Hilmar will host a clean-up day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, offering residents the opportunity to dispose of tires, appliances, and other residential waste at a reduced rate.
Every week Turlockers Beverly Whitort and Wil Marshall pick up cancer patients around the county and drive them to their treatment appointments. They not only offer a ride, but also a friendly ear to people who are going through extremely tough times. For four to five hours a week, Whitort and Marshall put aside their own worries and become traveling angels spending their time and gas money to help ...
A man driving a semi truck for Auto Zone clipped a fire hydrant while leaving the business Tuesday afternoon that created a geyser on Geer Road.
A proposed Stanislaus Regional Transit fare increase would raise the cost of most rides by $0.25, to $1.50 for a general fare bus ride. Senior or disabled fixed route bus riders would be exempted from the increase, with a ride remaining flat at $1.
The Federal Bureau of Reclamation announced this week that Central Valley Project water users will receive 100 percent of their annual allocation – except for south of the Delta, where agricultural contractors will receive just 55 percent of their annual allocation, and municipal and industrial users will receive 80 percent of the allocation.
The earthquake and tsunami which ravaged Japan have now, officially, killed more than 10,000 people, according to the Japanese National Police Agency. As the search through rubble and wreckage continues, that number is likely to double or triple, as more than 17,000 remain listed as missing.
Local cancer survivors and their supporters are gearing up for Relay for Life. Emanuel Cancer Center kicked off Turlock's Relay for Life 2011 with "Take Two," a survivor reception and a special concert by their Monkey Business children's group.
A spring storm ripped through the Central Valley this week, downing trees and causing temporary flooding in city streets.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained unchanged for the month of February, but more employers are looking for workers according to new data from the Economic Development Department.
Marissa Reyes, a first grader at Medeiros Elementary in Turlock, proves that you can never be too young to care about the world.
Turlock Irrigation District General Manager Casey Hashimoto on Tuesday appointed three interim assistant general managers to assume permanent posts.
More than 50 college students are passing up the beach this spring break and instead helping the Merced County Fairgrounds become more energy efficient.
The air quality over the winter season has shown a marked improvement according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, which recently wrapped up its eighth Check Before You Burn program.
The selection process for the FY 2011-2012 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury is starting. Anyone interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury may contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at www.stanct.org to download an application. The deadline for applications is May 2, 2011 All ...
The California Table Grape Commission has been awarded a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops grant for a 3-year project in the amount of $363,500 for research on invasive pests that pose threats to the table grape industry.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a welcome dip in May, continuing a steady decline since the year began.
In October 1993, 12-year-old Polly Klaas was taken from her bedroom during a slumber party with several friends. Polly had opened her bedroom door to find a man holding a knife. The man tied Polly's friends up and took Polly from her Petaluma home.
Major Debi Shrum of the Turlock Salvation Army says it happens every year-when the temperatures go up, food donations go down. It's called the summertime blues for local food closets and pantries.
Kayla Hilvers is a young FFA member who has been making big waves on the national rabbit breeding scene. Kayla is currently ranked first in the state and 12th in the nation for breeding Californians, a large meat breed of rabbit. This is no small feat for a 15 year-old who only started working with rabbits four years ago.
During the first two weeks of July, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct a nationwide cattle survey to measure beef and dairy cattle inventories, calf crop and cattle operations in the United States.
The annual Heroes Pride Run, scheduled for the next week, will be paying tribute to an injured police officer, whose father is a long-serving officer with the Turlock Police Department.
As temperatures finally start to rise, attendance at city water parks like Columbia Park begin to climb. On Friday dozens of children enjoyed some cool water in the late afternoon as temperatures reached exactly 90 degrees.
The excitement of the Stanislaus County Fair begins Monday with pre-fair horse events.
The relics and bones of the body of Saint Toribio Romo Gonzalez will be on display at Sacred Heart Parish in Turlock in Saturday.
Despite posting the cleanest winter and summer on record, for the Valley to meet proposed federal air standards every citizen will have to pitch in, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District told Stanislaus County Supervisors Tuesday morning.
Children may look forward to a summer spent away from the classroom, but three months spent only at play can be devastating to children's reading skills.
The fires ravaging the wild lands in Arizona are a vivid reminder for local residents that wildfire season is here.
While not yet at the record levels seen in 2010, the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases in the state - and Stanislaus County - continue to be above both the 2009 baseline levels and the numbers seen by this time last year.
Hospice of Emanuel recognized Jerry Hejka-Ekins as the organization's 2011 Volunteer of the Year due to his dedication and understanding of the individual needs of the patients he interacts with.
Hundreds of people participated in the 2011 Udder Run in Hilmar held on Saturday, which benefitted the Hilmar High School and Hilmar Middle School track teams in association with the Merced Running Club.