This September would have marked the 20 year anniversary of the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, but due to a downturn in golfers and the influence of California's ongoing drought, the golf course is closing its doors this summer.
Although the official start of summer is still almost two weeks away, the heat has already arrived. Temperatures reached 106 degrees on Monday - one degree short of the record high of 107 seen in 2013 - and are forecast to stay near the century mark through the weekend.
With the Governor's recent executive order regarding water conservation and the severity of the drought, the City of Turlock, Turlock Irrigation District, California State University Stanislaus and Turlock Unified School District have joined forces in the coordination of water conservation education and outreach efforts. The partnership aims to maximize resources in order to achieve the common goal of raising customer awareness and promoting changes in behavior that will lead to more water-efficient practices.
Robert Caton has been a professional truck driver for more than 30 years, but more impressive than that is his track record. Since beginning work for trucking company Ruan in August 1988, Caton has accumulated more than 2 million miles and been in zero accidents resulting in his nomination as the company's National Driver of the Year.
The Stanislaus Regional Transit is taking steps to make local bus stop shelters more secure through the addition of solar lighting, a measure that is aimed at increasing safety for both those passengers waiting for a ride and drivers.
The California Chamber of Commerce recognizes the efforts of outstanding local chambers every year with the President's Circle Award. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce was one of 28 chambers to receive the prestigious award this year - and one of eight to have received the award all seven years it has been presented.
Catch a wave to the "5 Best Days of Summer" at the Merced County Fair, a beach-themed bonanza that will undeniably delight fairgoers will new attractions, deep fried favorites, and crowd-pleasing entertainment.
Although the state is dryly progressing through the fourth year of one of the most severe droughts on record, Don Pedro Recreation Agency assures that there is still plenty of water to enjoy at Don Pedro Lake.
Despite the ongoing drought, the water play features at both Columbia Park and Broadway Park are running this summer in an effort to encourage children to beat the summer heat in a safe manner - and not by swimming in canals.
June 02, 2015|
Organic farming was at the center of the Riverdance Farm's Pick and Gather and Merced River Fair last weekend, which not only featured educational opportunities for visitors, but also hands-on activities and entertainment.
Denair FFA members Tristan Haile and Kendra Womack may have been feeling the effects of the rising temperatures Friday as they went about their work of cleaning out the pig pens, but thanks to some new upgrades in the Stanislaus County Fair's livestock area, the pigs and all the other animals had it made in the shade.