Summer is among us - the days are longer and temperatures are warmer. For many of us, that means heading outdoors to engage in water activities. Here are some great tips for having fun in the sun and keeping it cool, all while conserving water.
The Stanislaus County Fair logo states the fair's slogan "Imagine the fun!" but it also bears an image of two animals: horses.
What happens to milk when it is left out of the refrigerator? It sours - similar to the current state of the dairy industry.
The California Department of Public Health is reporting that whooping cough has claimed the lives of three infants and sickened more than 4,000 people as the spread of the disease continues to grow.
Name of Business: Little Ones
The Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County has spent the past five years helping prepare young students in Modesto and Ceres for school with an annual Back-2-School Backpack Drive.
Blowing dust as a result of developing gusty winds has prompted local air pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement until Thursday throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.
The night crew working at the Geer Road Jack in the Box got a chance to use what they learned in safety training on Friday night when a fire broke out in the kitchen.
Foster Farms kicked off its summer meal donation program at Second Baptist Church in Modesto on Tuesday.
Like most 18-year-olds, Ruben Casas was looking forward to a vibrant and active life the way he was envisioning. But the former Central Valley High School star baseball athlete – who was one of Central Valley's MVP numerous times – now faces a life as a quadriplegic with no chance of ever walking again following a May 4 accident in a swimming pool.
The Turlock community has once again come together to ensure residents will get a chance to celebrate the Fourth of July in patriotic style, complete with fireworks.
Ask 10 almond growers how to prune trees or plant new ones and you'll get 10 different answers. While the basic logistics of pruning and planting are the same, farmers develop different styles to maintain their crops. When it comes to water, they are becoming even more resourceful by finding diverse ways to fine tune their irrigation practices during the drought– just ask Chuck Dirkse of La Mancha Orchards in Denair.
The sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare could be reaching its completion by the end of July.
The night crew working at the Geer Road Jack in the Box got a chance to use what they learned in safety training on Friday night when their fryers caught on fire.
The Annual Cortez Obon Festival will be held at 7 p.m. July 5 in the parking lot between Cortez Hall and Cortez Buddhist Church on Cortez Avenue, between Santa Fe Drive and Linwood Avenue, southeast of Turlock.
Would you like to know how much water you are using? By creating an online account with the City of Turlock at www.CityofTurlock.org and linking your utility account, you can access your water meter readings at any time.
For the past several decades the Cortez Buddhist Church and surrounding community has come together for the Obon Festival, a Japanese homecoming traditionally regarded as a time to visit one's hometown and give homage to ancestors.
The family and friends of Desirae Crystal Crittenden sought strength from one another Thursday night at a vigil for the college student killed by a suspected drunken driver.
Bacon took center stage for four days in May, with downtown restaurants featuring the pork bellies in specialty dishes while also raising money for local charities.
Triple digit temperatures didn't stop competitors from bringing their best to the final pre-fair horse event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Thursday evening.
Name of Business: Under the Oak
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It's summertime and the sun is out and while many locals may be only thinking of the sun while they lay poolside, Turlock-based JKB Energy is looking in another direction: solar energy.
What a difference a dollar can make, especially if that dollar is coming from Boyett Petroleum.
Eight Girl Scouts' journey as Brownies over the last two years came to a close on Thursday with a trip to the Turlock Animal Shelter to deliver goody bags to those who adopt animals at the shelter-officially completing their last endeavor as Brownies.
Although the Fourth of July is not until next weekend, a breathtaking firework show will take over the skies of Hilmar tomorrow evening.
Water efficiency, bee health and farming methods are just three subjects that will be the focus of 56 independent, third party research projects that are now possible after the Almond Board of California announced on Thursday that it would provide a $2.5 million commitment to research.
With the drought on nearly every mind throughout the state, Turlock Irrigation District and the Association of California Water Agencies engaged in a discussion on Tuesday that encompassed everything from sustainable groundwater basins to the future of water throughout the state.
The trustee of River Oaks Golf Course is looking to sell and has a buyer in mind while remaining tight-lipped due to a confidentiality clause in the real estate contract. Kim Phipps says, however, that she is selling to a party determined to keep it a golf course and improve it.
Following the announcement made by Stanislaus County Fair Chief Executive Officer Chris Borovansky in March revealing his intent to retire, the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Matthew Cranford as his replacement.
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