission lines stretching from Lassen County to Turlock on Wednesday.
Turlock area poker players have again done well on the sport's biggest stage, as Shayne Heine, a cattle broker from Denair, finished in the money at the 40th Annual World Series of Poker No Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship this week.
Turlock tween Haley Brock is one of the many young readers across the country who have fallen in love with the story of Edward and Bella as told in Stephenie Meyer's best-seller, "Twilight." When the movie version of the book came out, Haley's fascination with the vampire love story grew. So it was no surprise that when her family took a recent 10-day trip to Oregon, Haley's first thought was how close they were to ...
Stanislaus County's unemployment rate held steady for the most part for the month of June, increasing by just .2 percent, according to the latest data released by the Employment Development Department.
"Llamas are always magical for children," said Lora Crawford of Lora's Llamas, "they just love them."
Chester Chimel might be 84 years old, but he can grow cucumbers as well as any young gardener. Chimel's Asian cucumber plant recently yielded several vegetables over 2 feet in length. The largest of the cucumbers was 26 inches long.
Assyrians across the country will recognize Assyrian Martyr's Day on Sunday. Locally, there will be an event held at Turlock Memorial Park to recognize and celebrate Assyrians who have been martyred over the centuries.
California's economic outlook is still grim, but remains stable according to the University of the Pacific Business Forecasting Center.
The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency released its annual public health report in April, and the diagnosis is good for the county.
Central Valley Aquatics opened its extended season on Monday evening with a practice at Pitman High School. The extended season runs until Oct. 31 and it opens CVA participation to Turlock Marlins members and swimmers from neighboring communities like Hilmar, Ceres and Delhi.
Local homebrewer Mark Ranes enjoys sharing his love for beer with friends and family. At any one time he has eight of his homemade beers on tap, including his award-winning Mark's Bigfoot Barleywine. Ranes took home a bronze medal and bragging rights for his barleywine at the 33rd annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition on June 18.
Turlock's award-winning Dust Bowl Brewing Company tapped the kegs and officially opened the doors to its downtown tap room Tuesday evening.
The Turlock Irrigation District is set to blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on its upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing the top of the tunnel in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.
Residents all across Turlock turned on their porch lights, locked their front doors and joined their neighbors for National Night Out on Tuesday. Neighborhoods across the city held block parties and were visited by police and fire department officials.
How many of us are actually an adult when we turn 18? Think about this, what if you got cut off from money, food and shelter the day you turned 18, how would things have worked out for you?
After a rough 2009, local farmers enjoyed a bounce-back year with a gross agricultural farm gate increase of nearly $260 million for an all-time record for total income of nearly $2.57 billion in 2010, according to the Stanislaus County Agricultural Crop Report.
The Turlock Irrigation District expects to raise electric rates in February, but the cost and the structure of the increase have yet to be decided.
A Stanislaus County man remains hospitalized with West Nile Virus after the onset of symptoms on July 22. The 68-year old is the first human to test positive for West Nile in Stanislaus County this year, and the second person to test positive in the state.
The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced that Stanislaus County will be part of a multi-state, $45 million biofuels project to produce renewable energy.
This article is the first in a three-part series featuring former foster youth who have recently made the transition from foster care to adulthood, the challenges they face, and local organizations, schools and employers that are dedicated to providing a bridge for the dangerous gap existing between youth and emancipation.