February is a tough month for the Gonsalves family. It was on Feb. 13, 2006, that their beloved son Chad Gonsalves, an Army Green Beret, was killed in action while fighting in Afghanistan.
The average price of gasoline in California surged six cents from January to February, mainly due to political concerns, according to AAA Northern California.
Downtown Turlock was serenaded by the sweet sound of bagpipers on Thursday evening. The musicians were part of the entertainment at a wine and chocolate event hosted inside of the Community Art Gallery on Center Street. The kilt-clad men and women played out on the sidewalk and confused more than a few passers-by.
All four speakers at Wednesday's Turlock Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast offered a common message: 2010 was a rough year and much work remains for 2011. But all speakers also noted unexpected bright spots, which could point toward an earlier than expected recovery.
Two people were injured from a fire that officials say was sparked by a person smoking while using an oxygen tank.
The California Housing Finance Agency announced on Thursday the implementation of four programs intended to fight California's foreclosure crisis, and to keep families in their homes.The federally funded programs, made possible by the U.S. Treasury Department's Hardest Hit fund, will be operated under the umbrella title of "Keep Your Home California." "Our goal is to get the very most out of these federal dollars to assist California families," said ...
Valentine's Day is often despised by singles who have not been struck by cupid's arrow by the big day. But local singles will have a new opportunity for meeting their dream date thanks to Turlock entrepreneur Amber Scabia and her business partner Enrique Mendoza. The two used their own experiences with dating in the area as inspiration for their new speed dating business, Two Minute Match. <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; ...
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest times of the year for florists nationwide. The same holds true for local flower shops as they gear up for the mad rush of flower deliveries and drop-in customers on Monday.
The efforts to make downtown Turlock into a booming business district once again will continue through the new year as the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association unveils a series of programs, events, and advocacy sessions to keep the seed of revitalization growing.
Skyler Sexton will become an Eagle Scout at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 26 at the First United Methodist Church. Skyler was a Cub Scout for five years, during which time he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest honor in the Cub Scouts. He has been a Boy Scout for six years with Troop #451 and has earned 29 merit badges, attended ...
A new federal grant to the Small Business Administration's University of California, Merced Small Business Development Center Regional Network will provide additional resources to grow or start businesses – and create jobs in the process.
In the past, California public mental health services were limited to treatment, usually medication, for people with serious mental illness. The California Mental Health Commission is hoping to change that by promoting "help first" rather than "fail first" mental health treatment.
When Betsy Lazar moved to Turlock from Iran in 2001 she took an hourly job at McDonald's. She had no idea that she would someday be in the top 1 percent of McDonald's management.
Llamas from all over the state – and their owners - converged on the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds this past weekend for the Llama Association of North America's (LANA) third annual hobo classic llama show. This winter event is an opportunity for owners to show their llamas as nature intended them, fuzzy, dirty and happy.
Governor Jerry Brown's current budget proposal includes a 100 percent reduction in California county fair funding, slashing $32 million from fair budgets across the state. If the budget is approved, nearly 30 county fairs could permanently or temporarily close.
The Doctors Medical Center Foundation is looking to match volunteers with homebound seniors in the community.
4-H members waited excitedly outside of the show ring as their parents watched from the bleachers. They had spent months training for this day, practicing with their animal and teaching them how to walk, how to follow directions and how to behave in front of the judges. As the event finally started and contestants entered the ring, the 4-H members were not leading livestock animals, but instead they were leading the family dog.
The Avoid the 12 anti-drunk driving campaign will be conducting saturation patrols in Turlock through the run of the Stanislaus County Fair, ending July 24.
A chain of collisions involving four vehicles on Highway 165 on Wednesday resulted in the death of a 71-year-old Hilmar woman and sent another woman to the hospital with moderate injuries.
Early Friday morning marked the end of an era for a generation of Harry Potter fans. The last movie in the Harry Potter tale premiered at 12 a.m. on Friday morning, and droves of Potter fans came to wish a final farewell to characters that many grew up with.
For Bonnie Azevedo and her family, the Stanislaus County Fair has been a mandatory event for nearly 30 years and this year was the culmination for Bonnie.
Aspiring future life guards learn skills that can someday prevent an aquatic tragedy in Turlock Recreation Division's Junior Lifeguard program. The three-week class is focused on teaching 11 to 15 year olds skills they will need for future lifeguard training and certification.
Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services has ceased long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment programs, replacing the program with more cost-efficient intensive short-term stays.
Bristol Park is getting a facelift this Saturday courtesy of the California Milk Processors' Board and Sunnyside Farms, and they are asking community members to lend a hand. The two organizations split the cost of a new $50,000 recycled plastic play structure to be installed at Bristol, but they need volunteers' help to assemble and install it.
The Stanislaus Library Foundation is bringing together the bounty of crops from the region and the experiences of farmer and author David Mas Masumoto for the first Author's Garden Gala.
The public has spoken, and the winner of the 2011 For Reel Video Contest is Joel Dipert of Bakersfield.
Turlockers enjoyed 7-Eleven's free Slurpee Day on Monday. By 1 p.m. the 7-Eleven on Geer Road had handed out nearly 600 slurpees. 7-Eleven said it expected to hand out 5 million slurpees across the country. 7-Eleven gives out free slurpees each July 11th to commemorate the convenience chain's birthday. 7-Eleven began in Dallas in 1927.
The Turlock Seventh-Day Adventist Church is seeking help from the community for its newly established Project Backpack program.
Despite drops in monthly gas price comparisons, pump prices have started to rise a bit in many parts of California, putting the brakes on an early summer price slump. According to AAA, which tracks gas prices, all but one Northern California metro area tracked by the organization saw a double digit decrease at the pump over the past month.
A crash involving three vehicles Tuesday afternoon backed up traffic at the corner of Lander and Greenway avenues, just south of Highway 99. According to Highway Patrolman A. Keller, a white car was traveling westbound on Greenway and ran a stop sign for an unknown reason. The car then struck a black Toyota, which was traveling northbound on Lander Avenue. The Toyota then spun and struck a black pickup truck ...