In addition to riding the Tilt-A-Whirl, gobbling down a VFW burger, and petting a goat, Stanislaus County Fair-goers this year will have a chance to learn a life-saving lesson.
It came as a calling from God. A tickle. A nudge.
The rising mercury in the Central Valley will have people looking for a spot in the pool and resting in air-conditioned locales, but it also brings a real danger from excessive heat.
Kevin Walls had a rough start to life. After being abandoned by his mother in a Turlock park at the age of 3, he spent the next five years in a group home. It wasn't until he was 8 years old that he found a loving home with foster parents Don and Winnie Phillips.
Nothing is more American than apple pie - and a friendly county fair contest to find the best baker around. The annual Stanislaus County Fair apple pie contest not only provides a means of competition, it also means a tasty homemade treat for hundreds of homeless and in-need families.
It was supposed to be just another day of work for Turlock resident David Whiting. After five years of washing cars at Reflections car wash on Geer Road, Monday was supposed to be no different.
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
Name of business: Rustic Roots
What started as a simple gardening project next to the Turlock Salvation Army Corp building, with only a couple of boxes and seeds to plant, blossomed into a mass production that's helped feed hundreds of people in need.
Rain hit the Valley early Monday morning, clouding the summer sun and darkening the skies. With the first annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament scheduled at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto, it seemed like a case of bad luck.
A family gathering in Hughson Friday night turned tragic when a 2-year-old girl drowned in a hot tub.
Protesters gathered at the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park on Monday to voice opposition to the proposed move of the park from its current location on Starr Avenue to Donnelly Park.
A faulty table lamp is likely behind a fire that scorched a Turlock home, but quick responses from the homeowners kept the fire from spreading outside one room.
For the first time this year authorities have found two dead birds in Stanislaus County that have tested positive for the West Nile virus.
Two Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies earned medals at the recently held United States Police and Fire Championships, organized by the California Police Athletic Foundation.
When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.
While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.
In the heart of the state that dominates the global production of almonds, the Central Valley is known to welcome an influx of honeybee colonies just in time for almond orchard bloom each year.
Central Valley residents looking for jobs need not look far as HIREvent will be hosting a job fair in Modesto in March with a host of employers and opportunities available including full-time, part-time, and seasonable positions.
Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.
It's that time of year where local Girl Scout troops across the nation will post up in front of storefronts to sell their most precious products: cookies.
Local law enforcement and youth-oriented service groups are getting a major financial boost in keeping kids off drugs and out of gangs, with a newly awarded federal grant.
Pruning and shredding were the month's main reported activities, as well as application of pre-emergence herbicides on nut trees, and fumigating for replanting. The export of stored table grapes had mostly ended. Kiwifruit continued to be packed and exported for domestic and foreign markets. Avocados were harvested. Persimmons continued to be harvested and sold at roadside stands. Minimal damage from mid-month cold temperatures was reported in a few isolated spots. The sale of stored nuts continued to be dominated by domestic markets.
Name of Business: Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic
Where can local students go when they are suspended for using drugs or alcohol? Now, they can head to the Prodigal Sons and Daughters teen center due to a new partnership with the Turlock Unified School District.
A fire at a Turlock motel was kept from spreading to adjoining rooms by the quick reactions of a guest and a garden hose.