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.
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.
Toni Cordell, a City of Turlock employee, understands the expense of raising a child. When her son, now 9, was in preschool and kindergarten Cordell said she basically worked to pay for him to go to school and daycare. Quite the conundrum; one that many parents face in modern society.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a national effort to assess the health of the nation's wetlands.
The Turlock Chamber of Commerce has been named among the best in the state – yet again – by the California Chamber of Commerce.
Assemblyman Bill Berryhill named Bilson's Sport Shop in Turlock as the 26th Assembly District 2011 Small Business of the Year.
Volunteers from Emanuel Medical Center spent Friday diagnosing illnesses like "o-best-ity," "Fuzzy thrombosis" and "loneny heart syndrome." Their patients were teddy bears, unicorns, and even a stuffed frog named Brian. The annual Teddy Bear Clinic is an Emanuel Medical Center outreach program, where volunteers carefully examine young children's stuffed animals and diagnose them with a number of fictional problems. The goal of the event is to teach children that a ...
Zuraida Dutra had her faith in human kindness rekindled recently, after a team of Turlock City firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty and acted as Good Samaritans.
A 23-year-old man chasing his dog lost his life Monday night when he ran into the path of an oncoming Amtrak passenger train in Planada.
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) recognized N & S Tractor and owner Arthur Nutcher as the 12th Senatorial District's 2011 Small Business of the Year. N & S is based in Merced and also employs about 100 people at its Turlock location.
The Turlock Irrigation District will slightly alter the route for a planned Hughson-Grayson high-voltage transmission line to improve operational efficiencies and reliability.