Despite the warm weather, children participating in the Westside Ministries annual soccer camp found the energy to play a competitive game last week. The three-week camp, which ended last Thursday, gave local children the opportunity to build skills and fitness, while also providing a safe place for kids to be during the summer.
The streets of downtown Turlock were filled with those bursting with pride for their country and country roots on Friday during the annual Fourth of July parade and street fair.
With a destruction derby, rodeo and thrill rides, it might not seem like the Stanislaus County Fair is the place to come to learn to save a life, but it is.
1. Should we take showers instead of baths? Should we use with our garbage disposal? Should we use an automatic dishwasher instead of doing dishes by hand?
Local almond growers are contributing to a record breaking harvest of 2.1 billion pounds of California almonds despite the drought conditions that have left many farmers concerned for their orchards and the future of California's agricultural industry.
A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections has been officially linked to Foster Farms chicken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, prompting an immediate recall.
The Stanislaus County Library Foundation is taking their Lemony Snicket benefit event to a whole new level - the baked kind.
Name of Business: Hilmar Coffee
Several Turlock Irrigation District customers have abandoned their rights to utilize TID water facilities according to the biannual report presented Tuesday at the Board of Trustees meeting.
Money doesn't grow on trees, but olives do – just ask Anne Piccirillo.
The Fourth of July celebration will undoubtedly include dazzling displays of fireworks and the Turlock Fire Department will be making sure all that patriotic pageantry is within the legal and safe use of fireworks.
This Fourth of July marks the 238th year of the United States of America's independence but for many locals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.
The Turlock Associated Police Officers is embarking on a public safety campaign with the goal of keeping citizens safe while they engage in the summertime fun.
The community of Hilmar came together on Saturday to celebrate its most famous agriculture commodity at the annual Dairy Festival. The festivities began at 5 p.m. and ended shortly before 10 p.m. and included various vendors offering everything from reflective postal numbers, to pillow case dresses, and fair food items. Entertainment included a "mooing" contest and the Milk Man and Milk Maid competition. Winners of the contests were provided with gift certificates and trophies.
A Hughson teenager was killed in a solo vehicle collision Sunday night in Sonora, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.
Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner
Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.
"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.
The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.
By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.
Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.
The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.
Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.